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What do I need to know before retiring in Escazu?

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"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," remarked another expat who made the move to Escazu, Costa Rica.

"We (US/UK retired couple) are in the process of settling in Escazu. We will be applying for the rentista visa, having ruled out the pensionista because of how the Caja charge is calculated. We have chosen the central location in preference to the coast for reasons of climate (warm days, slightly less warm evenings, need for little, if any a/c). Also, San Jose/Central Valley offers accessibility to the variety of experiences Costa Rica has to offer. Proximity to the airport is also important for us. The downsides experienced so far have been the heavy traffic and the serious sticker shock in the supermarkets and restaurants. Nowhere is perfect and we are happy to adjust our daily routines to these local realities. We will be happy to share our experiences as we go through the retirement process here," explained one expat living in Escazu, Costa Rica.

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