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Ojochal, Costa Rica

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jun 09, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Ojochal, Costa Rica is around 4,000 people. People describe Ojochal as a small, tranquil, and picturesque village located in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica. Expats love living in Ojochal for its laid-back atmosphere, stunning natural beauty, and friendly locals. The weather in Ojochal is typically warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-30°C). The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 to $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is typically around $500 to $700 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost around $700 to $1,000 per month.

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What do I need to know about living in Ojochal?

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

"Before retiring in Ojochal, expats should be aware that the cost of living is relatively high compared to other parts of the country. Additionally, the area is known for its tropical climate, so expats should be prepared for hot and humid weather year-round. Expats should also be aware that the local infrastructure is limited, so it is important to research the availability of medical care, transportation, and other services before making the move. Finally, expats should be aware that the local language is Spanish, so it is important to learn some basic Spanish before arriving," remarked one expat living in Ojochal, Costa Rica.

"Leave most everything where you came from, sell it off, come start a new life in Paradise. Be prepared for some culture shock and getting used to the slower pace of life but be prepared for more exercise and a better quality of life where you will live life, not watch it on television. (not that we don't have tv's and cable)," wrote one member in Ojochal.

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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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