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Esteli, Nicaragua: Cost of Living, Healthcare, Local Clubs and Activities, Healthcare and What to Know About Living in Esteli | Expat Exchange
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Esteli, Nicaragua

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

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

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What do I need to know before moving to Esteli?

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

"Esteli is a city known for its rich culture, history, and natural beauty, but there are several things expats should know before moving there. Firstly, Spanish is the primary language spoken in Esteli, so it would be beneficial to learn the language or at least basic phrases. The cost of living in Esteli is relatively low compared to many Western countries, but it's important to budget for unexpected expenses. Healthcare facilities in Esteli are not as advanced as in some other countries, so it's recommended to have comprehensive health insurance that covers medical evacuation. The city is generally safe, but like any other place, it's important to take precautions, especially at night. Public transportation is widely available, but it can be crowded and not always reliable. The climate in Esteli is tropical, with a wet and dry season, so it's important to pack appropriate clothing. The local cuisine is a mix of traditional Nicaraguan food, which is heavily based on corn, beans, and rice. It's also important to note that while the city has a laid-back lifestyle, it can be noisy due to frequent celebrations and festivals. Lastly, it's crucial to understand and respect the local customs and traditions to integrate well into the community," commented one expat who made the move to Esteli.

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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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