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Whats Your Question About Cuenca, Ecuador? 580+ Questions and Answers

We’ve been covering Cuenca, Ecuador and expat life in general for just over 5 months in more than 100 posts. And we’ve built a pretty solid set of content. We are often told that we are the best Ecuador site for expats – but we want to be better. And we need your help.

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  • Life as a family
  • Retired life
  • How to . . .

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So, What do you want to know about Cuenca?

Post your questions below in the comments and we’ll get busy. We’ll be taking questions for other areas of the country in the coming months.


Monday 4th of January 2021

I am beginning the process, applying for a retiree resident status. I am reading lots of vague things about inoculations; yellow fever, Hep A & B, etc. I'd feel like a pin cushion if I did that, not to mention probably being DOA. Q 1: Are there any shots one MUST have before entering Ecuador? I have a recovering immune system and I don't have any shots. They stress out my immune systerm. That would be a deal breaker for my plans. I have tried the Canadian system, Australian system ... COVID is over-riding any useful information. Q 2: I would like to live in Loja. I would like to be in a cooler climate, at lower altitude than Cuenca. I have a spattering of Spanish, but I would like to learn the language. That and altitude sickness concerns. See above: recovering immune system. Thank you for any info you might be able to share. Chey


Sunday 30th of August 2020

Hi, thanks for the great information you have on your website. 1) How does Ecuador tax income from an online website with readers from the U.S.? 2) Can you find Diet Dr. Pepper in Cuenca? Thanks, Michele

Craig Lyons

Monday 23rd of September 2019

Want to know the availability and price of two types of insulin in Cuenca Ecuador, specifically: 1) Novolog or Humalog in 10 ml vials 2) Lantus in 10 ml vials Not interested in the 3 ml pens of the above insulins, just the 10 ml vials. Thanks


Friday 20th of September 2019

What is the average age of expats in Ecuador? Does the government disallow individuals over a certain age?

Pat Kottmeier

Friday 12th of July 2019

How my children prescription brand name Eliquis 5mg cost?