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Top 10 Cheapest Countries for Expats

There are many countries to settle in as an expat. We live in Ecuador and love it here. However, we know there are other great places for the perfect expat life, and yes, they are cheap. We have done our research and will highlight a few counties where couples can live for less than $2000/month.
Botanical Garden in Cuenca Ecuador 4K Video

Botanical Garden in Cuenca Ecuador 4K Video

The Cuenca Botanical Garden is a welcome new addition to the city's landscape. It's located on the south central side of town where the Tarqui and Yanuncay Rivers meet.
Streets of Loja Ecuador Video

Streets of Loja Ecuador Video

Loja Ecuador is a popular small city nestled in the Andes Mountains in Southern Ecuador. The people are very friendly and the city is very clean.
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Thinking About Moving to Ecuador?

Traveling to Ecuador from the United States

How To Travel to Ecuador from the United States

Ecuador is more comfortable and more affordable than ever, and traveling to Ecuador from the United States is easier than ever. In this article, you're going to learn about several of the options at your disposal for getting to Ecuador.
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Bad Things About Living in Ecuador

Ecuador is a beautiful country with amazing people, but like most countries on the planet, there are also some bad things about living in Ecuador. Some of them are to be expected just like in any other country in the world, while others are specific to developing countries. So, if you're thinking about visiting or moving to Ecuador, there are several downsides that you need to take into account. From income inequality and pickpocketing to noise and litter, here are some of the main disadvantages of living in Ecuador.
1. Thoughtfully plan your trip

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Exploratory Trip to Ecuador

If you're considering a move abroad to join the expat ranks, use these 10 tips to get the most out of your exploratory trip to Ecuador. As you're scheduling your visit, plan to spend as much time as possible in Ecuador to explore your future surroundings and make preparations for your move.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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FAQ #3 – What About a RENTAL AGENT In Ecuador?

Should you get a rental agent in Ecuador to help you find a place to live? It can be difficult to do everything by yourself in a foreign country with different laws and regulations, and even harder if you don't speak the language fluently. In Cuenca, we rented our house without a rental agent, but in Olón, we had help from a rental agent we trusted. And thanks to her, we knew that everything would be taken care of.
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FAQ #2 – What About RENTING W/ PETS In Ecuador?

Renting with pets in Ecuador can be challenging. We brought our two rescue dogs with us when we moved abroad from the United States to Ecuador; we obviously couldn't leave part of our family behind. However, after getting to Ecuador and looking for houses and apartments to rent, we encountered some difficulties because of our dogs. Not all landlords want dogs or cats in their rental house or condo, especially large dogs, but many will change their mind after meeting you and your fur babies.
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FAQ #1 – What about BUGS in Ecuador?

Ecuador is located in the tropics of South America and borders the Amazon Rainforest so you may be concerned about the types and volume of house bugs in Ecuador, especially in the popular expat city of Cuenca or in popular expat towns along the coast of Ecuador.  Hopefully, we'll set your mind at ease with our answer to this frequently asked question.

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