- Jul 21, 2006I can't remember seeing anyone, ever, in Costa Rica, paying a bill
with a check. They use debit cards and cash. Utilities are either
paid online from their bank account (as I do mine) or in the
mercado/bank that accepts payments, again using debit cards or cash.
Sending checks by mail in CR is iffy, probably not because of theft,
but because of delay. I would expect that stores would get suspicious
if you whip out a check in person.
And finally, I got two savings accounts as a non-resident. It was
easy. And I use my US bank to send checks in the US, although I have
two checking accounts here now (one dollars, one colones), mainly
because of my residency.
Things are not as difficult as some claim here, at least not for me.
I guess their experience is different.
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