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Ecuador! Ecuador!

@Big Mike - Cuenca or Salinas; what are you waiting for? A visit is a 'no brainer'; even for you.

no hablo español

And it would be an absolute requirement there to be fluent in Spanish.

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no hablo español

And it would be an absolute requirement there to be fluent in Spanish.

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I didn't realize you had been there and confirmed this?

Wouldn't want you to step outside of your comfort zone to live in a place which could be an amazing retirement life.


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Went there this morning and confirmed before I posted...

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Went there this morning and confirmed before I posted...

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My opinion, based on that article you posted is that Costa Rica is not for you; not yet.

Hawaii is not you either; so let's settle for in between; Ecuador it is.

Glad we could settle that...

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@Big Mike

Depends on the measuring stick you use....

If they repeal ObamaCare I will be un-insurable in this country.

In Costa Rica I can get healthcare coverage through the National Health Service for about $60 per month which covers pre-existing conditions.

For you it's a matter of preferences .... for folks like me it can be a matter of like and death...

I'm just a simple man trading a simple plan.

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Hello Mike and others futures.io (formerly BMT) members.

I am currently in Costa rica up to end of June and I have decided for my retirement location :

=> Samara on pacific side , in south of the nicoya peninsula.

First of all what is written in the "CostaRica vs Hawai" for Costa Rica is quite correct ( but the cost of living is not so low)

For me , I wanted to live on the pacific ocean but in nicoya peninsula and not in central valley like Jaco and Quepos as the climate is better.

I stayed several weeks in Montezuma and Samara
I also visited Tamarindo , Santa Theresa , Tambor and other places in Nicoya Peninsula

My blog ... in french

Echos du Costa Rica

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Nice blog, great photos and info.

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I've also read a lot about just how wet the rainy season is, where it can rain for months on end on an almost daily basis.

Hawaii has better climate, but is many times more expensive... @Private Banker and others, how often does it rain in Hawaii? And what does a modern high-end 5,000 sqft home go for (not near a beach)?

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I haven't been to Costa Rica but from the people I know who have, they prefer Hawaii. And of course, Hawaii will always be my top choice. It's the absolute best place to live in my opinion.

Yes, it's expensive but it just depends on where you want to live there. A modern home for 5,000 sq. ft. will be well into the millions but again it depends on where. A house on the Big Island, will probably be on average a little cheaper than a house on Oahu. But there's give and take for that. Oahu is the center of activity in Hawaii and has the most people there. In contrast, an island like Kauai is very laid back and has really nice areas and inexpensive areas but like anywhere, it comes down to the neighborhood.

It rains just about everyday in Hawaii in the mountain ranges but there are areas that don't get a lot of rain. All the West side island areas are typically very dry while the South being dry for the most part with occasional showers excluding any storms. And the North and East sides tend to be a lot more lush and get passing showers. But being in the middle of the ocean, the weather can be volatile with wind and rain. But at least it's warm and beautiful

I don't know what it is about Hawaii but as soon as I get off the plane there (on Oahu), I immediately feel relaxed. The nice warm air hits you and you immediately see the beauty of the sky, mountains and ocean. The air is clean, no smog provided there's the trade winds blowing. I will say that when there's wind from the west, Vog (Volcanic fog) can fill in and make it look ugly which is fairly rare. But in general, the trade winds blow and it's really nice.

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Thanks Ben. I see @rtrade and @bluemele are from Hawaii too.

Rains everyday? Yuck.

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Rains everyday? Yuck.

Mike

It's a different type of rain I guess you could say. And typically only up in the mountains. Out on the coastal edges, it's usually amazing.

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