What do I need to know before retiring in Quito?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Quito, they said...
"Before retiring in Quito, expats should become familiar with the different neighborhoods, research the cost of living, check visa and residency requirements, find out what healthcare providers and services are available, and get a good understanding of local language, customs, and culture. It is also important to know the basics of Ecuadorian law, taxes and banking regulations. Additionally, expats should look into any social and security programs offered by the government and make sure they are aware of any restrictions on retirees," wrote a member who made the move to Quito, Ecuador, Ecuador.
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"Be prepared for pollution and robbery problems. Quito also has a large traffic issue and makes it hard to get around at busy hours of the day. The altitude is sometimes hard for people with asthma or the elderly. In general, it's still a small city and has a friendly welcoming attitude. It's easy to get away on weekends and go to the mountains for fresh air. The night life is fun and exciting in the mariscal area. I would research the city really well before renting or buying. Find the safer neighborhoods like Quito, Tenis or Gonzalez Suarez where there are many other expats," explained one expat living in Quito, Ecuador.
- What should I pack when moving to Quito?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Quito?
- Will I be able to find a job in Quito?
- What is life like in Quito?
- What do expats in Quito appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Quito?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Quito accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Quito like?
- What are healthcare services like in Quito?
- What are medical services in Quito like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Quito?
- What are emergency services like in Quito?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Quito?
- How are local medical facilities in Quito?
- As a foreigner living in Quito, 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 Quito?If you live in Quito, newcomers to Quito would love to hear your answer to this question.