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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Costa Rica is a one of the more popular Latin American destinations for the western expatriate community. It’s capital, San José, is known for its many qualities including a famously alluring nightlife, a number of trendy cafes, fine restaurants and great shopping institutions. The city also boasts of an excellent public transport system. Of course, the country’s beautiful coastline is also highly frequented by western expats who crave the sun, sand and sea. Costa Rica’s interior is even more mesmerizing – at least for the more adventurous outdoorsy types who like to explore nature. The little country consists of lush rain-forests, canyons, volcanoes and an extraordinary amount exotic species. Lastly, while many Costa Ricans speak English, a number still do not. It is suggested that internationals learn some basic Spanish before relocating. This will make navigating, retail shopping and doing personal business a bit easier.

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Costa Rica

expatarrivals-costa-rica     internations-costa-rica     numbeo-costa-rica    internations-costa-rica

expatfocus-costa-rica     expatwoman-costa-rica.     thisweekincostarica     therealcostarica

Cost of Living

Cost of living

Residing in Costa Rica shouldn’t be too bad on an expat’s budget. Indeed, according to Xpatulator.com’s July 2016 report, the cost of living in Costa Rica is generally about at the international average. This becomes apparent when one purchases any number of goods and services. Transit, clothing, Internet rates, alcohol, restaurant meals and retail entertainment and recreation tend to less expensive while housing accommodations, furniture and appliances tend to be more pricey. On the other hand, healthcare and healthcare are both rather reasonable. Indeed, assuming the western expatriate teacher is able to negotiation a fair remuneration from his or her international school employer, he or she should be able to live very comfortably in Costa Rica.

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Costa Rica

internationalliving-costa-rica     xpatulator-costa-rica      numbeo-costa-rica

expatistan–costa-rica      xpatulator

Climate

Climate

 Tropical sunshine, Pacific trade wind breezes and cool misty mountains are just a part of Costa Rica’s temperate tropical climate. Nestled into Central America, Costa Rica’s north of the equator with a climate marked by two seasons: the dry season (Dec.-April) and the wet season (May-Nov.). Despite its proximity to the equatorial sun, average daily temperatures range between 71 and 81 degrees. Elevation and land orientation help keep the daily average temperatures down through much of the country and also affect the amount of precipitation with rainy, misty micro climates adjacent to drier regions.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office         US State Department         BBC World News         Al Jazeera   

 


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