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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.

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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Quito

An expat living in Quito, Ecuador offers advice about healthcare in Quito. She advises others to go to private hospitals for significant health issues and go to public clinics for only for the basics, i.e. colds and the flu. In her experience, the quality of medical care is good and the cost of healthcare in Ecuador (with health insurance) is much less than the US.

Moving to Quito, Ecuador

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.

Dream vs Reality of Living in Quito, Ecuador

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.

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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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

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

Having a Baby Abroad Report

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

Submit a Having a Baby 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.

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17 Tips from Expats about Moving to Ecuador

We asked expats in Ecuador for advice for newcomers. From cost of living to what to bring to culture shock, their insight is a must read for anyone thinking about moving to Ecuador.
We asked expats in Ecuador for advice for newcomers. From cost of living to what to bring to culture shock, their insight is a must read for anyone thinking about moving to Ecuador. ...

Moving to Ecuador: Tips for Newcomers in Ecuador

When it comes to getting an insider's perspective on expat life in Ecuador, our Ecuador network is the place to post! With hundreds of posts each month, members cover current events, moving and relocation advice and much more!

When it comes to getting an insider's perspective on expat life in Ecuador, our Ecuador network is the place to post! With hundreds of posts each month, members cover current events, moving and reloc...

International Schools in Ecuador

From the American School of Quito to Acadamia Cotopaxi, we cover the most popular international schools in Ecuador.

From the American School of Quito to Acadamia Cotopaxi, we cover the most popular international schools in Ecuador. ...

Expat Advice about Crime & Safety in Ecuador

Advice from Expats in Ecuador about Safety, Security and Crime in Ecuador.

Advice from Expats in Ecuador about Safety, Security and Crime in Ecuador....

Retirement-In-Bahia-de-CaraquezAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

An expat who retired to Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador enjoys Bahia's very low cost of living, fresh uncontaminated food and warm climate. He wishes he had been more cautious with investments given the issues in Ecuador with the 7.8 earthquake last April. The experience has taught him a lot about buying property and property laws.

An expat who retired to Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador enjoys Bahia's very low cost of living, fresh uncontaminated food and warm climate. He wishes he had been more cautious with investments given the i...

Moving-To-CuencaAn Expat Talks about Moving to Cuenca, Ecuador

An expat in Cuenca, Ecuador advises others to take an exploratory trip before committing to making the move. Then, if you do move to Cuenca, leave your furniture at home since it's very expensive to ship and furniture is very reasonably priced in Ecuador.

An expat in Cuenca, Ecuador advises others to take an exploratory trip before committing to making the move. Then, if you do move to Cuenca, leave your furniture at home since it's very expensive to ...

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