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Retire to Costa Rica

Everything You Need to Retire to Costa Rica,

All In One Place

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Why Retire to Costa Rica?

Safe And Stable

#2 best place to retire 

(International Living 2022)

Best Place to Retire


15th happiest country

(Happiness Index 2021)

Excellent Visa Options

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How to Retire in Costa Rica

Affordable Quality Healthcare

Low Cost of Living

Vibrant Expat Communities


Choose where to live in the country


Identify banking and money transfer options


Understand your expat tax situation


Decide your residency route


Visit the country on an exploratory trip


Decide your move timeline


Set your retirement budget


Define your goals for life in Costa Rica

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How StartAbroad Can Help You Retire to Costa Rica

Avoid hassle and expensive mistakes by working with high quality, trusted service providers

One-on-One Support

Pet Relocation

Real Estate & Rental Search


Visas & Residency

Airport Pickup

Exploratory Trips

Medical Planning

Car Purchase & Rental

Tax Solutions

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What Clients Are Saying

"I am planning on retiring soon and have since been looking at several options to move abroad...It's an overwhelming process, but StartAbroad and their team have been extremely helpful...Every step of the way, they haven't just been guiding me but also providing me with personalized and curated advice for my unique needs...StartAbroad has truly served as a reliable partnership that hasn't just eased the process, but renewed my excitement to move abroad. I unequivocally recommend them to anyone that is looking to retire abroad."


Gina M.

Journalist, 62

Frequently Asked Questions About Retiring to Costa Rica

What is cost of living for a retiree in Costa Rica?

What is healthcare availability like for retirees in Costa Rica?

Can I get by with little to no Spanish in Costa Rica?

What is the first step to take to retire in Costa Rica?

Make Your International Move With Complete Confidence.

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Anna and Zach, co-founders of StartAbroad

Hear From Others Who Have Retired to Costa Rica

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Ready To Get Started?

Book a no-cost 15 minute consultation, and we'll start your journey together.

Satisfaction, Guaranteed.

If you are unsatisfied with any StartAbroad partner or StartAbroad service, we will refund you 100% of our fee.