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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gringo Inflation in Cuenca: Comment from an Ecuadorian

I was watching your videos about my city. I'm from Cuenca and now I live in New York City. I'm glad you love my city. Just one thing about you guys comment on how cheap the prices are in the Mercado in Cuenca for example.  $0.50 per basil it is good but for the people who makes an Ecuadorian salary is normal because the income in my city is not like in USA. This is just a comment to make you guys think a lot of us have to emigrant here to your country trying to make a better living for our families there. Why don't you make a new video with how the rest of families survive in Cuenca Ecuador. Thanks and enjoy my city. 

We did make a video and here it is. 
Thank you for reminding us to keep Cuenca livable for everyone!


  1. Thank you for covering this issue. It would be nice if you could interview local Ecuadorians about it, too. It certainly helps to be reminded that the costs are geared to local salaries and income.

    Plus, it would be good to have a video about how not to dress like a rich American. Although some of us are on severely restricted incomes these days, a lot of our wardrobes were purchased when we had good jobs and could afford more expensive items. What would be considered "normal," and what is considered "flaunting it"?

    Thanks for all you do.

  2. Hi Geri, thanks for your comment and questions. We posted an article on your question today about "how not to dress like a rich American". You'll find the post here: http://livingfrugalandhappy.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-not-to-dress-like-rich-american-in.html


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