The Truth About Ecuador
International Living Postcards-your daily escape
Sept. 5, 2010
It’s official: Ecuador is the best place to live in the world. This little country came top of IL’s Global Retirement Index just three days ago.
This country truly is a retirement paradise. It has the world’s best climate. From snow-capped volcanoes to dense Amazon jungle to sun-drenched Pacific beaches to the famous Galapagos Islands, there’s something for everyone-at prices unheard of for years in North America and Europe.
You can enjoy a four-course lunch for $2. A taxi ride in the capital, Quito, costs a dollar. Stay in a nice hotel for less than $20.or get a 30-minute massage for $15.
If you like the outdoors, have dreamed of owning a Spanish colonial home in a colonial city, or want to spend hours strolling on an undeveloped beach, then Ecuador will be perfect for you.
Combine this with Ecuador’s equatorial sunshine…a choice of spectacular mountain, high plains, jungle or coastal settings…plus the welcoming nature of the Ecuadorian people…and you have a combination of quality of life and investment opportunity that’s hard to beat.
Ecuador is a fascinating place to live at any price. But when a couple can live well here on less than $600 a month.it’s a no-brainer.