Thinking of Moving to Ecuador? Take this Short Quiz (#26)


1. How does one add a diacritic to a word in WhatsApp, and why might that save a person a good deal of money?
2. A store clerk tells a customer that they need to go to a Banco de Tornillos (Bank of screws). What is he / she recommending?
3. After returning an empty Botellón to a tienda owner, the customer is directed to a stack of full ones. What is the customary price for such an exchange, and of what should the buyer beware?
4. What’s a “cable” and how hard are they to find here?
5. What is IESS and why do many Expats find it better than the alternative?

0. Strongly recommend going to
1. Probably best to go to
2. Consider going to
3. 50/50
4. You might be ok without
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Stay tuned for more questions in a few days.

Rick Ochoa

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