Making the Move

Whether you’re thinking about making the move, in the process of making the move or already here we’re confident you’ll find the information below useful.

Q:  Why Nicaragua?
One factor that helped us make our decision on where to move to was the incredibly low cost of living in Nicaragua. We are also fans of the warm weather, endless sunshine, oceans with beautiful beaches, mountains and volcanoes that Nicaragua has to offer.  Most people here smile and laugh easily. Nicaragua is known for it’s has great rum and also has good beer.  And last, but certainly not least, we are close enough to home that when friends and family want to visit they can hop on a flight and be here in a few hours (and vice versa).


Q:  How did this all come about?

It all started out with a conversation we had in 2007 when we were on our honeymoon in Costa Rica.  I said to Gord, “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could live someplace like this one day?” That started the ball rolling. After some serious discussions we made it our three to five year plan to relocate somewhere warm and tropical. We eventually agreed that Nicaragua would be the place. We continued to work, lived below our means, saved lots of money, invested wisely, sold our house for a profit and then quit our jobs and finally – here we are!


Q:  How much does it cost to live in Nicaragua?
Our monthly budget is $1400 USD.  We know some expats who live on a lot more and others who live on a lot less.

For detailed information on the cost of living in Nicaragua check out the following posts:

One Month’s Living Expenses:  Leon, Nicaragua
One Month’s Living Expenses:  Granada, Nicaragua
One Month’s Living Expenses:  San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua


Q:  What type of long term rentals are available in Nicaragua?
We’ve rented everything from a house on the beach to a room in a guest house with monthly rent ranging in price from $300 – $550 USD per month.

To view photos of the different places we’ve lived follow the links below:

A House to Write Home About: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Another Rental Home: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Looking for a Long Term Rental in San Juan del Sur
Living Large in a Long Term Rental: Granada, Nicaragua
Our Lovely Little Apartment in Leon
Living in Leon

Our Place in Poneloya

Q:  Is there a place online where I can find listings for long term rentals in Nicaragua?
We’ve found the best deals for long term apartment rentals in Nicaragua through “pounding the pavement” and word of mouth, but if you’d like to get a head start on your search check out the sites listed below.

Apartmentos San Juan del Sur
Cabanas Lobo Lira
Craigslist
Encuentra24
Living Colonial Real Estate
Nicaragua Community Classifieds

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