Category Archive: Blog

Feb 14 2017

In the Mailbag-A Reader’s Experience with Medismart-January 2017

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on facebook. Here’s a note we received in our mailbag in response to the information we posted a while back about Hospital Metropolitano’s MediSmart program:  Hi Gloria & Paul I broke my right hip end of June and had to go to …

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Feb 14 2017

Our November and December 2016 Costa Rica Cost of Living

November and December were busy months for us as we prepared for our move to an apartment in town. We may not have sent out regular cost of living reports, but we managed to still track every thing we spent.  Because we wanted to show our purchases for the new apartment as part of January’s …

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Feb 14 2017

What’s Up with the Yeatmans–January 23, 2017

It’s been over a month since you’ve heard from us. That’s so not normal! But we’ve had a lot going on. Last newsletter we told you all about our month-long trip to Mexico and our, therefore, low October spending in Costa Rica. We made up for that in November and December as we prepared to move …

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Jan 23 2017

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – January 23, 2017

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  What’s Up with the Yeatmans Our November and December 2016 Costa Rica Cost of Living In the Mailbag – Medismart Our Ultimate CR Healthcare Tour       What’s Up with the Yeatmans? It’s been over a month since you’ve heard from …

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Jan 22 2017

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 5

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rate we got. Last year when we visited Mexico, the U.S. dollar was worth just over 14 pesos. This year, it was up …

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Dec 14 2016

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 4: Tours

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rate we got. Last year when we visited Mexico, the U.S. dollar was worth just over 14 pesos. This year, it was up …

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Dec 13 2016

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 3: Food

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rate we got. Last year when we visited Mexico, the U.S. dollar was worth just over 14 pesos. This year, it was up …

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Dec 08 2016

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 2: Hotels

As you can see in the graphic to the right, we spent a total of $3,417.98 for our 30 day trip to Mexico. Of that, hotels accounted for almost $1,000 and airfare for both of us was $617.46. So, let’s break it down. One of the things worth noting right off is the great exchange rates …

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Dec 06 2016

What it Cost Us to Spend a Month Traveling in Mexico-Part 1: Transportation

In past years, when we’ve spent a month in Mexico, we were lucky enough to get our airfare and about five days food and lodging paid for by International Living. However, in 2015, IL held it’s last conference in Mexico for the foreseeable future. So this year, for our 30 day trip to Mexico, we …

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Dec 05 2016

Our October 2016 Costa Rica Cost of Living

We were traveling almost the entire month of October, and a few days into November, on our yearly trip to Mexico. That meant lower than usual Costa Rica living expenses for the month — just over $1,000. Costa Rica Fixed Costs As you would imagine, many categories of our Costa Rica expenses totaled zero or …

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