San Jose and Heredia


Expat Neighborhoods

Common expat neighborhoods include:

• Escazu
• Santa Ana
• Belén
• Heredia

Rental Housing Cost

A typical 3 bedroom house (unfurnished) in a moderate condo can range from 1,800-2,300 USD.


Local Details


It is recommended you approach public transportation with caution. When hiring a taxi ensure they are registered and licensed.

Fun Facts

Costa Rica hosts more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity even though its landmass only takes up .03% of the planets surface.

Less than 1% of Costa Ricans are of indigenous ancestry. 94% are of European or mestizo ethnicity.

The life expectancy is almost 77 years, one of the highest in the world.

The staples of the Costa Rican diet are rice and black beans, along with bread, chicken or meat, vegetables, salads, and fruits. Rice and beans mixed together for breakfast is called GALLO PINTO.

Local Currency