It’s seems like a long winding road of recovery for the United States’ punchdrunk economy; too long for the 77 million baby boomers that are in the trenches desperately trying to figure out where they’re going to get enough money to be able to live in basic comfort once they retire.
So you might think it outlandish that it’s possible to live adequately on $1500 a month. It’s not, here’s how…
You did what?
When you’re faced with the hard reality of seeing your life savings go up in smoke, a dissapearing pension fund and the threat of your Social Security benefits being slashed in the near future, your mind goes to a lot of places, not all of them pretty.
But while a lot of people might think that selling everything you own and then jumping on a plane with a one-way ticket to Costa Rica is crazy, it might be the exact opposite. Especially because it could turn out to be the best decision you can make during these rough economic times.
At least that’s what it seems for many of the 20,000 and growing number of expats living in Costa Rica.
And while there are probably dozens of reasons why so many people are moving to the country, you can bet that “it’s just less expensive to live in” is among the top ones by far.
What could you expect?
There aren’t many places in Central America where it’s affordable, safe and convenient to live in; in fact, we’re hard pressed to say there is any other country, apart from Costa Rica, in the region where you might want to live in based on these reasons.
Of course we don’t expect you to take our word for it, recently International Living came up with their own list of 7 easy and affordable hot retirement spots and here is what they found on Costa Rica:
“Sample monthly expenditure:
Housing (two-bed apartment): $500
Property taxes: $8
Utilities (electricity, gas, water, phone, cable TV, Internet): $245
Entertainment (meal at mid-range restaurant for two eight times a month): $80
Doctor’s visit: $25-$35
Maid (full-time): $200
Maid (per-hour): $2
Gardener (once a week for two hours): $16
Monthly Total: $1,079”
The chances are that you’ll likely spend a bit more, there are always unexpected costs, but most expats find that $1,500 a month provides them the flexibility to live in what can be described as “affordable luxury.”
Considering that Costa Rica is only a few hour’s flight time from the United States, our recommendation is that you visit if you haven’t done so already. And if you’re really serious about retiring abroad, there’s no better way to know what you may be getting into than direct experience.
Take a sneak peak…
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