Expat Costa Rica
Expats are not likely to face much of a culture shock in the business and office environment in Costa Rica, as most places follow western standards. However expats should be aware of some unique cultural mannerisms. more ...
Under Costa Rica’s universal healthcare system, every citizen is eligible for health coverage through the public system. This is funded by employee income tax amounting to 9 percent. There is also employer contribution, which is variable. Public healthcare is available to citizens regardless of pre-existing health issues and the extent of the medical care required. more ...
Over the past decade Costa Rica has attracted thousand of expatriates that are enchanted by its natural wonders and by the relaxed lifestyle of our people. I share the same amusement and truly think that we are very fortunate, living in the happiest country in the planet with no army, abundant biodiversity, political stability and universal healthcare.
However, I have had the opportunity to provide legal counsel to foreigners that come in search of the Central American dream, and have realized that without proper guidance, relocation hurdles can rapidly turn the fantasy into a nightmare. more ...
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