I currently live in the states and am American; not in a place financially to move right this instant, but I"m gathering that Costa Rica is a pretty awesome place to live for lots of reasons.... I do have some questions though that are more specific than what i can find most places:
1- Is homeschooling legal, and are there regulations on it? (i gathered the laws may be different for native CR's versus, say an American expat...but couldnt find details)
2- What are the vaccine laws? (both of my children are 100% vaccine free and i'd like to keep them that way)
3- what is the cost of living like? i've read it's pretty good, but what exactly does that mean? Cost of housing/do most people own cars or use public transit, what is the average income, etc?
4- is medical marijuana legal and if so, is it legal for children or just adults? (my daughter has a tumor disorder and intractible epilepsy)
5- Also, this may be way too specific to find any information on (i already tried google...) but my daughter has Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and intractible epilepsy. Her illness affects most of her major organs. On paper her health is a mess but in the day to day she does remarkably well. But i am wondering if anyone knows specifics on how the health system works re: seeing specialists (she currently sees a nephrologist, neurologist, cardiologist, and ophthalmologist). is it hard to get in to see specialists when you need to for chronic conditions? I know there is a myth in America that places with universal healthcare/socialized medicine do a crappy job at treating chronic non life threatening conditions....I have fiends/family in places that have universal healthcare that say that is not true, yet i also know of lots of people with my daughter's condition who travel to the US to get the care they need for their child that they cannot get easy access to in their own country, or at least not speedy access to...
Thanks for any info you can share :)