Many individuals are exploring alternatives for living better on less money. Certainly, there are many places on this planet where this is possible. But when it comes to living better, it is not just for the pure economics of spending less and getting more. In fact, expats living in Costa Rica are amongst the happiest expats in the world.
Interestingly enough, International Living published their 2019 Global Retirement Index, which scores the world´s top 25 retirement destinations across 13 categories. The categories include cost of living, governance, retiree benefits, climate and healthcare, among many other aspects that are important for those looking for a place to retire. Amongst the many criteria used, including safety and value, International Living compared contrasting destinations and rated them to select spots across the globe where a retired couple can live a comfortable, carefree life on $1,800 or less a month. After all the statistics were calculated Costa Rica ranked 2nd place in the world as the best place to retire!
What makes Costa Rica an ideal retirement destination is its tropical climate, top-notch affordable medical care, real estate investment options, low cost of living, and the natural beauty of the country itself. The warm and welcoming personality of Ticos (the local term for Costa Rican’s) along with a well-established expat community helps to smooth the transition to the ‘Pura Vida’ way of life in Costa Rica.
So for those of you who have been dreaming of one day retiring, owning real estate or simply spending more time in Costa Rica, the following is an informative and factual representation of life in this magnificent paradise: The second best retirement destination in the world.
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