Costa Rica is a retiree’s paradise

If you plan to live in Costa Rica, consider applying for residence. The most popular for retirees is the “pensionado” category. You can easily retire in Costa Rica on $1,000 to $1,500 USD per month, depending on your lifestyle. Depending on where you live, you can pay anywhere from $300 to $3,000 USD per month for a house with a large yard. In other words, it is less expensive in the country’s rural areas and more expensive in San Jose’s metropolitan area.

Steps to Retire in Costa Rica:

  1.  Confirm the reasons why you should retire in Costa Rica
  2.  Book yourself on a Costa Rica Retirement Tour
  3.  Learn about the different ways to get residency in Costa Rica
  4.  Get a FREE residency assessment to find the right residency category for you
  5.  Start your residency process by contacting us.

Expats, particularly Americans, and Canadians, are drawn to Costa Rica for various reasons. This beautiful country has one of the highest living standards in Latin America and a variety of climates to suit everybody. If you retire in Costa Rica, you won’t have to give up anything except the cold winters. Costa Rica has the required services and infrastructure to meet your needs. Additionally, because labor costs are low, you may be able to hire home help to improve your quality of life greatly. As a result, Costa Rica is the ideal retirement destination.

We’ve written a simple guide to assist you with selecting a representative for your residency process. Definitely check it out.

Please remember – we are here to help you. So, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.


-Written by Glenn Tellier (Founder of CRIE and Grupo Gap).

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