Plaza San Fransisco in Quito, Ecuador
Expat Guide to Living in Quito
Whether you're already living in Quito or preparing to move to Quito, our Expat Guide to Living in Ecuador offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Quito. For answers to specific questions, visit our Ecuador Forum to talk with expats in Quito.
One expat talks about the challenges she faced moving to Quito, Ecuador. She advises that people interested in moving to Quito visit, do their homework, know that they will be taken advantage of and walk around their desired neighborhood to find an apartment.
It's not as warm as I thought it would be in Ecuador, actually it is quite mild on the coast and chilly in the highland towns of Quito and Cuenca. The locals like foreigners and greet them warmly.
Culture Shock Report
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Quito handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Quito by filling out our Culture Shock Report.
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Quito Reports
What are people's priorities in Quito - 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 Quito:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Quito Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Quito? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Quito? Below are some of the responses from expats in Quito:
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Quito
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Quito. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Quito:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Dream vs. Reality of Living in Quito Reports
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Quito. If you are already living in Quito, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Quito:
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 Quito by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Quito? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Quito? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report