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Expat Guide to Living in Nicaragua

Whether you're already living in Nicaragua or preparing to move to Nicaragua, our Expat Guide to Living in Nicaragua offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Nicaragua. For answers to specific questions, visit our Nicaragua Forum to talk with expats in Nicaragua.

9 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Nicaragua

Expats living in Nicaragua discuss health insurance and quality of medical care in Nicaragua. Additional topics include health insurance for 65+, in-home nursing care, prescription medicines and more.

Moving to Nicaragua: 13 Things to Know Before You Move to Nicaragua

If you're thinking about moving to Nicaragua, you must read these 13 things to know before moving to Nicaragua. Expats offer realistic and honest advice about cost of living, learning the language, poverty, renting vs. buying and much more.

12 Expats Talk About Living in Nicaragua

Expats in Nicaragua talks about living in Nicaragua - the high numbers of retirees, the kind and welcoming Nicas, the challenges they face learning the language and more.

5 Tips for Living in Granada, Nicaragua

Expats love Granada, Nicaragua for its colonial architecture, rich history and thriving expat community. In this article, we cover cost-of-living in Granada, safety, real estate, health care and more.

5 Best Places to Retire in Nicaragua

Expats discuss the best places to retire in Nicaragua. From upscale communities on the Emerald Coast to the beautiful city of Granada, Nicaragua is no longer just a haven for surfers.

12 Tips for Living in Granada, Nicaragua

12 Tips for Living in Granada, Nicaragua

An expat who retired in Granada, Nicaragua appreciates the low cost of living in Nicaragua, walking along Calle la Calzada, hanging out with other expats at the Cacao Pool Club and year-round warm climate.

Moving to Leon, Nicaragua

An expat who moved to Leon, Nicaragua talks about how she chose Leon, finding her first place to live with the help of a local real estate agency, getting advice from other expats before she moved and much more. She advises others to bring more sheets and towels, more pots and pans and to leave fancy, warm clothing and shoes at home.

Culture Shock in Managua, Nicaragua

An expat who recently moved to Managua, Nicaragua was initially overwhelmed by the country's extreme poverty. But, the loving, caring Nicas have had the greatest impact on her.

Retirement in Granada, Nicaragua

Bushamy13 chose to retire to Nicaragua because of the low cost of living, the friendly people and the beautiful country. Bushamy13 says that a retiree can live like a Nica on $500 a month or buy your expansive colonial home and entertain lavishly. She lives on approximately $1500 a month, which does not include flights back home.

More Culture Shock Reports for Nicaragua

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Nicaragua handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Nicaragua:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Moving to Nicaragua Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Nicaragua? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Nicaragua? Below are some of the responses from expats in Nicaragua:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Nicaragua

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Nicaragua. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Nicaragua:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Nicaragua. If you are already living in Nicaragua, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Retiring in Nicaragua Reports

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Nicaragua, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Nicaragua:
Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Nicaragua? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Nicaragua by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Nicaragua? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Nicaragua? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
Additional Articles
A Year of Nicaraguan Festivals and Celebrations

From San Silvestre Papa in January to Tulululu in May, Nicaragua has more than 200 festivals each year. Casey Callais highlights the best festivals throughout the year.

Expat Nicaragua: Leon, Nicaragua - Some Like it Hot!

Dean LaCoursiere recently visited Leon and describes this wonderful city, a UNESCO historical site, where the temperature is typically above 90 degrees.

5 Great Places to Retire in Central America

Central America is an increasingly popular retirement destination. Retirees love it's proximity to the United States, lower cost of living, beautiful cities, amazing beaches, healthy lifestyle and friendly people.

Isla Ometepe Nicaragua, Your Fantasy Island!

The volcanic Isla Ometepe lies in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world. It takes one hour by ferry to reach Isla Ometepe. In 2010 the island was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Preserve and within has varied terrain and microclimates.

10 Tips for Living in Nicaragua

Did you know that lots of homes in Nicaragua don't have hot water? Did you know that it's very easy to meet other expats in Nicaragua? Expats share their tips for living in Nicaragua.

World's Top Retirement Havens 1 Through 9

Where are the best places to retire overseas? Which retirement haven is right for you? France? Ecuador? Panama? Nicaragua? Thailand? Kathleen Peddicord shares the pros and cons of the world's top 9 retirement havens.

Nicaraguan Schools for Expats

Advice and overview of Nicaraguan schools for expat children.

Ten Things You Should Know Before You Move To Central or South America

Lee offers ten tips for people contemplating a move to Central or South America.

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