Ecuador Cost of Living

Aging in Ecuador: The Trials and Tribulations of Tecera Edad

Now that Gary and I have attained the venerable age of 65, we are entitled to a major perk in Ecuador–we get senior discounts. In Ecuador the name for this is tecera edad, which I’m told literally means ‘over the hill’ in Spanish. While this may not be a reason […]

A View From the Roof: Ecuador Health Care and Insurance Offers Great Bargain

Pro-Ecuador.com gets many inquiries about health insurance and medical care.  While I cannot write a comprehensive article about this subject, I can give you some ideas about what to expect if you decide to move here and need health insurance coverage. Many people opt to self-insure.  While this may cause […]

A View From the Roof:  An Overview for Our 1,000 New Readers!!

A View From the Roof: An Overview for Our 1,000 New Readers!!

By Gary Phillips March and April have been stellar months for Pro-Ecuador.com.   In March, we had 258,000 page views on our website and we have signed up more than 1,000 new subscribers since March 1. So my column this issue is devoted to familiarizing our new readers with a little […]

A View from the Roof: Ecuador is Changing, You Be the Judge

A View from the Roof: Ecuador is Changing, You Be the Judge

Linda and I just returned from several months in California where we were present for the birth of our second granddaughter, Sophia Rose.  She made her appearance two minutes short of Christmas Eve.  What a joyful Christmas we had!   The most joyful thing was Linda and I taking turns […]

Ecuador Food: Supermaxi Costs in December, 2010

Ecuador Food: Supermaxi Costs in December, 2010

Ecuador food costs are rising.  After spending a whopping $185.55 USD on food at Supermaxi, my largest grocery bill ever, I thought I’d record the costs we spent per item for those interested in how much food is costing in Ecuador. Many of the food items are packaged and imported […]