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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 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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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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Aug 27 2018

What’s Up With the Yeatmans? CT Scan, Cancer, and the Caja-Part 1

You may have noticed that our healthcare expenses have been higher the last few months. Part of the increase was due to preventative care such as my yearly gynecologist appointment and associated tests and new glasses for Paul. But we have had some other issues going on as well. Paul came home on Monday, August …

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Aug 26 2018

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – August 26, 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 Our July 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living The Adventure Inn-Our “Go-To Hotel” Featured Property in Lake Arenal: Bali Style Bungalow with Lake View-$125,000 Cooking in Costa Rica: An Expat’s Guide to Buying …

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Jul 15 2018

The Adventure Inn-Our “Go-To Hotel”

The Adventure Inn has been our “go to hotel” for the last 4 years. It’s where we pick up our Healthcare Tour guests. We recommend it for anyone coming to Costa Rica, especially if you want a hotel convenient to the San Jose airport. You can get an inexpensive tour right at the hotel or use …

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