¡Hola! And a huge welcome to our expat community in Ecuador! InterNations is an online platform to help you connect with your fellow expats around the world! Moving to a new country that is far away from home can be tricky, and undoubtedly you will have some decisions to make when making a move to somewhere like Ecuador. You may be searching for answers to questions like, “what is the safest neighborhood for a family to live in in Quito?”, “will we need to get vaccinations to move to Ecuador?” or “how much do apartments cost to rent in Guayaquil?”. These are all valid questions that deserve real answers, which is where the expat community in Ecuador comes in. The InterNations expat network in Ecuador has the experience and knowledge to answer these questions and share any helpful tips and pieces of advice they may have with you about making the move to Ecuador. Join InterNations today to get the answers you are looking for! This supportive network of people have already been through the same process that you are undertaking, they know how it feels and they also know the best way to make a smooth transition.
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Attend our monthly events and activities for Ecuador expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Ecuador expat forums.
This South American nation is made up of a diverse landscape that will suit those with an interest in history and those who love the great outdoors! From the Amazon jungle and Andean mountains to the bio-diverse islands of the Galapagos and the Spanish colonial city of Quito, Ecuador has something to offer every expat. Ecuador was voted the number one expat destination for the past two years in a row in InterNations' yearly Expat Insider survey. This is due to a number of reasons. Expats are generally very happy with their financial situation in Ecuador, with a good economy and low cost of living, they also find it easy to make friends in Ecuador, settle in and feel at home there. While high numbers of expats thought it was difficult to live in Ecuador without speaking Spanish, a high number also felt that Spanish was an easy language to pick up. Most of the expats that moved to Ecuador moved for a better quality of life or to retire, not many expats in Ecuador moved for a job or career. However, if you are looking to find work in Ecuador, the main contributor to the country's economy is the petroleum industry, which accounts for more than half of the country's export earnings.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Germany or Peru, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Feel safe when talking to your new expatriate community in Ecuador online and offline. Every InterNations member is approved by us to ensure we maintain the high quality of our member base. Every member respects our guiding principles and is open-minded and willing to offer you advice to help smooth the transition to living abroad. The active expat community in Ecuador also helps you to continue your hobbies and interests in your new home. The Quito Community has a number of groups you can get involved with, ranging from cooking groups to photography. Or if you choose to locate yourself in Guayaquil, you can join the DinnerNations Group and try some local cuisine like an encebollado. Whatever your interests are, your new community is full of like-minded individuals and groups that can help you settle into Ecuador without a hitch. Interact with the expat community in Ecuador both online and offline and start new hobbies and friendships in your new country!