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La Paz

Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

Yes, yes, and yes. This is an easy, comfortable place to live. - Sep 2, 2016
I think so. Our biggest challenge is how late everything is: dinner starts after 7; lunch after 1; people routinely show up late for birthday parties; etc. It is hard to keep a schedule and be involved at the same time. Also, if you have stroller sized kids, getting around can be hard because the side walks aren't stroller friendly. - Jun 9, 2015
I think everyone can have fun here. This is definitely a great place for families as we feel safe, domestic help is affordable, and there is a lot of nature to enjoy. I would imagine singles can have fun as there is plenty of nightlife. Couples would find it easy to travel as most flights within country are only about an hour. - Apr 6, 2015
Families, yes. It's safe and schools are pretty good. Singles and couples can get frustrated by the lack of things to do in La Paz. It's kind of a small town. The local dating scene definitely seems to be better for single men than single women. - Nov 8, 2014
It's probably a better post for families but couples and singles will do okay if they like to entertain at home or can make their own fun. Single men will do okay in the dating scene but the situation is definitely more challenging for single women. - Jan 1, 2014
As a young couple without children, we found our fun within the embassy community. During our first year it was more of a dog community, but more families have moved in now. There isn't a lot to do for children and the playground equipment at the parks isn't ideal. - Jul 22, 2013
If you want to save money, yes. If you want things to do, no. There is really nothing to do here, so you have to make your own fun. There is not much for kids at all. - Jun 22, 2013
Not much to do really. You make your own entertainment. - Jul 20, 2012
I will say couples, not much to do for for kids. - Feb 9, 2012
A good city for families because the cost of living is cheap and houses are quite large. There are also a variety of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs for single, but Spanish will be helpful. - Aug 7, 2011
Good for everyone but especially families. - May 27, 2011
It is good for families and couples. It is a bit boring for singles because it is not a big city. - May 26, 2011
I think La Paz is a good city for is a big city but not too big. The people here are friendly and helpful, and overall hard working. - Mar 14, 2011
It is a good city for all. Single women may have more of a challenge. - Aug 25, 2010
I think mainly for families - Jan 7, 2010
Great for families. - Aug 21, 2009