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Cost of living compared to united states.

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Cost of living compared to united states.

Is this an inexpensive area to visit.

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1. Re: Cost of living compared to united states.

For the most part Yes.

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2. Re: Cost of living compared to united states.

Most expensive country in Central America but some areas are less expensive than others. Life is what you make out of it.

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3. Re: Cost of living compared to united states.

Expensive in comparison to what is here, yes!

You might want to read How Much Does it Cost? - https:/… .

The biggest expense are guided tours.

Public bus system is fairly well developed and inexpensive.

Good system of prebooked hotel to hotel shared shuttle vans for those who do not want to rent own car and if there are 1-2 ppl Travelling together.

Private transfers crazy expensive, but pd by car vs by person in case of shuttles.

You can eat well and not for much money in sodas (small restaurants).

Groceries are expensive. Items like repellent and other basics that a tourist may need to buy if run out on vacation - extremely expensive.

Some locals go to Panama to shop to save $$.

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4. Re: Cost of living compared to united states.

Your subject refers to cost of living but your question refers to visiting. These are two completly different things. Which is it?

Edited: 25 October 2017, 06:49
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I see from the TA restaurant reviews your "Retired." It is unclear whether your question is coming as a tourist for a short stay or looking for residency. Which ever you might want to plug the largest city near your US place of residence and then add San Jose in the chart on this weblink for some info:

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_countries_result.jsp?country1=United+States&country2=Costa+Rica

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6. Re: Cost of living compared to united states.

You pay what you deserve!!

Some people may find our country to be expensive…some will find it affordable…

Of course some people will complaint even if the restaurants are to close from the ocean…some will complaint because restaurants are far…

Thanks God our health dpt. is a tough institution…and will inspect places most of the time…is hard for jokers to sell food…

Proudly I can say…you will get what you pay for…

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7. Re: Cost of living compared to united states.

Having reread the OP's Qn, noticed that it is posted on Cahuita' s forum, so their original Qn might be re cost of everything in Cahuita specifically, in comparison to some other areas of CR. Not about CR vs other countries.

S. Caribbean is less developed / touristy and prices are more affordable than in other areas. I am referring to accommodations prices, restaurants/soda prices, groceries - not inexpensive, as the small stores there get lots of tourists there to visit the park. Puerto Vuejo supermarkets are bigger and seemed to have better prices. Guided tours on S. Caribbean cost less that the ones we had had in Papagayo, Arenal, Manuel Antonio area.

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