Cost of Living Comparison Between San Jose and Madrid 

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Consumer Prices in Madrid are 22.02% higher than in San Jose (without rent)
Rent Prices in Madrid are 111.02% higher than in San Jose
Restaurant Prices in Madrid are 53.41% higher than in San Jose
Groceries Prices in Madrid are 3.75% higher than in San Jose
Local Purchasing Power in Madrid is 53.12% higher than in San Jose
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Restaurants
San Jose[ Edit ] Madrid[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,000.00 ₡
(5.54 €)
8,656.58 ₡
(12.00 €)
     +116.41 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 ₡
(34.66 €)
36,069.07 ₡
(50.00 €)
     +44.28 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,500.00 ₡
(6.24 €)
5,771.05 ₡
(8.00 €)
     +28.25 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡
(2.08 €)
2,164.14 ₡
(3.00 €)
     +44.28 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,500.00 ₡
(3.47 €)
2,164.14 ₡
(3.00 €)
     -13.43 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1,575.64 ₡
(2.18 €)
1,379.64 ₡
(1.91 €)
     -12.44 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 903.89 ₡
(1.25 €)
1,401.54 ₡
(1.94 €)
     +55.06 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 793.48 ₡
(1.10 €)
1,047.51 ₡
(1.45 €)
     +32.01 %
Markets
San Jose[ Edit ] Madrid[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,177.78 ₡
(4.41 €)
2,235.60 ₡
(3.10 €)
     -29.65 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 847.21 ₡
(1.17 €)
640.25 ₡
(0.89 €)
     -24.43 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 344.07 ₡
(0.48 €)
361.06 ₡
(0.50 €)
     +4.94 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,419.08 ₡
(1.97 €)
1,422.23 ₡
(1.97 €)
     +0.22 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,725.77 ₡
(2.39 €)
3,826.22 ₡
(5.30 €)
     +121.71 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,780.06 ₡
(2.47 €)
2,086.04 ₡
(2.89 €)
     +17.19 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,536.64 ₡
(3.52 €)
3,762.70 ₡
(5.22 €)
     +48.33 %
Apples (1 lb) 1,140.62 ₡
(1.58 €)
629.27 ₡
(0.87 €)
     -44.83 %
Banana (1 lb) 365.54 ₡
(0.51 €)
635.00 ₡
(0.88 €)
     +73.71 %
Oranges (1 lb) 645.70 ₡
(0.90 €)
537.76 ₡
(0.75 €)
     -16.72 %
Tomato (1 lb) 600.27 ₡
(0.83 €)
592.67 ₡
(0.82 €)
     -1.27 %
Potato (1 lb) 577.25 ₡
(0.80 €)
405.52 ₡
(0.56 €)
     -29.75 %
Onion (1 lb) 638.32 ₡
(0.88 €)
423.49 ₡
(0.59 €)
     -33.66 %
Lettuce (1 head) 537.86 ₡
(0.75 €)
723.31 ₡
(1.00 €)
     +34.48 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,331.58 ₡
(1.85 €)
534.27 ₡
(0.74 €)
     -59.88 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8,000.00 ₡
(11.09 €)
3,606.91 ₡
(5.00 €)
     -54.91 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,213.53 ₡
(1.68 €)
752.42 ₡
(1.04 €)
     -38.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,181.32 ₡
(3.02 €)
1,234.67 ₡
(1.71 €)
     -43.40 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,400.00 ₡
(3.33 €)
3,606.91 ₡
(5.00 €)
     +50.29 %
Transportation
San Jose[ Edit ] Madrid[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡
(0.69 €)
1,082.07 ₡
(1.50 €)
     +116.41 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 23,260.87 ₡
(32.24 €)
39,387.42 ₡
(54.60 €)
     +69.33 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 670.00 ₡
(0.93 €)
2,164.14 ₡
(3.00 €)
     +223.01 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,126.54 ₡
(1.56 €)
1,277.05 ₡
(1.77 €)
     +13.36 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,775.00 ₡
(5.23 €)
18,034.53 ₡
(25.00 €)
     +377.74 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,389.70 ₡
(3.31 €)
3,597.63 ₡
(4.99 €)
     +50.55 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,000,000.00 ₡
(19,407.21 €)
14,427,627.11 ₡
(20,000.00 €)
     +3.05 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,868,750.00 ₡
(21,997.73 €)
16,421,136.74 ₡
(22,763.46 €)
     +3.48 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Jose[ Edit ] Madrid[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 39,558.11 ₡
(54.84 €)
97,128.49 ₡
(134.64 €)
     +145.53 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 41.94 ₡
(0.06 €)
146.79 ₡
(0.20 €)
     +249.99 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 35,695.32 ₡
(49.48 €)
30,638.67 ₡
(42.47 €)
     -14.17 %
Sports And Leisure
San Jose[ Edit ] Madrid[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34,324.94 ₡
(47.58 €)
27,703.25 ₡
(38.40 €)
     -19.29 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15,222.22 ₡
(21.10 €)
8,115.54 ₡
(11.25 €)
     -46.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4,000.00 ₡
(5.54 €)
6,492.43 ₡
(9.00 €)
     +62.31 %
Childcare
San Jose[ Edit ] Madrid[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 217,882.17 ₡
(302.03 €)
320,004.77 ₡
(443.60 €)
     +46.87 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,535,074.28 ₡
(4,900.42 €)
5,669,401.65 ₡
(7,859.09 €)
     +60.38 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Jose[ Edit ] Madrid[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37,799.22 ₡
(52.40 €)
52,926.61 ₡
(73.37 €)
     +40.02 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26,902.56 ₡
(37.29 €)
21,128.69 ₡
(29.29 €)
     -21.46 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 52,553.68 ₡
(72.85 €)
54,349.53 ₡
(75.34 €)
     +3.42 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51,687.05 ₡
(71.65 €)
64,998.31 ₡
(90.10 €)
     +25.75 %
Rent Per Month
San Jose[ Edit ] Madrid[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 347,275.14 ₡
(481.40 €)
685,581.46 ₡
(950.37 €)
     +97.42 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 237,973.34 ₡
(329.89 €)
508,076.35 ₡
(704.31 €)
     +113.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 542,185.20 ₡
(751.59 €)
1,207,798.50 ₡
(1,674.29 €)
     +122.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 409,139.34 ₡
(567.16 €)
840,999.50 ₡
(1,165.82 €)
     +105.55 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Jose[ Edit ] Madrid[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 104,176.34 ₡
(144.41 €)
338,646.46 ₡
(469.44 €)
     +225.07 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 81,584.64 ₡
(113.10 €)
198,641.14 ₡
(275.36 €)
     +143.48 %
Salaries And Financing
San Jose[ Edit ] Madrid[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 531,538.46 ₡
(736.83 €)
1,153,353.53 ₡
(1,598.81 €)
     +116.98 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.84 2.25      -74.53 %
Last update: October 2020November 2020
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