Last updated on Jul 10, 2023
Summary: Cuenca, Ecuador is a beautiful, colonial city with a vibrant culture and friendly people. Expats love the low cost of living, the temperate climate, and the abundance of outdoor activities. The weather in Cuenca is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $1,000 to $1,500 per month. A one bedroom apartment typically costs between $200 and $400 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can range from $300 to $500 per month. The population of Cuenca is approximately 500,000 people.
What do I need to know about living in Cuenca?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Cuenca, they said:
"Bring comfortable shoes and get ready to live in a physically splendid environment. The people are gentle. Like any foreign culture, it is deceptively similar to America, but the little differences can sink you if you aren't totally flexible. Stay away from ex-pats, as a rule," said one expat who made the move to Cuenca.
"Bring whatever technology items you can w you bc they are very expensive here. If your car is less than 4 years old you can bring that, if it has a smaller engine," explained one expat living in Cuenca, Ecuador.
What do I need to know before moving to Cuenca?
About the Author
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.
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