Costa Rica

Living and
Working in Costa Rica

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Emanuele Casabona

"Finding other expats to share experiences in San José with, helped me a lot. Thanks to InterNations."

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Working and living in Costa Rica with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Costa Rica? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to San José, Quesada or some other international Costa Rican city?

The expat relocation to Costa Rica is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the country's many unique conservation areas, getting to know how Costa Rican folks celebrate Meeting of Cultures Day, or acquiring a taste for Costa Rica’s popular dishes like cassado…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Costa Rica. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Norway to living in Germany.

Top Articles in the Costa Rica Expat Guide

Reliable Information about living and working in Costa Rica

Relocating to and living in Costa Rica necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Costa Rican expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Costa Rica: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Costa Rican income tax law?ʺ, ʺHow much money do I need to start a new life here in Costa Rica?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in San José?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Costa Rican residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Costa Rica is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Costa Rica is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Costa Rica. Various topics are covered in our Costa Rica Expat Guide from local infrastructure, to expat institutions & clubs or housing and household, up to administration & finance. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺDo I really have to buy a four-wheel drive for local roads?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Costa Rica? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Egypt or living in Vietnam!

From colleges and universities to business associations –
Advice on living and working in Costa Rica

In addition, our expat listings for Costa Rica include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like colleges and universities or business associations. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Costa Rica. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm ¡Hola! among our InterNations members living and working in Costa Rica.

Emanuele Casabona

"Finding other expats to share experiences in San José with, helped me a lot. Thanks to InterNations."

Victoria Arrington

"When I first heard about InterNations, I thought: This is exactly what I was searching for. What a great site."

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