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Time to find a flat!

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My trip to Santiago was 26 hours door to door which is long but went hassle free. From Santiago airport I came straight to Sid’s flat. Sid is a really cool guy that I met   in Mendozza when I was there in January. He has been indespensible in making my transition easy and less daunting. Im currently crashing on his sofa in his flat based in the Providencia district. It is a really central, peaceful, green and safe area. Today I started searching for my own flat. The property is not as
dynamic as in London, but like most capitals in the world there is enough out there. Its now time to find mi casa! 🙂

Almost everything in this country is in Spanish which makes things difficult for people like me that harldy speak Spanish. Google Chrome has been really handy in this regard. Chrome’s site translation feature is awesome. It can be set to automatically translate a site from its original language to English (or other languages). Looking through Compartodepto (a flatshare listing site) has been much easier as I didn’t need to stumble through the Spanish ads.

I also found tapping into the expat community really useful. I posted adds on Internations (international online community for people who live and work abroad) and FindinChile Facebook group.

Flats in Santiago are a lot cheaper than in London however its more expensive than in Budapest. I expect to pay between CLP 180,000 (£234) and CLP 200,000 (£260) with all bills included. This is the average price for flats with 2-4 bedrooms in Providencia.

I hope to have a place by 1 October. Till then I will be couch surfing with Sid. Thanks buddy! 🙂

 

 

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Author: Miklos Grof

Miklos is the CEO and co-founder of Fundacity. Fundacity is making startups investing easier. Fundacity already supports all the notable accelerators in LatAm in their startup selection and management and they are expanding rapidly across Asia-Pacific and Europe. With the recently launched Fundacity Investments Clubs it seeks to simplify the startup investing process in emerging markets and make it accessible to more people. Miklos has unique and extensive experience in start-up formation, business development and venture financing. He has raised and evaluated investment offers in venture capital from angels and VCs from three continents for a variety of deals. He thrives at launching businesses and making sales in new geographies. Miklos currently serves as a financial advisor and mentor for various start-ups including Taggify (an online contextual advertising company based in New York and Buenos Aires). At Taggify, Miklos advises on fundraising, financial reporting to the board of investors, tax filling and cash flow management. Miklos completed his MsC in Finance at the London School of Economics and previously worked in corporate finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, fund sales at UniCredit Vienna and economic research at Erste Bank Budapest. He is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW, Institute of Chartered Accountant England and Whales and is quinti-lingual. He is passionate about startups and entrepreneurship and spends his free time engaging with the startup community.

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