For a Lifestyle That Would Cost You $5,000 a Month in Nebraska…
or $9,000 a month in New York…
You’ll Pay $1,695 (or Less) in Ecuador!
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher from International Living quoted the following:
Where “Land of the Free” Still Exists
Ecuador is gentle…safe…healthy…private…civil. As one friend of ours put it: “It’s like living in the 1950s in the USA.” You’re guaranteed a quality of life that just plain doesn’t exist anymore in the States. Up north, violence, materialism, and increasingly intrusive government policies have whittled away the last vestiges of the American Dream. Yet here you’re guaranteed a truly
And that makes Ecuador the perfect place to retire…to reinvent yourself. You’ll find like-minded company when you do.
The “transplants” we’ve met have not only embraced the improved lifestyle in Ecuador, but they’ve also discovered a wealth of opportunity in businesses as diverse as adventure tourism, button-making, and shrimp-farming…
Live Healthier…Live Longer
This is a place where you can reconnect with the Earth and discover the natural rhythms of the world. For millions of years, Mother Nature has provided natural remedies to soothe our pains, calm our anxieties, and protect us against illness. But in the last century, synthetic medicines have supplanted these natural remedies in popularity and accessibility…except in a few small, protected pockets of the world. Ecuador is one of those places.
You eat organic fruits and vegetables…because that’s what’s sold in the markets. You walk more…because the pace of life is slower and you take the time to do it. The hours you once wasted in commuter traffic you now spend in the relaxing company of friends. No longer do you while away entire days under fluorescent office lights in a climate-controlled building…now you’re outside in the sun. Living here is energizing…restorative. Simply put: You feel younger, years younger, every day.
An important fact:
Although Ecuador is a much poorer country than the U.S., life expectancy here is the same. The reason? Good food and good living. In this country, you can golf on breathtaking courses so free of crowds you never have to make a tee time. A gourmet meal in a world-class restaurant costs about what you’d pay for bottled water and an appetizer in Los Angeles, New York City, or London. The fresh fruits and vegetables you find overpriced at specialty shops up north sell here at the local markets for significant less, a fresh Pineapple cost $0.75, the other day 6 oranges and 6 mandarines for $1.00 and 30 limes for $1.00.
Daily flights depart for destinations across the hemisphere. Cell phones seem to be standard issue. Cyber cafes are easy to find, and home-computer hookups are common. Cable TV gets you the major U.S. networks, CNN, three HBO channels, Cinemax, TLC, and more (for less than $50 a month).
Whether you thrive on the hustle and bustle of the city…or you are drawn to mountain valleys where cowbells are more common than car horns…
Whether you crave the sun, sand, and crashing surf…or have always dreamed of a rural retreat where you could ride your horse into town for lunch…
Coastal Lots From $40,000 Ecuador’s coast is magnificent, offering miles of rugged cliffs, beautiful sandy beaches, sleepy fishing villages, and thriving metropolitan areas. If you want nightlife, you can have it. If you’re looking for a quiet retreat, you can have that, too.
Check out such cities and towns as Salinas, Santa Marianita, Manta, Puerto Lopez, Canoa, and Atacames for a range of environments and lifestyle choices. In many locations, you’ll find lots beginning at $40,000 and houses and condos starting at $120,000+.
If you’d prefer big-city infrastructure but you still want to be on the water, consider Manta, a major seaport that has become a port of call for Pacific cruise ships. If you’re looking for seaside tranquility, consider Santa Marianita just 15 minutes south of Manta, a place where Jimmy Buffett would feel at home.
Get in Now…and Beat the Crowds
What’s more, your timing is good. Now is a smart time to gain a foothold in Ecuador…before the rest of the world catches on to what a wonderful place it is. Like Costa Rica and Mexico before it, Ecuador will attract a growing number of foreign retirees.
And like the folks who invested early in those other countries (and have watched their properties appreciate in value as much as 10 times in the past decade), an investment in Ecuador now could leave you well positioned to profit in the years to come.
Baby boomers are approaching retirement at a time when the U.S. economy is sluggish, the bear market has pummeled their investment portfolios, and retirement pensions are no longer a sure thing. They will likely face greater financial pressures in retirement than their parents did, and in greater numbers than ever, they’ll seek out alternatives to merely scraping by in the U.S. or Canada.