I do a lot of business with Costa Ricans. Mainly exporting some of their products. I have lived there off and on for over 10 yrs. I know American couples living well - nice, small house in a safe neighborhood, minimal R.E. taxes if any, housekeeper 3 times a week for cleaning and cooking, cheap utilities ( no heat and Air Cond not necessary in most places because of altitude) - with a combined Soc Sec income of $1500 per month. And you get a one time duty free shipment of all household stuff and a car if you establish residency. On the bad side is that the roads are terrible, the infrastructure is not up to US standards....and the people are docile when it comes to petty corruption and lack of services. In ain’t America - but in a melt down here it is a good back up place to hold out in.
Do you think Costa Rica would still be hospitable for Americans if it sinks into ruin along with the rest of the world?
Hans. Very tempting.