Pineapples for a dollar: Retiring in Costa Rica

The most beautiful beaches on earth, a temperate climate year round, and pineapples for only a dollar–it’s no wonder more and more people are moving here!

Costa Rica has found itself with an influx of retirees from the United States who have decided to call it home.

And why not? Coupled with the beautiful beaches and lush landscapes, life in Costa Rica provides its residents a lower cost of living that can be sustained on an average of $1500 to $2500 per month.

Check out this interesting article recently published in The Huffington Post. Bloggers Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher listed a very helpful breakdown of the smaller things in life that can quickly add up. How much could you be saving in Costa Rica?

  • Ticket to see a movie in a modern theater — $5
  • Tickets to see a cultural event at the National Theater start at $2
  • Ticket to see a National Soccer Team Match in the brand-new stadium — $20
  • Fresh Red Snapper — approximately $2.50 per pound
  • A pound of beans — $0.90 per pound
  • A pound of rice — $0.50 per pound
  • Four avocados — $2
  • Pineapples — $1 each
  • A bottle of Imperial beer — $1.25

The Happiest Place on Earth

What about quality of living? Would you be happy retiring in Costa Rica? The people at Happy Planet Index tend to think so!

In fact, this independent organization found that Costa Ricans are “the happiest people on the planet.” Their reports shows that “Costa Ricans report the highest life satisfaction in the world, and have the second-highest average life expectancy of the Americas (second only to Canada).

Lower cost of living AND higher happiness index… what more could you ask for?

When to Save, When to Invest

It’s true that you will save money for the rest of your long and happy life in Costa Rica! But remember, some things are definitely worth the investment. While Costa Rica has a lower crime rate than other countries in Central America, it’s not crime-free! Don’t take any chances with the safety of your retirement home and loved ones. Check out the advanced Intelligent Security solutions from Signal Secure before your big move to the Happiest Place on Earth.

Thinking about moving the beauty of Costa Rica?

Have you considered moving to another country for retirement? We invite you to share your thoughts, experiences, and to join us in the conversation at Signal Secure – Costa Rica’s foremost security experts.

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