Spanish study predicts Cuenca and Quito will be the most popular destinations for future expats

A demographic study of global migration patterns by the University of Barcelona predicts that Cuenca and Quito will continue to rank one and two as the most popular Ecuadorian residency destinations for foreigners over the next 25 years. The report, released in February, says that smaller communities expected to attract foreign residents in Ecuador are Vilcabamba, Ibarra, Cotacachi, Salinas, and Tonsupa. In a previous report, the university predicted that Manta would be the third most popular destination but said the 2016 coastal earthquake had made the city less attractive to some prospective expats. Despite the earthquake, the study said the…

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