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

October 6, 2013  
1-Ready for a few “cost of living” surprises? Well, today I’ve got some details that take “cost of living” facts and questions to a deeper level. Analysts are always throwing figures out comparing the so-called average north American person or family to some other country’s average citizen. So who is this average American and for the matter who is the average Latin person or expat?
2-Expats eventually wean themselves off of first-world products like imported foods and junk food they were accustomed to (or addicted to) up in Cleveland. Here’s a little story of what happens with long-term expats who have pent-up uncontrollable first-world cravings.
3-There was a time a few years back when little by little the local Latin store shelves started to carry previously rare and unobtainable (unavailable down here) stateside products. When that would happen it wasn’t unusual for gringos and expats to go a bit nuts and end up hoarding stuff and doing very un-gringolike things!

4-Some facts of life regarding expiration dates, truth in advertizing and food product labeling down in Latin America. If you're a label scrutinizer, this little report might be a bit of a shocker! 
5-A few more excellent expat tips about those little known but very desirable “altiplano” regions of Latin America   
6-“AN EXPAT’S GUIDE TO FIRST-WORLD  HEALTHCARE IN LATIN AMERICA”That’s the name of my long awaited free report. It’s finally finished and will be available for a time at Grab a copy and than compare how 21st century Latin American healthcare stacks up to your Heathcare in the states. Read it and weep! And remember the report is free(at least for now).
7-For all of you curious about how our last Expat Wisdom seminar in June went down…  two of our attendees, Deane and Heather, put together a great 10 min slideshow/audio clip with some very cool visuals. Now you can see what it was like (and what you missed) as we all trucked around with our “boots on the ground” Just go to and click on the “slideshow” link.
8-Follow the link on the main page at to schedule a private 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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