Cost of Living Comparison Between Tamarindo and Jaco Beach 

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Rent Prices in Jaco Beach are 27.7% lower than in Tamarindo
Restaurant Prices in Jaco Beach are 23.5% lower than in Tamarindo
Groceries Prices in Jaco Beach are 2.0% lower than in Tamarindo
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Restaurants
Tamarindo Edit Jaco Beach Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $
(5,228.70 ₡)
6.60 $
(3,450.00 ₡)
     -34.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 57.41 $
(30,003.00 ₡)
39.13 $
(20,452.45 ₡)
     -31.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.85 $
(4,626.80 ₡)
9.57 $
(5,000.00 ₡)
     +8.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.30 $
(1,725.00 ₡)
3.30 $
(1,725.00 ₡)
     0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.78 $
(2,500.00 ₡)
2.87 $
(1,500.00 ₡)
     -40.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.51 $
(1,833.72 ₡)
3.51 $
(1,833.72 ₡)
     0.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 $
(990.15 ₡)
1.89 $
(990.15 ₡)
     0.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.43 $
(745.00 ₡)
1.43 $
(745.00 ₡)
     0.0 %
Markets
Tamarindo Edit Jaco Beach Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.15 $
(3,734.68 ₡)
5.26 $
(2,748.68 ₡)
     -26.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.42 $
(1,266.78 ₡)
2.19 $
(1,146.81 ₡)
     -9.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.01 $
(528.12 ₡)
1.01 $
(528.12 ₡)
     0.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.19 $
(1,669.43 ₡)
3.19 $
(1,669.43 ₡)
     0.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.85 $
(2,012.82 ₡)
3.85 $
(2,012.82 ₡)
     0.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.50 $
(2,349.44 ₡)
4.50 $
(2,349.44 ₡)
     0.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.36 $
(3,325.21 ₡)
6.66 $
(3,478.81 ₡)
     +4.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.00 $
(1,047.16 ₡)
2.00 $
(1,047.16 ₡)
     0.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.64 $
(332.99 ₡)
0.64 $
(332.99 ₡)
     0.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.35 $
(706.20 ₡)
1.35 $
(706.20 ₡)
     0.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.26 $
(656.70 ₡)
1.00 $
(522.62 ₡)
     -20.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.05 $
(547.96 ₡)
1.21 $
(634.20 ₡)
     +15.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.09 $
(569.68 ₡)
1.09 $
(569.68 ₡)
     0.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.11 $
(582.25 ₡)
1.11 $
(582.25 ₡)
     0.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.26 $
(1,180.72 ₡)
2.26 $
(1,180.72 ₡)
     0.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.48 $
(6,000.00 ₡)
11.48 $
(6,000.00 ₡)
     0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.33 $
(1,219.15 ₡)
1.63 $
(850.00 ₡)
     -30.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $
(1,460.96 ₡)
1.44 $
(750.00 ₡)
     -48.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.40 $
(2,300.00 ₡)
4.40 $
(2,300.00 ₡)
     0.0 %
Transportation
Tamarindo Edit Jaco Beach Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.15 $
(600.00 ₡)
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Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 54.95 $
(28,716.45 ₡)
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Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.64 $
(855.00 ₡)
1.64 $
(855.00 ₡)
     0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.42 $
(1,262.22 ₡)
2.42 $
(1,262.22 ₡)
     0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.61 $
(2,929.37 ₡)
6.82 $
(3,562.50 ₡)
     +21.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.49 $
(2,866.76 ₡)
5.49 $
(2,866.76 ₡)
     0.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,997.52 $
(16,200,000.00 ₡)
30,997.52 $
(16,200,000.00 ₡)
     0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,218.16 $
(16,837,936.18 ₡)
30,000.00 $
(15,678,675.42 ₡)
     -6.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tamarindo Edit Jaco Beach Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 65.14 $
(34,042.26 ₡)
65.14 $
(34,042.26 ₡)
     0.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 21.57 $
(11,273.73 ₡)
21.05 $
(11,000.00 ₡)
     -2.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.84 $
(24,480.92 ₡)
38.27 $
(20,000.00 ₡)
     -18.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Tamarindo Edit Jaco Beach Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.95 $
(44,397.52 ₡)
44.01 $
(23,000.00 ₡)
     -48.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.98 $
(12,532.78 ₡)
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Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.35 $
(2,795.25 ₡)
7.65 $
(4,000.00 ₡)
     +43.1 %
Childcare
Tamarindo Edit Jaco Beach Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 454.44 $
(237,500.00 ₡)
423.64 $
(221,406.00 ₡)
     -6.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,733.17 $
(4,564,150.09 ₡)
6,359.99 $
(3,323,873.50 ₡)
     -27.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tamarindo Edit Jaco Beach Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.00 $
(36,583.58 ₡)
83.54 $
(43,660.88 ₡)
     +19.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.48 $
(24,291.79 ₡)
50.19 $
(26,228.70 ₡)
     +8.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.62 $
(48,404.90 ₡)
122.74 $
(64,145.18 ₡)
     +32.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 80.00 $
(41,809.80 ₡)
116.70 $
(60,991.04 ₡)
     +45.9 %
Rent Per Month
Tamarindo Edit Jaco Beach Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,510.13 $
(789,229.14 ₡)
544.89 $
(284,772.87 ₡)
     -63.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 756.15 $
(395,180.13 ₡)
478.36 $
(250,000.00 ₡)
     -36.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,185.07 $
(1,141,966.89 ₡)
1,849.35 $
(966,513.02 ₡)
     -15.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 930.52 $
(486,311.26 ₡)
1,018.90 $
(532,502.43 ₡)
     +9.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tamarindo Edit Jaco Beach Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 366.79 $
(191,691.33 ₡)
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 251.16 $
(131,263.40 ₡)
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Salaries And Financing
Tamarindo Edit Jaco Beach Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 869.22 $
(454,275.23 ₡)
400.00 $
(209,049.01 ₡)
     -54.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.00 9.88      +9.7 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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