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aliasrachel



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:29 am    Post subject: Living in Ecuador Reply with quote

First, my apologies if this topic has already been discussed. I did a search and didn't find a thread.

I'm considering a job in Ecuador and wonder about how much salary is enough to live on. Haven't had the interview yet...just want to get an idea that what's being offered is OK. I do realize that SA is not somewhere one goes to get rich.

Also, what is life like in Ecuador? I have some Spanish and plan to learn more. I've also lived around the world and am quite adaptable. My one concern is the altitude. I got horribly sick in La Paz some years ago.

Thanks!!

Rachel
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HLJHLJ



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid there isn't a simple answer. There are huge variations in living costs and living standards in different parts of the country. Where are you considering and what are they offering you?
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aliasrachel



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. I'm looking at Urcuqui. Salary offered in just over $2000/USD per month.
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HLJHLJ



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yachay I assume? You could live comfortably on that and still probably save half each month. Depending on your lifestyle, obviously. The university itself is still new, and a work in progress. There are technical and administrative teething problems. However, the students are motivated and the English teachers I've known who worked there were happy.

Edit sorry I missed your other question. The altitude shouldn't be a big problem, unless you are super sensitive to it. It's lower than Quito. FWIW I visited La Paz and I thought I'd be fine as I was used to Quito, but La Paz was too much for me and I got sick too.
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aliasrachel



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Yachay. It sounds interesting and I've never lived in South America.

Thanks so much for the info!!
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HLJHLJ



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feel free to send me a message if you want to.
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