Originally Posted by Rusty
Thank You for your thoughtful replies. Your perspective is unbiased and fresh.
Could you give a range for property suitable? $2-$4K town, $5-$10K ocean, etc. that seems like realistic prices?
Entiendo que es mejor a ser de la gente cuando comprar algo.
The last, big question would be schools. How much for decent schooling?
Thanks again for your time and keep living the life. You sure are doing something cool.
I don't have real good answers for property prices yet. They are all different ranges. Let's say that you find a piece of property in the Mts and you are wanting it. Then you find out that the cheap price or maybe not so cheap price is affected by the Howler Monkey's! Howlers get up at about 1:30 am in the morning and go from their bedding area to the feeding areas. They Howl all the way! And when 50 or so are sounding off then you won't be sleeping!
I don't know even if they run in bunches of 50.
Ocean property is very high close to the water and it gets hot on the Pacific side . You cannot own beach property. There are so many Micro climates as you get farther up the mountain. Also road access will affect the prices Mts or ocean. I am retired so i am easy to go shopping. A guy would be best imo at this time to rent AIRBNB places and find the areas you like. I HAVE SEEN STUFF OUT IN THE COUNTRY FOR $14 per person per night . The closer you get to the tourist stuff then the prices skyrocket.
Schools: Public schools are pretty lousy overall in comparison to the USA. I read that people that can afford it send the kids to private schools. YMMV .
I see on TV THAT all kids have to wear the same uniforms and a basic set of clothes for a kid will start at about $700.00 US funds. if i understood that right and tuition is about $1200 per year.
Google is better than me on the subject.I do know that what you see on the internet are about 3 times higher than finding your own when being here. And
there is Gringo pricing and Tico/Tica (Tico is a man and Tica a woman) pricing when you call. Reading EXPAT blogs will give you tons of info.
I haven't been there but i have heard of 200 ft tall Oak Trees at 7000 ft altitude and Trout fishing as well. One area with lots of pine trees also looking a lot like Arkansas.