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Cost of living in Playa Samara and San Jose

 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:25 pm    Post subject: Cost of living in Playa Samara and San Jose Reply with quote

I'm considering relocating from the US to Costa Rica. I've already started the job search and have come up with a couple of opportunities that would allow me to earn $1000+ per month. One is in San Jose and one is in Playa Samara. From what I can gather, that's not a bad income for Costa Rica, but it also seems like expenses can be quite high in relation to wages.

I was hoping to get a little more information about cost of living in those two cities. How much can I expect to pay in rent? Food? Transportation? Going out occasionally? What are the odds that I might be able to save a little? Are there opportunities to pick up a little extra income on the side - private tutoring, writing, editing, etc.?

Obviously, money isn't my main priority or I wouldn't be looking in Costa Rica, but it is a consideration. I'm not terribly high maintenance and don't need to live in the lap of luxury or anything like that and I have no problem with budgeting, but I would like to be comfortable and not have to feel like I'm scraping by.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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