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.
Expats talk about some of the biggest challenges they've faced living in Latin America. Whether you're moving to Panama City or Punta del Este, this article is a must read to help you prepare (hint: you'll be much happier if you learn the language) and adjust your expectations (realities: the roads are rough, the pace of life is slower and bureaucracy is unavoidable). Despite all of the challenges, the list of what expats like about life in Latin America far exceeds the challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An expat in Nicaragua talks about life in the small fishing village of Playa Miramar. The village has 5 surf camps and about 1000 locals. If you're considering a move to Playa Miramar, you may want to start a business or non profit that gives back to the community.
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:
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More Living in Nicaragua Reports
What are people's priorities in Nicaragua - work? family? 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 Nicaragua:
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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:
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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:
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.
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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:
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.
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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.
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.