Newbies thinking of moving to Chile

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Re: Newbies thinking of moving to Chile

Post by admin » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:24 pm

All depends on what you are looking for.

But the one thing that tends to make or break a move to chile is MONEY!

Then also you could pretty much say that about anywhere.

Would you recomend some one try to move to london or some other country in europe with say less than $30,000?

People try to move to chile all the time on that and less. Few make it, or at least it is a serious struggle. The irony is there are likly a lot of places in europe right now that it is cheaper to move to. Still, you need some serious skills to go cheap.

At the same time, those that make it past their first few years, for the most part do seem pretty happy.
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Re: Newbies thinking of moving to Chile

Post by fraggle092 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:13 am

What Donald Rumsfeld said is quite true:
...there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know.
People unconsciously fill in the blanks with their own experiences from elsewhere and make all sorts of wrong assumptions.
Like people from the UK, and probably Europe expect a healthcare safety net, and that professionals will usually be honest and competent. And that legal redress is straightforward. And that you can trust strangers. And that if you treat people right, they will be nice to you in return.
Living on the defensive (as Chileans do) is the way to go.
But its all been said and discussed ad infinitum here in the past...horses to water etc.
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