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I Want To Retire In Costa Rica
vanity | 11-9-2012 | kjam22

Posted on 11/09/2012 6:00:52 PM PST by kjam22

Anyone know anything about retiring in Costa Rica?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Travel
KEYWORDS: costarica; expat; relocate; retire; retirement
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1 posted on 11/09/2012 6:00:54 PM PST by kjam22
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To: kjam22

They got big snakes out in the jungle.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 6:03:13 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kjam22

One simple question and I know nothing of your motivations -

When “they” rule America, will they not also rule Costa Rica?


3 posted on 11/09/2012 6:04:24 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: driftdiver

So you think a home on the beach is a better deal....?


4 posted on 11/09/2012 6:05:15 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: kjam22
Book on it: Book
5 posted on 11/09/2012 6:05:35 PM PST by Justice
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To: volunbeer

I figure it will take them a several years to get around to worrying about costa rica. Wonder if my retirement nest egg goes a lot further there?


6 posted on 11/09/2012 6:07:01 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: kjam22

Pretty much socialist. I would recommend Chile.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 6:08:11 PM PST by ABQHispConservative
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To: Justice

Cool book. Thanks for the link!


8 posted on 11/09/2012 6:08:26 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: kjam22

Monkeys, monkeys everywhere!!!


9 posted on 11/09/2012 6:08:42 PM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: ABQHispConservative

I think I’m going to Kathmandu.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 6:09:23 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: kjam22

There are some very nice areas. I’ve read you only need about $2k a month to live comfortably there.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 6:09:47 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kjam22

I have a friend living down there part time.

She and her husband have an escape route planned because when TSHTF they don’t want to be foreign gringos among angry locals.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 6:10:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kjam22
My very active octogenarian parents liked it when they visited, and considered moving there, but now they're considering Uruguay.

I'm hoping to link up with Michael Strong's Free City project.

13 posted on 11/09/2012 6:10:34 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: kjam22

Good choice. Lots of former Mid-Westerners live there now. Lots of vegetables, clean roadsides, and high school attendance.

Costa Rica and Belize are worth your while looking into.

As Obamanation Communism continues its cancerous spread throughout the former United States of America, there will an increase in ex-patriots to Central America.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 6:10:47 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: kjam22

If you have actually made it far enough to retire, then you should just go while you can and spare us the histrionics.

The real challenge for most people is to get where you are in our current climate. Begone and don’t look back, but also don’t bitch about the fact that you actually get to retire.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 6:10:50 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: driftdiver

Wow.... at 2K a month I could live a LONG LONG time there. I read somewhere the life expectancy is 79 there.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 6:11:22 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: ABQHispConservative; kjam22

Most of south america is socialist/marxist.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 6:11:54 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dfwgator

Great, now I’ll have that song stuck in my head all night.


18 posted on 11/09/2012 6:12:31 PM PST by SirLurkedalot (My carry permit was issued in 1791.)
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To: kjam22

My Sister and BIL decided to retire to Costa Rica. They are seasoned world travelers and by no means gullible.

Despite that, they got conned out of $10,000 by some real estate agent there. They hired a lawyer but never got anything back.

Just be careful


19 posted on 11/09/2012 6:12:53 PM PST by yarddog
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To: kjam22

Costa Rica? ‘bouta a dolla, maybe two.


20 posted on 11/09/2012 6:12:53 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: krb

I heard John Gault lives there.... :)


21 posted on 11/09/2012 6:13:43 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: kjam22

Problem is, Islamists are everywhere. Even Abu Sayaaf in the Philippines. But some of the ladies are cute.


22 posted on 11/09/2012 6:14:49 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: kjam22

This begs the question.. Anyone think the Socialists will hijack IRA’s in the next four years?


23 posted on 11/09/2012 6:16:01 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Mrs KJAM22 said.. “maybe some of the guys are cute too...”


24 posted on 11/09/2012 6:16:09 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: kjam22
A buddy of mine sold his house and orange grove down there after 15 years. The political and financial climate had changed. My daughter vacations there (west coast) every year. Depends on what you are looking for. Nicaragua and Ecuador are great alternatives.
25 posted on 11/09/2012 6:16:55 PM PST by Bobibutu
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Probably.... or tax them into oblivion.


26 posted on 11/09/2012 6:16:55 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: kjam22

Jesus,it’s Galt. At least know your memes when you’re being dramatic.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 6:17:32 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: driftdiver
I’ve read you only need about $2k a month to live comfortably there.

I live comfortably (for certain values of comfort) here in Texas for about $500 a month.

/johnny

28 posted on 11/09/2012 6:18:11 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Bobibutu

Didn’t know for sure about Nicaragua. Was wondering about Guatemala.


29 posted on 11/09/2012 6:18:38 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: kjam22

Bottom line - we are on a firm course to destroy the dollar - the world reserve currency.

There are many powerful and influential people that will be there to create a new world currency using the World Bank/UN. It’s not as far fetched as it sounds and my personal opinion (no expertise claimed) is that this will bring about the mark of the beast the bible talks about. You will need this (whatever it is) currency to conduct commerce. The nation that will be most free when this happens (Israel) will also be the most dangerous place to be.

With that said, Costa Rica is a beautiful place with much to offer. The major concern to me would be security. What if America can no longer afford her military and the next Hugo Chavez decides he wants to annex Costa Rica?

Regardless, it’s your dime so best of luck to you and God bless. I’m going to remove my tinfoil hat and find some grub. :)


30 posted on 11/09/2012 6:19:38 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: kjam22
How about Peru?

Check this out:

Illegal Immigration To Peru

31 posted on 11/09/2012 6:19:38 PM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: krb

LOL


32 posted on 11/09/2012 6:20:09 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: kjam22

Beautiful, friendly country! But...socialized medicine; nationalized telephone service that, while cheap, is not necessarily reliable (gee, you get what you pay for); no military because they “know the U.S. will protect us;” etc., etc., etc.

I have family there and LOVE to visit, but not sure I’d actually want to live there. My cousin and her husband fork out big bucks for private insurance for themselves and their family. They like the coverage and care really well, but...$$$.

Again, beautiful country. Definitely worth considering for retirement!


33 posted on 11/09/2012 6:20:18 PM PST by TXBlair (What the crap is wrong with you, America???)
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To: kjam22

Don’t go to Honduras, you’ll need lawyers, guns and money.


34 posted on 11/09/2012 6:20:56 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: kjam22

http://www.boortz.com/weblogs/nealz-nuze/2012/nov/09/how-move-costa-rica/


35 posted on 11/09/2012 6:21:03 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

No doubt about it. They will rape and plunder anything they can get their hands on.


36 posted on 11/09/2012 6:22:43 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: TXBlair

THanks... that’s good info.


37 posted on 11/09/2012 6:22:55 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: kjam22

FR used to mock liberals for huffily threatening to move to France or Canada when an election didn’t go their way.

But if you’re going to be a quitter, why not take the easy path and go hardcore prepper? Just build a hideyhole stocked with C rations and bug out there, or daydream about bugging out there. You get the satisfaction of saying to hell with America without the inconvenience of actually packing up and leaving.


38 posted on 11/09/2012 6:25:34 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: krb

It’s funny how people are so upset about immigrants from Central America, and yet they want to emigrate to Central America. Who do they think lives there, and why do they think the Central Americans want to come here?

I’ll take “Central America sucks” for $200, Alex. But ne zot, I love their food! I could weigh 300 lbs. and die at 55.


39 posted on 11/09/2012 6:25:58 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up." ~marron)
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To: Trod Upon

Great info...


40 posted on 11/09/2012 6:26:22 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: dfwgator

It’s what I really, really wanna do.

(If I ever get outta here)


41 posted on 11/09/2012 6:27:12 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’ve heard the $2000 includes running water, electricity, medical care, and a lack of foraging.


42 posted on 11/09/2012 6:27:25 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Yardstick

LOL


43 posted on 11/09/2012 6:27:25 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: yarddog; kjam22

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.


44 posted on 11/09/2012 6:27:33 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: shibumi

Love that song... like the live bullet version better than the studio version.


45 posted on 11/09/2012 6:28:31 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: Mears

bfl


46 posted on 11/09/2012 6:28:59 PM PST by Mears
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To: kjam22

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.

No thanks!


47 posted on 11/09/2012 6:29:02 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Was reading earlier this evening on line about real estate development. Some pricey pieces of land. Thanks for the info.


48 posted on 11/09/2012 6:30:25 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: kjam22

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.


49 posted on 11/09/2012 6:30:30 PM PST by O6ret
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My boyfriend has been there. He said it is nothing but hookers and hustlers. There are no jobs.


50 posted on 11/09/2012 6:30:36 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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