Cost of Living Comparison Between San Jose and Guanacaste 

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Rent Prices in Guanacaste are 53.5% lower than in San Jose
Restaurant Prices in Guanacaste are 15.8% lower than in San Jose
Groceries Prices in Guanacaste are 24.8% lower than in San Jose
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Restaurants
San Jose Edit Guanacaste Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $
(5,018.82 ₡)
9.96 $
(5,000.00 ₡)
     -0.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 59.77 $
(30,000.00 ₡)
39.85 $
(20,000.00 ₡)
     -33.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.96 $
(5,000.00 ₡)
9.96 $
(5,000.00 ₡)
     0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.49 $
(1,750.00 ₡)
2.39 $
(1,200.00 ₡)
     -31.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.18 $
(2,600.00 ₡)
2.99 $
(1,500.00 ₡)
     -42.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.53 $
(1,771.58 ₡)
3.53 $
(1,771.17 ₡)
     -0.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 $
(996.22 ₡)
1.98 $
(995.85 ₡)
     -0.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.46 $
(734.90 ₡)
1.46 $
(734.68 ₡)
     -0.0 %
Markets
San Jose Edit Guanacaste Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.52 $
(3,775.41 ₡)
6.98 $
(3,501.51 ₡)
     -7.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.34 $
(1,172.89 ₡)
2.34 $
(1,172.63 ₡)
     -0.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.09 $
(544.79 ₡)
1.09 $
(544.59 ₡)
     -0.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.41 $
(1,710.93 ₡)
3.41 $
(1,710.65 ₡)
     -0.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.27 $
(2,141.97 ₡)
2.26 $
(1,133.98 ₡)
     -47.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.63 $
(2,322.24 ₡)
1.81 $
(907.19 ₡)
     -60.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.85 $
(3,438.01 ₡)
4.52 $
(2,267.96 ₡)
     -34.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.09 $
(1,049.68 ₡)
1.08 $
(544.31 ₡)
     -48.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.62 $
(311.95 ₡)
0.62 $
(311.91 ₡)
     -0.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.32 $
(664.68 ₡)
1.32 $
(664.48 ₡)
     -0.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.22 $
(612.88 ₡)
0.63 $
(317.52 ₡)
     -48.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 $
(604.49 ₡)
1.20 $
(604.22 ₡)
     -0.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.02 $
(510.72 ₡)
0.90 $
(453.59 ₡)
     -11.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.15 $
(576.25 ₡)
0.80 $
(400.00 ₡)
     -30.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.35 $
(1,178.20 ₡)
2.35 $
(1,178.02 ₡)
     -0.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.94 $
(8,000.00 ₡)
15.94 $
(8,000.00 ₡)
     0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $
(1,229.71 ₡)
2.45 $
(1,229.28 ₡)
     -0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.98 $
(1,494.69 ₡)
2.39 $
(1,200.00 ₡)
     -19.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.68 $
(2,350.00 ₡)
3.98 $
(2,000.00 ₡)
     -14.9 %
Transportation
San Jose Edit Guanacaste Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.90 $
(450.00 ₡)
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Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 38.98 $
(19,565.22 ₡)
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Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.70 $
(855.00 ₡)
1.70 $
(855.00 ₡)
     0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 $
(1,211.55 ₡)
2.41 $
(1,209.67 ₡)
     -0.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7.10 $
(3,562.50 ₡)
7.10 $
(3,562.50 ₡)
     0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.70 $
(2,862.09 ₡)
5.70 $
(2,861.88 ₡)
     -0.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,278.49 $
(16,200,000.00 ₡)
32,278.49 $
(16,200,000.00 ₡)
     0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,888.00 $
(16,505,902.27 ₡)
32,868.39 $
(16,496,059.13 ₡)
     -0.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Jose Edit Guanacaste Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 73.13 $
(36,703.44 ₡)
73.12 $
(36,699.10 ₡)
     -0.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 22.52 $
(11,300.00 ₡)
22.52 $
(11,300.00 ₡)
     0.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.36 $
(24,271.04 ₡)
29.89 $
(15,000.00 ₡)
     -38.2 %
Sports And Leisure
San Jose Edit Guanacaste Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 59.83 $
(30,026.89 ₡)
49.92 $
(25,055.05 ₡)
     -16.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.77 $
(14,943.38 ₡)
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Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.97 $
(4,000.00 ₡)
7.97 $
(4,000.00 ₡)
     0.0 %
Childcare
San Jose Edit Guanacaste Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 454.06 $
(227,882.35 ₡)
380.91 $
(191,172.28 ₡)
     -16.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,899.83 $
(5,470,431.14 ₡)
10,685.06 $
(5,362,642.48 ₡)
     -2.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Jose Edit Guanacaste Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 85.28 $
(42,798.69 ₡)
59.77 $
(30,000.00 ₡)
     -29.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.16 $
(26,682.35 ₡)
39.85 $
(20,000.00 ₡)
     -25.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 128.66 $
(64,570.06 ₡)
79.70 $
(40,000.00 ₡)
     -38.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.99 $
(60,721.46 ₡)
69.74 $
(35,000.00 ₡)
     -42.4 %
Rent Per Month
San Jose Edit Guanacaste Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 693.98 $
(348,295.16 ₡)
199.25 $
(100,000.00 ₡)
     -71.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 438.62 $
(220,133.32 ₡)
179.32 $
(90,000.00 ₡)
     -59.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,456.40 $
(730,941.12 ₡)
697.37 $
(350,000.00 ₡)
     -52.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,019.33 $
(511,581.67 ₡)
597.75 $
(300,000.00 ₡)
     -41.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Jose Edit Guanacaste Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 166.98 $
(83,801.85 ₡)
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 125.03 $
(62,752.75 ₡)
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Salaries And Financing
San Jose Edit Guanacaste Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 896.98 $
(450,177.77 ₡)
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Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.58 9.58      0.0 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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