Population is around 180,000
Never rains (ever): Atacama Desert
Two fertile valleys via well water and other irrigation from Andes runoff.
Right on Peruvian border and not far from Bolivian border (5 hours) with flamingo lake Chungara.
Airport with daily flights to Iquique and Santiago
Near Tacnca, Peru airport (30 mins by taxi plus time needed at the border crossing) with a daily flight to Lima, Peru.
Some of the nicest people in Chile
“2nd world” living
Little or no English spoken
VERY inexpensive place to live. A couple can do it without too much trouble on $1,000 per month.
Very low real tax rate if you shop in the free zone (ZOFRI) in Iquique and in the mall in Tacna.
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