I’ve lived in Costa Rica for the past eighteen years, I’m naturalized as a Costa Rican Citizen (I vote in elections), my wife is Costa Rican, I’m a practicing Attorney in San Jose, and I have also travelled around Latin America fairly extensively.
The most common topic of discussion that I see on ex-pat internet news and discussion web sites, is the cost of living comparisons of one destination country versus another. I would be the first to admit, that Costa Rica is not an inexpensive retirement destination. However, except for those retirees forced to live in the most frugal of circumstances, should the cost of living play such an important role in your choice of retirement destinations? In my opinion, it should not.
Wherever you choose

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