Cost of Living Comparison Between Canada and Costa Rica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Costa Rica are 16.7% lower than in Canada (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Costa Rica are 27.9% lower than in Canada
Rent Prices in Costa Rica are 51.4% lower than in Canada
Restaurant Prices in Costa Rica are 27.2% lower than in Canada
Groceries Prices in Costa Rica are 17.8% lower than in Canada
Local Purchasing Power in Costa Rica is 55.3% lower than in Canada
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Restaurants
Canada Edit Costa Rica Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$
(9,107.95 ₡)
13.72 C$
(5,000.00 ₡)
     -45.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$
(36,431.79 ₡)
82.35 C$
(30,000.00 ₡)
     -17.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.50 C$
(5,282.61 ₡)
13.72 C$
(5,000.00 ₡)
     -5.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$
(2,914.54 ₡)
4.12 C$
(1,500.00 ₡)
     -48.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$
(2,914.54 ₡)
6.45 C$
(2,350.00 ₡)
     -19.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.11 C$
(1,863.16 ₡)
4.87 C$
(1,772.74 ₡)
     -4.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 C$
(1,047.17 ₡)
2.85 C$
(1,038.76 ₡)
     -0.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.36 C$
(858.01 ₡)
2.23 C$
(811.38 ₡)
     -5.4 %
Markets
Canada Edit Costa Rica Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.12 C$
(4,051.38 ₡)
10.07 C$
(3,667.04 ₡)
     -9.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.27 C$
(1,191.99 ₡)
3.49 C$
(1,271.10 ₡)
     +6.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.30 C$
(837.79 ₡)
1.41 C$
(514.53 ₡)
     -38.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.73 C$
(1,724.19 ₡)
4.82 C$
(1,754.77 ₡)
     +1.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.13 C$
(2,596.66 ₡)
5.29 C$
(1,928.58 ₡)
     -25.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.56 C$
(2,754.46 ₡)
5.96 C$
(2,170.09 ₡)
     -21.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.95 C$
(3,260.14 ₡)
8.19 C$
(2,984.04 ₡)
     -8.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.60 C$
(948.02 ₡)
2.82 C$
(1,028.45 ₡)
     +8.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.88 C$
(321.57 ₡)
1.03 C$
(373.51 ₡)
     +16.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.36 C$
(858.31 ₡)
1.80 C$
(654.14 ₡)
     -23.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.60 C$
(945.65 ₡)
1.67 C$
(607.09 ₡)
     -35.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.63 C$
(592.63 ₡)
1.63 C$
(592.22 ₡)
     -0.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.63 C$
(593.38 ₡)
1.65 C$
(600.12 ₡)
     +1.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.55 C$
(1,293.86 ₡)
1.42 C$
(518.87 ₡)
     -59.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 C$
(892.31 ₡)
3.34 C$
(1,215.41 ₡)
     +36.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$
(6,557.72 ₡)
20.59 C$
(7,500.00 ₡)
     +14.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.10 C$
(1,492.71 ₡)
3.11 C$
(1,133.64 ₡)
     -24.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.38 C$
(1,594.30 ₡)
3.99 C$
(1,453.70 ₡)
     -8.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 19.00 C$
(6,922.04 ₡)
6.86 C$
(2,500.00 ₡)
     -63.9 %
Transportation
Canada Edit Costa Rica Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$
(1,275.11 ₡)
1.37 C$
(500.00 ₡)
     -60.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 104.90 C$
(38,216.95 ₡)
58.38 C$
(21,269.57 ₡)
     -44.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 C$
(1,639.43 ₡)
2.47 C$
(900.00 ₡)
     -45.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.37 C$
(1,228.33 ₡)
4.02 C$
(1,464.50 ₡)
     +19.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 C$
(14,208.40 ₡)
10.22 C$
(3,725.00 ₡)
     -73.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.04 C$
(2,198.76 ₡)
7.99 C$
(2,909.70 ₡)
     +32.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$
(12,378,793.05 ₡)
44,466.66 C$
(16,200,000.00 ₡)
     +30.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,787.46 C$
(10,123,466.89 ₡)
47,476.46 C$
(17,296,523.04 ₡)
     +70.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Canada Edit Costa Rica Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 214.55 C$
(78,166.11 ₡)
119.90 C$
(43,681.24 ₡)
     -44.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 65.71 C$
(23,937.70 ₡)
33.74 C$
(12,293.30 ₡)
     -48.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.81 C$
(31,261.90 ₡)
70.70 C$
(25,757.26 ₡)
     -17.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Canada Edit Costa Rica Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.09 C$
(21,161.68 ₡)
76.62 C$
(27,914.77 ₡)
     +31.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.01 C$
(9,839.92 ₡)
45.69 C$
(16,645.00 ₡)
     +69.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.82 C$
(5,761.69 ₡)
10.98 C$
(4,000.00 ₡)
     -30.6 %
Childcare
Canada Edit Costa Rica Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,127.22 C$
(410,665.96 ₡)
654.04 C$
(238,279.21 ₡)
     -42.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,030.10 C$
(6,568,688.52 ₡)
12,783.29 C$
(4,657,181.40 ₡)
     -29.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Canada Edit Costa Rica Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 80.03 C$
(29,156.35 ₡)
104.05 C$
(37,907.49 ₡)
     +30.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.82 C$
(20,699.98 ₡)
72.52 C$
(26,420.58 ₡)
     +27.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 121.56 C$
(44,287.19 ₡)
162.10 C$
(59,056.85 ₡)
     +33.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 151.00 C$
(55,011.01 ₡)
141.70 C$
(51,623.64 ₡)
     -6.2 %
Rent Per Month
Canada Edit Costa Rica Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,912.43 C$
(696,730.95 ₡)
919.36 C$
(334,940.86 ₡)
     -51.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,728.40 C$
(629,687.03 ₡)
656.82 C$
(239,291.16 ₡)
     -62.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,125.77 C$
(1,138,773.89 ₡)
1,744.25 C$
(635,461.80 ₡)
     -44.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,636.99 C$
(960,704.26 ₡)
1,245.13 C$
(453,624.13 ₡)
     -52.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Canada Edit Costa Rica Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 925.65 C$
(337,229.35 ₡)
245.49 C$
(89,434.73 ₡)
     -73.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 642.45 C$
(234,056.39 ₡)
166.62 C$
(60,701.89 ₡)
     -74.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Canada Edit Costa Rica Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,915.02 C$
(1,426,310.92 ₡)
1,263.13 C$
(460,181.01 ₡)
     -67.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.03 9.86      +40.2 %
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