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Ecuador Cost of Living

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). Thinking about Ecuador retirement? Check out this list of the top books about retirement in Ecuador. 14 Best [...]

This is part of our Ecuador Expats Series. Do you live in Ecuador? Share your Story here.  Ecuador Expat Life: Stewart Perez, Cumbaya Ecuador The Expat: Stewart Perez What is your blog url? LinkedIn: Where are you currently living? We live in Cumbayá, Pichincha Province, Ecuador. Cumbayá is a rural parish of Quito, located in the Sierra region [...]

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: Costs to Own and Run [...]

Update (August 24, 2018): The federal government announced on August 21, 2018 that the price of gas will be increasing. Super (premium) will increase to $2.98/gallon, but it hasn’t changed yet. Currently, super gasoline sells between $2.10 to $2.32/gallon. Along with the cost increase, the octane rating will increase from 90 to 92. There is no [...]

Okay, so cost of living is one thing. But what about life start-up costs? When a typical person moves abroad, they don’t bring a fridge, desk or even bedding. Of course there are exceptions. One reader is planning to ship her bed mattress along with her other checked luggage (yes, on the plane). But this [...]

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