Expat Guide to Living in Manta

Whether you're already living in Manta or preparing to move to Manta, our Expat Guide to Living in Ecuador offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Manta. For answers to specific questions, visit our Ecuador Forum to talk with expats in Manta.

Dream vs Reality of Living in Manta, Ecuador

An expat couple explains how the negative reviews of Manta, Ecuador made them initially overlook this "working-class city." After visiting several others cities, they gave Manta a chance and realized that it was the perfect destination for them!

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Manta handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Manta by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

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More Living in Manta Reports

What are people's priorities in Manta - 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 Manta:
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Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Manta? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Manta? Help others moving to Manta by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

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 Manta with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Manta, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality of Living in Manta Reports

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Manta. If you are already living in Manta, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Manta:
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 Manta 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 Manta? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Manta 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 Manta? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Manta? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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Ecuador Forum Ecuador Forum
Join our Ecuador forum to meet other expats and talk about living in Ecuador.

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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