Moving to Paraguay

Lately I’m getting a lot of emails from people wanting to move to Paraguay…people ask me a lot of interesting questions…and you get to know people better not by the answer they give but by the questions they make…

Here I will list the popular questions.

Cost of living?-Health/ medical care/ Quality/ insurance?-Schools? -Housing?-Best neighborhoods?-Moving around? Getting things done…level of easiness-Language?-How will people be accepted by locals? etc etc etc.

There are so many questions with no answer and so many answers with no questions…as every big decision it is a private decision where just the person involved in it can really know what feels better…I could and can answer most of the questions but…I would always suggest before moving to a country visit it first, have the feeling and specially stay with a local family or a vacation rental in a local house rather than a hotel, be with locals, deal with locals, shop and dine where locals do.

As a tourist you want to experiment different things, since you have just a short time you have to visit the landmarks and maybe party a bit and that is pretty much it…because it would be probably be the first and last one you visit Paraguay….but the thing is different if you consider to live there.

Here I will answer very briefly some of the questions above:

Cost of living for a family of 4 around 2000$ with a decent level, includes housing, decent private school, food, insurance some entertainment and gas.

Medical quality is good to excellent depending on where to go and what do you go in for, I had a good experience in that matter, Great and modern installations, great even for plastic surgery, I would recommend you go there instead of paying thousands of dollars here in the US, I always go to the dentist there and save thousands! If you consider to go for medical reasons contact me, I know my way around. Everything is a fraction of a price than here. At the embassy you can get a list of the best doctors and dentists in town.

Rent is around 500$for a nice small house in a decent neighborhood. (prices are getting up depending on the neighborhood)

Best private schools: American School, Christian Academy, San Ignacio de Loyola, Lumen, Goethe Schule, Dante Alighieri, Aleman Concordia, Cristo Rey, Las Teresas, Santa Clara, Las Almenas, San Patricio, Inter, La Providencia, Colegio de la Asuncion, Grace, Colegio del Sol, Sek just to mention a few.

Would strongly recommend to learn at least basic spanish!…

Well to keep it short for now…if you are tired of the rat race of other countries…Paraguay is a place you would seriously consider to move to.

Part II of this post coming soon…

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6 Responses to “Moving to Paraguay”

  1. Brenda Says:

    What a great post and a great idea to let people know about Paraguay.

    I would add, as a suggestion, that people who want to move to Paraguay long term do so on trial basis at first. Say, a 6 month time before they make a decision to stay long term. Paraguay is enchanting and exotic, but not everyone can handle the exotic and should experiment before making a long term commitment.

  2. muna Says:

    True Brenda! i totally agree! I know people that love Paraguay and others that couldnt handle it, trial period is always a great option if its possible.

  3. Hillary Says:

    I loved my year there, and many times I still dream of living full-time in Asunción again. But I know I couldn’t handle the heat (I had heat stroke after I came back from PY and have a low tolerance of heat & humidity.)
    Maggie (daughter) and I realized this past summer that, when we’re there, we don’t think at all of the US (except for the family we’re missing) – no worries about tv we’re missing, stores, food items, etc. We just get so into being paraguayitas – and loving it.
    And, no matter how long you’re in Paraguay, it truly becomes a part of you, it enters your soul, your blood, your life.
    Ro hai hu Paraguay!!!

  4. Tom Says:

    Can anyone comment on the process of obtaining residency in Paraguay?

  5. Henrik Says:

    Good article, but really 2000$ per month?? Can’t really see that it could be that expensive living in PY. It is VERY cheap living in PY, even in the up-town neighborhoods.

    Keep up the good work with this blog!

  6. muna Says:

    Well it all depends on how many people and to what school they go and so worth…all is relative, right? thanks for your comment =)

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