What do I need to know before retiring in Mal Pais?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Mal Pais, they said...
"Before retiring in Mal Pais, it is important to understand the local laws and regulations. Make sure you have secure legal residency, and that you are in compliance with all required documents to secure a visa and stay legally in the country. Know the tax implications and other financial planning that comes with retiring abroad. Additionally, be aware of the climate and terrain in the area, and the healthcare, telecommunications, and other infrastructure that is available in the region. Make sure you research the area before committing to a permanent retirement and understand the local culture and language," remarked another expat in Mal Pais, Costa Rica.
- What should I pack when moving to Mal Pais?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Mal Pais?
- Will I be able to find a job in Mal Pais?
- What is life like in Mal Pais?
- What do expats in Mal Pais appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Mal Pais?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Mal Pais accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Mal Pais like?
- What are healthcare services like in Mal Pais?
- What are medical services in Mal Pais like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Mal Pais?
- What are emergency services like in Mal Pais?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Mal Pais?
- How are local medical facilities in Mal Pais?
- As a foreigner living in Mal Pais, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What do I need to know before retiring in Mal Pais?If you live in Mal Pais, newcomers to Mal Pais would love to hear your answer to this question.