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Cost of Living in San Jose

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 60.31
Rent Index: 20.71
Groceries Index: 59.11
Restaurants Index: 48.72
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 41.50
Local Purchasing Power: 56.61
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,000.00 ₡ 3,300.00-5,361.80
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20,000.00 ₡ 15,000.00-25,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3,500.00 ₡ 3,000.00-4,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,162.50 ₡ 800.00-1,500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2,000.00 ₡ 1,300.00-2,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,364.63 ₡ 1,072.36-1,608.54
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 809.63 ₡ 643.42-1,000.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 764.67 ₡ 600.00-1,000.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,016.00 ₡ 2,537.08-3,406.87
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 916.58 ₡ 498.95-1,338.10
Rice (white), (1 lb) 559.36 ₡ 403.70-729.62
Eggs (12) 1,845.37 ₡ 1,287.60-2,200.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,668.54 ₡ 1,340.45-2,432.07
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1,908.28 ₡ 1,340.45-2,432.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,611.36 ₡ 1,995.81-3,404.90
Apples (1 lb) 897.11 ₡ 544.31-1,133.98
Banana (1 lb) 267.16 ₡ 206.73-340.19
Oranges (1 lb) 511.80 ₡ 364.81-680.39
Tomato (1 lb) 533.21 ₡ 415.94-680.39
Potato (1 lb) 467.86 ₡ 362.87-632.34
Onion (1 lb) 492.28 ₡ 362.87-589.67
Lettuce (1 head) 435.85 ₡ 268.09-536.18
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,185.82 ₡ 800.00-1,500.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ₡ 5,500.00-8,042.70
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 920.01 ₡ 670.22-1,200.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,418.94 ₡ 900.00-2,000.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1,800.00 ₡ 1,800.00-2,300.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 400.00 ₡ 300.00-500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30,000.00 ₡ 22,000.00-32,170.79
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 640.00 ₡ 600.00-670.22
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,029.98 ₡ 804.67-1,110.45
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6,000.00 ₡ 5,000.00-7,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,364.35 ₡ 2,025.20-2,649.79
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 13,404,497.50 ₡ 10,355,000.00-15,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 34,760.59 ₡ 20,000.00-50,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 36.86 ₡ 34.00-42.89
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23,133.56 ₡ 15,000.00-26,808.99
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27,793.52 ₡ 20,000.00-38,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12,080.90 ₡ 10,000.00-15,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,358.54 ₡ 2,680.90-4,100.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 33,918.90 ₡ 21,447.20-50,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31,229.47 ₡ 25,000.00-42,894.39
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 52,438.50 ₡ 40,000.00-64,341.59
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 53,661.37 ₡ 35,000.00-69,703.39
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 315,753.58 ₡ 200,000.00-428,943.92
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 244,583.49 ₡ 180,000.00-375,325.93
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 568,988.06 ₡ 425,000.00-750,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 400,968.35 ₡ 300,000.00-600,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 78,746.51 ₡ 55,741.36-92,902.27
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 66,789.10 ₡ 58,063.92-74,321.81
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 450,474.43 ₡ 350,000.00-600,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 12.08 9.00-14.00

Prices in San Jose, Costa Rica

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Last update: April, 2016
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Cost of living in San Jose is 39.69% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 679.36$ (364,260.64₡) and for four person family at 2,495.98$ (1,338,294.81₡) (without rent).
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1 Comments so far
#Alejandro on Jun 15, 2013 :
Having lived in CR for many years, I can say that it's an affordable place to live, rent is not bad, it's increasing that's for sure, food is relatively cheap, utilities are cheap, since most people don't have to worry about AC/Heater, it's always cool, around 75F. The only thing that I don't agree with is the price for the internet, goodness, for 1Mbps Download / 256 or 512 Kbps upload, they charge like $40, where I live now in the US I pay $40 for 20Mbps download, 5 Mbps Upload.

Weather, one of the reasons I moved out of there, it rains like crazy, every day pretty much from May to November, it rains for hours and hours, I hate it.

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