Moving to Ecuador | Things to know before immigrating to Ecuador
Things you should know before immigrating to Ecuador
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Visa requirements for Ecuador
Before organising your move to Ecuador, you have two visa options:
Non-resident visas: for those who wish to move to Ecuador to study, work or conduct business on a temporary basis.
Resident visas: for those who wish to immigrate to Ecuador permanently, or with the investment purposes.
Visitors from most countries are permitted to enter Ecuador and stay as a tourist for up to 90 days with a tourist visa. For a full list of permitted countries and visa requirements for Ecuador, visit the Ecuador immigration website.
How to buy or rent property in Ecuador
Many wonder whether it is better to buy property when first moving to Ecuador or rent an apartment, but in both cases, it may take you some time to find a reliable realtor or landlord to help. A great place to start looking is through expat communities in Ecuador who may be able to point you in the right direction, or you may be able to find a new housemate to share your costs-
If you are looking to buy or rent property in the capital, Quito, you can expect to pay around $400 (€330) per month for a one-bedroom apartment in the center of town, or approximately $1500 (€1240) per m².
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LIVING IN ECUADOR
The cost of living in Ecuador – for expats
The cost of living in Ecuador is favourable to expats from the USA and Canada, as many things are much cheaper. If you plan on driving in Ecuador, you will find the price of petrol and cars is much less expensive, however, the downside is traffic.
A great way to save on everyday expenses such as fresh food is to buy fresh – Ecuador is known for its fertile soil and booming agricultural sector, providing fresh produce all year round.
When going for your daily coffee, you could expect to pay around $2 (€1,65), and an average dinner for two in an inexpensive restaurant will cost around $27 (€22,3).
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Where to find a job in Ecuador?
If you are an English-speaker who has just immigrated to Ecuador, you can find a job in the biggest industries, such as agriculture, and oil. Many multinational companies active in other sectors are also based in Ecuador.
Ecuador has 4 Free Trade Zones, creating opportunities for businesses in manufacturing, production, tourism, and service industries. When looking for job opportunities in Ecuador, these are a great place to look for employment and new business opportunities.
Schools for expats in Ecuador
Although public schools are free and compulsory for expat children in Ecuador, more than 25% leave them before reaching the 6th grade due to lack of funding and low staff. When you decide to move to Ecuador, consider choosing one of numerous international private schools offering superior quality. The school system in Ecuador consists of:
Age: 5 – 12
Healthcare for expats in Ecuador
In recent times, improvements to Ecuador’s public healthcare system have meant better medical services for both expats and residents. However, most expats will opt for private cover regardless, thanks to its superior quality of services and facilities. When you first move to Ecuador, it is important to make sure you have sufficient cover before you obtain official status, to cover you for emergencies.
Can I drive in Ecuador with a foreign license?
It is permitted to drive in Ecuador using your foreign license, but we recommend to also carry an International Driving Permit (IDP) with you if your license is not already translated to Spanish.
When driving in Ecuador, take care as traffic can be chaotic and using your horn is common to communicate with other drivers. Buses also have right of way, and locals will tell you that they are known to make up their own rules.
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