Cuenca, Ecuador, our charming colonial hometown, was already being touted by online publications as one of the top expat destinations in the world when we arrived in 2010.
We’re happy to report that none of the attributes which earned such a lofty designation back then have diminished. In truth, Cuenca keeps getting better and better!
Here are 12 reasons why we’ve loved living in Cuenca, Ecuador.
1. Low Cost Of Living
Our careers and most of our investments were swept away by the Great Recession of 2008. Seeking a lower cost of living led us to retire early, take the savings we had left, and move to Ecuador.
Turns out it was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Our financial nightmares disappeared, and we’ve enjoyed an upscale lifestyle on a Social Security budget ever since.