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1. Posted by CLLeblanc2 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Hi All! My name is Cherri and I live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Not to long ago my husband and I have decided we would like to expose our children (six of them under 10) to another culture so we have decided to move to Chile and are now in the planning and learning process. Realistically it will be at least 4 years before we can move but we plan on visiting there every year starting in June. I have a few beginning question for anyone willing and has the time to help me with some information.

1. First of all, we are currently trying to build residual income. We don't plan on depending on employment in Chile. Right now we are a working class family. My husband owing his own business brings us an income of about $60,000.00 a year. Would that be enough to live comfortably in Chile? If not, what would be enough? Please keep in mind I have six children (maybe one or two more by then)that will be in school.

2. Can anyone reccomend a good area in Chile to live in with a large family. We are looking for the "simple life" and love the ocean but would like to be at least with in an hour of a city with an airport.

3. What would a fairly large (at least 5 bedrooms)home with a couple of acres cost?

4. What is the cost of a gallon of milk? six pack of cokes? loaf of bread? (most used items in my home)

5. Do they really deliver your bread like the newspaper?

6. Why Chile? We love the ocean, love the mountains and have been told that the Chillean people are honest, upright, friendly, honorable people and that because of the Andes it isn't corrupted like other South American Countries.

Basically guys, I will always be an "American" but America has become so materialistic and I would like to show my children there is life beyond material things.
Thanks for any help. God Bless all of you on your travels!
Cherri
PS I have been to Italy (Rome, Assisi, Sabacio, Florence) and Barbados. Be glad to provide any info. I can.

2. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

I feel honored you have chosen my country to live in, just hope to deserve what you did say about us.

About your questions:
1.- US60,000 is more than enough to live in Chile, with no luxury but confortable. (Do you really have six children and are planning to have more??!! I'm taking care of three somalian sheep babies and I'm exhausted...)

2.- Valparaiso and Viña del Mar are two cities at the ocean and they are about one and half hour from Santiago. They are nice in winter, but with too much tourism in summer. Concepción is at the ocean too, and is the second large city in Chile, but it still keep the enchant of a country place and have beautiful surroundings where you can easily find a good place to live, near the city but not in the city.

3.- Not going to lie, I have no idea

4.- 1 liter of milk cost about $0,75, a pack of cokes something more than $3 and the bread is about $1,1 the kilogram.

5.- Depend on where you live. Not in Santiago.

I hope that would be helpful :D

3. Posted by gozub (Inactive 11 posts) 11y

Hola.

I'm gonna try to ask some of your cuestions

---- on 18.10.2005 CLLeblanc2 wrote----

1. First of all, we are currently trying to build residual income. We don't plan on depending on employment in Chile. Right now we are a working class family. My husband owing his own business brings us an income of about $60,000.00 a year. Would that be enough to live comfortably in Chile? If not, what would be enough? Please keep in mind I have six children (maybe one or two more by then)that will be in school.

R: I think 60.000 is enough money. The minimum salary here is like US$2400 at year.... Maybe with 60000 you will be in the 10% richest people here

2. Can anyone reccomend a good area in Chile to live in with a large family. We are looking for the "simple life" and love the ocean but would like to be at least with in an hour of a city with an airport.

R: Algarrobo is beautiful. In the cost....very touritic in summer. Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, El Quisco, Isla Negra... You can find in the V Region beautiful cities(is like a State for you).

3. What would a fairly large (at least 5 bedrooms)home with a couple of acres cost?

R: MAybe between US$150.000 and US$300.000... it depends on the city

4. What is the cost of a gallon of milk? six pack of cokes? loaf of bread? (most used items in my home)

R: We have international measures....so, 1 liter of milk is 1 dollar. 1 kg of bread 1 dollar too.

5. Do they really deliver your bread like the newspaper?

R: It's not really, you have to buy your bread in a store.

6. Why Chile? We love the ocean, love the mountains and have been told that the Chillean people are honest, upright, friendly, honorable people and that because of the Andes it isn't corrupted like other South American Countries.

R: Chile is very nice.... Santiago isn't.... Santiago is disgusting, i hate it.

Basically guys, I will always be an "American" but America has become so materialistic and I would like to show my children there is life beyond material things.
Thanks for any help. God Bless all of you on your travels!
Cherri
PS I have been to Italy (Rome, Assisi, Sabacio, Florence) and Barbados. Be glad to provide any info. I can.

I hope to have been helpfully...

Gonzalo

4. Posted by gozub (Inactive 11 posts) 11y

Hola.

I'm gonna try to ask some of your cuestions

---- on 18.10.2005 CLLeblanc2 wrote----

1. First of all, we are currently trying to build residual income. We don't plan on depending on employment in Chile. Right now we are a working class family. My husband owing his own business brings us an income of about $60,000.00 a year. Would that be enough to live comfortably in Chile? If not, what would be enough? Please keep in mind I have six children (maybe one or two more by then)that will be in school.

R: I think 60.000 is enough money. The minimum salary here is like US$2400 at year.... Maybe with 60000 you will be in the 10% richest people here

2. Can anyone reccomend a good area in Chile to live in with a large family. We are looking for the "simple life" and love the ocean but would like to be at least with in an hour of a city with an airport.

R: Algarrobo is beautiful. In the cost....very touritic in summer. Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, El Quisco, Isla Negra... You can find in the V Region beautiful cities(is like a State for you).

3. What would a fairly large (at least 5 bedrooms)home with a couple of acres cost?

R: MAybe between US$150.000 and US$300.000... it depends on the city

4. What is the cost of a gallon of milk? six pack of cokes? loaf of bread? (most used items in my home)

R: We have international measures....so, 1 liter of milk is 1 dollar. 1 kg of bread 1 dollar too.

5. Do they really deliver your bread like the newspaper?

R: It's not really, you have to buy your bread in a store.

6. Why Chile? We love the ocean, love the mountains and have been told that the Chillean people are honest, upright, friendly, honorable people and that because of the Andes it isn't corrupted like other South American Countries.

R: Chile is very nice.... Santiago isn't.... Santiago is disgusting, i hate it.

Basically guys, I will always be an "American" but America has become so materialistic and I would like to show my children there is life beyond material things.
Thanks for any help. God Bless all of you on your travels!
Cherri
PS I have been to Italy (Rome, Assisi, Sabacio, Florence) and Barbados. Be glad to provide any info. I can.

I hope to have been helpfully...

Gonzalo