Chile: The Expat's Guide By Nathan Lustig

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Chile: The Expat's Guide By Nathan Lustig

Nathan Lustig
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Chile: The Expat's Guide is the insider's guide to living, working and traveling in Chile. 

Lustig moved to Chile in 2010 with his company, Entrustet, as part of the Startup Chile pilot round. After completing the program, his company was acquired and he continued to live in Chile. After living in Chile for nearly three years, Lustig wrote the book he'd wished he'd had been able to read before he first arrived.

Chile: The Expat's Guide gives you the inside scoop about how to enjoy your time in Chile, whether you're visiting, studying abroad or moving to Chile for an extended period of time. You'll see from an insider's perspective and learn about things that took the author years to learn about. You'll become an expert on Chilean culture, cultural differences, food, drink and entertainment, as well as get the answers to practical questions like: 

  • How much Spanish do I need to survive in Chile?
  • How can I find an affordable apartment?
  • Where are the best places to live in Santiago?
  • What are the best restaurants in Chile?
  • What internet and cell phone should I choose?
  • How does banking work?
  • What kind of visas do I need?
  • How can I get a job in Chile?
  • How do Chileans view foreigners?

  • And much more. 

    Whether you're thinking of traveling to Chile for pleasure, coming for business, studying abroad or relocating, this book will give you the perfect introduction to Chile. After reading Chile: The Expat's Guide, you'll be ready to come to Chile armed with the knowledge you need to make the best of your stay.

    Table of Contents


    Chapter 1: Chile at a Glance

    Chapter 2: What’s Chile like?

    A brief history of Chile, Chilean culture, sports, food & drink and a section on dating and relationships.

    Chapter 3: Getting to Chile & Getting Situated

    Chapter 4: Getting Around Santiago and Chile

    Chapter 5: Cost of Living

    How much do you need to earn to live well in Chile? What costs more? Less? The same?

    Chapter 6: Safety

    Tips and tricks to stay safe in Chile. How to recognize scams. Parts of the country to avoid.

    Chapter 7: How much Spanish do I need?

    How to survive without speaking much spanish, learning spanish, understanding Chilean spanish.

    Chapter 8: Business Climate

    Chapter 9: Visa and Entry Requirements

    How to come to Chile on a tourist, work or student temporary visa. How to stay for longer if you want to.

    Chapter 10: Working in Chile

    How to get a job, what to expect in interviews, what to expect in the workplace.

    Chapter 11: Apartment Hunting

    Where to live, how to find the perfect apartment, how to rent the apartment you want.

    Chapter 12: Santiago City Guide

    The best restaurants, bars, clubs and parks. Where to go for music, theater, sports, culture and more.

    Chapter 13: Banking

    How the banking system works in Chile.

    Chapter 14: Cell phone and Internet

    How to get a cell phone that works in Chile. Best plan recommendations.

    Chapter 15: Heathcare

    Overview of the Chilean system and who it affects foreigners.

    Chapter 16: Education

    The education system and how it affects foreigners.

    Chapter 17: Real Estate

    How to buy or rent the property you want. An overview of the Chilean market.

    Chapter 18: Natural Disasters

    Everything from earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis to poisonous spiders.

    Chapter 19: Entrepreneurship and Starting your Own Business

    Chile’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and culture.

    Chapter 20: Travel

    Travel guides for Chilean destinations like Patagonia, Chiloé, Pucón, the lakes region, La Serena, San Pedro de Atacama, Pichilemo, Valparaiso, Viña del Mar and more. Foreign destinations like Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Uruguay and Colombia.

    Chapter 21: Services and Discount Guide

    The best service providers that I use in Chile. Phone companies, car rental, attorneys and more.

    Chapter 22: Chilean Slang

    A basic dictionary to help you understand the intricacies of Chilean slang.



    Appendix 1: My Speech to President Piñera

    Appendix 2: How to renew your Chilean Temporary Visa

    A step by step guide.

    Appendix 3: How to Apply for Chilean Permanent Residence

    A step by step guide


    Chile: The Expat's Guide is also available on Amazon, http://ow.ly/n4B1e.

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