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Street Tres de Noveimbre in Cuenca, Ecuador
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Street Tres de Noveimbre in Cuenca, Ecuador

Living in Ecuador

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 12, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Ecuador: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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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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Learn what members have to say about living in Ecuador.

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Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Ecuador on our Ecuador forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

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An index of all of our site's Ecuador information.

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Help others in Ecuador by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Ecuador.

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Expats in Ecuador offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Ecuador.

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Expats in Ecuador offer advice about healthcare in Ecuador.

Best Places to Live in Ecuador Best Places to Live in Ecuador

Expats share some of their favorite places to live in Ecuador from beautiful colonial cities to affordable beach towns.

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Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Ecuador.

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Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Ecuador.

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Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Ecuador.

Cost of Living in EcuadorCost of Living in Ecuador

Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Ecuador.

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Expats in Ecuador share some of the pros and cons of living in Ecuador. Topics covered include where to live, the bureaucracy, the people and more. Expats in Ecuador seem to all agree that you'll have to come down and explore the country to find the perfect place for you!

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Expats share some of their favorite places to live in Ecuador from beautiful colonial cities to affordable beach towns.

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Expats in Ecuador share their experiences with healthcare and overseas medical insurance in Ecuador.

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For American expats.looking to dine out on Thanksgiving, here's a list of several restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinners in Quito and Cuena.

Street Tres de Noveimbre in Cuenca, Ecuador

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Ecuador GuideEcuador Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Ecuador.

Ecuador Forum Ecuador Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Ecuador on our Ecuador forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Ecuador Index Ecuador Index
An index of all of our site's Ecuador information.

Contribute to Ecuador Network Contribute
Help others in Ecuador by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Ecuador.

Expat Healthcare Advice in EcuadorHealthcare & Health Insurance in Ecuador

Expats in Ecuador offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Ecuador.

Expat Talk about Healthcare Advice in EcuadorMembers Talk about Healthcare & Health Insurance in Ecuador

Expats in Ecuador offer advice about healthcare in Ecuador.

Best Places to Live in Ecuador Best Places to Live in Ecuador

Expats share some of their favorite places to live in Ecuador from beautiful colonial cities to affordable beach towns.

Real Estate in EcuadorReal Estate in Ecuador

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Ecuador.

Guide to Real Estate in EcuadorGuide to Real Estate in Ecuador

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Ecuador.

Pros Cons of Living in EcuadorPros & Cons of Living in Ecuador

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Ecuador.

Cost of Living in EcuadorCost of Living in Ecuador

Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Ecuador.

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Expats in Ecuador appreciate the cost of living, the friendly people, the beautiful weather and warm culture. The bureaucracy can be very trying, petty theft an issue and driving downright dangerous. But, if you ask most expats.who are retired or working in Ecuador, they don't regret the move to Ecuador.

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Expats offered their recommendations for places to retire in South America. We know that this is a short list and hope you'll add your favorites below in the comments section.

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