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Living in Venezuela

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 10, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Venezuela. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Venezuela?

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

"In general terms people in this city are nice and kind. But you shouldn't trust everybody. Personal Security must be in your mind everytime you go out especially if you go on foot (without car), because delinquency is a serius issue here. Subway is safer than autobus unlike other countries. And if u have to take the bus avoid western routes. Indeed avoid getting around on the west part of the city and lower class zones because are the most risky," added another expat in Caracas.

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Is there a lot of crime in Venezuela?

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We asked people if there is a lot of crime. They answered:

"Well, with the financial climate the way it is you need to be careful with what you carry around with you. There are lots of telephone robberies and bag snatchings. I have lost 2 car batteries in front of the house because I was careless. Other than that, there are not many problems," said another expat in Porlamar.

Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Venezuela accepting of differences?

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"Yes, not too much but yes, here are a lot descendants of a lot of inmigrants that came from europe to this country in the post-secondWar period. In that sense Caracas is a little cosmopolitan," added another expat in Caracas.

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What are the schools in Venezuela like?

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"Go for it! You will not be disappointed in this school, due to the amazing staff, facilities, and community the school has. The class sizes are perfect, the training of the staff is amazing (these are teachers handpicked from hundreds of applicants), and the overall community of the school is exemplary. I know parents with children in other international schools in Caracas and none speak as highly about their school as I do - and many have switched their kids over. A top notch school," added another expat with kids at British International School Caracas in Caracas.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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