I'd strongly suggest anyone contemplating moving to give it a try for at least 6 months...
I have a friend who lives in Costa Rica for part of the year.
He has an escape plan to the USA. He says the natives of Costa Rica are great but there’s always something simmering under the surface that is a constant reminder that he isn’t “one of them”.
And to give the more mundane experiences a try while they are at it. I'd suggest, for an authetic experience:
1) Stand in line at a bank for a withdrawal, on pay day.
2) Have a lovely drive through a major traffic area during "rush hour"
3) Utilize some of the fine public services available such as the "post office", if that country actually has a postal service. Many do not.
4) Request help from one of the local emergency services. Try calling an ambulance or request emergency medical care. I don't suggest you wait until you actually need it to determine the type of response you'll get.
5) And I don't suggest this at all, but it's an "authentic experience" - take a lovely stroll a few blocks outside of the nice area you selected for you and your family to live. Be "neighborly" as these are your neighbors...
Hey, if you can deal with these experiences on a daily basis, maybe you'll do fine! I'm just sayin'...these are some things a lot of folks won't consider on a few weeks vacation.