There are countless reasons that people who visit Costa Rica fall in love with is beautiful, tropical paradise. Aside from the gorgeous beaches, the lush jungles, the friendly locals, and the warm climate, there is the fact that you can live easily for less than $2,000 a month, something that sounds nearly impossible to some people living in parts of the United States or Canada.
Combing a high standard of living with a low cost of living is just one of the many reasons that many U.S. and Canada tourists decide to turn Costa Rica into their home away from home. While there are ways to live a very lavish lifestyle in Costa Rica and one could easily spend a small fortune living a glamorous lifestyle, it is also easy to live a full life on $1,500 to $2,000 per person, or even per couple, in Costa Rica.
One of the top destinations for retirees looking to enjoy their retirement aboard is Tamarindo Beach in Costa Rica. Retirees in Tamarindo report that they can live comfortably on just $2,000 a month, per couple, compared to the average retired couple in the U.S. that spends around $3,600 per month. Located on the Nicoya Peninsula, Tamarindo Beach is one of the top destinations for tourists, vacationers, and retirees but the popularity of this place doesn’t make living here out of reach. With a wide variety of real estate options available for around $150,000 and a monthly cost of living of around $2,000 a month, Tamarindo is a great option for retirees looking to retire aboard. For those who aren’t quite committed to purchasing real estate, many long term rental options are available as well, and many of these are located right by the beach.
While Tamarindo is a beach town with all the excitement of a tropical paradise, it is also a well established town with great grocery stores, pharmacies, medical facilities, banks, and other amenities to make life easy and enjoyable. Combine all the comforts of back home with the top quality restaurants, bars, and entertainment and the list of why Tamarindo is a great place to retire just keeps growing.
Part of why the cost of living in Costa Rica is so much lower for retirees than the average cost of living in the U.S. is the way of life. Many retirees trade in their cars for bicycles and getting around town by bike, or by walking, is not only a cheaper alternative, but one that leads to a healthier lifestyle. Fresh fruit, vegetables, and sea food can be purchased at local markets throughout the week helping to reduce living costs and also improve living standards. And many activities that retirees can participate in are free of charge, such as exploring the many beaches of the area, hiking in national parks, kayaking, and mountain biking. Life in Costa Rica is simple and this laid back pace of life is more affordable and more enjoyable. It’s no wonder so many retirees choose to spend their time in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.