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Do you now there is a huge Intel installation at Costa Rica ?.  and 50 McDonalds restaurants ?, and the main office of DHL in Central America ? And many hotel chains like Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Marriot, Barceló, ... . That enterprises and a lot more are investing in Costa Rica, why don't you ?

Costa Rica, the small Swiss of América

Costa Rica has certain conditions that give tranquillity to live or to invest:

- Exceptional Political Neutrality in Central America
- Demonstrated with facts : the army abolished from 1948 and not neccesary
- Few racial tensions
- Low level of violence and criminality in the Latin American context
- The climate, the standard of life, the language (by the tourism), good sanitary system

Chris Howardm, North American resident here, summarize thus why he creates who their compatriots reside in Costa Rica: as warm as Mexico but without anti-americanismo of that, as beautiful as Guatemala but without the great military presence, sofisticated as Brazil, but without as much poverty, so sunny that Hawaii and Florida but with less people.

The foreigners can be welcomed in "law 48-12" or "Law of Pensioners" , it facilitates the residence in the country to foreigners with income generated outside Costa Rica, in three categories: pensioned resident, pensioner renter, and investor, allowing a long term residence with such right of the Costa Ricans, except for the vote, but maintaining the other nationality.


Source: Article of Investigation: "A place in the Sun:inmigration towards Costa Rica", by Dolores Puga of the Institute of Economy and Geography, Madrid, Spain.

Costa Rica a place to overseas retirement or start a business

The enormous biological diversity and natural beauty are unique in themselves. Combined with the fact that this is one of the most stable and peaceful democracies in Latin America, Costa Rica is an ideal choice

The money the government does not invest in the army is used in education and health care.
There is a high standard of living, in fact, the average lifespan is 78 for men and 84 for women, two years higher than in the U.S!

Costa Rica has a terrific, tropical and semi-tropical climate whether you like the mountains or the beach, or somewhere in between. Good business opportunities still exist and the government makes it easy to open a business or buy real estate.
According to the New Economics Foundation´s Happy Lives Index, which measures the environmental efficiency with which countries provide long and happy lives, Central America is the region with the highest average score and Costa Rica ranks #5 in the world!

American and European people is welcome. Many have saved enough money for retirement but many more have not. With actual costs, particularly in housing and healthcare, an overseas retirement is a growing alternative.

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