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  • Expat Exchange - Lima - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Please describe I rented a house Miraflores for the first year from a gringo who actually took a USA check for the years rent I also bought his car and sold it 6 years later for the same price I bought a Penthouse apartment overlooking the Pacific for a song on my tourist visa with only 500 00 deposit and a photocopy of my passport Financially has living abroad in your host country met your expectations Exceeded them Exceeded them by a mile Like most of Latin America when the Financial crisis started in the USA and Europe prices of land tripled Inflation has been low and and prices of most things are about a third of NYC Lunch for 2 in a nice Cafe was 12 eight years ago and now is about 20 00 Our currency has appreciated from 3 6 1 to 2 7 1 over the same time frame What are the most important financial considerations for retiring to your host country Obviously that you have a secure income and you have adequately budgeted your expenses including travel Are not dependent on medications that may not be available How much can a retiree live on comfortably in your host country Minimum for 1 person would be about 2 000 00 per month Do you have access to quality medical care Please describe is it close Expensive I live 2 blocks from a famous clinic and pay about 85 00 a month for a family of 3 A major health policy with a multi national insurer would probably be under 2 000 per year Describe available transportation where you live Do you need a car Is there access to safe public transportation No car necessary taxi s and buses available if you must leave the area Taxi s are normally a dollar to go anywhere in the immediate area and a 20 min drive would cost 3 4 Is there high speed internet access where you live Yes It is all over in the cafes restaurants Mc Donalds Starbucks etc I have a 3G dongle which I can carry with me and use anywhere in the country More Expat Advice about Retiring in Peru Retirement in Lima Peru Retirement in Lima Peru View all Reports Worldwide Write a Comment about this Expat Report Sign In to post a comment Comments about this Report guest Sep 26 2011 18 33 If you need 2000 a month minimum you must have expensive tastes the average Peruvian makes less than 400 a month guest Sep 27 2011 07 42 I agree having been to Lima 4 times for multi week stays it would appear to me that one should be able to live reasonably comfortable for about 1000 per month Excellent article would like to hear more about the residency requirements and perhaps a breakdown of anticipated monthly expenses guest Oct 3 2011 00 52 If you can live in Lima on 400 00 a month I think you should

    Original URL path: http://www.expatexchange.com/advice/96/26781/89/Peru/Retirement-In-Lima (2016-02-11)
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  • Expat Exchange - Manzanillo - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    music and dancing What residency documents or visas did you need to obtain to retire in your host country How difficult was this process Please describe To bring your car in and spend more than 180 days you need an FM3 visa No it is very easy and the process can be started with the Mexican consulates up north Did you buy a home or apartment or rent one Is this a difficult process Please describe We bought a condo that we lived in for 9 years then sold it and built our house I is a very easy process as long as you have a good realtor Financially has living abroad in your host country met your expectations Exceeded them The costs of living are going up but we still have a much better life style here for less money Our expectations have been met and everytime we go north it is sticker shock in the grocery store and restaurants What are the most important financial considerations for retiring to your host country I expect they are the same as any where You need enough to eat pay the rent and power If you have a car you need to buy gas Medical care is inexpensive and good It can be done on a pay as you go basis or with a major medical for back up How much can a retiree live on comfortably in your host country I think that is a very personal question You CAN find rental houses for about 5000 pesos per month plus power and water telephone and satellite Then it depends on wether you eat the local fruits and vegetables or want something imported Beer and alchohol are very reasonably priced walking on the beach is free I expect that for about 1000 00 US a person could live here comfortably For 2000 00 you can live VERY well Do you have access to quality medical care Please describe is it close Expensive We have several hospitals here and are only 3 and a half hours from Guadalajara which has as good medical care as anywhere in the world We had a friend who spent 3 weeks in intensive care in Guadalajara and the total cost was 35 000 00 dollars Think of that in the US and she is well now Is there a lot of crime where you live Please describe No We have a little petty crime which is new for us but it is much safer here than any Us city We all walk around at night and do not worry Describe available transportation where you live Do you need a car Is there access to safe public transportation There is bus service and taxis Many of the locals do not have cars Is there high speed internet access where you live Absolutely It is available up to 8 mbps Do you have any other thoughts you would like to share about retiring abroad What are you waiting

    Original URL path: http://www.expatexchange.com/advice/96/27932/77/Mexico/Retirement-In-Manzanillo (2016-02-11)
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  • Expat Exchange - Nanning, Guangxi Provence - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    process Please describe As I mentioned earlier I rented an apartment Wasn t hard but I needed some friends to help me Took me all of one afternoon to find a place As I mentioned earlier it was fully furnished also had three air conditioner refrigerator clothes washer and big screen TV Financially has living abroad in your host country met your expectations Exceeded them A little more expensive day to day than what I expected but my wife is retired she is 50 and her daughter lives with us so I am spending for 3 instead of one On the other hand I now live in her apartment which she owns so there is no rent to pay However her apartment is only about 600 sq ft 2 bedrooms with a small quest room which we use for our computers my file cabinet bookcases and two wardrobes I am thinking of renting a 30 to 40 sq meter apartment to use as a work area What are the most important financial considerations for retiring to your host country Try to get everything organized before you leave the USA The banks and financial institution in the USA still are in the pony express and telegraph era Most things require phone calls and they ALWAYS say they are experiencing an unusual high volume of calls this unusual high volume is 24 7 month after month after month so what they are really saying is they don t give a damn about you the customer they just want to save money and not hire enough people I lost my ATM card and it took me 3 months to get a new one How much can a retiree live on comfortably in your host country It does not take much but unless you marry a Chinese citizen you can only stay here for one year and then you have to leave and get a new visa In order to get a new visa you have to go back to you home country And there is no guarantee China will give you a new visa No reason they won t either Do you have access to quality medical care Please describe is it close Expensive It is difficult unless you have someone who speaks English go with you to explain the problem After that it is easy I have been three time to the hospital Once to have a mole removed from my face directly in front of my ear under my side burns so to speak and have it biopsied about 1 200 yuan including anti biotics or about 200 Another time was for an eye infection about 200 300 yuan for medicine office visits are almost free and to have a new prescription for my eyeglasses which had to be done at the hospital I paid 0 50 for the exam not to sure if they meant to charge more they wanted me to buy the glasses there but they wanted 3

    Original URL path: http://www.expatexchange.com/advice/96/71003/31/China/Retirement-In-Nanning,-Guangxi-Provence (2016-02-11)
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    Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Trinidad Tob Turkey Turkmenistan UAE Uganda UK Ukraine United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe Join Sign In Home Country Forums Expat Resources Expat Guides Real Estate International Jobs Home Country Forums Global Forum Expat Resources Expat Guides Real Estate International Jobs Moving Overseas Culture Shock Expat Healthcare Expat Tax Finance FACTA FBAR Expat Blogs Retire Overseas Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Overseas Retirement Share Your Experiences with Retiring Abroad Armenia Retirement in Yerevan Armenia Belgium Retirement in Brussels Belgium Belize Retirement in Belize City Belize Retirement in Corozal Belize Brazil Retirement in Jacumá Conde Paraiba Brazil Retirement in Niteroi Brazil China Retirement in Nanning Guangxi Provence China Retirement in Xi An China Costa Rica Retirement in San Jose Costa Rica Croatia Retirement in Dubrovnik Croatia Retirement in Split Croatia Ecuador Retirement in Cuenca Ecuador El Salvador Retirement in La Libertad El Salvador France Retirement in Aude and Herault Departments France Retirement in Pezenas France Germany Retirement in Eifel Germany Retirement in Friedrichsdorf Germany Macedonia Retirement in Prilep Macedonia Malaysia Retirement in Penang Malaysia Mexico Retirement in Ajijic Mexico Retirement in Manzanillo Mexico Nicaragua Retirement in Granada Nicaragua Panama Retirement in Panama City Panama Retirement in Potrerillos Chiriqui Panama Retirement in Taboga Island Panama Peru Retirement in Lima Peru Retirement in Lima Peru Philippines Retirement in Prudential Village Daliao Davao City Philippines Saudi Arabia Retirement in Al Khobar Saudi Arabia Turkey Retirement in Antalya Turkey Ukraine Retirement in Kharkov Ukraine Retirement in Kharkov Ukraine Join Today free Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your

    Original URL path: http://www.expatexchange.com/ctryadvice/96/159/Overseas-Retirement (2016-02-11)
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  • Expat Exchange - Having a Baby Abroad - Having a Baby in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Ethiopia Real Estate International Jobs Ethiopia Ethiopia Newsletter Ethiopia Tips Ethiopia Expat Blogs Ethiopia Travel Warnings City Guides Guide to Living in Addis Ababa Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Having a Baby in Addis Ababa Comments Print Tweet Share Your Experiences Having a Baby Abroad What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Addis Ababa How recently did you give birth in the country that you are reporting on Last 6 months oct 2010 Describe your experience giving birth there What type of facility did you go to What if any type of pain management did you use How long did you stay in the hospital Was it a positive experience Etc My experience was positive Health care was easily available and cheap The obgyn was supurb The birth was induced Unfortunatelly spinal block for vaginal birth unavailable in all hospitals C section common I had a c section by spontaneous choice not medical reason I am rh neg my partner rh positive Antigen D available but my boyfriend had to search the city for the med after birth Expensive injection 300 Operation about 500 No health insurance available to cover pregnancy Doctors and nurses experienced and professional Great good wonderful memories I was afraid at first and wanted to return to Australia But so glad I stayed How did you choose your doctor midwife or other type of medical professional We liked the obgyn at besethda hospita If you were to have another child in this country would you do anything differently in terms of preparation and or the delivery no If a friend of yours living in the same country were expecting what advice would you give her Try several hospitals and OBGYNs Decide what is most important Eg partner in the room Do you need ICU Then maybe choose Korean hospital they have these Can you handle the pain Then good if you need an epidural then leave Ethiopia Are you ok with the prospect of a c section This may be a reality if you struggle with pain Do you have support for after the birth Eg family to cook clean and help Then go where you have support Check the citizenship options Make sure you apply early for the citizenship you need check the requirements first Do you have any health issues Check the hospital can handle the worst case scenario Only Korean hospital has an ICU for babies I went with a small local hospital And it was an excellent choice because the staff were fantastic and so supportive and knowledgable Also I had few expectations and this made it easier to go with the flow Also I had an easy uncomplicated pregnancy and birth except for the

    Original URL path: http://www.expatexchange.com/advice/88/28811/378/Ethiopia/Having-a-Baby-In-Addis-Ababa (2016-02-11)
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  • Expat Exchange - Having a Baby Abroad - Having a Baby in Alghero, Italy - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Comments Print Tweet Share Your Experiences Having a Baby Abroad What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Alghero How recently did you give birth in the country that you are reporting on February 2010 Describe your experience giving birth there What type of facility did you go to What if any type of pain management did you use How long did you stay in the hospital Was it a positive experience Etc I gave birth in Ospedale Civile it had been recommended to me by my gynecologist for having a low c section outcome other local hospitals are apparently quick to opt for them when a labour is progressing slowly It is an old hospital and I shared a room with 3 other women The babies are kept in a nursery and brought to the Mums for feeding only There were a number of shared bathrooms however they were all very shabby and small I had to take my own toilet roll cups water but I knew this in advance I wanted a natural birth but presumed pain relief would have been available after speaking to my mother in law in fact they refused to give me anything despite being in labour for over 24hrs I had been admitted as my baby was 10 days over due Eventually a c section was required but I know for me there was no other option and the staff tried everything they could to deliver naturally Altogether I spent 6 days in hospital because of being admitted but normally only 4 days is required after a c section or 3 after a normal birth For me it wasn t a very positive experience it was my first baby and I don t speak fluent Italian when my labour started I wasn t moved to a private room when the evening came my husband was told to go home and come back in the morning and that I should try to sleep which is not easy when you re having contractions every 5 minutes they wouldn t break my waters until the morning which meant my labour progressed very slowly the c section was fine however my husband was not allowed to enter and when they took the baby out I wasn t allowed to see him so I had to wait a further 2 hours However the gynecologists and midwives were all very nice and friendly but the nurses were brilliant How did you choose your doctor midwife or other type of medical professional I used the local consultorio familiare I really like the gynecologist and midwife who worked there they were both excellent and very thorough I don t believe in paying for a private gynecologist when there is a state health service If you were to have another child in this country would you do anything differently in terms of preparation and or the delivery I would have another baby here but I would

    Original URL path: http://www.expatexchange.com/advice/88/25059/58/Italy/Having-a-Baby-In-Alghero (2016-02-11)
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  • Expat Exchange - Having a Baby Abroad - Having a Baby in Algiers, Algeria - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Mongolia Morocco Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Lucia Saudi Arabia Scotland Senegal Serbia Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Trinidad Tob Turkey Turkmenistan UAE Uganda UK Ukraine United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe Join Sign In Home Algeria Forum Algeria Guide Algeria Resources Algeria Real Estate International Jobs Home Algeria Forum Algeria Guide Algeria Resources Algeria Real Estate International Jobs Algeria Algeria Newsletter Algeria Tips Algeria Expat Blogs Algeria Travel Warnings City Guides Guide to Living in Algiers Guide to Living in Blida Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Having a Baby in Algiers Comments Print Tweet Share Your Experiences Having a Baby Abroad What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Algiers How recently did you give birth in the country that you are reporting on My wife did in may 2009 Describe your experience giving birth there What type of facility did you go to What if any type of pain management did you use How long did you stay in the hospital Was it a positive experience Etc It was clean enough better equipped nice looking than many european clinics It was very clean but if you need more they would provide It was an operation and it was almost perfect Only problem is to get the facture It takes at least a week The doctor was very comforting and gentile and look very experienced The operation was epidural anesthezi No worries to have a baby there and the clinic by the way called clinic Sehrazad I can give more detail if requested How did you choose your doctor midwife or other type of medical professional By advise of the clinic If you were to have another child in this country would you do anything differently in terms of preparation and or the delivery definitely no If a friend of yours living in the same country were expecting what advice would you give her go to the same clinic find doctor bahamida More Expat Advice about Having a Baby in Algeria Having a Baby in Algiers Having a Baby in Blida View all Reports Worldwide Write a Comment about this Expat Report Sign In to post a comment Join Today free Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move It s FREE and takes 1 minute List a Property free Overseas Real Estate View All Properties Cotacachi Ecuador Property for Sale Playa Las Lajas Panama Property for Sale Bukit Damansara a k a Damansara Heights Malaysia Property for Sale Add a

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  • Expat Exchange - Having a Baby Abroad - Having a Baby in Amman, Jordan - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Having a Baby in Amman Comments Print Tweet Share Your Experiences Having a Baby Abroad What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Amman How recently did you give birth in the country that you are reporting on 2009 Describe your experience giving birth there What type of facility did you go to What if any type of pain management did you use How long did you stay in the hospital Was it a positive experience Etc I had my fifth VBAC birth at the Farah Hospital I had gestational diabetes so I saw the nutritionist at the hospital early in my pregnancy She gave me a week of menus to follow I eventually figured out principles for eating and was able to keep my blood sugar at the right levels through just diet for a while When it became necessary for more supervision I was referred to an endocrinologist who was wonderful I was not induced but would have been if the enema yuck had not been enough to start contractions I was very concerned the baby was going to be too large and after talking with my doctor he agreed to try a very gentle way of starting labor It worked I had an epidural when I was ready for it not before The anesthesiologist had a great bedside manner I was able to bring an MP3 player so I could listen to my music during labor There was also a TV in the labor room if I had wanted to watch it My husband stayed with me the entire time but had to wear a paper gown hat and booties There was a family room right next to the labor and delivery room where he went to have a sandwich which the staff ordered for him when labor stretched on through a meal time My birth experience was very good I was in the hospital two nights The food was excellent The nursing staff were attentive but not overly so and spoke English I was allowed to keep the baby with me as much as I wanted even over night They even brought in a bed for my husband to stay with us How did you choose your doctor midwife or other type of medical professional We had heard that Dr Kilani was the best from several friends Since I had several issues that put me in the high risk category we decided we needed the best we could get The only negative thing we heard was that it was sometimes difficult to get the first appointment with him We only had to wait about four days If you were to have another child in this country would you do anything differently in terms of preparation and or the delivery I would not change a thing If a friend of yours living in the

    Original URL path: http://www.expatexchange.com/advice/88/25171/62/Jordan/Having-a-Baby-In-Amman (2016-02-11)
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