What should I pack when moving to Chile?
We asked people living in Chile to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...
"When moving to Chile, it is important to pack items that will help you adjust to the climate and culture. Pack clothing that is appropriate for the warm climate, such as light, breathable fabrics. Bring a few items of warmer clothing for the cooler months. Make sure to bring comfortable shoes for walking and exploring. Pack items that will help you adjust to the culture, such as books about Chilean history and culture. Bring items that will help you stay connected to your home country, such as photos and mementos. Don't forget to bring any necessary documents, such as your passport and visa," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Chile.
"Health related items: vitamins, home remedies like cough drops and cough syrup, special shampoos like selsun blue, tinactin, metamucil -anything from cvs. Electronics: a good laptop, ipad, iphone, portable stereo system, headphones, all of your computer and music cd's. Also transformers of all sizes and strengths for any u.s. electronics. Food items: spices, sauces (I like mexican hot sauce and a-1), fixings for mexican salsa, corn tortillas, giant bag of krusteaz pancake mix, cake mixes, kitchen items like a french press, coffee grinder, garlic press," commented one expat who made the move to Puerto Varas, Chile.
- What should I pack when moving to Chile?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Chile?
- Will I be able to find a job in Chile?
- What is life like in Chile?
- What do expats in Chile appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Chile?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Chile accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Chile like?
- What are healthcare services like in Chile?
- What are medical services in Chile like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Chile?
- What are emergency services like in Chile?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Chile?
- How are local medical facilities in Chile?
- As a foreigner living in Chile, 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 should I pack when moving to Chile?If you live in Chile, newcomers to Chile would love to hear your answer to this question.