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Ecuador Cost of Living

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There are two ways to use a cell phone in Ecuador. Plan or prepaid. In this post I'll give a break down of the three main carriers in Ecuador and the costs to use each one. In Canada, almost everyone we knew had a cell phone plan. It gave lots of talk time, no hassle and ... [Read more]

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Are you concerned about real estate in Ecuador? You have probably heard that the prices are going up. An article earlier this week in one of Cuenca's papers agreed with that. But it isn't as bad as it sounds. While some blogs have said that prices are going up by $100's of dollars, this just isn't ... [Read more]

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This is part of our Expat Profile Series. Do you have a story? Share your Story here.  The Expat: Lisa Cho  My blog:  http://www.cuencacultureshock.com I have been living in Cuenca, Ecuador for 11 months. Check out: Another 15 Ecuador expat stories I'm originally from a 8,000 person town in the south of California - Ojai - a haven for hippies ... [Read more]

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This is part of our Expat Profile Series. Do you have a story? Share your Story here.  The Expats: Mark Cowtan and family  Ecuador Beaches: www.ecuadorbeaches.org Capaes, on the Salinas peninsula in Santa Elena Province. We moved to Ecuador from Northern California, in Dec 2012 to a small beach community called Capaes on the Salinas peninsula, two hours from Guayaquil. ... [Read more]

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As we planned our moved to Ecuador we bought a lot of books. Not just books to learn Spanish or books about becoming expats. Once we decided on Ecuador, we were hungry for information about what was actually there (here). We wanted to know not just about Cuenca, but also the other cities and towns in this new ... [Read more]

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This is part of our Expat Profile Series. Do you have a story? Share your Story here. We have one section for Expats and another for Travelers. Ecuador Expat Profile -  David Day, Canoa, Manabi Ecuador The Expat: David Day Site: www.daylightecuadortouring.com In December of 2004 I arrived in Quito after some years traveling in and out of Peru. In Quito I bought a ... [Read more]

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This is part of our Expat Profile Series. Do you have a story? Share your Story here. We have one section for Expats and another for Travelers. Ecuador Expat Profile - Stewart Perez, Cumbaya Ecuador The Expat: Stewart Perez LinkedIn: ec.linkedin.com/in/stewartperez We live in Cumbayá, Pichincha Province, Ecuador. Cumbayá is a rural parish of Quito, located in the Sierra region of Ecuador. We've been ... [Read more]

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This is a guest post by an American expat living in Cuenca since 2007.  From time to time I run across articles on certain web sites that advertise Cuenca, Ecuador as a: "Top 10 retirement destination where a couple can live on as little as $600.00 per month." However, some expats suffer sticker shock when ... [Read more]

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We are frequently asked about the costs to run a vehicle here in Ecuador. Of course, the specifics will depend on the type of vehicle you purchase and where you have it serviced - just like in any other country. To give you an idea, here are our vehicle costs: These are actual costs, but ... [Read more]

price of gas in ecuador

A reader recently asked on Twitter: What does fuel cost in Ecuador? A lot is said about cost of living in Ecuador. It is true that the cost of rent and food is less - but that can be harder to quantify. Gas is gas. What does it cost to fill your tank? Fuel is ... [Read more]

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We are a Canadian family of 3 living in Ecuador since 2009. We blog about life and travel in Ecuador. If this is your first visit, start here. Interested to work with us? Read more about Bryan & Dena

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