Cost of Living Comparison Between Costa Rica and Canada Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Canada are 25.8% higher than in Costa Rica (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Canada are 45.3% higher than in Costa Rica
Rent Prices in Canada are 115.7% higher than in Costa Rica
Restaurant Prices in Canada are 43.4% higher than in Costa Rica
Groceries Prices in Canada are 28.1% higher than in Costa Rica
Local Purchasing Power in Canada is 125.0% higher than in Costa Rica
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Restaurants
Costa Rica Edit Canada Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5,000.00 ₡
(13.17 C$)
9,490.88 ₡
(25.00 C$)
     +89.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30,000.00 ₡
(79.02 C$)
37,963.53 ₡
(100.00 C$)
     +26.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,800.00 ₡
(12.64 C$)
5,314.89 ₡
(14.00 C$)
     +10.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡
(3.95 C$)
3,037.08 ₡
(8.00 C$)
     +102.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,300.00 ₡
(6.06 C$)
3,037.08 ₡
(8.00 C$)
     +32.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1,752.71 ₡
(4.62 C$)
1,913.41 ₡
(5.04 C$)
     +9.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,024.30 ₡
(2.70 C$)
1,090.24 ₡
(2.87 C$)
     +6.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 812.04 ₡
(2.14 C$)
890.59 ₡
(2.35 C$)
     +9.7 %
Markets
Costa Rica Edit Canada Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,622.08 ₡
(9.54 C$)
4,158.01 ₡
(10.95 C$)
     +14.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,166.06 ₡
(3.07 C$)
1,224.74 ₡
(3.23 C$)
     +5.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 516.45 ₡
(1.36 C$)
879.80 ₡
(2.32 C$)
     +70.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,741.48 ₡
(4.59 C$)
1,780.36 ₡
(4.69 C$)
     +2.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,848.75 ₡
(4.87 C$)
2,691.26 ₡
(7.09 C$)
     +45.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2,058.46 ₡
(5.42 C$)
2,850.09 ₡
(7.51 C$)
     +38.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,921.90 ₡
(7.70 C$)
3,333.76 ₡
(8.78 C$)
     +14.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 1,070.28 ₡
(2.82 C$)
987.85 ₡
(2.60 C$)
     -7.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 368.54 ₡
(0.97 C$)
334.89 ₡
(0.88 C$)
     -9.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 656.16 ₡
(1.73 C$)
885.14 ₡
(2.33 C$)
     +34.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 606.59 ₡
(1.60 C$)
980.01 ₡
(2.58 C$)
     +61.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 606.75 ₡
(1.60 C$)
611.07 ₡
(1.61 C$)
     +0.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 589.91 ₡
(1.55 C$)
620.25 ₡
(1.63 C$)
     +5.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 515.52 ₡
(1.36 C$)
1,351.84 ₡
(3.56 C$)
     +162.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,210.43 ₡
(3.19 C$)
923.94 ₡
(2.43 C$)
     -23.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ₡
(18.44 C$)
6,833.44 ₡
(18.00 C$)
     -2.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,150.27 ₡
(3.03 C$)
1,542.63 ₡
(4.06 C$)
     +34.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,466.38 ₡
(3.86 C$)
1,653.00 ₡
(4.35 C$)
     +12.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,400.00 ₡
(6.32 C$)
7,165.62 ₡
(18.88 C$)
     +198.6 %
Transportation
Costa Rica Edit Canada Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡
(1.32 C$)
1,328.72 ₡
(3.50 C$)
     +165.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 20,800.00 ₡
(54.79 C$)
39,823.75 ₡
(104.90 C$)
     +91.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 850.00 ₡
(2.24 C$)
1,708.36 ₡
(4.50 C$)
     +101.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,448.41 ₡
(3.82 C$)
1,252.80 ₡
(3.30 C$)
     -13.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,562.50 ₡
(9.38 C$)
14,805.78 ₡
(39.00 C$)
     +315.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,937.47 ₡
(7.74 C$)
2,279.54 ₡
(6.00 C$)
     -22.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,550,000.00 ₡
(43,594.47 C$)
12,899,249.68 ₡
(33,978.00 C$)
     -22.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,007,237.50 ₡
(44,798.88 C$)
10,522,230.79 ₡
(27,716.68 C$)
     -38.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Costa Rica Edit Canada Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 41,061.10 ₡
(108.16 C$)
81,403.55 ₡
(214.43 C$)
     +98.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 11,704.11 ₡
(30.83 C$)
24,833.95 ₡
(65.42 C$)
     +112.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25,996.11 ₡
(68.48 C$)
32,898.47 ₡
(86.66 C$)
     +26.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Costa Rica Edit Canada Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29,136.07 ₡
(76.75 C$)
21,995.23 ₡
(57.94 C$)
     -24.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16,829.44 ₡
(44.33 C$)
10,178.95 ₡
(26.81 C$)
     -39.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,600.00 ₡
(9.48 C$)
5,694.53 ₡
(15.00 C$)
     +58.2 %
Childcare
Costa Rica Edit Canada Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 231,643.26 ₡
(610.17 C$)
423,826.25 ₡
(1,116.40 C$)
     +83.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,779,718.61 ₡
(12,590.29 C$)
6,990,237.38 ₡
(18,413.03 C$)
     +46.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Costa Rica Edit Canada Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37,828.51 ₡
(99.64 C$)
30,311.89 ₡
(79.84 C$)
     -19.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27,675.13 ₡
(72.90 C$)
21,352.24 ₡
(56.24 C$)
     -22.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 58,974.29 ₡
(155.34 C$)
45,591.21 ₡
(120.09 C$)
     -22.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51,443.24 ₡
(135.51 C$)
57,267.02 ₡
(150.85 C$)
     +11.3 %
Rent Per Month
Costa Rica Edit Canada Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 322,536.21 ₡
(849.59 C$)
728,234.58 ₡
(1,918.25 C$)
     +125.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 240,212.44 ₡
(632.75 C$)
653,786.43 ₡
(1,722.14 C$)
     +172.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 616,885.37 ₡
(1,624.94 C$)
1,165,616.93 ₡
(3,070.36 C$)
     +89.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 457,943.52 ₡
(1,206.27 C$)
985,708.82 ₡
(2,596.46 C$)
     +115.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Costa Rica Edit Canada Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 95,681.99 ₡
(252.04 C$)
357,663.42 ₡
(942.12 C$)
     +273.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 62,525.76 ₡
(164.70 C$)
250,004.94 ₡
(658.54 C$)
     +299.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Costa Rica Edit Canada Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 455,607.68 ₡
(1,200.12 C$)
1,488,712.61 ₡
(3,921.43 C$)
     +226.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.57 7.00      -26.9 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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