Re: Livin´and workin´ in Costa Rica
News on Costa Rica's poverty and levels of corruption have been
greatly exagerated. Costa Rica is still a middle income country with
pretty impressive indicators. Poverty rate is 20% and extreme
poverty rate is 6% ($1 per capita per day). Costa Rica is more like
the highlight of the developing world and then it's got some pretty
good stuff to teach other so called "first world" countries.
About your "I must admit I am not sure how well I can adapt to life
in - relative - poverty" remark. It is my advice that you then
should really think what you are going to do. If you don't have the
funds to give yourself a "life of generous conditions" even in
a "relatively poor" country then I think it is better for you to
move to a "relatively poor" state or province in your own country.
On the other hand, as Jennifer (in the GalloPinto group) wrote it
may be that you are willing to put up with some of the
indioncicracies of Costa Rica if you like it enough.