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How to Retire in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a retiree’s paradise. That statement is famous and well-deserved.

Depending on your lifestyle, you can retire in Costa Rica easily on $1,200 to $2,000 per month. The amount you can pay for rent ranges from $500 to $3,000 per month for a house with a large yard, depending on location. It less expensive out in the rural areas of the country and more expensive in the metropolitan area of San Jose.

How to Retire in Costa Rica

Depending on who you talk to, there are various methods for retiring in this country. Regardless of who you do talk to, your chosen method should be straightforward.  Here is one method that we recommend:

  1. Confirm the reasons why you should retire in Costa Rica
  2.  Book yourself on a Costa Rica Retirement Tour
  3.  Learn about the different ways to get residency in Costa Rica
  4. Get a FREE residency assessment to determine the right residency category for you
  5. Start your residency process

Step #2 is optional, of course, if you have already visited the country.

The most important step in this method is Step #5. You will need to get the assistance of a Costa Rican Immigration Expert to assist you with your immigration processing.  If anyone tells you that “You’re better off doing it yourself…“, please tell them “Thank you, but no thank you!”

We’ve written a simple guide to assist you with selecting a representative for your residency process, definitely check it out.

In closing, we hope you have enjoyed reading our post about how to retire in Costa Rica.

Please remember, we are here to help you. So, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.




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