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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to San Salvador, they said...

"The climate is tropical, sunny, warm, and rainy. Only a light jacket during the winter rains will be needed. Negotiate where you plan to live and try to make your deal with the owner. Realtors get a commission for the owner and will try to get the best price they can for the dwelling. Crime is high and delinquency is high. Ensure your dwelling is very well secured and practice caution at all times," remarked another expat who made the move to San Salvador, El Salvador.

"Before retiring in San Salvador, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is generally lower than in the United States. It is important to research the local healthcare system and to make sure that adequate medical coverage is available. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs, as well as the language, to ensure a smooth transition. It is also important to research the safety and security situation in the city, as crime rates can be high. Finally, expats should consider the availability of amenities and services that they may need, such as banks, supermarkets, and transportation," explained one expat living in San Salvador, El Salvador.

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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.
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What do I need to know before retiring in San Salvador?

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