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Expat Guide to Living in Grecia

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

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Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare in Grecia

An expat in Grecia, Costa Rica advises other expats to head to San Jose for medical care. He hasn't heard any good things about the local CAJA hospital.

Culture Shock in Grecia, Costa Rica

One woman explains how she was lured to Boquete, Panama and Grecia, Costa Rica by romanticized articles on other sites touting that she could retire for $1,000 or less. Once there, she found the cost of living to fluctuate significantly, the streets strewn with garbage and transportation challenging.

More Culture Shock Reports for Grecia

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

What are people's priorities in Grecia - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Grecia by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

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Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Grecia? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Grecia? Help others moving to Grecia by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

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International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Grecia with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Grecia, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

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Dream vs. Reality of Living in Grecia Reports

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Grecia. If you are already living in Grecia, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Grecia:
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Overseas Retirement Report

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 Grecia by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

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Having a Baby Abroad Report

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

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Working Abroad Report

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

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