Sadly many readers will be led to believe that Ecuador is a good retirement location from this location. What ISN'T mentioned is the Rampant Corruption (named one of the ten most corrupt countries in the world) which leads to many having to pay bribes, the necessity for being able to speak Spanish, the low quality of medical services (All wealthy Ecuadorians travel to the US even for simple checkups), and even the UN is scared of the low value placed on life here (one can hire a hit man for as little $20, and after they kill you justice is NEVER served). There is a reason it is called a Third World country. If you go there as a gringo everyone will assume you are loaded and expect bribes and try to extort you or even kill you to take your money. Scary place, do your research.
"We can't afford to retire in the United States," said Marcia, "and we don't really want to."Her husband, Jim, was recently laid off from his job as head of a family-run company in Texas.
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#21 Apr 17, 2012
Its culture bound people like yourself that damages the reputation of up and coming countries.You were probably looking for trouble, were hanging out in a shady environment and with shady people, you got your self in some trouble and know complain to people about how they treated you, stop being so ignorant, grow up and next time you go to a foreign country immerse your self in the culture there are millions of things to do and to experience in Ecuador.
#22 Apr 30, 2012
This latino gringo is full of shit. I think should go back to gringolandia and drop dead.
Watch these two videos and make up your mind
#24 Dec 4, 2012
I live in a very small town about 100 miles from Chicago, Illinois. The crime rate here can beat yours anyday and the deaths by shootings make up 80% of the crimes add to that our real estate taxes are out of sight. What you paid in real estate taxes for the previous 13 owners of your home that you purchased I pay EVERY 6 months for my 3 bedroom 1400 square foot house plus my house payment! My retirement income is $1,200.00 a month. I'll take your taxes anyday. This is why I am moving out of the US. Staying here is not an option at least not for the next 4 years
#25 Dec 6, 2012
corrupted country yes but in the top 10 ?????
i don't think so....
Ecuador is a beautiful place to live, very nice people , beautiful weather, amazing views, cheap rent, food , what else do we need.
#26 Dec 6, 2012
completely agree with Frank...
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