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Weather, friendly locals, cost of living: expats in Mexico, Costa Rica enjoy same things

EXPAT FOCUS (MND) Of course it was no surprise that readers of Mexico News Daily voted Mexico as the No. 1 expat destination in a recent poll. We can probably safely assume that most already live here, want to, or are snowbirds. Fully 60% ranked...

Public employees could not work more than 50 years with the State

RICO's TICO BULL - Bad news for those vying for long life in public service in Costa Rica. According to Eduardo Cruickshank, president of Congress, civil servants who complete 50 years of work with the state would have to retire. At the end of 50...

Best Places to Retire in Latin America in 2021 — InternationalLiving.com

International Living’s annual Global Retirement Index compares, contrasts, ranks, and rates 25 countries across 10 categories. “All over the planet, we’ve identified friendly, good-value, warm-weather escapes where you could effectively upgrade your life—places where it’s possible to live better, but spend less. For many expats,...

Costa Rica ranks as the best destination for retirees in the 2021 global index

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica was placed in the first place as a destination for retirees in 2021, according to the annual ranking by International Living (IL), surpassing countries such as Panama, Mexico, Colombia and Portugal. According to IL's Annual Global Retirement Index 2021, which has...

How is a real relocation/retirement tour different than a relocation/real estate tour?

When I started my relocation tours during the early 1990s they were more  ‘tourist-oriented' in that they included a visit to the Irazú Volcano and a trip by catamaran to Isla Tortuga among other things. At the request of my clients, I began included...

How To Enjoy Your Retirement

Retiring is a fun part of life but can also be nerve-wracking because you’ll no longer be working and in your normal routine. What’s most important is that you try to enjoy these years and make the best of them. Below are tips for how...

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2019 – InternationalLiving.com

“Where should you retire?” We can bet you've asked this question of yourself more than once. If not, you will. "Where should I retire?” is the question we hear most often at International Living (IL). And this January, like and every January IL gives us their...

Vargas Activates His “Pension Chute”

In the caricature by Crhoy.com, we see Albino Vargas, the leader of one of the most powerful public sector unions, the Asociación Nacional de Empleados Públicos (ANEP), heading for retirement now that the end of the strike is around the corner Vargas was pretty peeved when...

Panama vs. Costa Rica: The Real Scoop, Part 2

The cost of living in a particular country is in many cases the most important factor people consider when moving abroad. More often than not, they will select one country over another because it is more affordable or it offers more perqs. However, smart retirees...

President of the Supreme Court Announces Surprise Retirement

Four days after he was reprimanded by decision in relation to Chinese cement scandal, the President of the Supreme Court of Costa Rica, Carlos Chinchilla, in a surprise announcement Monday, tendered his resignation. Chinchilla, along with three other judges were reprimanded for a serious...

Medellin Has Outgrown ‘Narcos’

As she sipped a cappuccino in a buzzing café on a tree-lined street in Medellin, Cindy Crawford Thomas said that escaping South Florida to retire in what was once the world’s most notorious city seemed like a no-brainer. Medellin is Colombia’s second-largest city with a...

Retirement and regeneration: how robots and replicants experience death

In the 2014 film Interstellar, Matt Damon’s Dr Mann explains that “a machine doesn’t improvise well because you cannot program a fear of death”. The demise of non-human characters in science fiction films, TV shows and books has shown otherwise, suggesting that fear of losing...

Best Place To Retire: Florida, Costa Rica or Mars?

Best place to retire: Florida, Costa Rica or Mars? I’ve never been to Mars, so Mars it is. (RICO’S JOURNAL) Ok, the title is a bit misleading, my way of grabbing your attention to what most of us are thinking, retirement. The article by Peter...

Costa Rica’s Top 5 Expat Havens

QOCSTARICA (PRWEB) For decades, Costa Rica has been among the world’s premier retirement destinations. It’s a country that is nearly carbon neutral, sustainably producing most of its power without increasing greenhouse gasses. It’s a country with no standing army. It’s a country whose people consistently...

Are You Cut Out for the Expat Life?

COSTA RICA LIVING - What makes for a happy expat? This is something I think about often, because honestly…not everyone is cut out for the expat life. The rewards are tremendous and it’s a wonderful, life-changing experience, but there are challenges—and most are easy...

Small-Town Costa Rican Living in the City

By Jason Holland (International Living) -  I have a pretty standard morning routine. I’m awakened very early by roosters but stay in bed for a while as the sunrise filters into the bedroom. I start the coffee, open the sliding doors, step out to...

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