Getting Residency In Chile

Getting Residency In Chile

South America has many great options for either investment or retirement that any American might enjoy. I have already talked about Brazil and Argentina, and today I am going to talk about how to get residency in Chile. Chile is the most developed nation in South America and it absolutely beautiful and for the most part not as known as other places in South America. For this reason you would be wise to look into the country as an option ... Read More »

Invest in Chile

Invest in Chile

Chile has Latin America’s best economy and has seen more foreign investment than all of the other Latin American countries other than Mexico and Brazil. Not only is it a popular place to invest in Latin America, but it’s a popular place to invest globally. In its World Investment Report 2016, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) ranked Chile as the world’s 17th largest recipient of direct foreign investment in 2015. With its economic and political stability ... Read More »

The Why and How of Retiring in Chile

The Why and How of Retiring in Chile

Chile offers first-world living at a much lower cost than most first-world countries. That’s always a big factor in the decision to relocate, but it’s also a country that offers Latin America’s highest standard of living. This means the water is drinkable, WiFi is fast and reliable, and transportation and highways are modern. Chile is even part of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, in which Chileans can enter the United States without a visa. This means that Chile’s people live ... Read More »

How to Work in Chile

How to Work in Chile

Chile is a high income country, with a GDP that compares to that of Poland or Turkey, and it has seen a steady increase in economic growth over the last several years. Larger numbers of immigrants are heading there, and they want to know: how can we work in Chile? First, you’ll need to apply for a Chilean work permit. There are two types of work visas. The first is the visa subject to contract, and the other is the ... Read More »

Residency Options in Chile

Residency Options in Chile

Residency in Chile is achieved in much the same way that residency is achieved in many other Latin American countries, with the same types of regulations regarding pensions, capital, etc. However, the price and straightforwardness of the process will depend heavily on which country you’re coming from. Based on your country of origin, you may be asked for additional documents. Either way, it’s always good to visit a country before deciding to move there, so you’ll likely start with a ... Read More »

How Fast Could a Crisis Wipe You Out? – Part II

How Fast Could a Crisis Wipe You Out? – Part II

[Featured Image: The Euro on the decline: should we really be surprised by the Swiss central bank policy change that rocked markets worldwide last month? This chart shows we had plenty of warning.] See How Fast Could a Crisis Wipe You Out? – Part I. The EUR/CHF currency shock was unexpected in its timing, but anyone could look at a currency chart and see the euro’s massive decline over the last 3½ years. Cyprus’ surprise seizure of its citizens’ bank ... Read More »

A Tour: Reñaca Beach to Viña del Mar

A Tour: Reñaca Beach to Viña del Mar

Sometimes we walk to get someplace. Our focus is merely to put one leg in front of the other in order to reach our destination. I find it relaxing to just walk. It helps me clear my mind, organize my thoughts and, of course, it’s good for me. I also appreciate the visual stimulation. When driving, I have to focus on the road.  The scenery slips by quickly, so most of the sights only get a cursory glance; with many ... Read More »

A Hamburger with Drinks & Helado en Santiago

A Hamburger with Drinks & Helado en Santiago

Continued from Is That a Hamburger Walking Around Santiago? For drinks later in the evening I can recommend Teclados; the bar chain frequented by students all over the city. They have some simple snacks for satisfying any hunger still left from dinner and, of course, all the usual drinks like Piña Colada, Pisco Sour, “Roncola” and nice German beer… If you’re interested in seeing more student night life with a dash of class sprinkled throughout I can recommend Patio Bellavista, ... Read More »

Is That a Hamburger Walking Around Santiago?

Is That a Hamburger Walking Around Santiago?

I like to walk. Whether it’s in a city street teeming with strangers, a fading forest path winding through fir trees, or a strip of sand cuddling up to an ocean shore – walking never fails to calm my oft fragmented mind. And since I left my family and friends behind, quit my studies to work at an education startup, and moved from Hamburg, Germany to Reñaca, Chile, mental exhaustion is a bit more common. Though I love my work, ... Read More »

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