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Cost of Living Comparison Between Costa Rica and Nicaragua Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Nicaragua are 10.35% lower than in Costa Rica
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Nicaragua are 16.58% lower than in Costa Rica
Rent Prices in Nicaragua are 38.73% lower than in Costa Rica
Restaurant Prices in Nicaragua are 26.90% lower than in Costa Rica
Groceries Prices in Nicaragua are 3.83% lower than in Costa Rica
Local Purchasing Power in Nicaragua is 48.07% lower than in Costa Rica
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,204.88 ₡
(7.00 $)
3,003.49 ₡
(5.00 $)
     -28.57 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20,000.00 ₡
(33.29 $)
14,879.19 ₡
(24.77 $)
     -25.60 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,000.00 ₡
(6.66 $)
3,454.01 ₡
(5.75 $)
     -13.65 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡
(2.50 $)
600.70 ₡
(1.00 $)
     -59.95 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,000.00 ₡
(3.33 $)
1,375.82 ₡
(2.29 $)
     -31.21 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1,472.22 ₡
(2.45 $)
1,161.39 ₡
(1.93 $)
     -21.11 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 862.24 ₡
(1.44 $)
536.37 ₡
(0.89 $)
     -37.79 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 773.75 ₡
(1.29 $)
437.31 ₡
(0.73 $)
     -43.48 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2,987.64 ₡
(4.97 $)
2,387.34 ₡
(3.97 $)
     -20.09 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 964.46 ₡
(1.61 $)
1,001.25 ₡
(1.67 $)
     +3.81 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 544.88 ₡
(0.91 $)
316.71 ₡
(0.53 $)
     -41.87 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,498.96 ₡
(2.50 $)
1,077.97 ₡
(1.79 $)
     -28.09 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,556.80 ₡
(2.59 $)
860.45 ₡
(1.43 $)
     -44.73 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1,985.07 ₡
(3.30 $)
1,578.83 ₡
(2.63 $)
     -20.46 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,225.92 ₡
(3.71 $)
2,389.78 ₡
(3.98 $)
     +7.36 %
Apples (1 lb) 1,024.56 ₡
(1.71 $)
2,127.96 ₡
(3.54 $)
     +107.70 %
Banana (1 lb) 306.30 ₡
(0.51 $)
389.92 ₡
(0.65 $)
     +27.30 %
Oranges (1 lb) 559.78 ₡
(0.93 $)
531.52 ₡
(0.88 $)
     -5.05 %
Tomato (1 lb) 579.48 ₡
(0.96 $)
386.85 ₡
(0.64 $)
     -33.24 %
Potato (1 lb) 530.25 ₡
(0.88 $)
355.41 ₡
(0.59 $)
     -32.97 %
Onion (1 lb) 442.68 ₡
(0.74 $)
395.74 ₡
(0.66 $)
     -10.60 %
Lettuce (1 head) 511.70 ₡
(0.85 $)
408.47 ₡
(0.68 $)
     -20.17 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,123.00 ₡
(1.87 $)
630.73 ₡
(1.05 $)
     -43.84 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6,000.00 ₡
(9.99 $)
5,256.10 ₡
(8.75 $)
     -12.40 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 901.85 ₡
(1.50 $)
535.63 ₡
(0.89 $)
     -40.61 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,442.41 ₡
(2.40 $)
1,416.75 ₡
(2.36 $)
     -1.78 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,000.00 ₡
(3.33 $)
1,051.22 ₡
(1.75 $)
     -47.44 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 415.00 ₡
(0.69 $)
93.11 ₡
(0.15 $)
     -77.56 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 23,000.00 ₡
(38.29 $)
6,006.97 ₡
(10.00 $)
     -73.88 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 650.00 ₡
(1.08 $)
600.70 ₡
(1.00 $)
     -7.59 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,078.88 ₡
(1.80 $)
966.73 ₡
(1.61 $)
     -10.39 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6,000.00 ₡
(9.99 $)
4,204.88 ₡
(7.00 $)
     -29.92 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,371.73 ₡
(3.95 $)
2,389.26 ₡
(3.98 $)
     +0.74 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 13,712,505.00 ₡
(22,827.65 $)
9,611,155.25 ₡
(16,000.00 $)
     -29.91 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,767,534.36 ₡
(24,583.99 $)
14,373,115.48 ₡
(23,927.39 $)
     -2.67 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 46,637.52 ₡
(77.64 $)
45,768.46 ₡
(76.19 $)
     -1.86 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 36.71 ₡
(0.06 $)
167.34 ₡
(0.28 $)
     +355.87 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 34,916.81 ₡
(58.13 $)
36,055.41 ₡
(60.02 $)
     +3.26 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30,476.53 ₡
(50.74 $)
19,689.52 ₡
(32.78 $)
     -35.39 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9,668.12 ₡
(16.09 $)
11,240.25 ₡
(18.71 $)
     +16.26 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,100.00 ₡
(5.16 $)
3,003.49 ₡
(5.00 $)
     -3.11 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 217,069.30 ₡
(361.36 $)
67,633.89 ₡
(112.59 $)
     -68.84 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,675,147.05 ₡
(7,782.87 $)
1,875,997.12 ₡
(3,123.03 $)
     -59.87 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37,566.20 ₡
(62.54 $)
32,392.01 ₡
(53.92 $)
     -13.77 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26,539.29 ₡
(44.18 $)
20,082.80 ₡
(33.43 $)
     -24.33 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59,036.22 ₡
(98.28 $)
51,269.01 ₡
(85.35 $)
     -13.16 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 56,346.99 ₡
(93.80 $)
43,744.65 ₡
(72.82 $)
     -22.37 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 290,229.61 ₡
(483.15 $)
175,703.93 ₡
(292.50 $)
     -39.46 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 214,154.97 ₡
(356.51 $)
123,643.51 ₡
(205.83 $)
     -42.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 511,064.49 ₡
(850.79 $)
337,057.88 ₡
(561.11 $)
     -34.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 396,296.24 ₡
(659.73 $)
228,598.66 ₡
(380.56 $)
     -42.32 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 85,668.02 ₡
(142.61 $)
52,457.76 ₡
(87.33 $)
     -38.77 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 68,136.19 ₡
(113.43 $)
25,061.09 ₡
(41.72 $)
     -63.22 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 435,803.04 ₡
(725.50 $)
188,805.71 ₡
(314.31 $)
     -56.68 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.57 9.50      -0.68 %
Last update: January 2019January 2019
Contributors:26583
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: CRC