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Moving to Puerto Rico, Ecuador

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 07, 2023

Summary: Moving to Puerto Rico, Ecuador: Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to Puerto Rico.

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What do I need to know before moving to Puerto Rico?

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

"Before moving to Puerto Rico, expats should know that although it is a U.S. territory, Spanish is the primary language spoken. The cost of living can be high, particularly in the capital, San Juan. The island has a tropical climate with high humidity and hurricane season from June to November. The healthcare system in Puerto Rico is of a high standard, but private health insurance is recommended. Moving to Ecuador, expats should be aware that Spanish is the official language, so learning some basic Spanish would be beneficial. The cost of living is relatively low compared to many Western countries. Ecuador has a diverse climate, from coastal regions to the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest. Healthcare in Ecuador is generally good in urban areas, but can be lacking in rural areas. It's also important to note that Ecuador is located on the Ring of Fire, so earthquakes and volcanic activity are common. In both Puerto Rico and Ecuador, expats should familiarize themselves with local customs and traditions to integrate more easily into the local culture. It's also important to understand the local laws and regulations, particularly those related to residency and work permits," said one expat in Puerto Rico.

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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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