When is the best time to visit Costa Rica?

When is the best time to visit Costa Rica?

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April 15, 2018

When is the best time to visit Costa Rica? It’s always the best time. Seriously. Depending on what you’re seeking and where you’re from, it affects your thinking on this subject. For example, almost all North Americans think to come to the beaches of Costa Rica during the dry season. But Europeans favor the mountains during rainy and dry seasons.

Can a single woman safely retire overseas on $1200 a month?

Can a single woman safely retire overseas on $1200 a month?

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February 21, 2018

Bonnie Hayman – IL Nicaragua Correspondent Hi Sarah, The answer to your question is a resounding yes! I moved to Nicaragua 8 and a half years ago alone, without knowing anyone here and it’s the best decision I’ve made in my life! I don’t have to worry about money anymore because it’s so economical to Read more...: Can a single woman safely retire overseas on $1200 a month?

Where could a single woman retire on $1300 a month?

Where could a single woman retire on $1300 a month?

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January 30, 2018

Suzan Haskins – IL Editor There are single women living in Ecuador on that amount. I’d suggest you look at the highlands area where you won’t need heat or air conditioning. (Electricity is expensive everywhere in Latin America so this will cut your expenses.) In Ecuador’s mountain towns, you should be able to rent a Read more...: Where could a single woman retire on $1300 a month?

Can we live comfortably in Panama on our Social Security income?

Can we live comfortably in Panama on our Social Security income?

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January 22, 2018

My husband and I are thinking about retiring in Panama, but will not have anything other than social security income. Would we be able to live a decent lifestyle we are accustomed to in the US? Also, how do we go start the immigration process? Linda Card – Panama Correspondent Hi Lauren, From your questions Read more...: Can we live comfortably in Panama on our Social Security income?

How much money do we need per month to live well in Mexico?

How much money do we need per month to live well in Mexico?

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December 18, 2017

Hey IL, We are hoping to move to Mexico in the coming months. We would like to know more about the cost of living and general living expenses in the towns/areas that your experts cover? How much money do we need per month to live well in Mexico? Thanks Donna Glynna Prentice – Mexico Correspondent Read more...: How much money do we need per month to live well in Mexico?

What is the Meaning of Pura Vida?

What is the Meaning of Pura Vida?

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October 13, 2017

We’ve had a lot of questions about the meaning and origins of the Costa Rican phrase Pura Vida. Our Costa Rica country correspondents give their thoughts on Pura Vida and what it means to them. The Meaning of Pura Vida If there were only one Spanish phrase to learn before coming to Costa Rica, it Read more...: What is the Meaning of Pura Vida?

How Do I Show My Reluctant Partner The Benefits of Retiring Overseas?

How Do I Show My Reluctant Partner The Benefits of Retiring Overseas?

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July 20, 2017

I am a 62 year old woman and I am in process of planning a retirement outside of the U.S. for both my husband and myself. I have yet to decide where to move to yet so I am open to anywhere that you might recommend. My problem is my husband is still very reluctant Read more...: How Do I Show My Reluctant Partner The Benefits of Retiring Overseas?