Gloria Yeatman

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Nov 05 2018

Our September 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living

Our plan was to spend September in Oaxaca, Mexico as we do most years, but Paul’s surgery to remove his right kidney in August caused us to delay our plans. We spent the month in Costa Rica as Paul recuperated and began to get his strength back. Transportation – $389.36 Our expenses for gasoline and …

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Oct 28 2018

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – October 28, 2018

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Our September 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living Caja Payment Exemptions for Snowbirds, Rainbirds, and Other Part-time Residents Our Oaxaca, Mexico Trip in Pictures Featured Property in San Ramon: Furnished Studio Cabin for Sale or Rent Cooking in Costa Rica: An Expat’s Guide …

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Oct 28 2018

San Ramon: Furnished Studio Cabin for Sale or Rent

Listing ID #RR101 Furnished studio cabin for sale or rent, located 10 miles beyond San Ramon off the Pan American highway in the Butterfly Dance community.  Sleeps two, with kitchen and bath. View of the Gulf from the adjoining road. Carport (a 4-wheel drive or SUV is recommended). Nice patio with a forest view. Wi-fi …

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Oct 26 2018

What Are the Countries With the Most (and Least) Efficient Health Care?

Bloomberg just published it’s article, “These Are the Economies With the Most (and Least) Efficient Health Care,” stating that “The U.S. will cost you the most for treatment, both in absolute terms and relative to average incomes, while life expectancy of Americans — about 79 years — was exceeded by more than 25 countries and territories, …

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Oct 26 2018

Our August 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living

Since Paul was in the hospital for the first part of the month (until the 13th of August when he was released), our spending in several categories was not typical. Transportation – $159.50 We live in San Ramón and Paul was in Hospital San Rafaél in Alajuela, about 45 minutes away by car. Though we …

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Oct 26 2018

What’s Up With the Yeatmans? CT Scan, Cancer, and the Caja-Part 2

As we told you in our last newsletter, Paul came home recently from two weeks in the hospital after having surgery for kidney cancer. Here is a video we shot the day he was to head to the hospital, telling the story-to-date. We hope that you will find it interesting, not only the specifics about …

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Sep 23 2018

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – September 23, 2018

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  What’s Up With the Yeatmans? CT Scan, Cancer, and the Caja-Part 2 Our August 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living What Are the Economies With the Most (and Least) Efficient Health Care? Featured Property in Lake Arenal: Lovely, Large Home in Las Palmaras …

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Sep 23 2018

Lake Arenal: 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths Home on Corner Lot-$150,000

Property: Ref # 305 Location: Nuevo Arenal 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1,685 square feet Acreage: .72 acres (2913 square meters) Price: $150,000 USD Description: This well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath concrete home is on a large corner lot in a residential area of Nuevo Arenal conveniently located within walking distance of all services. No …

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Sep 23 2018

Lake Arenal: Lovely, Large Home in Las Palmaras de Arenal-$150,000

Property: Ref # 303 Location: Nuevo Arenal 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1,642 square feet Acreage: .75 acres (3047 square meters) Price: $150,000 USD Description: This lovely home is a true bargain with a wrap around porch on two sides in a quiet residential area of Nuevo Arenal. It is within walking distance of the town …

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Aug 27 2018

Our July 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living

Our spending in July was right on target. Actually, if you take into account that almost $300 was spent to renew our residency, our “cost of living” spending for the month was low, more in the range of $1,700. Transportation – $108.33 We stayed close to home in July, waiting for the call from the …

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