Retiring Overseas - a Better Lifestyle Close to Home

by : Sacha Tarkovsky

More people than ever are retiring overseas, as they cannot maintain the same lifestyle at home as medical costs soar, inflation depletes their savings and state support declines.

For most people they want a quality lifestyle at a cheaper cost, but they don't want a culture shock. They still want to be close to home with all the comforts and there is one country that offers this:

Costa Rica

Record numbers of Americans are moving here, as it's an affordable quality lifestyle and the culture shock is minimal for the following reasons:

Costa Rica is one of the richest countries in Central America and infrastructure such as roads, airports internet access, property, shops and entertainment are all of a high quality.

Large Community of retirees

Retiring overseas to Costa Rica has been the choice destination of Americans for the last decade and the large community that has built up here, has bought with it a culture to make new arrivals feel that they have the comforts of home around them.

Another important point to keep in mind is Costa Rica is just a 3 hour direct flight from the southern US states, so it really no different to moving states in the US.

The main reason people are retiring overseas though is to get a better quality of life at an affordable cost.

Costa Rica is popular and will continue to be so, due to the following reasons:

Beachfront property at up to 70% less than in the US and a country where you can live on $2,000 a month comfortably, means that those social security checks simply go much further.

Quality of life

Low crime, friendly locals and people who have time for each other (just like they did years ago), in one of the most beautiful countries on earth, add up to a stunning lifestyle.

When you're in your "golden years" you want to enjoy them!

Costa Rica allows you to do just that, in one of the most beautiful countries on earth.

Pristine beaches, volcanoes, rainforest and an abundance of wildlife, make this a country of diversity and beauty.

You can relax and enjoy a wide variety of leisure including:

World class fishing, treks in the rainforest, sailing or maybe just a round of golf – The list is endless and you will nver be bored.

Baby boomers will continue to retire overseas and Costa Rica will remain a destination that attracts more and more people.

Retirees get an affordable lifestyle and a quality of life that is simply not available in the US and Costa Rica is just 3 hours from the US.

If retiring overseas has not been something you have considered before because you don't want to be in a totally different culture, Costa Rica offers you the best of both worlds:

An affordable slice of paradise and all the comforts of home.

If you have never considered retiring overseas, then consider Costa Rica and you may be glad you did.