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Mar 26 2019

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – March 26, 2019

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube You can now follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so please “like” us on Facebook, “follow” us on Twitter, and watch and share our videos on YouTube.   What’s New on the Website Check out our newest posts on www.retireforlessincostarica.com: Our January …

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Mar 07 2019

Increasing Grocery Prices in Costa Rica: Fact or Fiction?

Generally, it seems to me that grocery prices have risen, though the statistics show otherwise. “Cost of food in Costa Rica decreased 0.69 percent in January of 2019 over the same month in the previous year. Food Inflation in Costa Rica averaged 5.91 percent from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 27.74 …

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Mar 07 2019

Healthcare Bang-for-Your-Buck

I found the health-efficiency index cited in Bloomberg’s article, “These Are the Economies With the Most (and Least) Efficient Health Care,” to be one of the more interesting ones I’ve seen in the last several years regarding healthcare in America versus the rest of the world. Put simply, it’s a survey which measures bang-for-the-buck, and in …

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Mar 07 2019

Costa Rica: One of the World’s Happiest Countries

Costa Rica has recently received more acknowledgement for what it’s doing right, this time from the World Economic Forum, in it’s January 31, 2019 article, “Costa Rica is one of the world’s happiest countries. Here’s what it does differently.” In the article, Costa Rica President, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, is quoted as saying, “Seventy years ago, …

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Mar 07 2019

Our January 2019 Costa Rica Cost of Living

In January, our spending was lower than our monthly average, with no big, out-of-the-ordinary expenses. Here’s the breakdown: Transportation – $63.31 No big trips, no car repairs, just one fill-up, a few tolls and parking for a trip into San Jose, and one cab ride here in town. Grand total: $63.31. Living in town has …

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Mar 01 2019

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – March 1, 2019

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube You can now follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so please “like” us on Facebook, “follow” us on Twitter, and watch and share our videos on YouTube.   What’s New on the Website Check out our newest posts on www.retireforlessincostarica.com: What’s Up …

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Feb 17 2019

Costa Rica’s Farewell to Arms: A Bold Peace

In December, Costa Rica and those of us who live here celebrated an important anniversary — the 70th anniversary of the abolition of  Costa Rica’s military. “On December 1, 1948, President José Figueres Ferrer of Costa Rica abolished the military of Costa Rica after victory in the civil war that year. In a ceremony in the Cuartel …

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Feb 17 2019

Our December 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living

It’s been a couple of months since we published our Costa Rica Cost of Living breakdown. Since we spent the months of October and November in Oaxaca, Mexico, there were no Costa Rica expenses for those months. We arrived back home on December 1st so this is our spending for the full month ($4,187.55). It’s …

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Jan 30 2019

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – January 30, 2019

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube You can now follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so please “like” us on Facebook, “follow” us on Twitter, and watch and share our videos on YouTube.   What’s New on the Website Check out our newest posts on www.retireforlessincostarica.com: What’s Up …

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Jan 28 2019

What’s Up With the Yeatmans? CT Scan, Cancer, and the Caja-Part 3

First off, thank you for your concern, support, kindness, and prayers when you learned of Paul’s cancer scare. It is now 4.5 months since his surgery to remove his right kidney and 6.5 months since we learned the results of the CT scan (“TAC” in Costa Rica) which showed two tumors with a 95% probability …

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