On page 26 in A Boomer’s Guide to Long-term Care, I wrote:
“And although it might sound extreme, going out of the country could be another idea … Costa Rica, for instance, has a first class medical system. Many of its medical personnel are North American or European trained.”
This has prompted many e-mails from readers asking about the cost of living in Costa Rica. Unfortunately, the answer depends upon so many factors that books have been written on the subject.
However, a recent issue of WeLoveCostaRica.com had an article “Comparing Costa Rica Real Estate Prices and Global Property Prices.”
It gives a good idea of what you can buy there for a fraction of what it might cost in popular U.S. retirement communities.
Plus you’ll find some useful figures on taxes and insurance.
If you’d like to read the complete article, you’ll have to register at WeLoveCostaRica.com. But it’s free. And you won’t get bombarded with e-mails trying to sell you stuff.
Give it a look. You just never know. Retirement in Costa Rica just might be in your future!