Get to know Costa Rica

Immigration, Retire and Relocate

One of the best places to retire

Okay, Costa Rica is not a typical immigration country like the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Germany or Switzerland but an excellent alternative. Who wants to emigrate to Costa Rica has to adapt to the culture of Latin America and the way of life and also have very good knowledge of the Spanish language.

If you want to work in Costa Rica you will find all relevant information about visa requirements on the oficial website of the Dirección de Migración y Extranjería de Costa Rica.

Who wants to spend his life as a pensioner in Costa Rica must have be in good health conditions and have a financial support in their home country.

Depending on the standard of living (Food, lifestyle, home, car, health insurance, etc.) as well as natural disasters, foreign exchange risk and inflation you need in Costa Rica probably more money than in the United States of America.

A recent table of taxation for the year 2017 for individuals and companies can be downloaded [here].

Social and environmental performance of Costa Rica [Social Progress Index]

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Why retire in countries like Costa Rica

To emigrate to Costa Rica we recommend the following websites:


[Embassy of the United States San Jose, Costa Rica]
[Association of Residents of Costa Rica]
[The ARC Forums]
[The Real Costa Rica]


[Embajada de la República Federal de Alemania San José]
[Embajada de Suiza en Costa Rica]
[Club Alemán de Costa Rica]
[Asociación Suiza de Costa Rica]


[Dirección de Migración y Extranjería de Costa Rica]

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