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Moving to El Salvador

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 09, 2024

Summary: Many expats and digital nomads move to El Salvador due to its low cost of living, warm climate, and friendly people. Additionally, El Salvador offers a great quality of life and a variety of activities to enjoy. People can find a place to live in El Salvador by searching online for rental properties or by asking around in the local community. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in El Salvador are San Salvador, Santa Ana, and La Libertad.

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What do I need to know before moving to El Salvador?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to El Salvador, they said:

"Before moving to El Salvador, expats should be aware of the country's tropical climate and the potential for natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes. It is also important to research the local culture and customs, as well as the language, to ensure a smooth transition. Expats should also be aware of the high levels of crime in El Salvador, and take necessary precautions to stay safe. Additionally, expats should research the cost of living in El Salvador, and make sure they have the necessary documents and visas to live and work in the country," said one expat in El Salvador.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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