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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.

Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance

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:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

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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Living in Ecuador GuideLiving in Ecuador Guide

Expats in Ecuador share some of the pros and cons of living in Ecuador. Topics covered include where to live, the bureaucracy, the people and more. (more)

Moving to EcuadorMoving to Ecuador Guide

Expats in Ecuador offer advice to newcomers and people considering a move to Ecuador about clothing, sunscreen, renting before buying, gringo pricing, Ecuadorians politeness and much more. (more)

Best Places to Live in Ecuador Best Places to Live in Ecuador

Expats share some of their favorite places to live in Ecuador from beautiful colonial cities to affordable beach towns.

Healthcare in EcuadorHealthcare in Ecuador

Expats in Ecuador share their experiences with healthcare and overseas medical insurance in Ecuador.

Real Estate EcuadorReal Estate in Ecuador

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Ecuador.

Pros Cons of Living in EcuadorPros & Cons of Living in Ecuador

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Ecuador.

10 Tips for Living in Ecuador10 Tips for Living in Ecuador

Expats in Ecuador appreciate the cost of living, the friendly people, the beautiful weather and warm culture. The bureaucracy can be very trying, petty theft an issue and driving downright dangerous. (more)

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