Plaza San Fransisco in Quito, Ecuador
Plaza San Fransisco in Quito, Ecuador
Plaza San Fransisco in Quito, Ecuador

Real Estate in Quito, Ecuador

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Expats and retirees talk about real estate in Quito, Ecuador? How do you find a home in Quito? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Quito?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Not easy... I was offered a teaching job at PUCE , then denied it when my papers came through very late but I knew the barrio where I wanted to live -- however, it has gone up in price and there were few options available. I walked around in the neighborhood I wanted to finally settle in and found what I need. This is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED way to discover a good apt in Quito," remarked another foreigner who made the move to Quito.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Quito?

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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