Expat Guide to Living in Guayaquil
Whether you're already living in Guayaquil or preparing to move to Guayaquil, our Expat Guide to Living in Ecuador offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Guayaquil. For answers to specific questions, visit our Ecuador Forum to talk with expats in Guayaquil.
Expats in Guayaquil report a variety of opinions regarding what it's like to live there. It offers a very warm and humid climate for sun lovers, but others find the heat stifling. Similarly, crime is a major concern of some, while others find that it's perfectly acceptable with proper precautions.
A newcomer to Ecuador offers an honest view of what it's like adjusting to life in Guayaquil. From finding it hard to understand people, because they speak too fast to feeling depressed and thinking about returning home, she is truly in the midst of culture shock.
An expat living in Guayaquil has found that the people are friendlier than in the United States. He dislikes the high cost of cars and appliances -- and lack of food options.
More Culture Shock Reports for Guayaquil
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Guayaquil handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Guayaquil:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Living Overseas Report
What are people's priorities in Guayaquil - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Guayaquil by filling out our Living Overseas Report.
Submit a Living Overseas Report
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Guayaquil Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Guayaquil? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Guayaquil? Below are some of the responses from expats in Guayaquil:
International School Report
Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Guayaquil with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Guayaquil, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.
Submit an International School Review
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Dream vs. Reality of Living in Guayaquil Reports
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Guayaquil. If you are already living in Guayaquil, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Guayaquil:
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 Guayaquil by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Guayaquil? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Guayaquil? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report