Report What about neighboring countries? in Open Forum - Topics NOT specifially related to Life in Costa Rica Posted April 29, 2014 What I wrote was that health care in the private sector is cheap, not that CAJA premiums are cheap. Even if CAJA enrollment does cost $400, and not everyone pays that, by the time you factor out deductibles, copays, etc it's still pretty reasonable. Crime reports in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, the U.S. and everywhere else in the world are notoriously inaccurate. Differences in definition and the incompleteness of reporting by both victims and police agencies render them almost meaningless. And if different agencies are reporting on different jurisdictions, that's another layer of inaccuracy.