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Expat Guide to Living in Santiago

Whether you're already living in Santiago or preparing to move to Santiago, our Expat Guide to Living in Chile offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Santiago. For answers to specific questions, visit our Chile Forum to talk with expats in Santiago.

Living in Santiago, Chile

An expat who has lived in Santiago, Chile for 23 years talks about how the city has changed due to immigration and the fact that fewer people are religious.

More Culture Shock Reports for Santiago

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Santiago handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Santiago:
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More Living in Santiago Reports

What are people's priorities in Santiago - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Santiago:
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Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Santiago? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Santiago? Help others moving to Santiago by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

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Reviews of Schools in Santiago

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Santiago. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Santiago:
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Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Santiago. If you are already living in Santiago, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

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Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Santiago by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

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Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Santiago? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Santiago by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

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Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Santiago? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Santiago? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

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Join our Chile forum to meet other expats and talk about living in Chile.

Living in Chile GuideLiving in Chile Guide

Expats in Chile enjoy the stable economy, friendly people and relatively affordable cost-of-living. Many find becoming close friends with Chileans, who primarily socialize with family, a big challenge.

Moving to ChileMoving to Chile Guide

If you're moving to Chile, this is a must-read article that covers it all - best places to live, healthcare, earthquakes, driving permits, schools and more.

Best Places to Live in Chile Best Places to Live in Chile

Expats in Chile enjoy the country's beaches, beautiful cities and lower cost of living. Santiago, La Serena, Vina del Mar and other destinations top their favorite places to live in Chile.

Healthcare in ChileHealthcare in Chile

After considering their individual health, Expats moving to Chile should carefully consider the health care options where they'll live, and what else is available in the immediate vicinity.

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