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Moving to Suchitoto, El Salvador

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 09, 2023

Summary: Moving to Suchitoto, El Salvador: Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to Suchitoto.

What do I need to know before moving to Suchitoto?

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

"Suchitoto is a small town known for its preserved colonial architecture and cobblestone streets, offering a unique charm and a slower pace of life. Before moving, expats should know that Spanish is the primary language spoken in Suchitoto, so learning the language or having a basic understanding would be beneficial. The cost of living is relatively low compared to many Western countries, but it's important to budget for unexpected expenses. The local currency is the US dollar, which can make financial transactions easier for American expats. The town is generally safe, but like any place, it's important to take precautions, avoid isolated areas at night, and be aware of your surroundings. Healthcare facilities in Suchitoto are limited, so for serious medical conditions, you may need to travel to the capital, San Salvador. Public transportation is available but may not be as reliable or comfortable as what expats are used to. Owning a car can be beneficial, but be prepared for challenging driving conditions. The climate is tropical, with a wet and dry season, and can be quite hot and humid, which may take some adjustment. The food in Suchitoto is a blend of indigenous and Spanish influences, with corn, beans, and rice as staples. It's important to note that tap water is not safe to drink, so bottled water is recommended. Lastly, understanding and respecting local customs and traditions is crucial for a smooth transition and integration into the community," said one expat who made the move to Suchitoto.

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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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