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An Expat Talks about Moving to San Marcos, Tarrazú, Costa Rica

Submitted by BetoAbroad


San Marcos, Costa Rica

It's a good idea to rent before you buy in San Marcos, Costa Rica. Meet your neighbors, get advice on where to live and if they know of any homes for sale. And, bring any electronics you'll need, because the cost is double in Costa Rica.

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

San Marcos, Tarrazú

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

Should have brought more: tennis shoes - lots of walking on lots of dirt/rock roads. Contact Solution - very expensive here. Electronics - cameras & laptops here cost double the US price. Should have left all formal clothes in the US.

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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

It is a good idea to rent before you buy. Talk to the neighbors. There are little pockets of problems that you could avoid by asking folks for their opinion. The neighbors may also know where there is a great house available that you missed in your search. Last piece of advice, get up and move.

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

I live in an apartment. Many others are in houses; some on a finca.

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

It's cheaper to live a little ways outside the city so location was influenced by that. There is also less crime outside the city. I found my apartment by asking around and doing some walking. There won't always be a sign up so, if it looks available, ask.

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Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

Much, much lower. I wouldn't pay more than $300 per month in rent for a house in this area.

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