Retire and Live in Costa Rica [1]

By Joseph Riden | The Live in Costa Rica Blog by Christopher Howard [Vol. 1 (1)] 10/16/13

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Golden Rules for finding happiness and success in Costa Rica

During the last 28 years that I have lived in Costa Rica I have had the opportunity to observe 1000s of foreigners who have moved here. Some have …

Costa Rica is the second most peaceful nation in Latin America – good news for future retirees

This is good news for retirees and other foreigners who live here and for those thinking of relocating to Costa Rica. Almost everybody knows Costa …

Some truths about Costa Rica for potential retirees

With all of the information on the Internet about retiring in Costa Rica readers can often become confused. One of the biggest myths is that Costa …

Costa Rica is a safe country when compared to most places in America Latin and the U.S.

Those who wonder about retirement in Costa Rica and crime will be interested in the following response.<p>Last week I posted the article (“Costa Rica is …

Retirees and others will now have more Internet options in Costa Rica

If president Laura Chinchilla has her way, Costa Rica will be one big Wi-Fi zone, which means free wireless internet for everyone.<p>The free wireless …

Finding good used cars in Costa Rica

As most retirees know, new automobiles are very expensive in Costa Rica. If you are short on retirement dollars, look for a used car. Fortunately, …

Costa Rica really more affordable for retirement than the U.S.

Yesterday I traveled to the city of San Ramón to visit two friends who are also in the Costa Rica retirement business. The city of San Ramón is …

Home improvements are inexpensive for retirees in Costa Rica

As I have mentioned in some of my previous articles and blogs Costa Rica has more American residents proportionately than any other country outside …

Retirees have some good choices when it comes to buying furniture in Costa Rica

On my monthly relocation/retirement tours I am always asked about what types of furniture and appliances are available in Costa Rica. So during the …

Retirees will be happy to know that Costa Rica has plenty of water

The history of humanity from its beginnings has been marked by a series of disputes, wars and destruction. Some historians are saying the the next …

Retirees who seek low-cost medical care will find Costa Rica's public health care system (la caja) a blessing

According to experts from the World Bank no other country in the world has a healthcare system that encompasses what Costa Rica’s does. There are …

Retirees have consumer's rights in Costa Rica

You will be pleased to know that not only Costa Ricans but Baby Boomer retirees or anyone else living in Costa Rica has consumer’s rights.<p>Nobody buys …

I do help potential retirees and tell the truth

Over the years I helped thousands of North Americans relocated to Costa Rica and change their lives for the better. I have appeared on the NBC Today …

Retirees and drugs in Costa Rica

A lot of Baby Boomer retirees experienced the 1960s as teenagers or young adults. Almost everyone who was into the rock music of those days and …

Crime statistics for potential retirees in Costa Rica

There is no doubt about it, crime has increased over the last ten years in Costa Rica. In 2001 there were about six homicides per 100,000 people. …

Two good things about Costa Rica

Potential Baby Boomer retirees will be happy to know that the United Nations report on this year’s Human Development ranks Costa Rica in sixth place …

Don't worry, be happy in Costa Rica

The dictionary defines happiness as a mental state of well-being characterized by positive emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Deep …

Retirees Will be Happy to hear Costa Rica 4th In Least Corrupt In Latin America

Despite falling 9 positions in one year Costa Rica is still the fourth least corrupt country in Latin America behind only Chile, Uruguay and Puerto …

Retirees will be pleased to know there money is very safe with Banco Nacional

There are two types of banks in Costa Rica: Those owned by the state and private banks. Deposits are insured by the former and not by the latter. The …

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How retirees can deal with noisy neighbors in Costa Rica

One of the guests who took my monthly Relocation and Retirement tour a couple of years ago recently asked me for advice. He told me that one of the …

An artist spends his retirement, living in a hill top mountain retreat

The other night my girlfriend and I had dinner with Ron Brocca at his beautiful home in Los Angeles de Heredia. The area is absolutely is reminiscent …

Separating the wheat from the chaff revisited

The decisions you make in Costa Rica can be the difference between success and failure. With the popularity of Costa Rica as an expat retirement …

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