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An Expat Talks about Moving to Quito, Ecuador

Submitted by sueb4bs


Courtyard at The Church of San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador

One expat talks about the challenges she faced moving to Quito, Ecuador. She advises that people interested in moving to Quito visit, do their homework, know that they will be taken advantage of and walk around their desired neighborhood to find an apartment.

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Quito

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

More books - not the Kindle I was given --personal effects, small paintings, items you love at home (small and transport friendly) Nothing in 2nd category.

What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

THis process esp with minimal Spanish is NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART, trust me. I have struggled at times and have lived before out of the United States in South America. Visit, do your homework, trust that you will be taken advantage of (as I have several times with trusted Ecuadorians) and you REALLY have to WANT TO MOVE HERE sometimes to simply stay here. I am overall happy with my move/immigration to Ecuador but it is tough and challenging esp as a soltera at times, very tough.

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

A "suite" or two rooms and bath, lovely little place, good dueno and furnished nicely with condominio fee monthly it's $460. in the swanky neightborhood of Gonzalez Suarez. Noise here is bad .

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

Not easy... I was offered a teaching job at PUCE , then denied it when my papers came through very late but I knew the barrio where I wanted to live -- however, it has gone up in price and there were few options available. I walked around in the neighborhood I wanted to finally settle in and found what I need. This is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED way to discover a good apt in Quito.

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Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

Much lower but the cost is rising as more gringitos move into Quito.

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