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Monday, April 13, 2015

The Pros and Cons of living in Ecuador. The Food. April 2015.

Food in Ecuador (Pros):
If you shop at the farmer markets and little vendors, your grocery bill will be times less than shopping in supermarkets. Most of the food grown/made locally.
A variety of temperature and rainfall patterns resulted in a diversity of tropical and temperate crops. Moderate or cool temperatures in highland areas allowed the cultivation of products usually associated with more northern latitudes. In the Costa, a warm climate, fertile soils, and proximity to ports led to large-scale production of such export crops as coffee, bananas, sugar, cacao, palm oil, and rice. Smaller plots in the Sierra produced potatoes, corn, beans, wheat, barley, and tea. Larger farms practiced dairy farming as well as increasing production of nontraditional crops such as cut flowers, asparagus, and snow peas.

Food in Ecuador (Cons):
Many imported consumer and food items are scarce, expensive, or not available at all.



Monthly rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
We have a 2 bedroom, 1 bath totally remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
For booking, pictures and more info


Rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
3 bedroom, 1 bath remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
For booking, pictures and more info

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Pros and Cons of living in Ecuador. The Transportation. April 2015.

Transportation in Ecuador(Pros):
There are buses, trolley, taxis in Quito. Buses and trolley cost 25 cents and they ride from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the small intervals. The most you would wait for the bus -  20 or 30 minutes. Waiting time for trolley is five minutes.
Taxis so far is about $8-$10 per hour, in April 2015 taxi would go up 40 %.

Transportation in Ecuador (Cons):
Taking a taxi in Quito, Guayaquil and Manta can be dangerous (express kidnapping, robberies).
Buses and trolleys are crowded, bus riders vulnerable to pickpockets and robberies, the loud music on the buses.
And be careful walking… sidewalks are full of obstacles.

Monthly rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
We have a 2 bedroom, 1 bath totally remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
For booking, pictures and more info


Rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
3 bedroom, 1 bath remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
For booking, pictures and more info
http://quitorental2.blogspot.com/

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Pros and Cons of living in Ecuador. The Property. April 2015.

Property in Ecuador (pros):
Property taxes are much, much cheaper (than in USA). Association fees cheaper as well. In most apartment buildings you can have pets. You don't need heating or air conditioning (in Quito) - less bills to pay.

Property in Ecuador (cons):
Cost of furnishing (electronics, furniture, appliances, bedding) is outrageous.
Robberies are on the rise.
Car alarms and barking dogs under your bedroom window...


Monthly rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
We have a 2 bedroom, 1 bath totally remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
For booking, pictures and more info


Rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
3 bedroom, 1 bath remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
For booking, pictures and more info
http://quitorental2.blogspot.com/