5 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Costa Rica

Here’s a new article I just read on a website that has heretofore not been very helpful, but this article is true even if incomplete:  5 Things You Should Know Before Moving to CR
 http://www.expatfocus.com/c/aid=1849/articles/costa-rica/5-things-you-should-know-before-moving-to-costa-rica/%5dhere%5b/url/  It seems to address someone who wants to work here rather than retire here. HERE’S MY SUMMARY:

  1. The laid-back culture is really different from the USA and requires an adjustment!
  2. The cost of living is not cheaper here unless you choose to live simpler than in states. 
  3. Import Taxes are very high, making cars very expensive. Otherwise buy local!
  4. Commuting to and from the city of San Jose is expensive and stressful unless you do it by bus. Reconsider if you plan to drive in and out for work!
  5. Working here can be legally complicated unless you work online. See a local lawyer first.

And my more practical suggestions for a retiree that I’ve listed before:

Feel free to email me or come visit if you are considering such a move. I will be brutally honest!  But warning! I like it here! 

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