The small South American country is a favorite among expats for several reasons. First, 91 percent of respondents pointed to the cheap cost of living as a selling point. In addition, the weather is nice, healthcare is cheap, and the country ranks first when it comes to finding friends and feeling welcome.Ecuador tops the list of the best destinations for expats. (Photo: InterNations)
Of those expats living in Ecuador, 56 percent are Americans with an average age of 51.9 years. And this isn’t just a pit stop on to somewhere else, 45 percent say that they might stay forever.
In second place is Mexico, where 70 percent of expats agree that making friends is easy, and 81 percent rate the cost of living favorably.