Here are a few reasons why you should consider living in Costa Rica,
retiring in Costa Rica or investing in Costa Rica Real Estate.
Costa Rica is a tropical paradise with white and black sand beaches.
Warm Pacific Ocean waters comfort you year round.
The climate is great. It is nice and warm promoting a healthy outdoor experience year round.
There are no hurricanes in Costa Rica as it is so close to the equator.
Abundant nature everywhere, promotes a rich experience with the surroundings.
Costa Rica is the oldest Democracy in Central America.
Foreigners have the same rights as Nationals in property ownership.
Property ownership is fee simple and title insurance is readily available.
Property taxes and homeowners insurance is very low compared to the United States.
Taxes are more favorable: Corporate income tax has a maximum rate of 30%. There are no capital gains, inheritance or gift tax. Property taxes are very low.
Construction cost is lower than the USA. Approximately $100 per square ft. or less.
Labor cost is very low. A full time housekeeper/cook is less than $120.00 per week.
Overhead cost is less. You do not need heat.
Costa Rica is a place of peace. There has never been a terrorist attack of any kind in Costa Rica. Costa Rica has remained neutral and peaceful for the last 200 years and has no army.
25% of land in Costa Rica is protected refuge and National Park Land.
You can have a garden and grow your own food all year long in Costa Rica.
Fresh, pesticide free, organic produce and meats are abundant and inexpensive in Costa Rica.
Tap Water is safe to drink everywhere in Costa Rica.
Even in remote tourist towns it is common to find world class restaurants.
There is an increase in medical tourism in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is known as a health tourism destination worldwide.
Some of the best health care in the world is available in Costa Rica. (see www.cimahospital.com) Medical costs are approximately 60% less in Costa Rica than in the United States.
Costa Rica has committed to being carbon neutral by 2021. Most of its energy comes from renewable sources like hydro, wind, geothermal and solar. For every 10 light bulbs turned on in Costa Rica, 9 of them are lighted with clean energy.
Costa Rica produces three times more clean energy per capita than the biggest renewable energy produces in the world.There are incentives for the installation of solar energy systems.
There is a 97% literacy rate in Costa Rica. Most Costa Ricans speak some English. English is widely spoken in tourist towns.You can use funds from your 401K to purchase property in Costa Rica.
Having international property in your portfolio is a great way to hedge against loss in the value of the dollar.
Atlanta has direct flights to both Costa Rican International Airports. Flights are less than four hours.
Costa Rica enjoys strong economic growth with stable currency versus the dollar.
The USA is Costa Rica’s largest trading partner. Costa Rica’s largest employer is Intel.
There are four million residents in Costa Rica. More than one hundred thousand are foreigners. More than fifty thousand are Americans.
Tourism is the #1 source of revenue in Costa Rica. Over two million tourists come to Costa Rica each year for vacation, eco-tourism, and medical tourism.
There are lots of activities in Costa Rica. For example, Yoga programs, sport fishing, kayaking, surfing, horseback riding, viewing volcanoes, hiking, nature tours, turtle tours, bird watching, diving, and much more.
Costa Ricans live fifteen years longer than the world’s average with four times the chance of living over one hundred than the rest of humanity.
Confidentiality and Privacy is totally respected for everyone by law.
Costa Ricans love Americans.
The quality of life is great in Costa Rica where people live in peace and harmony with nature.
The slower, friendly pace with less stress makes Costa Rica an ideal place to live.