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Pros and Cons of Living in Nicaragua

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Pros and Cons of Living in Nicaragua. Expats, Retirees and Digital Nomads talk about the pros and cons of living in Nicaragua

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What are the pros and cons of living in Nicaragua?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Nicaragua responded:

"The people are great. It is clean and safe and has everything you need. Also great culture, gorgeous beaches, birds, etc," explained one expat in Leon.

"After Covid took over, we minimized travel outside of our community. Local driving services now provide shopping services each week so that we can get food and some supplies without leaving home. We have 5 restaurants in the community. They mainly had served take-out meals for many months, but have started re-opening with on-site dining (mostly outdoor dining.) We have recently made a few driving trips to the capital city of Managua for medical care and shopping. We generally feel safe due to "standard precautions" generally in place, although it does increase our potential exposure. I have some concern with increasing exposure to others, but so far we have not had any Covid-related issues. We previously lived in Tamarindo, Costa Rica for 5 years. I liked it a bit more as there were more services and conveniences (stores, restaurants, etc) available. But Nicaragua is lower cost and living near family is a big plus. And living in a gated community during Covid has likely provided us better protection," said another expat in Tola.

"Carazo has the best climate within 50 km of MGA. Cost of living is low. Fresh produce. Close to USA for travel," remarked another expat in Jinotepe.

"You meet great people and some rude people. After time you will know who to shop with and where to eat. San Juan del Sur gets breezes most of the time. You can have a taxi at your call and a trusted driver to take you home if you drink to much. Don't talk about the government and all will be well," explained one expat living in San Juan del Sur.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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