Safety in Costa Rica

Safety in Costa Rica

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September 30, 2019

We often receive queries about safety in Costa Rica. Since it is a worldwide issue, I would like to dispel some of those rumors and arm you with a little information to make your experiences of traveling and living in Costa Rica a bit more stress-free...

Are There Low Cost Apartments Available for Rent in Boquete, Panama?

Are There Low Cost Apartments Available for Rent in Boquete, Panama?

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September 22, 2019

I’m a single, 72 year old woman living strictly on my Social Security income of $1,400.00 per month. I’m currently renting a Section 42 studio apartment for $443.00 per month. It’s a decent apartment that isn’t rundown but it’s decidedly very small and plain. Your literature indicates that one should be prepared to pay $650.00 Read more...: Are There Low Cost Apartments Available for Rent in Boquete, Panama?

Is Roatán Safe?

Is Roatán Safe?

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August 1, 2019

Having now lived outside the U.S. for nearly seven years, I am frequently asked by my friends back in the States if living outside the U.S. is safe. That prompts an internal chuckle that I find tough to stifle...

Do I Need Medical Evacuation Insurance When Moving Overseas?

Do I Need Medical Evacuation Insurance When Moving Overseas?

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May 23, 2019

I think it depends on what country in which you are living if medical evacuation insurance is necessary.  Some countries, like Colombia or France, have excellent medical facilities which are on par with North American quality and advances. In my opinion for most countries...

Is Ecuador Safe?

Is Ecuador Safe?

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April 26, 2019

Is Ecuador safe? This is a question we get a lot from International Living readers. We've asked our Ecuador correspondents Donna Stiteler (Cuenca) and Jim Santos (Salinas) to answer some of our readers' questions regarding safety in Ecuador. Here's what they said...

Buying a Car in Costa Rica: 8 Tips

Buying a Car in Costa Rica: 8 Tips

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April 8, 2019

When moving to Costa Rica, many expats wonder whether they should bring their car from home or buy something when they get down there. Well… it depends. As covered in this article, “Bringing a Car to Costa Rica,” importing a car from the U.S., while relatively easy, can be quite expensive. In fact, you could pay close to the value of the car in import duties and fees.