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  • Why not retire to Ecuador

    You tell me....
    If it pays, it stays

  • #2
    Other than "it's fucking hot" and "the roads really suck," I can't really think of anything off the top of my head, beyond the fact that transit between Ecuador and the US isn't particularly convenient, so that can be a drag if you have family you'd like to see here (or there).

    Whether or not it would ultimately be financially advantageous, I don't know. I know relatively little about the economics of Ecuador.
    Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
    No one will be denied:
    Big law suits and bathroom toots;
    We're all getting Dixie-fried.
    But somewhere Hank and Lefty
    Are rollin' in their graves
    While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Adam View Post
      Other than "it's fucking hot" and "the roads really suck," I can't really think of anything off the top of my head, beyond the fact that transit between Ecuador and the US isn't particularly convenient, so that can be a drag if you have family you'd like to see here (or there).

      Whether or not it would ultimately be financially advantageous, I don't know. I know relatively little about the economics of Ecuador.
      The "fucking hot" part didn't add up when I checked that. I guess a fair amount of the country is at altitude. Two places we read about average 50-75 year round. You are right about the roads though. Looks like the country is going out of its way to cater to ex-pats. Health care is dirt cheap and highly rated. Dr. office visit $20. Night in the hospital $100.
      If it pays, it stays

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Frostbit View Post
        The "fucking hot" part didn't add up when I checked that. I guess a fair amount of the country is at altitude. Two places we read about average 50-75 year round. You are right about the roads though. Looks like the country is going out of its way to cater to ex-pats. Health care is dirt cheap and highly rated. Dr. office visit $20. Night in the hospital $100.
        Definitely if you get some altitude, it can be cool to downright chilly in Ecuador. Personally, if I'm going to retire to the mountains, I'm going to the Smokies or the Rockies. Plenty exclusionary up there and you can go months without seeing another human being in those places if you want to. The added travel isn't worth it to me.

        If I'm going to retire to Central/South America, I want beach, something that makes the place more attractive to me than Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, etc. And in Ecuador, any coastal area is pretty brutally hot. If I'm going to retire to some place between the mountains and the coast, I may as well just stick with Tennessee.


        I have to admit that despite the heat, retiring to a private island in Honduras sounds rather attractive.
        Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
        No one will be denied:
        Big law suits and bathroom toots;
        We're all getting Dixie-fried.
        But somewhere Hank and Lefty
        Are rollin' in their graves
        While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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        • #5
          They have no idea how to make a good cheesesteak.
          Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
          Robert Southwell, S.J.

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          • #6
            http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/2...-the-21st.html

            http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...corruption.htm

            http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/...5271285942483/


            Ecuador is only good compared to Venezuela.
            "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."

            -John Locke

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            • #7
              What about Costa Rica?
              May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
              Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
              And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
              may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Michele View Post
                What about Costa Rica?
                Pricey compared to Ecuador.
                If it pays, it stays

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                  They have no idea how to make a good cheesesteak.
                  On the plus side, they probably do even nastier things to pig heads than mere scrapple, so there's that.
                  "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
                    On the plus side, they probably do even nastier things to pig heads than mere scrapple, so there's that.
                    If it pays, it stays

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                      They have no idea how to make a good cheesesteak.
                      Looks like a business opportunity to me.

                      If you bank roll it, I'll do the start up.
                      Scott can roll out some software. Give him 5% for his efforts.

                      btw boss, I need an advance for the scout out.. K?

                      oh and we need to book my flights through Adam
                      I get a kick back
                      Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
                      and lost …
                      But the Republicans are racist.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gramps View Post
                        Looks like a business opportunity to me.

                        If you bank roll it, I'll do the start up.
                        Scott can roll out some software. Give him 5% for his efforts.

                        btw boss, I need an advance for the scout out.. K?

                        oh and we need to book my flights through Adam
                        I get a kick back
                        Actually, Frosty's relative is probably the guy to talk to about this...but I'm happy to charge you all a finder's fee.
                        Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
                        Robert Southwell, S.J.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                          Actually, Frosty's relative is probably the guy to talk to about this...but I'm happy to charge you all a finder's fee.
                          If Frosty's relative is the guy, why would we have to pay you a finders fee?
                          I wasn't born yesterday.
                          If Frosty agrees to your finders fee, I'm out.
                          Looks like a Philly connection to strand Gramps in Ecuador with a bill for 5,000 lbs of spoiled beef, three dozen cases of rotten green peppers, 3,000 stale buns that could be considered lethal weapons and a ton of 'cheese' of unknown origin.
                          Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
                          and lost …
                          But the Republicans are racist.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Gramps View Post
                            If Frosty's relative is the guy, why would we have to pay you a finders fee?
                            I wasn't born yesterday.
                            If Frosty agrees to your finders fee, I'm out.
                            Looks like a Philly connection to strand Gramps in Ecuador with a bill for 5,000 lbs of spoiled beef, three dozen cases of rotten green peppers, 3,000 stale buns that could be considered lethal weapons and a ton of 'cheese' of unknown origin.
                            Because I'm the one that knows this and told you...

                            The fee has just doubled...
                            Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
                            Robert Southwell, S.J.

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                            • #15
                              Go ahead derail my thread you scatter brains. See if I care.
                              If it pays, it stays

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