Puerto Rico has a lot of the benefits of living in the states. Reliable mail, which is very handy, especially at tax time. And as Hindsight 2020 says, my medicare and my healthcare insurance works here. Some things here are quite familiar. The banking system down here is FDIC, and buying property is the same as it is in the US. The laws and the legal system is familiar. A lot of the conveniences you find in the states are found here as well. If I want to fill a prescription, or get one renewed, I can call my doctor in Iowa, then pick up my prescription at the Walgreens an hour later. You can fly in and out with no more trouble than flying to anywhere else in the US. But at the same time, it is somewhat exotic. It isn't Florida. It is a country full of history, culture, art, and music. Life here is very much influenced by its Spanish, Caribbean, and African roots. A lot of people speak English here, but the language of PR is Spanish. I think that Spanish is a beautiful language, and I like hearing it and speaking it. It is warm, I'm surrounded by ocean. There is a lot to do and see. I can walk to the beach, or go sailing. But more than anything it is the people down here. Perhaps it is just a perception, but I find the people in PR to be much easier to live with. They seem to be close. They seem to value community, and they are inclusive. They respect and treat senior citizens well. They respect each other. I could go on and on, and I've probably gone on too long already. But I live in a very upscale neighborhood in San Juan, and a middle class neighborhood in Iowa, and it still costs me less to live here on a monthly basis than it does in Iowa.