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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.

6 Tips for Expats in Guayaquil, Ecuador

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.

Culture Shock in Guayaquil, Ecuador

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.

Culture Shock in Guayaquil, Ecuador

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

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:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

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

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:
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 Guayaquil 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 Guayaquil? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Guayaquil 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 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
Expatriate Health Insurance

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Culture-Shock-in-GuayaquilAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Guayaquil, Ecuador

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.

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 ...

Living-in-CuencaAn Expat Discusses Living in Cuenca, Ecuador

An expat offers an immensely helpful view of what it's like living in Cuenca, Ecuador - from expat clubs to job opportunities.

An expat offers an immensely helpful view of what it's like living in Cuenca, Ecuador - from expat clubs to job opportunities. ...

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....

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. ...

13 Expats Talk about Living in Ecuador

Expats in Ecuador talk about what its like living in Ecuador. From the lower cost of living to its wonderful climate to the focus on family, Ecuador is a popular destination for retirees and other expats.
Expats in Ecuador talk about what its like living in Ecuador. From the lower cost of living to its wonderful climate to the focus on family, Ecuador is a popular destination for retirees and other ex...

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