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friendlygiant54 replied to the thread cost on the El Salvador forum on August 28, 2015:
friendlygiant54 initially posted:
is 2000 u.s enough to be comfortable for single?..more expensive than Nicaragua? thanks
friendlygiant54 replied 4 hours ago with:
Thanks for all the info..plan on doing few months in Nicaragua next year then decide on another country following year with the hopes of retiring in one of them year around. Am learning a bit of Spanish but my 1st stop in Nicaragua will be 3-4 weeks at a Spanish language school. I will rent for sure..hoping a decent 1 bdrm apartment around $500 and that should still leave lots
giantmouse replied 10 hours ago with:
I am a 57 yo American and I retired to El Salvador last year. I own my own two bedroom house on the beach with a pool so I do not have rent costs. Rent can vary greatly depending on the area so you would need to research that cost. My other monthly costs are: Water: 6.00 Electricity: 125.00 Cable/phone (landline) and internet (10GB per mo) 40.00 Food/Personal items/beer etc: 200.00 Gas: 200.00 per mo (big car for not so good roads) If you use the local transportation this cost will be greatly reduced, but it will require use of the "chicken buses" or other local buses. Have you visited here? Do you have local contacts in El Salvador? Do you speak Spanish? Do you plan to become a resident? Answers to these questions could increase your costs (ie non residents must leave the country every 90 days and getting residency is complicated and you WILL need Spanish) Hope this helps. El Salvador is a lovely country and I adore it here . Good Luck
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giantmouse replied to the thread Simple Banking Question on the El Salvador forum on August 28, 2015:
yuppyh8er initially posted:
I am a United States citizen who will be moving to El Salvador to marry next month. If I give a personal check to my (El Salvadorian) bride, will her (El Salvadorian) bank hold this check for a standard period of time before the funds can be withdrawn? For example: Here in Ecuador the banks hold out-of-country checks for a minimum of 20 days, regardless of when the funds are verified to be available in my U.S. account.
giantmouse replied 11 hours ago with:
Yes They will hold the funds. Banks vary, but it can be up to 30 days. This has been my experience
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chimol replied to the thread looking for a screen printing and embroidery company. on the El Salvador forum:
rasta initially posted:
I am looking for a family owned/ operated screen printing and embroidery company. I have been ordering custom shirt and hat from China. I figure out trying south of me do to the distance to china
chimol replied most recently with:
http://www.mimotex.com/ These guys are personal friends of mine, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to you. Jose Luis Molins is the principal owner. Let me know if you require more information and I can put you in touch. Good luck!
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Hi there, I am from New Zealand and it seems I have fallen pregnant on my travels. :) I'm 8 weeks and need to have my initial check up. Can anyone recommend a Dr suitable. Will need to be English speaking as my spanish isn't up to scratch. We are based close to El Tunco, but are prepared to travel. Thank you in advance, Kate
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Consistofaz posted Escorts and Callgirls on the El Salvador forum:
Just moved here in the beginning of the year. I'm looking to have some fun with some working girls now. Anyone know of a good reliable service I can call? Thanks in advance.
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giantmouse replied to the thread Finding a Job in El Salvador on the El Salvador forum:
Granvic initially posted:
I am moving to El Salvador with my family and I am trying to find a job that will allow me to teach English or Match position. I am also trying to find a good American school for my daughter.
giantmouse replied most recently with:
Okay well that helps. I assume that you speak fluent Spanish. It will be very difficult to work here,even in a mostly English environment if not. The best place to look for jobs here is in the newspaper. There are many American companies here and your skills are valuable. Perhaps it would be worth your while to esubscribe to "La Prensa Grafica". You will need to get hired and then you can get the work permit. Here is a very useful link for the work requirements. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Treu4BV2U6w The fact that your wife is a citizen is helpful. You can obtain residency through her. I do not know how residency works if you are already married, but I do know if you marry here it takes one year.
Granvic replied most recently with:
Yes I do have my in laws live there
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Granvic posted looking for american job on the El Salvador forum:
I am a american and im moving to el salvador with my wife and she is El Salvadorian and I need to find work to support her and my daughter. I am a retired Navy and I have my degree in Accounting. Does anyone know if there are any jobs like this in el salvador.
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busman7 replied to the thread Question about safety and fitting in on the El Salvador forum:
telshi initially posted:
Hello, I am planning to visit El Salvador soon, and I will be staying in Soyapango/Ilopango area in San Salvador. Could anyone give me some tips on how to behave in order to stay safe? Lots of people are scaring me saying that basically I can't go outside on the street, speak English aloud, or even drive a car in these areas... Let alone going to buy food at the nearby stand or go to church, park, cemetery... I know that there is a gang problem, but is it really THAT bad, taking into consideration that I am not Salvadorian myself (I/m european-looking female, dark hair, light skin)? I do speak Spanish though, but I do look like a foreigner. Any advice? Should I just stay inside the house the whole time? O_O Should I get a tan and try to blend in (impossible I guess)?
busman7 replied most recently with:
Your host from your past trip will have better information than you will get on the internet but in general it will be safer with a baby. However I live in Playa San Diego where I would not hesitate to say no problem but am not that familiar with Soyapango.
telshi replied most recently with:
Thank you, busman7. The main reason I'm freaking out is because I'm taking my 2 year old child with me, and the baby's safety is my main concern. I was in El Salvador twice, about 10 years ago and 1 year ago. It seemed dangerous, we were watched at times, some gangsters lived in a house just one house away from our host... But I was by myself, so I was OK taking the risk. This time with the baby everything worries me like a hundred times more :) Thanks again!
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