Cost of Living Comparison Between Colombia and Costa Rica Reverse

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Cost of Living in Costa Rica is 81.2% higher than in Colombia (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Costa Rica is 84.0% higher than in Colombia
Rent Prices in Costa Rica are 94.2% higher than in Colombia
Restaurant Prices in Costa Rica are 109.4% higher than in Colombia
Groceries Prices in Costa Rica are 84.4% higher than in Colombia
Local Purchasing Power in Costa Rica is 35.6% higher than in Colombia
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Restaurants
Colombia Edit Costa Rica Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18,000.00 Col$
(2,255.15 ₡)
39,908.65 Col$
(5,000.00 ₡)
     +121.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 110,000.00 Col$
(13,781.47 ₡)
239,451.88 Col$
(30,000.00 ₡)
     +117.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 28,000.00 Col$
(3,508.01 ₡)
39,908.65 Col$
(5,000.00 ₡)
     +42.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5,000.00 Col$
(626.43 ₡)
11,972.59 Col$
(1,500.00 ₡)
     +139.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10,000.00 Col$
(1,252.86 ₡)
19,954.32 Col$
(2,500.00 ₡)
     +99.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 6,148.62 Col$
(770.34 ₡)
14,620.78 Col$
(1,831.78 ₡)
     +137.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3,379.16 Col$
(423.36 ₡)
8,446.70 Col$
(1,058.25 ₡)
     +150.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2,518.54 Col$
(315.54 ₡)
6,679.78 Col$
(836.88 ₡)
     +165.2 %
Markets
Colombia Edit Costa Rica Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 17,946.27 Col$
(2,248.42 ₡)
29,498.98 Col$
(3,695.81 ₡)
     +64.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5,104.86 Col$
(639.57 ₡)
10,501.87 Col$
(1,315.74 ₡)
     +105.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,225.10 Col$
(278.77 ₡)
4,121.15 Col$
(516.32 ₡)
     +85.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 8,719.72 Col$
(1,092.46 ₡)
14,337.55 Col$
(1,796.30 ₡)
     +64.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8,866.41 Col$
(1,110.84 ₡)
15,269.03 Col$
(1,913.00 ₡)
     +72.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9,673.02 Col$
(1,211.89 ₡)
17,630.46 Col$
(2,208.85 ₡)
     +82.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15,298.32 Col$
(1,916.67 ₡)
24,104.73 Col$
(3,019.99 ₡)
     +57.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 4,571.01 Col$
(572.68 ₡)
8,004.07 Col$
(1,002.80 ₡)
     +75.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,954.93 Col$
(244.93 ₡)
3,082.87 Col$
(386.24 ₡)
     +57.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2,393.47 Col$
(299.87 ₡)
5,269.93 Col$
(660.25 ₡)
     +120.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2,235.46 Col$
(280.07 ₡)
4,896.49 Col$
(613.46 ₡)
     +119.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,980.80 Col$
(248.17 ₡)
4,690.15 Col$
(587.61 ₡)
     +136.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 2,078.59 Col$
(260.42 ₡)
4,757.56 Col$
(596.06 ₡)
     +128.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3,228.14 Col$
(404.44 ₡)
4,153.80 Col$
(520.41 ₡)
     +28.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3,092.21 Col$
(387.41 ₡)
9,825.77 Col$
(1,231.03 ₡)
     +217.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 35,000.00 Col$
(4,385.01 ₡)
57,867.54 Col$
(7,250.00 ₡)
     +65.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4,142.12 Col$
(518.95 ₡)
9,042.19 Col$
(1,132.86 ₡)
     +118.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7,061.89 Col$
(884.76 ₡)
11,581.14 Col$
(1,450.96 ₡)
     +64.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10,000.00 Col$
(1,252.86 ₡)
19,555.24 Col$
(2,450.00 ₡)
     +95.6 %
Transportation
Colombia Edit Costa Rica Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2,900.00 Col$
(363.33 ₡)
3,990.86 Col$
(500.00 ₡)
     +37.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150,000.00 Col$
(18,792.92 ₡)
173,515.85 Col$
(21,739.13 ₡)
     +15.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6,000.00 Col$
(751.72 ₡)
7,183.56 Col$
(900.00 ₡)
     +19.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 11,265.41 Col$
(1,411.40 ₡)
11,689.27 Col$
(1,464.50 ₡)
     +3.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25,000.00 Col$
(3,132.15 ₡)
28,494.77 Col$
(3,570.00 ₡)
     +14.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 13,982.26 Col$
(1,751.78 ₡)
23,211.29 Col$
(2,908.05 ₡)
     +66.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,000,000.00 Col$
(8,770,029.41 ₡)
134,891,223.85 Col$
(16,900,000.00 ₡)
     +92.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 105,292,775.97 Col$
(13,191,724.88 ₡)
141,783,880.49 Col$
(17,763,554.31 ₡)
     +34.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Colombia Edit Costa Rica Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 333,992.90 Col$
(41,844.68 ₡)
365,322.40 Col$
(45,769.83 ₡)
     +9.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 36,750.50 Col$
(4,604.33 ₡)
100,358.42 Col$
(12,573.52 ₡)
     +173.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 96,432.03 Col$
(12,081.60 ₡)
208,443.84 Col$
(26,115.12 ₡)
     +116.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Colombia Edit Costa Rica Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 91,404.42 Col$
(11,451.71 ₡)
223,096.73 Col$
(27,950.93 ₡)
     +144.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36,685.08 Col$
(4,596.13 ₡)
133,286.58 Col$
(16,698.96 ₡)
     +263.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18,000.00 Col$
(2,255.15 ₡)
31,926.92 Col$
(4,000.00 ₡)
     +77.4 %
Childcare
Colombia Edit Costa Rica Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 862,373.91 Col$
(108,043.49 ₡)
2,009,093.48 Col$
(251,711.56 ₡)
     +133.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,383,096.15 Col$
(2,804,291.59 ₡)
38,195,938.69 Col$
(4,785,421.51 ₡)
     +70.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Colombia Edit Costa Rica Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 215,532.34 Col$
(27,003.21 ₡)
311,689.81 Col$
(39,050.41 ₡)
     +44.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 159,562.86 Col$
(19,991.01 ₡)
212,761.23 Col$
(26,656.03 ₡)
     +33.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 348,181.48 Col$
(43,622.31 ₡)
473,889.75 Col$
(59,371.81 ₡)
     +36.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 305,294.22 Col$
(38,249.13 ₡)
403,931.92 Col$
(50,607.07 ₡)
     +32.3 %
Rent Per Month
Colombia Edit Costa Rica Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,446,683.33 Col$
(181,249.36 ₡)
2,837,769.85 Col$
(355,533.22 ₡)
     +96.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,212,628.72 Col$
(151,925.56 ₡)
2,052,586.39 Col$
(257,160.61 ₡)
     +69.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,585,263.78 Col$
(323,897.71 ₡)
5,389,666.95 Col$
(675,250.54 ₡)
     +108.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,068,039.51 Col$
(259,096.68 ₡)
3,923,228.51 Col$
(491,526.13 ₡)
     +89.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Colombia Edit Costa Rica Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 568,561.15 Col$
(71,232.83 ₡)
809,850.86 Col$
(101,463.08 ₡)
     +42.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 470,123.01 Col$
(58,899.89 ₡)
510,564.30 Col$
(63,966.63 ₡)
     +8.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Colombia Edit Costa Rica Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,498,721.60 Col$
(187,769.04 ₡)
3,737,977.17 Col$
(468,316.71 ₡)
     +149.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 13.94 9.89      -29.0 %
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