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Carlos Roman Gutierrez Solis of Casa Granada Properties – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Rustic home near Apoyo Lake, near Granada, Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingOne of the best reasons to retire in Nicaragua is that Nicaragua is a tropical country and a good alternative for people coming from countries with very cold weather.  
 
The cost of living is much lower than the cost of living in the United States. You can buy a decent house in a good location in Nicaragua in under US $150,000. In Santa Fe, my company offers a finished new house that people are excited about because no repairs are needed. You can buy a house that is 1,000 to 1,400 square feet for $110,000 to $120,000.  
 
Another reason to retire to Nicaragua is that Granada and Managua are very safe cities in which to live.  
 
(Rustic home in Apoyo Lake, near Granada, Nicaragua, pictured. )
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Amigos on the beach with cocktails, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe best reasons to retire to Nicaragua would be the warmer weather, lower cost of living, and slower pace of life. For me, in San Juan Del Sur, I love living in a beach town. I love being able to end my day with a happy hour dollar beer and watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. 
 
Another thing that I love about living in Nicaragua is that I have more time to be social with friends. I don't have to schedule an appointment in two weeks to see a friend. If I want to host a party in my house, I can just let people know three or four days in advance and people will show up. I like not having a schedule and not having to get up every day, go to work, come home, eat dinner, and go to bed. Every day could be a new adventure here.
 
(Amigos on the beach with beers, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, pictured.)
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Beach front rental in Guacalito, Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe number one best reason to move to Nicaragua is safety. It’s the safest country in Central America and one of the safest countries in all of the Americas.  The overall crime rate here is low. I feel very safe where I live in Nicaragua. I leave my door unlocked sometimes and don’t even think about the possibility of being the victim of an aggravated assault or being burglarized. I feel as a Nicaraguan and an American citizen extremely safe where I live; much safer than I did in certain parts of California.
 
Another reason would be your dollar goes a long way in Nicaragua. It’s very affordable compared to other countries like Costa Rica where prices have been getting close to what you would be paying in the US for a good standard of living.  You can rent for as little as $500 or $600 for a two bedroom in a nice gated community like the one where I live.  For a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2,500 square feet home here, it would cost around $1,000 a month.
 
The third best reason to retire to Nicaragua is that we have a lot of beautiful, open virgin spaces, virgin beaches, and a lot of good opportunity for somebody looking to retire in a quaint, little, quiet country. 
 
The scenery in Nicaragua is gorgeous. Right now we just hit the rainy season so everything has turned very green; everything is alive. At night there will be small trickles of thunderstorms.  It rains in the morning so I will wake up to it being gorgeous and green. The water is crystal clear right now outside of my house.  I can see blue waters and nice white sandy beaches. I see monkeys all the time.  I see different types of birds, so if you were a bird fanatic or a bird watcher this place would be ideal. For me it’s very easy to go to the beach and then, for example, to our lake house that’s only about 30 minutes away. Nicaragua is a country that offers a lot of natural beauty and very little population density.
 
(Vacation rental on the beach,Guacalito, Nicaragua, pictured.)
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Children in Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe best reasons to move to Nicaragua are for your health and sanity and not to end up ever in an old age home.
 
Moving to Nicaragua was healthier because you don’t worry about your finances, you’re more of a people person than you have ever been, and there are so many ways that you can help people.  We have huge volunteer organizations here and to be able to give is very healthy. You donate your time or some money to some homeless kid in the street that lowers your blood pressure. That’s my experience. 
 
When I buy 5 packs of bubblegum (which costs me $1.20) I pass it out to 25 kids and I get 25 smiles. I get 25 smiles for less than 5 quarters.  They’re so happy over a piece of gum. You try to make an American 12 year old a piece of gum they won’t look at you. 

When you move to Nicaragua, you realize how little you need to survive. You realize you don’t need the 90” flat screen TV.  However, with the Internet, I’m not out of touch. Nicaragua has been good to me.
 
There are just people who are negative; that’s the bottom line. If you don’t know Spanish, it’s a handicap. If you’re not Spanish-speaking at all and you don’t bother going to school to learn or learn on line—there’s many sites where you can learn Spanish—just every day stuff for communication, you won’t be as happy. If you go to the tourist places you have this English everywhere but if you move to the mountains it’s a different lifestyle here.
 
People are so nice here, even though they’re so poor. Today I saw a woman who had flowers.  I stopped my jeep and I said, “Your flowers are so beautiful”.
 
She said “Yes, a friend gave me a gift. And then said, “Would you like to have them?”
 
Now, I was dying for those flowers because you can plant them. 
 
Then one of my workers asked, “Why didn’t you take the flowers?”
 
And I said, “Because it was a gift to her and not to me”. The people are like that. They’ll give, give, give. They’re so poor but they’ll give you what they have. I’ve traveled expensively and these are some of the nicest people in the world. They really are.
 
Relative to how moving to Nicaragua can keep you out of a nursing home, it costs $6,000 a month in some one star places in the US where you wouldn’t want to step in the door. I saw an old friend pass away in an old-age home and I tell you, it’s no fun. I’d rather be in my bed and be surrounded by my Nicaraguans here. I would rather be where I am where I pay my help a hundred dollars per month per person and establish more of a personal relationship and be better taken care of.
 
In the US, I had money that wouldn’t have lasted me 3 years. Instead of staying in the US, I bought a farm and I’m building a hotel in Nicaragua.  I’m doing things that would be impossible to do in the US.
 
(Children in Nicaragua, pictured.)
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Managua Nicaragua best reasons to retire in Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe best reasons to retire in Nicaragua are to experience the hospitality of the Nicaraguan people and the sun of Nicaragua. Nicaragua is a "sunshiny" country. Nicaraguans are very friendly. When you go to a supermarket, they will help you pack your things in a plastic bag and they will help you bring your things to your car. You can give them 10 to 20 Cordobas, which only about US 50 – 80 cents, as just a reward for them being friendly and helping you out.
 
There is a lot of help available in Nicaragua at a very inexpensive price. You can also easily hire a house cleaner, and if you deal with them properly, that could be the start of a nice relationship. The person will be very helpful to you.
 
There are Nicaraguans in other countries like Costa Rica who convince North Americans there to come to Nicaragua and buy a property and live in Nicaragua, which is much better than in our neighboring countries. The primary reasons why people retire in Nicaragua are the following:
  • The people are friendly.
  • The low cost of living. People can hire easily and get the help that they need.
  • Good healthcare. There are lots of good quality hospitals in the city of Managua that are up to international standards. We have expats who use these hospitals. As an example, one expat in Ometepe Island broke his arm and there was no facility there to treat him. He had to be taken to the city of Managua, but there was no ferry out at night. He had to be taken on the first ferry out of Ometepe the following morning. He was already thinking of going back to the US, but after being treated by a very good English-speaking doctor in this modern hospital in Managua, he changed his mind. He said the medical attention given to him was superb, his arm was fixed, and a cast was put nicely on his arm.
  • best reasons to retire in Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingWeather. This is a big surprise to many people because in Managua, every morning when you wake up, you can drink your first coffee with the sunshine on the terrace and you are surrounded by nature. Nicaragua has the best intact nature of any country in Central America. 58% of the Nicaraguan nature capital is intact. All the trees, flowers, and the sun is a wonderful thing to see every day. The warmth of the sun also helps some movement problems and muscle problems that some people may have. The sun is also a great advantage to the coffee producer of Nicaragua because all the Nicaraguan coffee is sun-dried. They don’t use machines to dry the coffee beans. We have more sun hours in the year than in any other place in all of Central America.
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San Juan del Sur horseback riding on the beach in a group – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe best reason to retire in Nicaragua I would say is to have the opportunity for a better, less stressful, and more grounded lifestyle.
 
In Nicaragua there is the reduced cost of living here and the weather is incredible, just exceptional.
 
If you retire here in Nicaragua, you also get the opportunity to be on title when you purchase land.
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The reasons people retire in Nicaragua vary, but the biggest reason for most folks is being able to have a higher quality of life on a lower budget. Even though this sounds paradoxical, it is possible to live betterfor less in Nicaragua. Organic produce grown in Nicaragua and free range meats from the farms is easy to buy and just simply better for you. Having a maid and gardener means no chores, so your free time is really your free time. Being able to volunteer and make a huge difference in the lives of people here, at no monetary cost to you, is a real gift in both directions. Being able to play golf in Nicaragua, on the sea, for $4 per round is unheard of in the US.

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