The Truth About How Much It Costs To Live In Costa Rica

When I tell people that my family lives in Costa Rica, they often respond with things like, “Yeah, I hear it’s really cheap there.”.

No, it’s not.

Overall, the cost of living is a bit lower than in the US. And you can live cheaply if you’re frugal and don’t mind a very basic lifestyle. But if you want the amenities that you have back home, you’ll be spending at least 60% of your usual budget, and possibly much, much more.

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