U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Americas
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 05-13-2010, 08:40 AM
Location: Nebraska
188 posts, read 236,638 times
Reputation: 286


Just wondering what it's like there (i.e. cleanliness, government, police force, cost of living, taxes, etc). Thanks for any info.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 05-13-2010, 09:10 AM
Location: Westwood
213 posts, read 559,557 times
Reputation: 116
Been there many times.

1. Santiago is probably my favorite city in the world.
Extremely clean and extremely safe from my experiences. Beautiful as well. You're about an hour west of the Andes Mountains and about 2 hours east of the Pacific Ocean.

2. Government is a little bit "too socialist" for my liking but it isn't as bad as the majority of socialist leaning countries (ie taxes).

3. I found the cost of living affordable. Not as affordable as Uruguay but still affordable.

The entire country is breathtaking. It has everything you could possibly want. Mountains, Lakes, Oceans, big city life, small town life, fjiords, etc...

My favorite spot in the country is probably the lake district. It is quite a ways south of Santiago. It is one of the most beautiful spots on earth I've been. It reminds me a lot quite honestly, of the Alps with all of the forests and mountain lakes. I found it to be much less commercialized and far less touristy that say a Switzerland is. Valdavia and Puerto Montt are great places to stay in that area. Also, the Lake District is very close to Bariloche just across the border in Argentina. Just a beautiful country in every aspect.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-13-2010, 09:43 AM
476 posts, read 1,015,136 times
Reputation: 948
Try the forum's search function to start.

Living in Santiago, Chile

Self Employment Post - Chile
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Americas
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top