Live Abroad: Country Comparisons
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Cotacachi Ecuador vs Ajijic Mexico (Pros & Cons)/in Blog, Comparisons, Ecuador, Mexico/by JP Stonestreet
Are you considering a move to Mexico or Ecuador and wondering which expat destination to choose? Both countries have plenty of options, but two towns that stand out are Ajijic in Mexico and Cotacachi in Ecuador.
These two picturesque mountain towns have a lot in common, but also some unique features that may sway your decision. In this article, we’ll compare the pros and cons of living in each town.
Medical Tourism: Escape The USA Healthcare Scam!/in Blog, Comparisons, Health & Medical/by JP Stonestreet
Healthcare and Health Insurance in the United States is a huge headache that can rightfully cause you a lot of distress. We know people who work jobs they hate or even delay retirement simply because they need health insurance. It doesn’t have to be that way!
Top 10 Expat Countries (According to Expats)/in Blog, Comparisons, Live Abroad/by JP Stonestreet
Are you planning to move abroad to enhance your quality of life? The process is complicated and you have several things to consider before you take the leap.
Your first and most difficult decision is to decide where you want to live. To help people who are planning their move abroad, InterNations asked 12,000 expats in 181 countries what they thought about their home away from home. So in this article you’ll learn about the top 10 expat countries for 2022 according to the people who already live abroad.
Are We Moving to Mexico? (and Leaving Ecuador?)/in Blog, Comparisons, Ecuador, Mexico/by JP Stonestreet
Following our recent trip to Mexico and the videos we shared from that trip, a lot of you are curious if we’re planning to leave Ecuador and move to Mexico
Top 10 Countries with Cheap Rentals/in Blog, Comparisons, Live Abroad/by JP Stonestreet
It is increasingly difficult for people to find affordable rental options, especially for those living on a tight budget. But did you know that you can live comfortably and affordably in various other places around the world? You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg renting a home.
Best Countries for Expats Who Speak English/in Blog, Comparisons, Live Abroad/by JP Stonestreet
When you’re planning your move abroad, learning a new language may be too much hassle on top of everything else you need to do before you leave home. You might feel a lot more comfortable if you can just speak English.
In this article, we discuss the top 10 popular expat destinations where you can speak English. You’ll learn about the pros and cons of each, and the visa requirements for these destinations.
Top 10 Cheapest Countries for Expats/in Blog, Comparisons, Live Abroad/by JP Stonestreet
There are many countries to settle in as an expat. We live in Ecuador and love it here. However, we know there are other great places for the perfect expat life, and yes, they are cheap. We have done our research and will highlight a few counties where couples can live for less than $2000/month.
THE NEW RETIREMENT: EARLIER & AWESOME! (Plus 3 Tips & The 5 Best Places to Retire)/in Blog, Comparisons, Live Abroad/by JP Stonestreet
It seems like there is a battle raging between retiring early, delaying retirement and going back to work, but there doesn’t need to be.
BEST EXPAT COUNTRIES? (One is a big NO WAY!)/in Blog, Comparisons, Live Abroad/by JP Stonestreet
Every year, InterNations.org conducts a survey to see what current expats think about their home away from home. The results are tabulated and ranked to determine the Best Countries for Expats, according to expats.
10 Cheap Countries to Live or Retire (and be happier)/in Blog, Comparisons, Cost of Living/by JP Stonestreet
Unless something drastic happens politically or economically, Ecuador is our permanent home. We plan to spend at least 6 months per year in Ecuador for the rest of our lives. It’s our Plan A and we hope to get our citizenship next year.
Countries with Nice Weather All Year/in Blog, Comparisons, Live Abroad/by JP Stonestreet
They say records are meant to be broken, but I don’t think “they” were talking about temperatures.
10 Countries with Cheap Rental Homes/in Blog, Comparisons, Live Abroad/by JP Stonestreet
Rental costs in the United States are completely out of control! Most Americans can no longer afford the cost of housing, healthcare and food without making significant sacrifices in other areas of their lives! What a horrible way to live!
Why Ecuador Is Better than Mexico for Retirees & Expats!/in Blog, Comparisons, Cost of Living, Ecuador, Mexico/by JP Stonestreet
After hearing about the Mexico perpetual tourist visa changes from several people who live in Mexico, we wanted to share why we think Ecuador might be a better option.
Portugal vs. Ecuador: A Peek Into Expat Life in Porto Portugal/in Blog, Comparisons, Ecuador, Portugal/by JP Stonestreet
We teamed up with Josh and Kalie from @Expats Everywhere in Porto, Portugal to create TWO must see videos!
Top 10 Reasons Why We Chose Ecuador (over Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Portugal, etc.)/in Blog, Comparisons, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
We considered several other countries before we chose Ecuador as our expat home away from home. In this video, we share the main reasons why we didn’t choose Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Uruguay, Portugal, New Zealand or Australia.