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The problem with #5 is that if you're an American, nobody wants you.


Ever country wants immigrants with money.
* Expats who enroll and pay into Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social, the public healthcare system, for about $30 per month, have access to 100% healthcare as long as they are active contributors.

* A private medical insurance policy for a 60-year-old woman would cost about $2,500 per year. This type of insurance provides comprehensive coverage at private hospitals and clinics with extremely low deductibles. Many expats opt for this type of private coverage because of the greater quality of care.

Costa Rica grants a temporary residency visa under the category of “rentista”, to foreign-nationals willing to immigrate to the country, who have a regular monthly income of at least US$2,500 from a guaranteed source for two years.

Usually, this requirement is met by making a bank deposit of US$60,000 at a local bank and by obtaining a commitment letter that at least US$2,500 per month will be made available. This amount includes dependents (spouse and minor children under 25 y.o., or older with disabilities); for additional dependents a higher amount may be required.
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