Kiplinger’s puts Ecuador on short list of retirement destinations

Posted on August 4, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador

TO COME UP with our list, we considered climate, cost of living and access to health care. – Sandra Block
Ecuador. The weather is mild; temperatures range from springlike in the Central Valley to tropical in the rainforest areas. The cost of living is very low: A retired couple could live well on $1,500 a month. Expats can import their household items duty-free. There are up-to-date hospitals and English-speaking doctors in Ecuador’s three major cities, Quito, Cuenca and Guayaquil. Private insurance plans are available for about $70 a month. Smaller communities, such as Cotacachi, provide a laid-back lifestyle for retirees seeking respite from city life. Retirees who want a beach lifestyle may prefer Salinas, Ecuador’s largest coastal resort town. Read Article
100 Points to Consider Before Moving or Retiring in Ecuador

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