Costa Rica is a top Choices of International Living. Being able to live a healthy lifestyle seems to be a big concern of would-be retirees, and Costa Rica scores very well in that category.
The country’s climate makes growing fresh produce easy and farmers’ markets and produce stands offer lots of opportunities to fill your fridge for under $40 per week.
Good weather makes it easy, too, to get out and enjoy outdoor activities. But, if good food and exercise fail, healthcare scores high as well with hospitals and facilities to rival the best in North America for a much lower cost.
In International Living magazine's 2015 study of the world's best retirement destinations, Costa Rica tied for 10th place in the cost of living component, ranking behind Ecuador, Belize, Thailand and Vietnam.