How Can You Access Healthcare in Ecuador?
If you move to Ecuador, you will be able to make voluntary social security contributions which will enable you to access the public healthcare facilities in the country. Your employer may also make contributions on your behalf. As an expat living in Ecuador, your social security contribution will be calculated as a percentage of your salary, therefore you will be required to provide proof of income in order for the correct deduction to be made.
As of 2019, this cost would be a minimum of USD 64 per month, based on the basic Ecuadorian monthly salary of USD 366, meaning you may be better off choosing a private healthcare package and not making the voluntary contributions.
Remember that depending on where you choose to live in Ecuador may dictate the level of access to healthcare you have across both the public and private sectors, and should consider this prior to making voluntary contributions or taking out private health and medical insurance cover.