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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s annual Better Life Index, the quality of life in Chile is a mixed bag. While the country is close to average in subjective well-being, it’s languishing in environmental quality, health status and social connections. Still, Chile offers much to the visiting expatriate. It is a modern, relatively wealthy, politically and economically stable country. Santiago, Chile’s capital, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolis that is set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Andes Mountains. Santiago includes everything a westerner might want or need, i.e. a brilliant mass transit system, beautiful green spaces with bicycle trails, numerous sport parks and an almost endless supply of trendy and quirky cafes and bars, fine restaurants, shopping malls, cinemas and impressive cultural institutions providing a wide array of fine arts both for the locals and the expat community. One challenge that many English-speaking expats have in Chile is that a large proportion of the population is unable to communicate in English. This can make navigating, retail shopping, doing personal business and dealing with the government tricky at times. Still, Chileans are gracious and helpful when called upon and their country is safe with minimal violent crime.

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Chile

expatarrivals-chile     oecd-chile     numbeo-chile     internations-chile

expatfocus-chile     expatwoman   expatsin-chile

Cost of Living

Cost of living

Residing in Chile is not a bad bet for the expat’s budget. Indeed, according to Xpatulator.com’s July 2016 report, the cost of living in Chile is lower than the international average. This becomes apparent when one purchases any number of goods and services such as household accommodations, transport, groceries, restaurant meals and alcohol. Healthcare and retail entertainment and recreation opportunities are reasonable as well. The only items that appear particularly pricey are Internet plans, furniture and appliances. Still, assuming the western expatriate teacher is able to negotiation a fair remuneration from his or her international school employer, he or she will be able to not only live comfortably, but will save some money as well.

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Chile

xpatulator-chile    expatarrivals-chile     numbeo-chile     expatistan-santiago     xpatulator

Climate

Climate

Chile experiences varied seasons and temperatures, so much so that it is difficult to give averages as they vary so much. The long coastline renders the weather unpredictable and diverse. The north of Chile has a desert area with temperatures from lows of 4 degrees Celsius to highs of 32 degrees. The central region has a Mediterranean type climate with a wetter season from May to August. In The southern part of the country summer runs from December to March and is pleasant and warm during this time. Winters in the south can be harsh with winds and ice. The ski season takes place between June and August as Chile is in the southern hemisphere.

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Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office         US State Department        BBC World News         Al Jazeera   


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