Skip to comments.I Want To Retire In Costa Rica
Posted on 11/09/2012 6:00:52 PM PST by kjam22
Anyone know anything about retiring in Costa Rica?
It’s what I really, really wanna do.
(If I ever get outta here)
I’ve heard the $2000 includes running water, electricity, medical care, and a lack of foraging.
A smart and patient relative of mine got ripped off for $100K in CR on a real estate deal.
A new development was going in, ocean views, etc. He did lots of digging, went down there a few times to look things over, met the developers, met his next-parcel neighbor (an American accountant) who had already built.
He had to put $50K down in reserve, then later $50K to finalize...then came 2008 and the financial collapse and everyone disappeared.
No recourse, nada, hasta la gringo.
Love that song... like the live bullet version better than the studio version.
Can you take your FN-FAL and a dozen 20 round mags and a case of ammo there legally? If not, why the hell would you want to move there.
From citizen to subject seems like a pretty big downgrade. Hell, you can move to Chicago and get the same deal.
Was reading earlier this evening on line about real estate development. Some pricey pieces of land. Thanks for the info.
I’ve lived around the world...there’s no place like the US of A.
No matter how dissatisfied you are with the politics and direction of the country you might consider a long term rental before you sell the farm and move.
My boyfriend has been there. He said it is nothing but hookers and hustlers. There are no jobs.
Take lots of OFF, the bugs are big as Volkswagens, some large enough that can carry a Cocker Spaniel away.. :)
Quoting Ms. Palin...... "You betcha"
Dims looked at in 2008. You can bet that this will be coming up again. Check the link
Have thought about renting for a while to figure out if and where a person might want to buy property.
“Tips on How to Avoid Becoming a Victim
Maintain a low profile. Do not carry large sums of cash or wear flashy clothing and jewelry. Most businesses accept major U.S. credit cards, and many local ATMs dispense both U.S. dollars and local currency.
If possible, do not travel alone at after dark, and do not walk in isolated areas at night.
Travelers should purchase an adequate level of locally valid car theft insurance. Never leave luggage or other valuables in a parked vehicle. Park in paid lots whenever possible; if unavailable, park in well-traveled and lighted areas. Always lock vehicle doors and use the anti-theft device and alarm system if the car is so equipped.
When driving, minimize the risk of smash-and-grab robberies. Keep valuable items hidden and if possible, within reach. Valuables left in plain view on the passenger or back seats are easier targets.
Visitors should use taxi cabs that are red or orange only. Visitors should never get into a cab that is occupied by more than just the driver. Visitors should also ensure that the cab has a working meter.
It is highly advisable that visitors avoid city buses. United States government employees are not permitted to use this medium of public transportation, as city buses are a haven for petty thieves and are often robbed.
Passport theft is a big issue in Costa Rica. Tourists are encouraged to leave passports in hotel safes or other secure locations while visiting. Make a photo copy of the biographical and entry stamp pages in lieu of carrying your passport.
The Embassy recommends visitors be extremely cautious when visiting downtown San Jose after dark.”
Does that sound safer than where you currently live? I know that despite growing up and working in one of the most crime ridden cities on the West Coast that around here government agencies encourage their employees to ride on city buses. To me it sounds a little scary, but I have never been there... so I don't know. We do know some people who retired to Ecuador and moved back here after it didn't work out.
Sounds wonderful!. LOL.
No thanks! I'd rather BE the "angry locals" then fear them.
I don’t know the details of how they got conned. I think they were a little embarrassed. They had vacationed there several times and knew others who had retired there.
I honestly don’t know why they even wanted to retire there. They have children and grandchildren and eventually did retire near one of their daughters in Kentucky. They still travel all over, and spent around 5 months in Europe this year.
Texas for 500 a month. Where might that be.
Besides. I'll be damned if I'll leave the ground I was born on, and bled for. Change gooberments, yeah, leave here? Sure. Dead. There's a coffin in the barn made to fit me.
It must be west of Midland/Odessa
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