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

This is a good post for families in the way that the Bolivian people are kind towards children and value family and community. We feel very safe here, and our children feel valued. There are some pretty good playgrounds and parks around as well. The only caveat with regard to families is that the larger the family, the greater the likelihood someone will not tolerate the altitude well. During our time here, there was a family or two at the embassy that had to split up for health reasons, with EFMs going back to the States to wait out the tour. But if a family finds themselves in good health here, it’s fantastic. Couples and singles will enjoy their time here if they can get out and get involved with community projects, adventuring, or hosting social events. - Feb 2019


Yes, yes, and yes. This is an easy, comfortable place to live. - Sep 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 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 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 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 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 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 2013


Not much to do really. You make your own entertainment. - Jul 2012


I will say couples, not much to do for for kids. - Feb 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 2011


Good for everyone but especially families. - May 2011


It is good for families and couples. It is a bit boring for singles because it is not a big city. - May 2011


I think La Paz is a good city for everyone.it is a big city but not too big. The people here are friendly and helpful, and overall hard working. - Mar 2011


It is a good city for all. Single women may have more of a challenge. - Aug 2010


I think mainly for families - Jan 2010


Great for families. - Aug 2009


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