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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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Jul 15 2018

PURA VIDA – Challenging the Ethnocentric Mind (A Documentary Short Film)

 

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Jul 15 2018

Our June 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living

June was an expensive month for us, especially in the categories of Transportation, Meals Out, and Healthcare. We came in about 20% higher than our target of $2,000/month. But some months are like that. Here’s the breakdown: Transportation – $280.83 For us, during a normal month we fill up our Toyota 4-Runner just once. In …

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Jul 14 2018

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – July 14, 2018

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Our June 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living PURA VIDA – Challenging the Ethnocentric Mind (A Documentary Short Film) Featured Property  in San Ramon: Small Casita with Additional Building Site-REDUCED to $85,000 Cooking in Costa Rica: An Expat’s Guide to Buying Groceries, Cooking, …

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