A Decision Making Tool For Potential Expats
What is a Gringo Guillotine? How might the minimum salary influence my choice of dishes? What causes my shower water to go from iceberg cold to lava hot scalding every 30 seconds and what in the world is a “Calephone” anyway? What does a head of lettuce cost: at the grocery store, at the mercado, and at a tienda?
For those considering moving here, the answer to these and at least 1,000 other questions are answered in the website www.MasDespcio.com. It is a glass half-full, half-empty website that mentions the good, doctors often give out their cell phone numbers, the bad, we do have tarantulas, and the ugly, watch out for the dog feces.
Hi, my name is César Ricardo Ochoa. The name might fool you, because while my father’s side of the family is pure Ecuadorian, I was born, bred, and spoon fed on American superiority in suburban, network television monotony. Having spent the first 55 years of my life in the U.S. my wife, my mother, and I, retired here in 2018. Having dual citizenship and both cultures running through my veins, I give the reader my unique perspective.
In addition to a 250 page book, there are maps, and scads of spreadsheets attempting to show the true cost of living here. At $19.99/year, this ad-free experience helps the customer to see the joys and the pains that they might find in this beautiful, albeit imperfect part of the world.