|regulations, permits, restrictions Presently low construction fees, permits, inspections no hassle, |
|traffic jams , hours to get anywhere Bus service everywhere taxi to door, no traffic jams, only SJ rush hr|
|Workers pay, household help Min wage $2.ph, licensed professionals $6-12 insurance fraction of US cost.|
HIGH CRIME EXPOSURE Countryside NO PROBLEMS. I travel / live alone, no guard etc. Major tourist areas be careful, Lock car
Children’s Safety Countryside kids go to school, play outside unsupervised.
There is a local police station every few miles. Officers know locals by face, name, car and where you live.Respond to calls rapidly usually on motorcycle,NO SIRENS heard onproperty
Heating air conditioning bills NONE, 75 to 85degrees, year round
Winter/summer clothes etc Jacket in mountains, blanket at night. CR has wet and dry seasons.
Long/short days, nights Sun rises 5.30-6 am. sets 5.30-6 pm year round.
Hormone/chemical meats, eggs Grow your own. Year round, CR is also raising lots of organic crops.meat and fruits, veggies. pick them ripe
Genetic crops, fruits, no taste , not gassed. CR is banning GM foods
Water, bills and quality I’m fortunate and have 2 rivers, many natural springs. Free pure water.
Privacy, noise polution With 100 acres you hear nothing but nature, No one watching you. Go in your skivies if you like
Restrictions on animals, leash laws I have had up to 20 horses, 13 cows, 10 mastiffs, 20 cats I was raising show animals and horses for a free riding camp pooper bags . Properly contained to my property, with septic,proper
sanitary and vet care and fed good.
|Other plus's, beautiful scenery everywhere, fantastic beaches, fishing fresh and salt, mountain trails, |
scoccer on weekends, theater, woman's club (also mens) friendly helpful communities, tolerant of different religions, life styles, shopping malls, etc. Costa Rica is rapidly changing to modern buildings, banking, education, medical, modern appliances, better communications,,
|Downside, secondary roads, bridges, garbage disposal, dishonest lawyers and businessmen, legal enforcement of civil suits, Let The Buyer Beware. BUT It is still less problems than most countries. |
| And far more enjoyable.|
|HIGH TAXES PROPERTY I PAY $48 PER YEAR for 100 ACRES W/HUGE MODERN HOUSE and 3 BEDROOM HOUSE|
|HIGH TAXES PERSONAL NO INCOME TAX ON RETIREMENT|
|MEDICAL BILLS PERSONS, 1/4 TO 1/3 OF USA. NOW RESIDENTS GET GOVT MEDICAL. RANCHERS QUALIFY FOR $20 PER MONTH MEDICAL & RX'S FREE|
|MEDICAL BILLS ANIMALS VETS COME ON HOUSE CALLS $20/30 OFFICE VISITS $10/20|
WAITING FOR APPOINTMENTS WITH PRIVATE INSURANCE 1/2 DAYS INCLUDING SPECIALISTS.
GOVT CAJA 3-6HRS AT CLINIC
MEDICAL INSURANCE COSTS RX's i PAID $68 FOR 20/80 PER MONTH (PRIVATE) THE SOCIAL CAJA IS CHEAPER, AND PRESCRIPTIONS ARE FREE
DENTIST , BRACES ETC $10 A TOOTH NOT A SURFACE. BRACES NEWEST,UNBELIEVABLE
LOW PRICES. TOP QUALITY DENTISTS AVAILABLE