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What do I need to know before moving to Quito?

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

"Before moving to Quito, expats should be aware of the city's high elevation – reaching up to 2850 meters (9352 feet) above sea level – which may cause certain medical complications. They should also research the cost of living in Quito, as prices may differ from those of their home country significantly. Expats should furthermore familiarize themselves with the local language and culture, as English is not widely spoken in the city and Ecuadorian culture is distinct from other Latin American countries. Additionally, expats should make sure to have the most up-to-date vaccinations and get acquainted with the city's public transportation system. Finally, expats are highly recommended to get travel and health insurance before settling in Quito," wrote a member who made the move to Quito, Ecuador, Ecuador.

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"Rent, learn, then leave. Keep in mind I have no business interest here so I am just being honest. You can deposit money into your bank acct & if want to know your balance after your deposit they charge you a fee, service in Ecuador is terrible. Ask for a roll of quarters, & be refused! No reason, just be told no," explained one expat living in Quito, Ecuador.

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