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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Ecuador offers much to the western expatriate. It is of course most known for its diverse landscapes such as the low-lying Amazonian forests, the lush and wild jungles and the stunning and rugged Andes mountains. It also includes the historic city Quito, built on Incan ruins and famous for its high mountainous altitude and unique blend of indigenous and European architecture and artistic traditions. The city has everything from old to new. The urbanite will not be disappointed in the cafes, restaurants, clubs, entertainment venues and shopping malls. Any western comfort imaginable is accessible in this cosmopolitan metropolis. Still, there are risks. According to Xpatulator’s July 2016 report, risks include street crime, abductions and volcanoes. Also, English is not broadly understood by locals, so English-only speaking expatriates will likely encounter challenges from time to time navigating, retail shopping, doing personal business and dealing with the government. It is recommended that visiting internationals learn at some basic Spanish.

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Ecuador

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internations-ecuador     numbeo-ecuador     numbeo-quito

Cost of Living

Cost of living

Residing in Ecuador is cheap. Indeed, according to Xpatulator.com’s July 2016 report, the cost of living in Ecuador is dramatically lower than the international average. This becomes apparent when one purchases any number of goods and services such as housing accommodations (which an expat couple can buy as cheap as $400 a month), healthcare, transit, appliance, furniture, furniture, an Internet plan, groceries, alcohol, restaurant meals and retail entertainment and recreation. The only items that appears more pricey are appliances and furniture (but even that’s not excessive). So, 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 very comfortably, but will save some money as well.

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Ecuador

internationalliving.-ecuador     xpatulator-ecuador      numbeo-ecuador

life-in-ecuador     expatistan-quito     xpatulator

Climate

Climate

The climate in Ecuador varies due to the range of altitudes in the country. In the coastal areas the temperature is warm with average temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius having a wet and dry season these areas are rainy between January and April with high humidity and some sunshine and dry during the other months. Around the highlands and Quito the winter runs from June to September and conditions are cool and dry with average temperatures of around 10 degrees Celsius. The tropical rain-forests of the east have year round rain and sweltering temperatures reaching 33 degrees Celsius.

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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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