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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

If an expatriate wants a taste of the exotic, Bolivia is a natural choice. It’s a culture with deep multi-ethnic indigenous roots with the lasting impacts of the Spanish occupation. Bolivia is also a location for the international who loves nature and enjoy exploring the outdoors. Landscapes range from tropical jungles to salt flats to soaring mountain peeks. According to Xpatulator, the security risk in Bolivia is higher than in most western countries. Dangers include petty theft, car theft, burglaries and violence in more impoverished areas. Language can also be a challenge for the visiting international. Very few speak English and this can make navigation, retail shopping, doing personal business and dealing with the government a bit tricky from time to time.

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Bolivia

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Cost of Living

Cost of living

Residing in Bolivia is not a bad bet for the expat’s budget. Indeed, according to Xpatulator.com’s July 2016 report, the cost of living in Bolivia is lower than the international average. This becomes apparent when one purchases any number of goods and services such as healthcare, transit, groceries, alcohol, restaurant meals and retail recreation and entertainment. Housing accommodation is also reasonable. The only items that appear more 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 Bolivia

xpatulator-bolivia     expatfinder-bolivia     numbeo-bolivia     nationmaster-bolivia     xpatulator

Climate

Climate

Most Of Bolivia sits at high altitude which means that the climate ranges from hot and humid during daytime to freezing temperatures during the night. There are two distinct seasons, the dry season in winter running from May to a October where the days are shorter and sunnier and there is less humidity. The wet season in winter which runs from November to March where days are dry in the west, mild in the south and humid in the east. At this time of year the lowlands can be prone to flooding due to the heavy rains which increases heat, humidity and flooding.

Bolivia has two capital cities, La Paz which is the administrative capital and Sucre which is the Legislative and judicial capital. In La Paz the average temperature ranges from 1 to 19 degrees Celsius throughout the year and the average yearly temperature in Sucre is between 4 and 22 degrees Celsius.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

Specific Purpose Visa

Requirements:

1. International vaccination certificate yellow fever

2. Financial proof of solvency (last bank statement)

3. Flight itinerary (departure and return, roundtrip)

4. Passport (should have at least six months of validity)

5. Letter requesting visa signed by the Company the applicant works for explaining the activity or reason for the travel to Bolivia

6. Photo 4cmx4cm (which will be included in application form)

7. Application form (filled and signed). This form is automatically generated by the system at the end of your application through the website: https://portalmre.rree.gob.bo/formvisas/

You must upload all the documents above described to the following link: https://portalmre.rree.gob.bo/formvisas/

Once you finished you application, you must send the pdf form to embolned@embassyofbolivia.nl, so we can verify the documents uploaded to the system and set an appointment. (Only in the Netherlands)

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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