Category: Costa Rica Cost of Living

9 Habits that Help you Save Money

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes Life has become extremely expensive, but there are ways to save money. The pandemic led to high inflation. As a result, you might want to start thinking of how to save money to have enough available balance at the end of the month. The cost of living has gone up…

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The cost of groceries Costa Rica vs USA 2019

In this blog, you’ll find the comparison of the cost of groceries Costa Rica versus the cost of groceries in Florida 2019. Diego Xavier, an expat in Costa Rica since 2014, shared this tremendous information recently on Facebook.  I’d like to thank Diego Xavier, for allowing me to use this incredible comparison between the cost…

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Should I stay or should I leave Costa Rica for a lower cost of living?

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes   Many of you know that the cost of living in Costa Rica has gone up a lot in the past few years. One of the reasons is that the Costa Rican government decided to stop with the mini-devaluations in 2006. They then moved to exchange rate bands that kept…

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The solution to Costa Rica’s high product prices

Costa Rica News published The real reason behind Costa Rica’s high product prices on April 8, 2015. This is a really interesting article about the fact that Costa Rican produced products are cheaper in neighboring countries than in Costa Rica itself. This article explains that commercial protectionism of certain Costa Rican industries, the high import…

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Low cost skilled labor makes it affordable in Costa Rica

In this blog, I will cover some specific examples of low costa skilled labor that make making things and repairs very affordable in Costa Rica. Pretty much every inexpensive good or service mentioned in this blog is a result of low-cost labor. In the States, we always wished that we could afford a housekeeper. We…

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Discover inexpensive things in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Inexpensive things are important if you want to keep your cost of living at an acceptable level. Here we go. I’ve been spending a lot of time and ink in the last four blogs talking about and giving advice on expensive or hard-to-find articles in Costa Rica.  Therefore, I also…

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Organize your Moving Plan – The Devil is in the Details

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes I recommend everyone to create a moving plan. Everything you read online might be inaccurate.  That is why it is vital for you to stay on top of your moving plan; because I can tell you from recent first-hand experience about requirements, policies and laws nonetheless their enforcement is all…

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Dining in Costa Rica While Keeping an Eye on Expenses

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Today, I’d like to cover dining in Costa Rica, as well as the cost of it. While the country isn’t renowned for its own cuisine, you will find a multitude of international restaurants. Additionally, there are well-known restaurant chains. In case you yearn for a taste of home. Although, then…

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