The Expat Files: Living in Latin America A guide to moving to Latin America, finding work, and settling in.

February 8, 2013  
-An update on inflation and the cost of living in Latin America.
-A report on which Latin countries are still ridiculously cheap: which ones aren’t such bargains any more and which places are cheap for now but won’t be much longer.
-Occasionally I get an email or two saying that the so-called“gringo advantage” is all about carpet-bagging first worlder's taking unfair advantage of poor uneducated Latins. I say they’re wrong. Its more about us expats providing more, better, cleaner and more consistent products and services. For example: expats create nice, hygienic restaurants we would like to eat in. Bottom line; if the locals can’t or won’t provide we want, some expat eventually will fill the niche and make a nice profit doing so.
-Would you like to know how to learn enough Spanish in just one month to get around quite nicely down here… and speak confidently in Spanish when you’re way off the tourist trail where practically no one speaks English at all? Well, there us a guaranteed learning method I personally developed and use myself. I dubbed it, “Johnny’s Spanish boot camp method”. and here's how it works..........
-Follow the link on the main page at to schedule a consultation with me. If you want to discuss the details of living, working, playing, doing business and/or retiring in Latin America, now you and I can talk about your situation one on one
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