What do I need to know before retiring in Nicaragua?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Nicaragua, they said...
"Expats should research Nicaragua's healthcare system before retiring in the country. A comprehensive medical insurance plan is often advised due to the limited public health system. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with local visa regulations, as well as taxation regulations for foreign nationals. Quality of life is generally good and very affordable, so expats may consider their budget in advance. Expats may also want to investigate living arrangements before relocating, as there can sometimes be difficulties finding appropriate housing. Lastly, expats should be aware that the infrastructure in some areas of Nicaragua can be unreliable at times," explained one expat living in Nicaragua.
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"Standard advice is to visit Nicaragua before committing to anything - that is even more essential in your case. Visit areas you might want to live, local stores, etc," said another expat in Managua, Nicaragua.
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What do I need to know before retiring in Nicaragua?If you live in Nicaragua, newcomers to Nicaragua would love to hear your answer to this question.
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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.