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    Hi all...Hope everyone is doing well after yesterday...

    My Husband and I are researching/investigating (thoroughly) a move to the DR North Coast (probably Sosua). He's a Master Electrician (we now own a home repair business on the west coast of Fla.)

    Do you believe he could maintain a small/moderate (relative) income from doing electrical (including new construction) and/or repairs in the area? I have a fixed (net $27k/yr. income), so this would be in addition. If you don't believe he could, is my income alone enough to live adequately?

    Any input would be greatly appreciated...
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    Read this http://dr1.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=23103 then come back and ask specific questions.

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    There is at least one established electrical contractors in Sosua that is good. The owner speaks English. I think it would be worthwhile for your husband to speak with him to see if there might be a place for him there.

    It is also possible, over time and through word of mouth, to make the services known to other expats and part-year-here home/apartment owners. This could produce a fair amount of work.

    Keep in mind that what he could charge here would not be anywhere near what he is probably getting in the US.

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    ty Robert...I have read that, and I don't know how much more specific my question(s) could be. Example?

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    Very helpful response Ken...mucho gracias.

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    On US$2,250 income per month you can live very well. Take a look at the threads on living expenses to see how.

    Can your husband get work? I'm sure over time that it will not be a problem. Will he work for the money he could earn? That I cannot answer.

    Working as an electrician here is like nothing your husband has ever experienced

    Think no wiring code, color coding, earthing and minimal safety.

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    Hey, thanks Robert...lmao...he appreciates the humor too...says he's used to that (worked on foreign ships, offshore oil rigs from other countries, etc., etc.)

    We DEFINITELY thank you for your insight!

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