Costa Rica: Expat Banking & International Wire Transfer

Moving to Costa Rica? Expatriates have unique banking and investment needs. Find nformation about expat banking, Costa Rica banking and opening a bank account in Costa Rica in ExpatExchange.com's Resource Guide.

N26 Mobile Banking

N26 Mobile Banking

A banking app built for your mobile lifestyle. Manage your money directly in-app and pay with your card anywhere in the world. All your finances are right at your fingertips. Spend anywhere without fees on foreign transactions. And get the freedom to get up and go, without telling us you're leaving the country.

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Remitly

Remitly

Send money online for what matters most. We make international money transfers easier than ever. Choose how and when you send, with great exchange rates and low fees.

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Wise

Wise

A Wise multi-currency account for travellers, expats and freelancers lets you spend in any currency, receive money like a local and send money around the world with your own foreign currency account — cheaper than old-school banks. With the Wise debit card, you can spend in the local currency — wherever you are. It's accepted anywhere that takes Mastercard or Visa.

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Costa Rica Forum Costa Rica Forum
Join our Costa Rica forum to meet other expats and talk about living in Costa Rica.

Living in Costa Rica GuideLiving in Costa Rica Guide

Our Living in Costa Rica Guide is a primer on everything about living in Costa Rica: best places to live, cost of living, pros and cons, healthcare and insurance, and more.

ContributeContribute
Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Costa Rica.

Moving to Costa RicaMoving to Costa Rica Guide

Moving to Costa Rica has become more popular among expats. Making this choice requires a lot of research to ensure the expat experience you hope for will be realized.

Best Places to Live in Costa Rica Best Places to Live in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a lot to offer expats with its tropical climate, eco-friendly culture, beautiful beaches, welcoming people, good healthcare system and relative safety.

Healthcare in Costa RicaHealthcare in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is has both public and private healthcare systems. When you become a resident, you must enroll in the public healthcare system (CAJA). Many expats use the public system for routine healthcare and have private expat health insurance for specialists, surgeries and emergencies.

Real Estate Costa RicaReal Estate in Costa Rica

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Costa Rica.

Cost of Living in Costa RicaCost of Living in Costa Rica

If you're moving to Costa Rica, you'll want to understand the cost of living in Costa Rica. Lifestyle, location and health insurance are part of the formula.

Pros Cons of Living in Costa RicaPros & Cons of Living in Costa Rica

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Costa Rica.

Visa and Residency Costa RicaCosta Rica Visa & Residency Guide

Applying for residency in Costa Rica can be a daunting process. Which type of residency is right for me? Do I need an attorney? Do I have to leave the country every 90 days? What is a cedula? This article answers these and many other questions.

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