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Posted by Jamessmith0901
on 24 Jan 2024

Hey, fellow expats and travel enthusiasts!  Planning a move to Chile and would love your insights.

City Choices: Santiago, Valparaíso, or Concepción? Which is more expat-friendly?

Cost of Living: Any tips on managing expenses? Hidden costs to be aware of?

Language Barrier: How feasible is it to get by with basic Spanish initially?

Job Market: Any insights on job opportunities for IT/Computer Science?

Cultural Integration: Tips for integrating into Chilean culture?

Feel free to share your experiences and recommendations. TIA

teddy@1 on 25 Jan 2024 - 08:16

I lived in Santiago for a while and it was awesome - friendly people, tons to do, delicious food (hello empanadas!). The job market seems decent, especially in your field. Just be prepared make sure to brush up on your Spanish - aunque poco Español te llevará lejos! Buena suerte! (P.S. Valparaiso is pretty sweet too if you're feeling the coastal vibes.)

Jamessmith0901 on 26 Jan 2024 - 01:18

Living in Santiago sounds awesome! Friendly people, delicious food, tons to do - what's not to love? Thanks for the tips about the job market and Spanish, I'll definitely keep them in mind. Valparaiso sounds cool too, I'll have to check it out if I get coastal vibes.
I've been doing some research on the country myself, and I've found a lot of great resources. Here's a link to one of them: It has some interesting statistics in Chile, as well as information on the most popular tourist destinations. Can you confirm if the information's are still updated? Or you have your own fav. Please share that with me. Thanks again! Cheers.

Mooty on 27 Jan 2024 - 14:55

Wages in Chile are really low. If you can work remotely for a company in the US you will have a great time, otherwise I would not advice moving to Chile.

If I were you I’d build a solid portfolio of reliable US clients before even thinking about moving to anywhere in Latin America.

Jamessmith0901 on 30 Jan 2024 - 00:44

Oh, bummer. Thanks for the heads-up. I think I'll need to consider another country, or I'll need to learn how to build a solid portfolio. Thanks again!

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