Costa Rica Blog

Why Westerners Retire in Asia - Compared to Costa Rica

Posted by Steve Linder on Tue, Jan, 29, 2013

As I scour the internet for retirement options for baby boomers, I like to share what I have found.  I'm sure many of you are aware that Kristina and I have traveled over much of the planet looking at living, investment, rental and retirement options for ourselves as well as our readers.  We like to provide cost/benefit analysis for north Americans, mostly baby boomers, looking to diversify their savings and investment as well as searching for  quality of life, life experience, lower cost of living in a healthy and safe environment.  Our travels have taken us to some pretty unpalatable places but along the way we have also visited some places that left wonderful memories and many where I would have loved to own a home.  Many places offer excellent adventure travel opportunities but would not be a place I would want to call home.   

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Tags: Living Abroad, retirees, adventure travel, Baby boomers, Asia, Thailand, Phillippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Nepal, Cambodia, Orient Express, foreign earned income exclusion, Costa Rica

NEW 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME PACKAGES FOR NORTH AMERICAN EXPAT MARKET

Posted by Steve Linder on Sun, Dec, 02, 2012

Chontales, Puntarenas Costa Rica  - Pacific Lots of Costa Rica recently unveiled a new community development of 2 bedroom 2 bath model homes priced from $140,000 to $210,000 complete.  The project, one of 17 built in Costa Rica by the developer, includes a community pool and gazebo style club house. This project is located in the incredibly stunning southern Pacific region of Costa Rica, just a few miles from the ocean.  Homes feature granite counters, AC in both bedrooms, landscape and all site work.  See www.PacificLots.com/Land-Home-Deal      

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Tags: retirees, international living, international living, Pacific Lots, Baby boomers, Chontales, AARP, expats living in Costa Rica, vacation in Costa Rica, second home Costa Rica, Escape Artist, Boomers, Costa Rica

A look at Argentina for expats and retirees looking to move abroad

Posted by Steve Linder on Tue, Mar, 01, 2011

In the next few months, I am going to look at 20 countries that are often sought out by Expats and Retirees.  Each will be as a comparison to living elsewhere, including owning property in Costa Rica, the US or Canada.

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Tags: Expats, retirees, north americans living abroad, baby boomersm, Costa Rica