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Before You Move

Why Costa Rica

Discover why Costa Rica is one of the most desirable relocation destinations in the world.

Cost of Living

Expats interested in simple living should budget $1500 or less monthly.

Residency Overview

If you plan on moving to Costa Rica, review the steps to becoming a legal resident.

Practical Considerations

Health Care

The Costa Rican health care system is rated highly on an international level.

Working in Costa Rica

The realities and requirements for foreign residents to work in Costa Rica.

Shipping vs. Buying

Choose to pack light and start fresh, or ship your entire household to Costa Rica.

Planning Your Move

Planning Your Move

From pets to housing, moving to Costa Rica requires organization and planning.

Bringing Pets

Bringing a cat or dog to Costa Rica is a simple process as there is no quarantine period.

Moving Checklist

A checklist of things to do at least six months prior to moving abroad.

Relocation Advice

Successful Relocation

Ten steps to ensure a successful relocation to Costa Rica.

Rent Before You Buy

Renting allows you to test-drive one or more areas, ensuring the right match for your needs.

Moving with Kids

Tips to help your children enjoy the relocation process and better adapt to their new home.

Finding Your New Home

Insider Tips

Realize your dream of living in Costa Rica with our insider tips on buying real estate.

Local Real Estate Market

Understand the local market with these tips to empower your real estate purchase.

Buying Real Estate

Recommendations to get you started before buying property in Costa Rica.

Delve into Local Culture

Costa Rican Cuisine

Costa Rican cuisine is hearty, savory and always satisfying. While it doesn’t have the spice ...

Customs & Etiquette

From greetings to taboos, an overview of Costa Rican customs and etiquette.

Holidays & Festivals

Costa Rica's love for a good party is contagious. Taste the food, make some friends, learn the...

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