Expat Guide to Living in El Salvador
Whether you're already living in El Salvador or preparing to move to El Salvador, our Expat Guide to Living in El Salvador offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in El Salvador. For answers to specific questions, visit our El Salvador Forum to talk with expats in El Salvador.
Expats talk about some of the biggest challenges they've faced living in Latin America. Whether you're moving to Panama City or Punta del Este, this article is a must read to help you prepare (hint: you'll be much happier if you learn the language) and adjust your expectations (realities: the roads are rough, the pace of life is slower and bureaucracy is unavoidable). Despite all of the challenges, the list of what expats like about life in Latin America far exceeds the challenges.
From the best beach towns to buying property, expats in El Salvador offer advice for expats and people moving to El Salvador.
From lower cost of living to affordable healthcare and beachfront living, expats discuss the top reasons they moved to Central America.
Lee offers ten tips for people contemplating a move to Central or South America.
A Canadian retired in La Libertad, El Salvador to enjoy the lower cost of living, beach life and stable political climate. He has found that the medical care is better than he had in Canada, he can live without a car and there is very little crime (petty crime).
More Culture Shock Reports for El Salvador
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in El Salvador handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in El Salvador:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in El Salvador Reports
What are people's priorities in El Salvador - work? family? 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 El Salvador:
Moving Overseas Report
What should you take with you when you move to El Salvador? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in El Salvador? Help others moving to El Salvador by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in El Salvador
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in El Salvador. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in El Salvador:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to El Salvador. If you are already living in El Salvador, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
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Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Retiring in El Salvador Reports
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 El Salvador, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in El Salvador:
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in El Salvador? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in El Salvador? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
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