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Standard of Living in Costa Rica

If you’re ready for “Pura Vida,” the pure life, and want to enjoy a high standard of living in Costa Rica, then you will want to consider retiring in Costa Rica. This nation of over 4 million people is tucked between Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Costa Rica may genuinely have it all: a year-round tropical climate, a modern capital, beaches of all kinds on both Pacific and Atlantic, lush rain forests, and picturesque valleys and mountains.

According to the U.S. Department of State, more than 20,000 U.S. expatriates live in Costa Rica, many of them as retirees. That is because Costa Rica has the highest standard of living in Central America. With an economy that caters to tourists and travelers, you’ll quickly find theaters, galleries, fine dining, health care, and modern telecommunications.

Beyond its natural beauty, rich culture, and geographic convenience, Costa Rica attracts many expats with its lower cost of living and slower pace of life.

Many retirees choose to live in the Central Valley of Costa Rica within a few hours of the capital city of San José and its international airport, shopping, and medical facilities. The weather is also an important factor — the Central Valley enjoys year-round spring-like temperatures averaging 74ºF (23ºC). Other expats live near the beaches, with the Central Pacific (such as Jacó and Quepos / Manuel Antonio) and the Guanacaste province (such as Tamarindo and Playas del Coco) being the most important popular.

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    1. Hi James! The cost depends on the residence category, and it includes professionally handling your immigration application. We are familiar with the intricacies of the application process, the supporting documents required by law, and we will answer on your behalf any concerns on the part of consular and immigration officials reviewing your application.

      It does not include certain expenses (like certifications, powers of attorney, translations), or getting required documents from your home country (but we can help you with that).

      Not speaking Spanish is not a problem, although if you plan on becoming a resident of Costa Rica it is highly recommended to learn some Spanish to enrich your experience!

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