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Moving to Quito, Ecuador

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

Summary: Quito, Ecuador is the capital city of Ecuador and home to approximately 2.5 million people. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Quito attracts tourists, expats, digital nomads and retirees. Foreigners living here admit that moving to Quito is not an easy process. In this article, they share what to know before moving to Quito. Healthcare tip: plan to use private hospitals in Quito for the best care.

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What do I need to know before moving to Quito?

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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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