April 20, 2021

The Dark Side of Costa Rica - Why Expats Leave

The Dark Side of Costa Rica - Why Expats Leave

Why do so many expats move to Costa Rica and then leave? Kristin talks about the dark side of living in Costa Rica that most people don’t know about and what you need to know before moving there. This is the unreleased audio from Kristin’s most viral YouTube video to-date with 1M views: 8 Reasons Why Americans LEAVE Costa Rica [WHY I LEFT].


Why do so many expats move to Costa Rica and then leave? Listen to this unreleased audio from Kristin’s most viral YouTube video with 1M views: 8 Reasons Why Americans LEAVE Costa Rica [Why I Left]. 

 

Kristin has been helping people retire, invest, and move to Costa Rica since 2005. Having lived in Costa Rica herself for 8 years, she’s exposing the most common reasons why Americans end up leaving this beautiful country.

 

In Episode 104 of Badass Digital Nomads, Kristin talks about the dark side of living in Costa Rica that most people don’t know about and what you need to know before moving there.

 

She also shares the reasons why she left Costa Rica and highlights the biggest adjustments you’ll have to make when moving there.

 

Tune in to hear Kristin’s advice on saving money in Costa Rica, coping with homesickness, adjusting to cultural differences, and adapting to a new climate and infrastructure.

 

TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The cost of living in Costa Rica.
  • Expectations vs. reality of living in Costa Rica.
  • The biggest reason why corporate executives fail when they’re on international assignments.
  • Misconceptions of being a digital nomad and living abroad.
  • Feeling homesick and missing family while living abroad.
  • The increasing crime rate in Costa Rica.
  • Coping with negativity coming from the expat community. 
  • Adjusting to the extreme climate, unstable infrastructure, and cultural/lifestyle differences.
  • Why Kristin left Costa Rica after living there for 8 years & where she went after leaving.

 

QUESTIONS ANSWERED:

  • How many US expats live in Costa Rica?
  • Why do so many Americans move to and then leave Costa Rica?
  • How do you get good medical coverage in Costa Rica?
  • How can you save money while living in Costa Rica? 
  • Is Costa Rica safe? 
  • And much more

 

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Kristin Wilson

Host of Badass Digital Nomads and YouTube's Traveling with Kristin

Kristin Wilson is a long-term digital nomad and location-independent entrepreneur who has lived and worked across 60 countries in 20 years. Since founding a fully-remote, international relocation company in 2011, she has helped more than 1,000 people retire or live abroad in 35 countries. Today, she helps aspiring remote workers, digital nomads, and expats achieve their lifestyle goals through her YouTube channel (Traveling with Kristin) and podcast, Badass Digital Nomads.
 
Kristin is a Top Writer on Medium and Quora in the topics of business, travel, technology, life, productivity, digital nomads, and location independence. She has been featured on The Today Show, Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN, The New York Times, WSJ, Huffpost, HGTV’s House Hunters International, and more.