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Escazu, Costa Rica

Escazu, Costa Rica

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Dec 21, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Escazu, Costa Rica is around 100,000 people. People describe Escazu as a vibrant, upscale suburb of San Jose, Costa Rica's capital city. Expats love living in Escazu for its convenient location, modern amenities, and friendly people. The weather in Escazu is generally warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (18-30 Celsius). The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500-$2,000 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $500-$700 USD per month, and a two bedroom apartment is around $700-$1,000 USD per month.

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What do I need to know about living in Escazu?

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

"I would advise them to spend time not as a tourist but as one might live here. Visit the grocery stores. I did not realize that some items I depended on were not available. The sales tax is almost double what it is in our town in the U S. I did not realize that mail is not delivered to one's house here. Check out the banks and see if you can open an account from which to pay your local bills. Check out the medical and dental choices here. We love Mario Garita Dental Group! If you want to have a Buyers's agent that is super awesome. Rudy Matthews is your man," said one expat who made the move to Escazu.

"Before retiring in Escazu, it is important to research the cost of living, healthcare, and local laws and taxes. You should also consider the amount of leisure and cultural activities available, or where you would be able to purchase supplies that you need. You should also research the climate to make sure it is suitable for your lifestyle. It is also important to research security protocols in the area. Additionally, having a good knowledge of the local language is recommended, or at the least be able to identify basic communication and directional signs to help you find your way around the city," explained one expat living in Escazu, Costa Rica.

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About the Author

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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