- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Posted December 24, 1999
The cost of living in Costa Rica is probably the biggest newcomers number 1 question. This book is right on the mark and even gives a break down of how expat couples can live on $1100 per month, comfortably. There are nice small 'Tico' homes in beautiful areas like upscale Escazu that rent for $350./month. I found the 'monthly budget for two people' chart in the book to be a good estimate to go by. He even put $200 per month for food, we spent less than that! Unfortunately, many Americans go down to foreign countries like Costa Rica and live like a tourist, never try to learn Spanish, and basically get ripped-off by the locals who think all Americans are millionaires.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 21, 1999
In this book the author states that a couple can live on $1000 monthly. One person alone can barley get by on said amount here. Due to the fact that the author hasn´t lived here for years, he doesn´t really know what´s going on. I´ve lived here for over five years and can attest to the above. I don´t think this guide paints a realistic picture of what living in th country is about.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.