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  • #272945

    lieo12
    Member

    Has anyone lived in a country such as Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, Costa Rica, etc? Did it seem overall better than living in Brazil, such as much lower cost of living, more pride/honour in their behaviour, more respectful of others, genuine hospitality/friendliness? Is it any better than city life in Brazil?

  • #272949

    Finrudd
    Participant

    I haven’t, but I have visited quite a few of them, and Chile struck me as somewhere I might like to live in terms of quality of life.

    I know someone on this board who thoroughly enjoyed life in Venezuela, even with the issues we hear of there.
    Costa Rica is supposed to be good. I know of a judicial report from the UK in a custody battle over children (mother proposing to take children to CR, father saying it was not suitable etc) and the report found that the children would have a comparable or better quality of life and opportunities in CR when compared to the UK.
  • #272951

    Andrewfroboy
    Participant

    I lived in Mexico City for two years, I think the quality of life is better than São Paulo. Better public transit, better food, a whole lot cheaper cost of living.

  • #272952

    Serrano
    Participant

    Like finrudd, I’ve visited Chile numerous times and enjoyed each visit, though I’ve never lived there. If I were to relocate, it wouldn’t be to a city the size of Santiago, but to a small town in the southern countryside, which is spectacular. There are a few expat communities springing up in Chile.
    For all intents and purposes, Costa Rica is now an extension of the US, like Puerto Rico. What bargains might have existed are long gone, though if looking to relocate out of the US, it might nonetheless be a good place to get your feet wet. If more adventurous, and seeking out bargain prices, maybe take a look at Nicaragua.

  • #272958

    ffm
    Member

    I remember on this here forum there were some posters that had lived in Panama. They said that it was much less “developed” than Brazil, infrastructure wise” but it was dirt cheap and the living was easy.

  • #272968

    Winlearn
    Member

    There is a Latin country that is a secret meaning very few refer to it so as to keep foreigners at bay. I know that country and it beats Brazil in every category except one. But with this being a Brazilian based forum most here have all their eggs in one basket and are unable to make another leap to another country as this simply is not feasible financially. I have the best of both worlds as I go back and forth, but I live frugally, fly under the radar and don’t shoot my mouth off like some here. Brazil was all peachy and cream 10 years ago but now the honeymoon is over and the casualties keep on adding up every day. Think about it because if there was a country on the radar that was really pro-expat-would you spill the beans? Please repeat after me: Brazil is #1, Brazil is #1, Brazil is #1, Brazil is #1, etc … etc …. Wink

    38 Special2015-02-09 18:45:49

  • #272970

    celso
    Member

    I have heard good news out of Equador and Colombia. Some enjoy Uruguay-Chile and Argentina. Some parts of Mexico, Dominican Republic, Honduras, get good reviews.GreatBallsoFire2015-02-09 20:39:00

  • #272972

    ffm
    Member

    [QUOTE=38 Special]

    don’t shoot my mouth off like some here.

    [/QUOTE]

    Oh really? When are you going to start not doing that? Confused
  • #272977

    bennum
    Member

    Chile seems to be the country to live in but remember that the air pollution in Santiago is staggering (worse than São Paulo in general) and of course it is the earth quake risk as well.

  • #272987

    Serrano
    Participant

    Speaking of Chile, this article just popped up on the SovMan site today. SWEET!

    http://www.sovereignman.com/trends/can-you-spot-the-9-million-difference-between-these-two-properties-16095/

  • #272988

    kevin owen
    Participant

    My vote would go to Chile too. My wife goes there quite often and is a big fan. She likes Santiago but loves a beach town about an hour away called Vina del Mar.
    If we were to ever relocate in S. America (although unlikely) it would be there.

  • #273009

    agri2001
    Participant

    For my money it`s Uruguay.

    Have visited and spent some time in Colonia and also Atlantica, down the coast from Punta del Este. The Uruguayans are great people and they have the best beef in the world, even the arrogant Argentinians admit to that.
    Cost of living is very reasonable and you dont have to jump through a lot of hoops to get residency.
    I might make it down there and lay low if the economic sh*t hits the fan here in Brazil
  • #273011

    Serrano
    Participant

    [QUOTE=agri2001]For my money it`s Uruguay… you dont have to jump through a lot of hoops to get residency.[/QUOTE]
    I’ve heard that’s recently changed, and isn’t nearly as easy as it once was. Nonetheless, for one that already has residency in Brasil, a good ‘refugio’, if necessary.

  • #273013

    Finrudd
    Participant

    [QUOTE=The Abbot][QUOTE=38 Special]

    don’t shoot my mouth off like some here.

    [/QUOTE]

    Oh really? When are you going to start not doing that? Confused

    [/QUOTE]

    LOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOL
    It’s like a broken record isn’t it?
  • #273014

    Finrudd
    Participant

    I’ve also heard good things from Brazilian friends about Vina del Mar Kevbo. Seems a really nice place by all accounts, with some interesting culture and nice environment. The earthquake bit is a PITA though.
    I was impressed with Montevideo and Uruguay in general, but not sure I would want to live there, as it seemed to lack the flora and fauna that attracts me in my part of Brazil – the lush green jungle surroundings being less common with the climate they have.

  • #273029

    Winlearn
    Member

    Please repeat after me Brazil #1, Brazil #1, Brazil #1, Brazil #1 … etc … etc … Smile38 Special2015-02-11 23:37:41

  • #28207

    joaozinho
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