What you get for $600 – Cuenca, Ecuador


Want to see how the 1% live in Cuenca?  Then rent a house for $600.   For this “great” (this is all relative to the  US because it is an outrageously ridiculous price for most Cuencanos) price you can get:

  • Gated and private entry onto your own private street of only 9 homes
  • House in a compound of houses that are all owned by the same family (none of the others are rented out and there are children in all the homes)
  • 3 story fully furnished home with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths
  • Formal dining room
  • Sunken living room
  • Large  kitchen with all the requisite plates, pots, spoons, forks and other items included
  • Servant’s Quarters
  • Laundry room with washer and dryer
  • Private garden with fruit trees
  • Private enclosed and tiled courtyard
  • Beautiful views of Cuenca
  • Only 10-15 minute walk to center of town
  • Secure home with intercom buzzer
  • Deposit is $1,000 and renter pays for all utilities (which depending on usage maybe about $100 including light, gas, water, internet, cable and telephone).

Can you live on your social security check in Cuenca, Ecuador?   Yes you can!  Come and live like the 1% – if that is what you choose.

So tell me, if you could choose between spending $600 just on rent or $600 on everything for the whole month?  Which would you choose?

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  1. Hi Black Gringa, its John again, i problably will be traveling with a friend who is fluent in spanish, the main reason is to negotiate my rental. Just loving the idea, about the house rental, it will suit me fine, not to far away and with peace of mind. I really needed a place that would be furnish, helps a great deal. Is there any contact information or some direction where to go see these homes? Love to visit the homes for rental once i’m there.

    Black Gringa, you and your family are in my prayers.
    Thank you for all your help.

    • Hi John – The home for $250 is already lived in by some fellow bloggers and I will check to see of the $600 house is still available and will send a message straight to your email. Also periodically Cuenca Condos sends out updates on rentals and you may want to check in with them as well. Generally for Cuenca, you are going to find the best deals by just walking around, scoping out the “se arrienda”/for rent signs and giving the owners a call.

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