Updated: Dec 22, 2020
Costa Rica one of the most popular choices for American retirees. Not only is it known for its affordable living costs, beautiful beaches and “pura vida” lifestyle, but it’s also great place for expats.
A couple can live well in a town like Atenas (located about 45 minutes west of the city of San Jose) for about $1,518 a month, International Living reports.
Americans can also stay for up to 90 days without a tourist visa. But for those who plan to live there long term, the country offers three visa options, according to International Living, each with varying, but mostly reasonable, income requirements.