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Costa Rica > Financial

Costa Rica

How To Open A Bank Account In Costa Rica

Tuesday June 23, 2020 (11:46:09)

Costa Rica is regularly voted as one of the world’s happiest countries, so it’s no surprise that many expats are choosing to settle down there. Stunning beaches, friendly locals, and a relaxed way of life all contribute to the country’s sky-rocketing popularity. Many cities and towns are now very well set up for expats ... except when it comes to banking.   more ...

Costa Rica > Property

Costa Rica

How To Rent Or Buy Property In Costa Rica

Friday May 01, 2020 (13:47:50)

Famous for its relaxed way of life and smiling locals, Costa Rica is a popular destination for expats. It regularly ranks as one of the world’s happiest countries. It’s no wonder, therefore, that Europeans and Americans alike are choosing to make this surfer’s paradise their long-term home.   more ...

Costa Rica > Moving

Costa Rica

How To Apply For A Visa In Costa Rica

Wednesday March 11, 2020 (10:23:44)

Whether or not you need a visa in order to enter Costa Rica depends on your nationality or country of residence, the purpose of your visit, and how long you are planning to stay. If you are unsure about whether or not you require a visa, you can check the requirements by country on the official government website.   more ...

Costa Rica > Working

Costa Rica

How To Find A Job In Costa Rica

Wednesday November 20, 2019 (16:42:47)

While Costa Rica is an attractive destination, finding a job there can be challenging. With a highly literate, skilled local work-force and very tight residency laws, there are few opportunities for foreigners, and those that are available are largely restricted to people who already have Permanent Residency and have been sponsored by a potential employer for a work permit. Employers cannot legally offer any job to a foreigner unless it cannot be filled by a Costa Rican. In almost all cases, fluent Spanish is essential.   more ...

Costa Rica > Health

Costa Rica

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Costa Rica?

Monday November 18, 2019 (14:00:16)

When it comes to healthcare in Costa Rica, the country has a variety of options for you to choose from. Comprising of both public and private healthcare services you have the option to choose between what type of service you’d like, and where to seek treatment. The main difference between the two is in the cost.

Using Costa Rica’s Healthcare System

If you’re in Costa Rica and are searching for non-urgent medical care, specialists are easy to find. The majority are situated in the capital of San Jose, but there are many medical facilities situated across the country. If you’re eligible and are using the public healthcare system you won’t need to worry about making payments, as this will be taken care of for you. However, if you’re using private health insurance you may need to pay for costs upfront, before claiming them back later.   more ...

Costa Rica > Health

Costa Rica

How To Keep Your Insurance Costs Low In Costa Rica

Monday November 18, 2019 (13:43:37)

When it comes to health insurance in any country, it pays to be prepared. After all, you never know what costs you might be facing, until a time comes when you are ill or injured and require treatment. And as with any area of life, being presented with an unexpected bill is never a good thing!   more ...

Costa Rica > Health

Costa Rica

How To Register With The Health System In Costa Rica

Monday November 18, 2019 (13:25:56)

When it comes to healthcare in Latin America, Costa Rica has excellent standards. Frequently placed in the World Health Organisation’s top country rankings for long life expectancy, Costa Rica’s tropical climate and non-preservative-laden foods play a huge part in keeping its residents happy and healthy.   more ...

Costa Rica > Health

Costa Rica

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Costa Rica?

Thursday November 07, 2019 (13:08:11)

Moving abroad presents a number of challenges and questions, chief among these being the issue of healthcare. Will you have access to the same quality of treatment as you had in your home country? How much of a difference is there between the public and private health systems?   more ...

Costa Rica > Health

Costa Rica

Maternity Care In Costa Rica: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Thursday November 07, 2019 (12:23:55)

Costa Rica's healthcare system is very supportive of those who are planning to have children. As an expat, you can either use the public health system, known as Caja, to help with your maternity needs; or you can take out private health insurance for extra peace of mind.

Maternity Care in Costa Rica Under Public Insurance (Caja)

In Costa Rica, maternity care is available to whoever has health insurance. Yet, depending on whether you are covered under Caja or through a private insurer, the quality of care may differ. The Costarricense De Seguro Social (Caja) is the public healthcare that residents of Costa Rica have access to.   more ...

Costa Rica > Health

Costa Rica

Moving To Costa Rica? Here’s What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

Monday August 19, 2019 (16:51:54)

As colourful as its currency and its national flower – a stunning orchid called a purple country girl – Costa Rica is a magical place to live. From the rugged volcanic rainforest terrain to its stunning protected coastlines and beaches, this truly beautiful country has so much to offer local people and expats alike.   more ...

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