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by empenada
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New member, but "old" reader
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: New member, but "old" reader

I was not planning to destroy my bridges. There seems to be some tight rules about my retirement funds when migrating as well, which isn't impossible but can cost a lot of money when not carefully planned. I am looking into renting out the house indeed, but I'll have to negotiate with the bank, sinc...
by empenada
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New member, but "old" reader
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: New member, but "old" reader

Living outside Santiago doesn't seem to be an option if I read about the time/travel needed to get in/out the city and the family of my girlfriend lives in the city.... If you are concerned about housing costs and can be somewhat mobile due to working in IT (and don't need to see the gf's family ev...
by empenada
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New member, but "old" reader
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: New member, but "old" reader

I don't know what I would be able to earn in Chile (network engineer in the IT business), but so far I read about that for foreigners (especially the ones that don't speak Spanish fluently yet) it seems quit difficult to get a decent one, so my best option might even be trying to do remote working ...
by empenada
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New member, but "old" reader
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: New member, but "old" reader

Well guess it depends on what you are doing. Obviously santiago is expensive. In the neatherlands, day to day living expenses i thought were expensive, but my wife and i were in grad school at the university of amsterdam. Our masters programs cost us around $20,000 u.s. for both of us; an equvelent...
by empenada
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New member, but "old" reader
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: New member, but "old" reader

I wouls suggest you stay in the Netherlands. I lived there with my wife for a few years back in tne 80’s and alhough I know the welfare state is not as generous now, believe me, you have far more advantages living there than in Chile. For a start, things actually work how they should there, people ...
by empenada
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New member, but "old" reader
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: New member, but "old" reader

You can't see Amsterdam prices as costs of the whole Netherlands. Amsterdam is indeed very expensive. We live "cheaply" because we live in a village and bought a not to special house at the right time and so my mortgage is just around 222.000 CLP/month. Food is more expensive and so must be the tax ...
by empenada
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New member, but "old" reader
Replies: 24
Views: 807

New member, but "old" reader

Hi all, I recently signed up after being a reader of this forum for some time. A lot of interesting reading material to find here :D ...but also a bit overwhelming :wink: Anyway I am a 48 year old Dutch guy with a Chilean girlfriend and together we're "trying" to raise our currently 5 year old boy (...