I recently returned, tho temporarily, to Canada after 4 years of working in Nanjing, China. I anticipate going to Ecuador early in October to look for part time work as an high school ESL teacher or teacher trainer resource person and find my retirement home. I have decades of experience in this line of work, so am optimistic about finding something in the public sector, either at the secondary or tertiary level. I worked in the private school sector in China, and have had enough of seeing families buy their kids' grades, and of one's popularity being a primary factor in determining job security. As well, I hope to do some free lance copy editing. I will start my search in Guayaquil, and hope I can find both home and work somewhere within an easy trip to the beach, other expats, and a horseback ride. If you have any advice for me, don't hesitate to share info about costs of living, rent, food, entertainment, getting around, etc.
How much monthly income will I need to live simply but comfortably, 2 bedroom apt, internet service, cell phone, food, a couple of day trips a month with hired transportation, eating out at least once /week.