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Moving to Nicaragua Guide

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: 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.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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May 28, 2017 11:48

I have been living in Nicaragua for 9 years and the information in this article is right on. One thing that was not mentioned in the article is I do not recommend shipping your belongings here in a container. There are many problems and months before you get your things. If you have your residency your belongings are duty free, but their are some hidden costs and lots of headaches.. Most everything one needs can be purchased here.

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Nicaragua GuideNicaragua Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua Forum Nicaragua Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Nicaragua on our Nicaragua forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Nicaragua Index Nicaragua Index
An index of all of our site's Nicaragua information.

Contribute to Nicaragua Network Contribute
Help others in Nicaragua by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Nicaragua.

Expat Healthcare Advice in NicaraguaHealthcare & Health Insurance in Nicaragua

Expats in Nicaragua offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Nicaragua.

Expat Talk about Healthcare Advice in NicaraguaMembers Talk about Healthcare & Health Insurance in Nicaragua

Expats in Nicaragua offer advice about healthcare in Nicaragua.

Best Places to Live in Nicaragua Best Places to Live 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.

Real Estate in NicaraguaReal Estate in Nicaragua

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Nicaragua.

Guide to Real Estate in NicaraguaGuide to Real Estate in Nicaragua

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Nicaragua.

Pros Cons of Living in NicaraguaPros & Cons of Living in Nicaragua

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

Cost of Living in NicaraguaCost of Living in Nicaragua

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5-Best-Places-to-Retire-in-Nicaragua5 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-America5 Great Places to Retire in Central America

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