Costa Rica, Retirement Living Options for Seniors

Nov 10th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors… have you ever considered moving abroad?  Baby Boomers retiring today have the opportunity to consider living in another country.  They look forward with anticipation to the chance to experience a different culture and people.  They convert the notion of ‘travel’ to retirement living in another country… perhaps not forever, but for a period of time more extensive than a vacation.

If living in another country post-retirement is something you are considering, this article is for you.  Nicaragua is at the top of a lot of lists because it is an inexpensive place to live.  Visiting the country, locating possible living accommodations and making plans to be away from the US for an extended period of time are prerequisites for relocating.

“Nicaragua offers exactly what a lot of would-be American retirees are looking for right now–an affordable, quality lifestyle with the upside of a chance for adventure. Granada, Nicaragua is home to an established and growing community of expatriates and retirees. Americans moving there will have someone to hang out with who speaks English.  A retirement choice like Granada, Nicaragua is certainly outside the box. But that’s the point. This kind of non-traditional retirement locale makes more sense than ever. By retiring in an off-the-radar place like Nicaragua, your monthly cost of living could be reduced substantially. You could live a rich and full life in Granada on a budget of $1,500 to $2,000 per month.” Transitions Abroad

Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group. With more than 25 years experience covering this beat, Kathleen reports daily on current opportunities for living, retiring, and investing overseas in her free e-letter. Her book, How To Retire Overseas–Everything You Need To Know To Live Well Abroad For Less, was recently released by Penguin Books. 


I have heard and read so many positive comments about Costa Rica that I just had to include this information for seniors who might be interested in checking out the possibility of retirement in this country.  Why would you want to move to Costa Rica? As thousands of expats will tell you, Costa Rica offers a fantastic lifestyle at a reasonable cost. Not to mention that Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with a modern capital city, long stretches of deserted tropical beaches, cool mountain getaways, and pristine lake regions. Transitions Abroad has all the information you will need to make the move.

It is recommended that anyone considering moving to Costa Rica, or any country for that matter, first visit as a tourist . The longer you can stay the better. It is important that in addition to knowing the logistics of establishing residency and making the move, you get a little taste of what life will be like.  Google provides this additional information.            jeb



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