San José

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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."

Enjoy living and working in San José

Are you an expat living in San José? You will surely come across many questions, such as ʺWhat documents does the Costa Rican aliens department require for a work permit?”, ʺDo I really have to buy a four-wheel drive for local roads?ʺ, or ”What can other expats recommend for colleges and universities in town?”

Looking for all of the information that is important for living and working in San José can take you hours. However, by using our San José expat guide you can greatly simplify your relocation to San José. Beginning with housing and household top tips about expat institutions & clubs - the guide deals with all the different facets of the expat life in San José.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in San José. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in Mexico City to living in Athens.

Top Articles in the San José Expat Guide

  • Moving to San José

    If, before moving to Costa Rica’s capital, you imagined a new life amidst tropical rainforests or beaches, we have bad news for you. However, what you will find is a busy, modern city in the center of Costa Rican life. Our guide on moving to San José has further info!
  • Living in San José

    Welcome to the Central Valley! San José and its metro area are the best choices for expats going to Costa Rica: You’ll enjoy a high quality of life and affordable prices. San José has different faces in different neighborhoods, though! Our guide has details.
  • Working in San José

    San José is not only highly lucrative for foreign investors and multinational corporations; the number of expats is high as well. However, getting there might be harder than you think. Read more in our guide on working in San José!

Information for the Expat Life in San José

Are you looking for specific information, such as business associations in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Costa Rica? On top of our expat guide, you will have access to our expat directory for San José, which provides you with a complete catalogue of all expat-relevant locales and relocation services in San José. Moreover, you also can take full advantage of our San José expat forum in order to look for tips and information from your fellow expatriates.

Become part of InterNations San José and you’ll be warmly greeted with a welcoming ¡Hola! from our expats living and working in San José.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside San José? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Riyadh or moving to Austin!

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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