What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.
I wish I had brought digital camera, laptop and more books...I wish I had left home medicines (widely available and cheaper in Ecuador), basics like towel, socks, etc (also easily available), furniture (very beautiful pieces avialable locally)
Moving to Ecuador?
Sirelo offers you a simple and hassle free solution to plan your move to Ecuador. You'll get up to 5 FREE quotes from trusted international movers. Takes 1 minute! No obligation. Save up to 40%. Only qualified and professional movers. Get your quotes now!
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Come visit first, stay in a travelers hostel if you want to meet people, doesn't matter your age...see where you want to live, then check the local paper to find rental listings...
What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?
I live in an apartment near the airport, nice.
How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?
I am a city guy, and Quito is as cosmopolitan as it gets in Ecuador.
Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?
Much lower. I bought an apartment for under $30k and I have rented another for just $150 a month.