Happier Than A Billionaire: Picking a Town, Finding a Home, and Creating a Budget in Costa Rica

Written by on February 21, 2021

This book answers your most frequently asked question, “What kind of lifestyle can I afford on my budget in Costa Rica?”

The newest addition to the Happier Than A Billionaire series is a step-by-step guide to picking a town, finding a home, and creating a budget.

Whether you plan on renting or buying a home, we’ll break it down into three categories: Tico, moderately appointed, and gringo style. You’ll learn what to expect to find around the entire country in your price range.

•We created three monthly budget categories, including $1200, $2500, and $3500. These amounts represent not just rent, but an entire monthly budget, including groceries, healthcare, utilities, etc.

•These budget categories often correlate with rent for the three housing styles, but not always. You may find you can only afford a Tico style home in a touristy part of Guanacaste but a fancier home elsewhere.

•If you’re looking to purchase a home, we’ve also created several price categories for you. Whether you’re looking to spend under $150,000 or over $500,000, you’ll learn what you may find for the money in different parts of the country.

Best of all, you’ll hear from REAL PEOPLE with REAL BUDGETS. They’ll break everything down from annual car repairs and healthcare to utilities and groceries.

Once you’ve reviewed the tools we’ve prepared, you’ll be ready to pick a town, find a home, and create a budget. Sample listings are provided from the Central Valley, Guanacaste Province, Southern Pacific Zone, and the Caribbean to help paint a clear picture of what to expect in various parts of the country.

Also included in this installment of the Happier Series is useful information on lifestyle, weather, proximity to international airports, and the availability of healthcare facilities.

Learn about our Four Big Budget Breakers and even read complimentary chapters from The Costa Rica Escape Manual.

Happier Than A Billionaire: Picking a Town, Finding a Home, and Creating a Budget in Costa Rica is the perfect supplement to our popular Costa Rica Escape Manual series and it’s sure to put you on track toward creating your own Pura Vida lifestyle!

By Nadine Hays Pisani

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