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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 07, 2024

Summary: People describe Quepos, Costa Rica as a beautiful, tropical paradise with stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and a laid-back atmosphere. Expats love the friendly locals, the abundance of outdoor activities, and the low cost of living. The weather in Quepos is typically warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 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 range from $700 to $1,000 per month. The approximate population of Quepos is around 25,000 people.

What do I need to know about living in Quepos?

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

"Before retiring in Quepos, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is higher than in other parts of the country. They should also research the availability of healthcare services and the quality of the local infrastructure. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs, as well as the language, to ensure a smooth transition. Finally, it is important to understand the legal requirements for residency and the process for obtaining a visa," remarked one expat who made the move to Quepos.

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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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