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An Expat Talks about Retiring in Lima, Peru

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

Lima

Why did you choose to retire abroad?

Obama is an idiot and the USA is untenable as a viable place for residency now.

Are you retired abroad all year or part of the year?

all year

Why did you choose the country you retired to?

It is cheaper. We live in Lima - Trujillo.

Did you ever live abroad before you retired abroad?

yes

How many countries (other than your home country) have you lived in as a retiree?

2

What have been the most challenging aspects of being retired abroad?

not much

What have been the most rewarding aspects of being retired abroad?

Not being hassled by by the idiocy of the current political administration.

What would you do differently if you were just starting the retire abroad process?

I would have left sooner.

What is life like for a retiree in your city and its surroundings? (Is there an active expat community? Cultural Attractions? Recreation? Nightlife?)

It is great here with no lacks or wants.

What residency documents or visas did you need to obtain to retire in your host country? How difficult was this process? (Please describe)

Visa - very amiable.

Did you buy a home or apartment, or rent one? Is this a difficult process? (Please describe)

whatever

Financially, has living abroad in your host country met your expectations? Exceeded them?

Exceeded them

What are the most important financial considerations for retiring to your host country?

you can eat decently

How much can a retiree live on comfortably in your host country?

no comment

Do you have access to quality medical care? (Please describe - is it close? Expensive?)

no comment

Is there a lot of crime where you live? (Please describe)

no the cops do not hesitate about busting heads of idiots here

Describe available transportation where you live. Do you need a car? Is there access to safe public transportation?

good public transportation

Is there high-speed internet access where you live?

of course

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guest
Mar 21, 2012 03:34

People are interested to learn and exchange ideas about Peru. This is not a political forum.

guest
Mar 28, 2012 02:47

Wow... you forget to tell that Trujillo is a permanent spring season, has almost the best food in Peru, Lima its capital, is superior, and with your retirement money you can have maid by some dollars to clean your house and take care of you... Trujillo, Peru, is the Capital of Heaven

guest
May 17, 2012 07:14

i have been looking for a place to live were i can eat well with the locals,rent being reasonable & safety is not a major problem....oh yeah friendly locals & nice weather is a giant plus!!! Trujillo sounds interesting. I have been considering Ecuador but safety problems keep popping up online. I try to read between the line but i keep getting mixed messages about Ecuador,more then Peru. I have lived overseas & traveled to a half dozen countries.i'm hoping to make a good connection here with some accurate information about how life really is in PERU(Trujillo) for example & what you can share that is needed & then maybe some recommended. E.G. 0

guest
Dec 28, 2012 21:42

Well, that was really informative.

pistachio
Jan 23, 2013 04:49

Well, after having visited Peru many times, last June I move here to Trujillo.....neighborhoods vary but in a good and decent area it is much like urban America fifty years ago.. except,, everyone is speaking Spanish........ha!....... There is mostly little shops, restaurants and owned by moms and pops so it is very personal moving in and out of the daily activities you might find yourself involved in.... You can visit malls too,, and they are pretty modern and not so common..... Dollars are easily exchanged for Soles.......at fair rates.... Some things are very less expensive for every day life,, that is,, rents, food, restaurants but if your want to get any electronics, or appliances you will find then equally or more expensive than the states... I have found 99.999999999 percent of the people I know AND complete stangers to be very friendly with no attitudes except for curiousity .... always offering a smile...information and friendliness..... Of course there are some things to adjust to but that took about a week,,, I would say quality of comfort and convenience is a fraction of typical States life but Quality of Life is not about comfort..... You will find Trujillo very livable, and I get along nicely speaking about twenty words in Spanish,, My suggestion is that you find a good neighborhood in Trujillo and find an apartment that suits you... Your probably not driving or owning a car for a while so an important issue would be to locate within walking distance to a good grocery or supermarket...from this kind of base of operation you can extend yourself in time in ever increasing circles outward getting to know places and things in the city locale........... Taxis are abundant and not expensive to get around.... Really,, it woudn't be so long before you would think of yourself At Home here in Trujillo......

guest
May 6, 2014 09:00

This person has a lot of issues, and pent up anger. Cannot answer simple questions

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