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

August 5, 2018  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #779 SUN, AUG 05- (08-05-2018): 

#1- The hidden costs of having and maintaining a pool in Latin America.

Almost all gringos and expats think having a pool is mandatory here whether they live in a private home, a condo complex or residential tower. The truth is that if you live in the “perfect spring weather of the altiplano region a pool is unnecessary and in fact will be little used unless swimming is really your thing. Just know that if you have a pool of your own it’s going to be an expensive proposition too, and here’s why..   

 #2- Those Latin American “Cost of Living” lies, fibs and deliberate misinformation:

You should skeptical of many of the “cost of living” projections coming from expat rags like IL, AARP and those expat blogs and sales blurbs. 

#4-Grings Gone Native:

How to spot them, the telltale signs and symptoms, the why’s and where’s of hoy they fell from grace and how not to fall into that trap yourself 

#5- The latest Latin American real estate bubble boom and bust update.

Owners and landlords are starting to panic, cutting prices as the seller’s market deepens. 

#6- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your exit plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. Check out the free intro video to the course now at 


 #7- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

 #9- For more of Johnny’s reports, comments, adventures, news, surprises the famous “Expat Concierge Service” and more, check it all out at:  

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