Moving to Costa Rica

Your “someday” is now! Right now is the perfect time to relocate or retire in Costa Rica!

Erik Blair
7 min readJan 21

Photo by Adrian Eriksson on Unsplash

Because of its lush rainforests, diverse wildlife, knarly waves, low cost of living, and friendly people, Costa Rica is a popular destination for people of all ages, including retirees, tourists, and permanent residents.

You’ve probably already heard stories of how awesome Costa Rica is, but you might not have realized you could go live there and enjoy all the wonders and beauty full time.

If you are considering moving to Costa Rica, this article is for you. But it just scratches the surface. My hope is that you’ll be enticed to go further. Dig deeper, and seek a whole new you in Costa Rica!

Why Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a tropical paradise that offers a little bit of everything for every type of traveler. From lush rainforests and diverse wildlife, to beautiful beaches and a thriving culture, there is no shortage of things to see and do. The country is known for its commitment to sustainable tourism and eco-friendly practices, making it a great destination for nature lovers. The locals are known for their warmth and friendliness, making it easy to feel at home. Plus, with a relatively low cost of living, you can stretch your travel budget further and experience more. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, Costa Rica is the perfect destination.

The cost of living in Costa Rica is significantly less expensive than the cost of living in many Western countries. For example, they have eggs that aren’t $10 a dozen like they are in the United States! But I digress…

The cost of living in Costa Rica, including those for housing, food, and utilities, are all significantly lower than they would be in the United States. Depending on your new lifestyle in Costa Rica, you can live much better than you did in the States and have more money left over at the end of the month.

Here is the Numbeo data regarding Costa Rica

Condominiums, apartments, houses, villas, and even retirement communities can be found at prices that are affordable across the board in Costa Rica’s housing market. There are many places to look for…

Erik Blair

Writer, technologist, web dev, consultant, loves travel