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May 22 2018

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – May 22, 2018

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Our April 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living Our Yearly Visit from the Abuelitas 10 Tips on How to Thrive as an Expat in Costa Rica Featured Property in San Ramon: Casa for Sale in Empalme $150,000 USD Cooking in Costa Rica: An Expat’s …

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May 12 2018

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – May 12, 2018

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Costa Rica’s New President Speaks about Immigration, The Importance of Diversity, and Climate Change Costa Rica’s Epsy Campbell Becomes First Black Woman in the History of the Americas to be Elected Vice President   Why We Chose Costa Rica  Featured Property in Lake Arenal: …

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Apr 28 2018

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – April 28, 2018

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Our March 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living The Best Way to Live for Less in Costa Rica (or Anywhere), by Rob Evans Featured Property in Sarchi: Furnished 3BR 2BA Home Walking Distance to Town-$109,000 Cooking in Costa Rica: An Expat’s Guide to …

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Apr 19 2018

In the MailBag – Tours, Body Donation, Persons with Disabilities, and Cost of Living

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook.     “Hi Gloria and Paul, Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated having one of your personalized tours around San Ramon and area. It was so interesting to meet all of those expat contacts of …

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Apr 19 2018

Our Recent MediSmart Experience

We continue to be pleased with both the service and prices we receive through Hospital Metropolitano’s MediSmart Plan. For the two of us, the plan costs $180/year and gives us discounted rates on doctors visits, laboratory and radiology, prescriptions, hospital stays and even operating room costs. In February and March, Paul and I scheduled some …

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Apr 05 2018

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – April 6, 2018

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Our Recent MediSmart Experience In the MailBag – Tours, Body Donation, Persons with Disabilities, and Cost of Living Featured Property: Charming Renovated 3BR 2BA home in Nuevo Arenal-$150,000  Cooking in Costa Rica: An Expat’s Guide to Buying Groceries, Cooking, and Eating in …

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Mar 31 2018

Our February 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living

Here’s our February 2018 spending breakdown: Transportation – $319.63 When you have an older car, like ours, repairs are part of life. Our 1996 Toyota 4-Runner has always been a reliable, comfortable car. We have used it for our tour business as well as for personal use, and it doesn’t show any sign of letting …

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Mar 23 2018

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – March 23, 2018

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Our February 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living Immigration News for Those on a Tourist Visa and Temporary Residents Featured Property Grecia: Affordable 3BR 2BA Home in Gated Community-$115,000 Cooking in Costa Rica: An Expat’s Guide to Buying Groceries, Cooking, and Eating in …

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Mar 18 2018

Our January 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living

In January, our spending was back to normal, totaling $1,826.57 for the month. Here’s the breakdown: Transportation – $72.74 No car repairs this month and only one fill-up totaling $54.66 for our Toyota 4-Runner, plus $11.48 to top off our oil. We also had some miscellaneous tolls and parking fees. Groceries – $495.25 Another high …

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Feb 26 2018

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – February 26, 2018

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Our January 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living 17 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Move to Costa Rica Featured Property in Lake Arenal: Bali Style Bungalow with Lake View-$125,000  Cooking in Costa Rica: An Expat’s Guide to Buying Groceries, Cooking, and Eating in Costa …

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