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by Space Cat
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings
Replies: 355
Views: 24543

Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

A map of countries that have free-trade agreements with US, China or both. Chile is in a rather exclusive club:
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by Space Cat
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings
Replies: 355
Views: 24543

Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

A nice chart of inequality in relation to GDP per capita. One more confirmation that Pinochet's period set the country back:

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Source: Oscar Landerretche
by Space Cat
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Argentina Economy, Election, and possible default?
Replies: 178
Views: 5896

Re: Argentina Economy, Election, and possible default?

Macri could have done a whole lot more cleaning out, particularly at AFIP which has its tentacles wrapped around the private sector and could give the vampire squids at Goldmann Sachs master classes in bloodsucking, but the numbers are not extraordinary. Heeey, don't offend vampire squids! 😀 They a...
by Space Cat
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Argentina Economy, Election, and possible default?
Replies: 178
Views: 5896

Re: Argentina Economy, Election, and possible default?

Even "The Economist" bashes Macri: Argentina’s crisis shows the limits of technocracy As this highlights, the government had too many economic cooks following different recipes. They wanted, variously, to slash inflation, increase economic growth and tighten the budget. Some wanted a weaker peso (fo...
by Space Cat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Pinera administration 2.0
Replies: 262
Views: 20490

Re: The Pinera administration 2.0

He's onto something but I really hope he will not try to get elected again. His performance at the debates was a major source of vergüenza ajena.
by Space Cat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: APEC 2019, Putin and Xi coming to dinner
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: APEC 2019, Putin and Xi coming to dinner

Oh lawd he comin'!

I know some really anti-government Russians in PV. Imagine escaping the Motherland and settling in a remote town at the other end of the world — only to have one of the main reasons of your emigration to visit you in person.
by Space Cat
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings
Replies: 355
Views: 24543

Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

According to the new study from Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas: the average monthly salary is $573,964 but the median salary is $400,000, i.e. 50% of the workers earn less than that women earn 16.5% less than men (and even 27.2% less in case of the average salary) the worst region is Ñuble where...
by Space Cat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: chip your animals!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1367

Re: chip your animals!!!

Interesting, seeing as we have four cats that we will bring, I will definitely check in on this before we come over. *Although the places sounds like China in some aspects...hehehe* It wasn't possible to enter Chile with an un-chipped animal even 5 years ago. International travel by default require...
by Space Cat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone
Replies: 53
Views: 1216

Re: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone

Do those prepaid SIMs have a time limit, or are they good "forever" until you use up your minutes? All prepaid cards are "use it or lose it" unfortunately. I just stick the odd $1.000 on mine when I remember. Not all, you can create an account with Virgin Mobile and register your number. Then if yo...
by Space Cat
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Chile Customer Service
Topic: Correos Chile is horrible!
Replies: 34
Views: 2034

Re: Correos Chile is horrible!

So you have to go to your dr. and get a prescription for the vitamins. So they have to write down on the prescription what the vitamins are and the dosage? I am curious, how much does your Dr. charge you for this service? I guess after the first time, they know what you needed. Sorry, I don't know ...
by Space Cat
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Chile Customer Service
Topic: Correos Chile is horrible!
Replies: 34
Views: 2034

Re: Correos Chile is horrible!

Space Cat, can you give some more detail on your iHerb orders as they pertain to vitamins. That is, when customs wants more information from you, what are all the hoops that you have to jump through? What do you mean by recipes for vitamins? Prescriptions? Yes, prescriptions, "recipe" was a false c...
by Space Cat
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Topographic survey costs?
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: Topographic survey costs?

Finally bought it. The neighbor was sluggish as hell but his wife is the real boss (she's also a boss in some department of the local hospital). She did her own research, retrieved a copy of the plan above, visited the land to see the new limits, and agreed with my conclusions. She doesn't use Whats...