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    If you guys can live in Puerto Rico rather than DR, would you and what are the reasons?

    The wife has had it with the crime and is looking for another tropical paradise..

    What are your thoughts?

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    The crime is worse in PR.

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    I have spent time in Puerto Rico and in my opinion crime seems to be a bit more in PR. Puerto Rico in my opinion is more of a NY or Miami. However there are areas of PR that are more laid back and less iffy.. But I do love PR..Old San Juan, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by businessdr View Post
    If you guys can live in Puerto Rico rather than DR, would you and what are the reasons?

    The wife has had it with the crime and is looking for another tropical paradise..

    What are your thoughts?
    Are those the only options? Puerto Rico is really small, can get through the whole island in one day, and also not as pretty. And I think the crime is more obvious or in your face. The DR fooled me for some time, but my first trip to PR I was not impressed and definitely could see getting Island fever. What about Florida if you want the nice weather? I do think the girls are prettier in Puerto Rico, but not sure if that is a big one with your wife.

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    Costa Rica or Colombia.

    Both are beautiful, offer diverse climates and cultures, and cost about as much as DR. Costa Rica is notoriously safe, and Colombia is fine so long as you don't go into ever-decreasing FARC areas. You'll need more Spanish in Colombia, but the cities are far more cosmopolitan. San Jose is the only truly big city in Costa Rica, and it's just meh.

    Good luck.

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    Check the numbers. Crime is worse in P.R. There is always a lot of hype about the crime in the D.R. but there is crime everywhere. Yea, it has gotten worse here especially violent crime but that could be said for a lot of countries and a lot don't have all the upsides that exist here........have you ever shoveled snow??????

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    [QUOTE=Garyexpat;1522600]Check the numbers. Crime is worse in P.R. There is always a lot of hype about the crime in the D.R. but there is crime everywhere. Yea, it has gotten worse here especially violent crime but that could be said for a lot of countries and a lot don't have all the upsides that exist here........have you ever shoveled snow??????[/QUOTE

    How much crime in DR do you think go unreported??? Crime is not a synonym for the word murder. Statutory rape, drunk driving, home invasions, MUGGINGS, money laundering, auto theft, counterfeiting, discrimination, pimping etc. All run WILD in DR.

    There are a lot of things you can get away with in DR you could NEVER get away with in PR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by businessdr View Post
    If you guys can live in Puerto Rico rather than DR, would you and what are the reasons?

    The wife has had it with the crime and is looking for another tropical paradise..

    What are your thoughts?
    I do not know if you are American or not, but if you are EVERYTHING is a lot easier to obtain in PR compared to DR. You know all that SH*T "you have to know a Dominican" to get things done GO AWAY if you choose PR. Depending on what part of PR you choose knowing Spanish will help but it is not a life or death.

    I would stay away from living in San Juan because the TRAFFIC will kill you more so then the crime. Look into Ponce very nice town southwest of San Juan. Rent will be cheaper and the vibe is more easy going. If you choose Ponce tell me what you think of the route on 52 from San Juan to Ponce STUNNING!!!!!!

    BTW Three things you need to live in PR: MONEY, CAR and HAPPINESS. If you are a "STICK IN THE MUD" PR is not the place.

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    I wouldn't consider the main island of PR, but Vieques looks interesting to me. Tourist economy with lots of ex-mainlanders who speak English. Real Estate is expensive for small houses/lots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterInBrat View Post
    I wouldn't consider the main island of PR, but Vieques looks interesting to me. Tourist economy with lots of ex-mainlanders who speak English. Real Estate is expensive for small houses/lots.
    GOOGLE the murder rate for Vieques, and come back to me son!

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