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Peter B. Krehmer

"I was amazed how many like-minded expats there are in La Paz; it was great to get in touch with such a friendly group of people."

Heather Albrey

"Expat living in Bolivia can be difficult at times. The InterNations community made it a lot easier for us. "

Our Friendly Community of Expatriates in La Paz Welcomes You!

¡Hola! Welcome to our expat community in La Paz! Whether you are moving abroad or just thinking about it, as part of the worldwide InterNations community, you can interact with other expats in a safe and welcoming environment. Moving to another country doesn't have to be difficult, through InterNations you can make contact with other expats and ask them any questions you might have, such as, "which La Paz neighborhood is safest to live in?" or "what is the healthcare system like in Bolivia?". Whatever your questions or concerns may be, the expat community in La Paz is happy to answer them.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Moscow or Vienna.

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Attend our monthly events and activities for La Paz expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

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  • Moving to La Paz

    La Paz, Bolivia is just a few miles from the border with Peru, and life there can be a mixture of modern and traditional Bolivian culture. The climate is moderate and there are some good residential areas for expats moving to La Paz to settle. Read on for tips on the housing hunt and more!
  • Living in La Paz

    Living in La Paz means living high above sea level, which explains some of the local quirks, such as water boiling at 88°C. In addition, fantastic museums, a modern lifestyle, and diversified leisure activities offer expats a real taste of Bolivian culture.
  • Working in La Paz

    Manufacturing plays an essential role in the local economy of La Paz, with the food processing and education sectors no less important, offering opportunities for expats looking to work in La Paz. Work permits are relatively easy to obtain with proof from the future employer, too.

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What You Can Expect from Life in La Paz

The highest administrative capital in the world, La Paz sits on the Andes' Altiplano plateau, 3,650 m above sea level. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the dramatic city can be navigated by its aerial cable car system. Bolivia is a diverse country with deep multi-cultural roots. The small numbers of expats that live in Bolivia generally live in La Paz or the other major cities in Bolivia. Many expats in the city are employed by NGOs or move to the country to volunteer. The Bolivian government has been implementing policies to encourage foreigners to set up new businesses in the country and city. And while it may be one of the poorest countries in South America, its rich natural resources, such as oil, natural gas and minerals, have benefited its economy.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Hamburg or Accra, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Make Friends and Build Your Network in La Paz with InterNations!

Once you are a part of InterNations, you can also meet up with like-minded expats online and in person. Our network is safe and secure, and every member has been approved by us to become a part of the community. Every InterNations member understands the guiding principles of our community, including helpfulness, respect, and an open and welcoming attitude. Meet up with other expats when you arrive in La Paz by attending one of our larger social events or joining one of the groups in La Paz, dedicated to different hobbies and interests, such as the DinnerNations Group. With InterNations, you'll have a busy and active social life in La Paz in no time and meet many fabulous, international people!

Peter B. Krehmer

"I was amazed how many like-minded expats there are in La Paz; it was great to get in touch with such a friendly group of people."

Heather Albrey

"Expat living in Bolivia can be difficult at times. The InterNations community made it a lot easier for us. "

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