“Kathleen, I am very interested in relocating to Costa Rica, but Panama seems to be a place to relocate. What do you think would be a better place to retire? I live on an income of US$1,017 a month. Which country would be best for me?”
–Paul S., United States
It would be hard to get by in Costa Rica on US$1,000 a month. It can be done in Panama outside of Panama City. But with the budget you describe, a better choice might be Ecuador.