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Puerto Rico, Ecuador

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 06, 2023

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

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What do I need to know about living in Puerto Rico?

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

"Before retiring in Puerto Rico, expats should know that while it is a U.S. territory, it has its own unique culture and lifestyle. The official languages are Spanish and English, but Spanish is more commonly spoken. The cost of living can be lower than in many U.S. states, but it varies depending on the area. Healthcare is generally good, but it may be different from what expats are used to in the U.S. Expats should also be aware of the island's hurricane season, which can affect living conditions. Before retiring in Ecuador, expats should know that it is known for its affordable cost of living and high-quality healthcare. However, they should also be aware that the primary language is Spanish, and while some locals speak English, it is not as widely spoken. The culture is very different from the U.S., and it may take some time to adjust. Ecuador uses the U.S. dollar as its currency, which can make financial transitions easier for American retirees. The country also has a diverse climate, with coastal, mountain, and rainforest regions, so potential retirees should consider their preferred climate when choosing where to live," wrote one member 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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