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Jaime
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Location: Santiago and Villa Alemana

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Post by Jaime » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:02 pm

RWS wrote:Welcome aboard, Jaime! Thanks for posting here.
Thank you RWS :P

mjrussell
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Post by mjrussell » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:29 pm

Hi everyone, I've scoped out the forums before but finally took the time to actually sign up. I've been bouncing between Chile (Santiago, mostly) and the US for a few years now, but it's always nice to have another source of information and a place to contribute what I can.

Well, off to catch up on some threads,

Michael

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sixtyminuteman
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Post by sixtyminuteman » Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:43 pm

Buenas tardes, all. I am a Houston executive who will be taking early retirement in a couple years to join my favorite Chilena in Arica. I anticipate becoming a citizen of Chile, unless I find a good reason not to. With respect to an international move, I am a babe in the woods. At this point I have no idea what complications I will be facing with respect to such issues as taxes, collecting social security, etc. This is all new to me, so I will be examining the various threads offered here to try to determine what the pitfalls are. I do not expect to move furniture--I will sell it all before I move. My possessions will be mostly books and clothing. I do not know what to do about my 2002 Chevy Silverado truck--probably sell it and bring the cash to purchase a replacement vehicle in Chile.Right now, it all looks very daunting. But this site helps me feel I'm not alone, and that there is expertise available to draw on. I suspect in the coming months I will be combing this site often and looking for help and opinions.

Best wishes to all,
Jack

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tombrad2
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Location: Arica, Chile
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Post by tombrad2 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:33 pm

Forget it about your Chevy Van, sell it in the US, you can obtain equivalent car in Arica much cheaper. Godd idea just bring the essencial. Welcome to Arica :wink:
Arica in a nutshell (updated) at :
http://tomas-bradanovic.blogspot.com/

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T_ROBO
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Post by T_ROBO » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:21 pm

sixtyminuteman wrote:Buenas tardes, all. I am a Houston executive ...
Hola fellow Houstonian Jack,
Hope you will enjoy Chile. BTW, what part of Houston are you from?
TP

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sixtyminuteman
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Post by sixtyminuteman » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:06 pm

Howdy---I live in the southwest part of the city, near Dairy Ashford and Bissonet. I hope that in the next couple of years I will be able to learn enough Spanish to communicate well with my soon-to-be in-laws. Chile looks like a wonderful place to retire, and since I will be stripped down by my coming divorce, the cost of living there is inviting.

klikster
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Post by klikster » Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:15 am

I live in Thailand, been here 19 years part time (6 years) or full time, considering a move to Chile .. probably Arica. I'm retired on savings and U.S. Social Security.

One of the questions I can't seem to get resolved is the price of housing. Part of that stems from comparisons. Most expats here seem to be migrating from N. America, Oz or Europe. As such, they rightly compare quality of construction, furnishings, etc to their home countries. It's just been too long since I lived there.

Getting some comparisons from folks who have lived in Thailand and now reside in Chile would be a big help.

RWS
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Post by RWS » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:22 pm

Welcome back, Gloria!

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Post by RWS » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:32 pm

Gloria wrote:. . . . Ahhhh, you missed me...didn´t you!
Weeeellllll . . . yes!

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ak405
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Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:09 pm
Location: Antofagasta, Chile

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Post by ak405 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:43 pm

I missed you too Gloria! The last time I had a jajajaja like that was when Rune intentionally left a post blank. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Glad you're back!!!

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otravers
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Post by otravers » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:17 pm

Fishy humor should be reported to flag@whitehouse.gov

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Post by spectre » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:03 am

Hi Everyone!

I am new to the forum and the site. I have been looking for an area to visit and possibly move to in Central/South America for some weeks now. Both Costa Rica and Panama were at the top of my list....until I found Chile. I have looked into Ecuador, Brazil, and Argentina in South America. Chile caught my attention because it is nearly identical to our SoCal climate, but the cost of living is about 1/2 or less of what I spend in a month. I can rent my home out and likely net between $800-$1100/mo. for it. From what I have read that might work for two persons living in Chile.

We lead simple lives and will not need to spend big $$$ for a fancy apartment and the best dinners money can buy. I would just like to have internet availability and cell phone service, and maybe a TV or at least a DVD/monitor. A few other frills maybe. Can we swing this and live in Santiago? How about Vina Del Mar? I can likely augment my income by teaching English (I possess a BS/BA and will get a TESOL/TESL cert.) Can we do this?

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