Should you eventually choose Costa Rica and make the move I 'm sure you won't be sorry. I must mention here that no place on earth is perfect. Paradise or heaven are very personal and each person has his own opinion as to what constitutes one or the other. I believe, however, that in Costa Rica you'll be able to live happily and peacefully in a good, practically custom-made climate where you breath democracy 24 hours a day and where you can wake up the next day with great optimism and faith in the future.
Ticos have a good longevity record mainly because of the excellent government's universal healthcare system which was established in the early 1940s covering most of the people and urging them to take care of their health. You too should try make use of this service. That this policy has paid off can be seen in the national medical statistics indicating that mortality has decreased and longevity increased making the final results very positive for the country as a whole.
And who knows? In this friendly country, you might even live to be ninety or become a centenarian. At least you can strive for it. I know of several expatriates who are already in their middle 90s. And as mentioned in the foreword of this book, a 2004 study of longevity in Costa Rica by the Central American Population Center found that the life expectancy of men who had reached the age of 80 was to live 8.4 more years, and for women, an additional 9 years. That placed Costa Rica in first place in the world even ahead of the United States, Japan and Australia which traditionally have been leaders in this respect, as well as the rest of the developed countries that also have high longevity ratings for their populations.
President Abel Pacheco's grammar grade schoolteacher celebrated her 100th birthday not long ago. Maybe in the future you too will be fortunate to celebrate your own along with other forthcoming centenarians. Good wishes to YOU. Perhaps I was not too far off when in the title of this book I said that
This is The Place to Start Your Heaven
After you've lived in Costa Rica a few years and made comparisons with other countries, I think you'll agree.