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How to live cheaply in Costa Rica

Yes, you can live cheaply in Costa Rica.

The cost of living is one of the main considerations when contemplating moving to Costa Rica or any country.

Did you know Costa Rica’s Cost of Living is lower than that of the United, a country-based Cost of Living Comparison website, makes it obvious that it is definitely possible to live cheaply in Costa Rica.

Here are our top personal tips for anyone to live cheaply in the country. “Leave your old lifestyle in the country you came from!” and “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” You should learn to shop where the local shop is and utilize your price comparison skills.

Luxury products are taxed heavily in Costa Rica. What are some luxury products? Vehicles, foods imported from other countries, and high-end home electronics. Unlike in the USA, Canada, and other countries, most of those items are inexpensive, and it is the food that is expensive. The fruits, vegetables, and some farm-raised meats are 2 – 3 times less expensive in Costa Rica compared to other countries.

Choosing the right area to live in is a big part of how to live cheaply in Costa Rica.  You can get some suggestions on cheap places to live in our article, Retire in Costa Rica on $30,000 USD a Year. It is possible to find very nice, accommodating places to live for $1,500 – $1,800 USD a month.

There are many ways to live cheaply in Costa Rica. And another suggestion from us is to join and participate in online Expat groups on social media platforms such as Facebook. The information is out there for you.

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