Chapter 144: Costa Rica Retirement - Dream vs. Reality

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"There is no mail".. That is incorrect. There is a fully functioning public postal system here. It's called "Correos de Costa Rica". I have a post office in my local town (Playas del Coco) and have had mail delivered to my house by a postal carrier. What you absolutely do not get is junk mail. There is no such thing as junk mail here.

Author — Bruce Thompson

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"Wouldn't it be nice if they could deliver a pizza". Another incorrect statement. You live in the same area as me. I am sure you know there are multiple pizza restaurants that deliver pizza here.

Author — Bruce Thompson

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I truly wish I could interview YOU on "Senior Style, "
a section on my channel --(It's in the initial stages).
I don't know you but I Am So Proud Of You, Folks.
Good Honest Interview.

Author — MsJuliaDanielle

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I lived in Costa Rica for 5 years and can confirm what they say.

Author — Mark Shoup

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This couple is so genuine intelligent and helpful, thank you, Good interview

Author — Brian Walker

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I’ve been living in CR for the past 14 years. This is full of inaccuracies. If you want to eat “Ruffles” or other USA (imported) foods, you will most definitely spend more on groceries than in the USA. If you learn about local foods, where & when (Tico Telegraph) to shop, you can spend far less than in the USA. Then again my wife is a local woman and knows how to cook.

Author — Gary Hammond

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Been to Costa Rica recently. Beautiful nature settings, coffee plantations and volcanos..etc. Much more expensive place to live than I expected. Horrendous traffic jams especially going to San Jose airport....over 3 hours.

Author — bullwings c

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Just had this hit my feed. FAR superior to many of the other expat videos. Most of the other channels are 20-30-something vagabonds, or, on the other end of the spectrum, 1-2%ers for which 500-600k for a retirement place is no big deal. This couple was honest and straightforward 😎. I also really appreciated their "this is their country" attitude. I've been going to Mexico annually for 23 years. I treat the locals with respect, speak some Spanish, and hardly ever have any issues. Retirement will include months, possibly years, in Mexico 😉

Author — ASAJAY unknown

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Nice interview!

... bureaucracy .... ridiculous processes that defy logic ...3 visits to resolve things in the bank... all that sounds too much like Brazil.

Author — Joseph Muller

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Thank you for a truthful video. So tired of hearing only the positives about living abroad.

Author — Carolyn Couch

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Great video thanks I'm 62 doing research been in Quepos once as a fisherman

Author — Nestor Nieto

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Unless you happen to be somewhat Wealthy ? Costa Rica is not for you . As the old saying go's, "You should have been here 40 years ago" .

Author — Dave Brewer

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There's something that doesn't make sense to me. Fran said the reason they left the States was because of the cost of healthcare, but then said that one thing that would make her go back would be a serious health issue.

Author — Andy Worsley

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Nice approach folks. From my many years in CR, I'd completely condone what they're saying.

Author — Paul Schuyler

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You guys deserve a lot respect !! Down to earth!!
Good interview
I wish you guys the best!!
See you soon ! I hope 😛

Author — J Andrada

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Best explanation and best presentation I seen or heard so far. I really enjoyed the
honesty of this couple. Thank you very very much, it opened my eyes.

Author — lilly beasley

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Thank you so much for being such a great example fo4 us gringos! There are a lot of us that don't represent us well!

Author — Reginal carrar

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It seems this is an infomercial to sell their tours.

Author — streeteats

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Hi
Any info is useful.
I have a 12 years old boy and I want to move to costa rica

Author — Andrea Di Fabrizio

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Very realistic! I have lived in Thailand for the past 20 years. I follow the laws regarding ownership of land, houses and condos. The law is simple, foreigners can own condos. I bought a condo 20 years ago after spending some time here each your for 5 years. I have the deed in my bank safety deposit box. If we want to live on the beach for a few months we just rent a house there and lock up the condo. I watch many foreigners decide they will get a Thai woman to put the land in their name and then build a house on that land. 99% of the time that ends with the foreigner being forced out of the house and off the land by the woman's family. Do yourself a favor follow the laws and to be very happy just rent. Shit happens and all of a sudden there is a huge airport outside your windows. Just tell the landlord "look at how the time is flying and now it is time for me to move". The worst damage you will face is loosing your deposit. So what! Be happy.

Author — Whaleshrimp