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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Managua, Nicaragua is 1.2 million people. People describe Managua as a vibrant city with a unique culture and a mix of modern and colonial architecture. Expats love the city's friendly people, its affordability, and its proximity to the beach. The weather in Managua is typically hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000 to $1,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is typically around $400 to $600 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost around $500 to $800 per month.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Managua, they said:

"Before retiring in Managua, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is generally lower than in other countries. It is important to research the local healthcare system and ensure that adequate medical care is available. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs, as well as the language, to ensure a smooth transition. It is also important to research the local laws and regulations to ensure that all legal requirements are met. Finally, expats should consider the safety of the area and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety," commented one expat who made the move to Managua.

"Standard advice is to visit Nicaragua before committing to anything - that is even more essential in your case. Visit areas you might want to live, local stores, etc," remarked one expat living in Managua, Nicaragua.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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