No Residency Required To Open Bank Account At The BCR

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What is Costa Rica’s ‘Aguinaldo’ and Who Must Pay It?

Q COSTA RICA - It's December and it's 'Aguinaldo' time, the year-end employee “holiday”...

Costa Rica Colon / US Dollar Exchange Rate Expectations

It is expected that under current economic conditions, the local currency will depreciate on...

Costa Rica Imposes New Restrictions On Bank Transfers

Q COSTA RICA - Banks in Costa Rica have reached an agreement to amend...

What Will Happen With The Rise In The Dollar Exchange?

The increases in the dollar exchange rate surprised many this week, who were confident...

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Increasing in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - In the last couple of weeks the Banco Central de...

“English” Is An Important Factor In High Paying Jobs in Costa Rica

More and more, a dominance level of English is a factor in higher paying...

Rise in the Price of the US Dollar in Costa Rica

A rebound in demand for US dollars explains the increase of just over 5.36...

Financial Planner Indicted In U.S. For Illegal “Ponzi” Could Be Forced To Forfeit Costa Rican Luxury Home

The founder of VisionQuest, a Raleigh, North Carolina, investment firm, charged with running an...

Good News For Renters, Not So Much For Landlords

  Thanks to a recent law reform, residential rentals in colones cannot rise above the...

Why Are Cell Phones So Expensive In Costa Rica?

The price of a smartphone in Costa Rica can be up to double, sometimes...

Hacienda (Taxation) Confirms Internet Purchases Of Up To US$500 Are Tax Exempt

The Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance) confirmed, through a statement issued today (November...

Things You Didn’t Know About Pricesmart

COSTA RICA NEWS -- Althouh the Q! tried to get information directly from PriceSmart,...

Central Bank Changes Methodoloy For Setting Reference Dollar Exchange Rate

Q COSTA RICA - The Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) - Central Bank...

Zara: 25 Years of International Expansion

The Zara stores, the flagship chain store of the Inditex group, celebrates 25 years...

Costa Rica’s Central Bank Gets US$1 Billion Credit Line To Strengthen Foreign Reserves

Costa Rica's Central Bank (Banco Central de Costa Rica - BCCR) is getting a...

The Costa Rica Colon Among The 7 Coolest Currencies In The World

All travelers love exchanging money. Whether you do it at the bank before a...

Central Bank To Replace SINPE With IBAN For Interbank Transfers

The Central Bank announced it will end the SINPE (Sistema Nacional de Pagos Electrónicos)...

Caution When Using An ATM in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - We can't stress this enough, especially this time of year...

Costa Rica Colon The Most Stable Currency In Latin America

QCOSTARICA - While devaluations are occurring all around, the Costa Rica Colon, the country's...

Dollar Exchange Rate Expected To Move Starting In August

In a few months, the dollar exchange is expected to move, though experts are...

U.S. Remittances To Costa RicaUp In First Quarter of 2017

According to data published by the Banco Central (Central Bank), as part of the...

Costa Rica Dollar Exchange Rate Continues to Rise

Q COSTA RICA - In the first four months of the year the price...

Banks Fear Increased Requests To Change Loans From Dollars to Colones

Q MONEY - A hike of ¢9.64 colones in the dollar exchange market since...

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Climbing, It Has Already Reached ¢595

Q COSTA RICA - The Colon exchange rate against the U.S. dollar continues its...

ZipCar Launches Carsharing Service in Costa Rica

Q MONEY - Zipcar, the carsharing service, has announced it's launch in Costa Rica,...

The “YoYo” Dollar Exchange Rate: ¢18 Colones Drop In Three Days

Q MONEY - After hitting almost ¢600 Colones to one US dollar last week,...

Banco Central Proposes Change in Method for Calculating Exchange Rate

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's Central Bank (Banco Central de Costa Rica -...

Dollar Exchange Hit ¢580 On Tuesday

Q COSTA RICA - The dollar exchange on Tuesday by some banks reached ¢580...

Chinese Vehicles Make Their Way Into The Costa Rican Market

Good chance you've seen the brands: BYD, Changan, Geely, Great Wall, JAC and ZAP...

Ticos Up To Their Eyeballs In Consumer Debt: UCR Survey

The cost to have the latest smartphone or appliance, for example, are the leading...

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