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Expat Guide to Living in San Jose

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

5 Tips For Living in San Jose, Costa Rica

The majority of expats in San Jose, actually choose to live not in the city, but outside of it. There are great options in the surrounding area, including places that are closer to the coast than San Jose.

12 Tips for Living in San Jose, Costa Rica

12 Tips for Living in San Jose, Costa Rica

An expat talks about what it's like living in San Jose, Costa Rica. He says that most expats move to San Jose for the lower cost of living, friendly people and climate. And, he offers an in-depth look at nightlife, recreational activities and more.

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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in San José

An expat in San Jose, Costa Rica offers an incredibly insightful report about public and private hospitals, doctors in Costa Rica and the costs of prescription medicine.

Retirement in San Jose, Costa Rica

A U.S. expat retiree in San Juan, Costa Rica offers comprehensive advice on retiring and living there. Housing, crime, health care and more are covered.

More Culture Shock Reports for San Jose

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in San Jose handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in San Jose:
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More Living in San Jose Reports

What are people's priorities in San Jose - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in San Jose:
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More Moving to San Jose Reports

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

Reviews of Schools in San Jose

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in San Jose. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in San Jose:
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Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to San Jose. If you are already living in San Jose, 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 San Jose 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 San Jose, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in San Jose:
Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby in San Jose Reports

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in San Jose? Below are some of the reports from expats in San Jose:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in San Jose Reports

What's it like to find a job in San Jose? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in San Jose? Below are some of the reports from expats in San Jose:
Submit a Working Abroad Report
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Top 5 Reasons Expats Move to Central America

From lower cost of living to affordable healthcare and beachfront living, expats discuss the top reasons they moved to Central America.
From lower cost of living to affordable healthcare and beachfront living, expats discuss the top reasons they moved to Central America....

10 Tips for Living in Costa Rica

Should you wear jeans and a t-shirt in San Jose? Did you know that one place may have twice the rain and be windy compared to another place 10km away? Read our 10 Tips for Living in Costa Rica for insights from expats who have been there and done that.

Should you wear jeans and a t-shirt in San Jose? Did you know that one place may have twice the rain and be windy compared to another place 10km away? Read our 10 Tips for Living in Costa Rica for i...

7 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a relatively safe, eco-friendly, expat-friendly destination with gorgeous beaches and friendly locals. Many expats say that housing and food prices in Costa Rica are high. We've gathered information submitted by expats about Tamarindo, Dominical, Ojochal, Atenas, Escazu, Grecia and others popular towns.

Costa Rica is a relatively safe, eco-friendly, expat-friendly destination with gorgeous beaches and friendly locals. Many expats say that housing and food prices in Costa Rica are high. We've gathere...

5 Tips For Living in San Jose, Costa Rica

The majority of expats in San Jose, actually choose to live not in the city, but outside of it. There are great options in the surrounding area, including places that are closer to the coast than San Jose.

The majority of expats in San Jose, actually choose to live not in the city, but outside of it. There are great options in the surrounding area, including places that are closer to the coast than San...

Retirement-In-EscazuAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Escazu, Costa Rica

An expat talks about being retired in Escazu, Costa Rica. She appreciates leaving the rat race behind, meeting others through expat groups and volunteering, that buying a property is much easier than selling one, the need for private health insurance in Costa Rica and more.

An expat talks about being retired in Escazu, Costa Rica. She appreciates leaving the rat race behind, meeting others through expat groups and volunteering, that buying a property is much easier than...

Moving-To-Playa-Hermosa-de-JacoAn Expat Talks about Moving to Playa Hermosa de Jaco, Costa Rica

An expat who has lived in Costa Rica gives all kinds of great advice on living there. Cost of housing, what to bring with you, how to settle in and much more is covered in this comprehensive expat report.

An expat who has lived in Costa Rica gives all kinds of great advice on living there. Cost of housing, what to bring with you, how to settle in and much more is covered in this comprehensive expat re...

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