What do I need to know before retiring in Santiago?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Santiago, they said...
"Before retiring in Santiago, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and language. It is also important to research the cost of living in Santiago, as well as the availability of healthcare and other services. Additionally, expats should consider the climate and the type of housing they will need. Finally, it is important to understand the visa and residency requirements for living in Chile," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Santiago, Chile.
"Santiago I would give them advice to be open minded, considerate of the local cultures, and respectful of local traditions. I have lived in three different countries around the world and no one can honestly say what it's like to live in any of those countries until they experience it for," commented one expat who made the move to Santiago, Chile.
- What should I pack when moving to Santiago?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Santiago?
- Will I be able to find a job in Santiago?
- What is life like in Santiago?
- What do expats in Santiago appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Santiago?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Santiago accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Santiago like?
- What are healthcare services like in Santiago?
- What are medical services in Santiago like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Santiago?
- What are emergency services like in Santiago?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Santiago?
- How are local medical facilities in Santiago?
- As a foreigner living in Santiago, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What do I need to know before retiring in Santiago?If you live in Santiago, newcomers to Santiago would love to hear your answer to this question.