Cost of Living Comparison Between Costa Rica and Germany Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Germany are 15.2% higher than in Costa Rica (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Germany are 23.2% higher than in Costa Rica
Rent Prices in Germany are 52.1% higher than in Costa Rica
Restaurant Prices in Germany are 19.8% higher than in Costa Rica
Groceries Prices in Germany are 5.8% higher than in Costa Rica
Local Purchasing Power in Germany is 168.8% higher than in Costa Rica
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Restaurants
Costa Rica Edit Germany Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5,000.00 ₡
(9.18 €)
7,081.45 ₡
(13.00 €)
     +41.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30,000.00 ₡
(55.07 €)
32,683.62 ₡
(60.00 €)
     +8.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5,000.00 ₡
(9.18 €)
5,441.82 ₡
(9.99 €)
     +8.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡
(2.75 €)
2,178.91 ₡
(4.00 €)
     +45.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,350.00 ₡
(4.31 €)
2,178.91 ₡
(4.00 €)
     -7.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1,775.67 ₡
(3.26 €)
1,801.77 ₡
(3.31 €)
     +1.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,040.41 ₡
(1.91 €)
1,464.82 ₡
(2.69 €)
     +40.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 812.56 ₡
(1.49 €)
1,309.99 ₡
(2.40 €)
     +61.2 %
Markets
Costa Rica Edit Germany Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,669.86 ₡
(6.74 €)
2,152.15 ₡
(3.95 €)
     -41.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,273.75 ₡
(2.34 €)
969.33 ₡
(1.78 €)
     -23.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 515.30 ₡
(0.95 €)
677.84 ₡
(1.24 €)
     +31.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,758.59 ₡
(3.23 €)
1,813.40 ₡
(3.33 €)
     +3.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,931.35 ₡
(3.55 €)
3,099.50 ₡
(5.69 €)
     +60.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2,173.19 ₡
(3.99 €)
3,646.03 ₡
(6.69 €)
     +67.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,987.12 ₡
(5.48 €)
3,983.59 ₡
(7.31 €)
     +33.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 1,029.69 ₡
(1.89 €)
643.51 ₡
(1.18 €)
     -37.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 374.33 ₡
(0.69 €)
323.71 ₡
(0.59 €)
     -13.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 655.30 ₡
(1.20 €)
500.73 ₡
(0.92 €)
     -23.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 607.91 ₡
(1.12 €)
742.46 ₡
(1.36 €)
     +22.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 592.97 ₡
(1.09 €)
366.02 ₡
(0.67 €)
     -38.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 600.93 ₡
(1.10 €)
392.53 ₡
(0.72 €)
     -34.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 519.43 ₡
(0.95 €)
1,014.10 ₡
(1.86 €)
     +95.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,222.91 ₡
(2.25 €)
463.80 ₡
(0.85 €)
     -62.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,500.00 ₡
(13.77 €)
3,262.91 ₡
(5.99 €)
     -56.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,130.03 ₡
(2.07 €)
466.79 ₡
(0.86 €)
     -58.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,454.32 ₡
(2.67 €)
783.63 ₡
(1.44 €)
     -46.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,500.00 ₡
(4.59 €)
4,466.76 ₡
(8.20 €)
     +78.7 %
Transportation
Costa Rica Edit Germany Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡
(0.92 €)
1,634.18 ₡
(3.00 €)
     +226.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 21,269.57 ₡
(39.05 €)
26,691.62 ₡
(49.00 €)
     +25.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 900.00 ₡
(1.65 €)
2,396.80 ₡
(4.40 €)
     +166.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,464.50 ₡
(2.69 €)
1,840.97 ₡
(3.38 €)
     +25.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,725.00 ₡
(6.84 €)
16,341.81 ₡
(30.00 €)
     +338.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,910.83 ₡
(5.34 €)
3,609.53 ₡
(6.63 €)
     +24.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,200,000.00 ₡
(29,739.67 €)
14,805,678.79 ₡
(27,180.00 €)
     -8.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,414,609.22 ₡
(31,969.43 €)
15,085,364.79 ₡
(27,693.44 €)
     -13.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Costa Rica Edit Germany Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 43,718.53 ₡
(80.26 €)
160,635.48 ₡
(294.89 €)
     +267.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 12,301.33 ₡
(22.58 €)
10,709.55 ₡
(19.66 €)
     -12.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25,797.86 ₡
(47.36 €)
25,178.97 ₡
(46.22 €)
     -2.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Costa Rica Edit Germany Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27,945.37 ₡
(51.30 €)
18,375.32 ₡
(33.73 €)
     -34.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16,664.63 ₡
(30.59 €)
11,124.84 ₡
(20.42 €)
     -33.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4,000.00 ₡
(7.34 €)
6,536.72 ₡
(12.00 €)
     +63.4 %
Childcare
Costa Rica Edit Germany Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 238,743.93 ₡
(438.28 €)
214,193.50 ₡
(393.21 €)
     -10.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,676,715.59 ₡
(8,585.43 €)
6,538,698.53 ₡
(12,003.63 €)
     +39.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Costa Rica Edit Germany Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37,936.35 ₡
(69.64 €)
42,832.18 ₡
(78.63 €)
     +12.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26,463.19 ₡
(48.58 €)
20,349.93 ₡
(37.36 €)
     -23.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59,183.42 ₡
(108.65 €)
45,967.97 ₡
(84.39 €)
     -22.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51,670.87 ₡
(94.86 €)
61,202.85 ₡
(112.36 €)
     +18.4 %
Rent Per Month
Costa Rica Edit Germany Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 336,970.23 ₡
(618.60 €)
503,388.57 ₡
(924.11 €)
     +49.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 238,552.85 ₡
(437.93 €)
382,773.78 ₡
(702.69 €)
     +60.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 638,589.55 ₡
(1,172.31 €)
935,558.80 ₡
(1,717.48 €)
     +46.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 455,890.71 ₡
(836.92 €)
717,841.41 ₡
(1,317.80 €)
     +57.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Costa Rica Edit Germany Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 90,039.92 ₡
(165.29 €)
300,434.17 ₡
(551.53 €)
     +233.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 61,077.80 ₡
(112.13 €)
242,493.42 ₡
(445.17 €)
     +297.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Costa Rica Edit Germany Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 461,263.04 ₡
(846.78 €)
1,528,141.59 ₡
(2,805.33 €)
     +231.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.86 3.98      -59.6 %
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