In Costa Rica the standard of living is relatively high compared to other countries in Latin America. The cost of living is well below that of most places in North America. Though it is the most expensive country in Central America. With high-speed internet connections, cellphone service and all the modern appliances you are accustomed to, it is easy to feel right at home. And because the labor cost is so low, you may be able to employ a housekeeper to vastly improve your quality of life. Depending on your lifestyle, you can easily get by on less than $2,000 a month. Say goodbye to cold winters and hello to 365 day a year paradise!