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There are two different types of TV service from which to choose in Nicaragua: 
  • Basic cable TV is $25 per month.
  • Cable TV + Internet will run around $70 per month. 
The cost to buy a TV in Nicaragua will vary depending on the size, the brand and the technology you like (for example, LCD, Plasma, LED, 3D).  Prices range from $250 to $1,000 or even more if you are looking for a movie theater size or looking for the latest in technology.
 
There are many places where you can purchase your television, and you will find many options available, now even online.  Managua is the city where most people will go buy their TV because of the amount of locations where you can find them.
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Televisa televison station, Coahuila, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingGetting TV service in Nicaragua is very affordable. You can get the basic package of phone, cable TV, and Internet for around US $35. E-VAT is 15%, which goes on top of the package cost so the total is $43 a month for all these three services.
 
That package includes about ninety digital channels with about six local channels, with the rest being international channels like HBO, Cinemax, Colombian channels, Mexican channels like Televisa and Telemundo.  In that package, you might not have premium channels where you can watch movies all day but you would have channels like the History channel, and many other Science-related programs.
 
The Internet speed included in the basic package is 3 MBPS so it is high speed. It’s a pretty good deal. If you want to have more megabytes on your Internet package, you can have more, but to me, that package is the best deal.
 
(Televisa television station, Coahuila, Mexico, pictured.)
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The television show Survivor in Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIf you want to use Netflix in Nicaragua, you would have to buy it from the States. You can still use your credit cards and go to Amazon or other sites because you can’t do that here in Nicaragua. You just have to go on the Internet and then buy it just like you would in the States.
 
I have regular TV service at home and I pay about US $25 for it. There is only one cable / telecommunications provider here and it’s called Claro. They have the monopoly so everyone just has to do what they say, so the amount you pay for TV service depends on what package or promotion you got when you applied for the service but it’s usually around $25 to $40, which would include your phone, cable, and internet.  
 
(The television show Survivor in Nicaragua,pcitured.)
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Barbara Carerra, Lone Wof McQuade – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe local TV providers in Nicaragua have a bundle package that gives you Internet, TV, and a home phone for about US $20 to $30 depending on how much usage you need for the Internet.  At this price, it would be somewhere in the area of 2 to 5 gigabytes.
 
The package would mostly have national channels but they have cable, with which you will get some US channels and the standard channels that you get in the US such as CBS, NBC, etc.
 
You could also subscribe to a satellite company. They cost $70 a month and you will get pretty much all the US channels such as HBO and those types of programing.
 
(Nicaraguan beauty, Barbara Carerra portrayed the wife of Lone Wolf McGuade, Chuck Norris, pictured.)
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The cheapest you would pay for TV service here in Nicaragua is between US $20 to $25 a month for a basic cable service.
 
If you want a satellite dish with HD reception, with record and play, you can expect to pay about $50. You will get all the channels such as CBS, NBC, CNN, HBO, and most of the premium channels. Sometimes, they even give out a free TV set. There are months where the cable company has a promotion and they throw in a flat screen TV.

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