Cost of Living Comparison Between Costa Rica and Philippines Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Philippines are 20.25% lower than in Costa Rica (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Philippines are 23.40% lower than in Costa Rica
Rent Prices in Philippines are 34.96% lower than in Costa Rica
Restaurant Prices in Philippines are 50.23% lower than in Costa Rica
Groceries Prices in Philippines are 17.63% lower than in Costa Rica
Local Purchasing Power in Philippines is 48.74% lower than in Costa Rica
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Restaurants
Costa Rica Edit Philippines Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,500.00 ₡
(365.06 ₱)
1,848.99 ₡
(150.00 ₱)
     -58.91 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 ₡
(2,028.13 ₱)
12,326.60 ₡
(1,000.00 ₱)
     -50.69 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,500.00 ₡
(365.06 ₱)
1,848.99 ₡
(150.00 ₱)
     -58.91 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡
(121.69 ₱)
739.60 ₡
(60.00 ₱)
     -50.69 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,500.00 ₡
(202.81 ₱)
1,232.66 ₡
(100.00 ₱)
     -50.69 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1,549.15 ₡
(125.68 ₱)
1,420.93 ₡
(115.27 ₱)
     -8.28 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 977.09 ₡
(79.27 ₱)
388.23 ₡
(31.50 ₱)
     -60.27 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 852.99 ₡
(69.20 ₱)
241.36 ₡
(19.58 ₱)
     -71.70 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,070.61 ₡
(249.10 ₱)
4,084.75 ₡
(331.38 ₱)
     +33.03 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 844.21 ₡
(68.49 ₱)
667.71 ₡
(54.17 ₱)
     -20.91 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 356.99 ₡
(28.96 ₱)
281.96 ₡
(22.87 ₱)
     -21.02 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,504.25 ₡
(122.03 ₱)
1,095.38 ₡
(88.86 ₱)
     -27.18 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,634.22 ₡
(132.58 ₱)
1,823.93 ₡
(147.97 ₱)
     +11.61 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,714.07 ₡
(139.05 ₱)
1,130.46 ₡
(91.71 ₱)
     -34.05 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,283.70 ₡
(185.27 ₱)
1,792.15 ₡
(145.39 ₱)
     -21.52 %
Apples (1 lb) 1,061.03 ₡
(86.08 ₱)
734.63 ₡
(59.60 ₱)
     -30.76 %
Banana (1 lb) 362.18 ₡
(29.38 ₱)
430.88 ₡
(34.96 ₱)
     +18.97 %
Oranges (1 lb) 578.93 ₡
(46.97 ₱)
683.38 ₡
(55.44 ₱)
     +18.04 %
Tomato (1 lb) 519.16 ₡
(42.12 ₱)
394.42 ₡
(32.00 ₱)
     -24.03 %
Potato (1 lb) 507.74 ₡
(41.19 ₱)
506.95 ₡
(41.13 ₱)
     -0.16 %
Onion (1 lb) 582.71 ₡
(47.27 ₱)
540.77 ₡
(43.87 ₱)
     -7.20 %
Lettuce (1 head) 536.89 ₡
(43.56 ₱)
857.51 ₡
(69.57 ₱)
     +59.72 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,216.53 ₡
(98.69 ₱)
477.60 ₡
(38.75 ₱)
     -60.74 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ₡
(567.88 ₱)
4,326.64 ₡
(351.00 ₱)
     -38.19 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,094.09 ₡
(88.76 ₱)
686.28 ₡
(55.67 ₱)
     -37.27 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,579.75 ₡
(128.16 ₱)
1,193.06 ₡
(96.79 ₱)
     -24.48 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,500.00 ₡
(202.81 ₱)
1,355.93 ₡
(110.00 ₱)
     -45.76 %
Transportation
Costa Rica Edit Philippines Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡
(40.56 ₱)
123.27 ₡
(10.00 ₱)
     -75.35 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 21,770.25 ₡
(1,766.12 ₱)
6,901.54 ₡
(559.89 ₱)
     -68.30 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 650.00 ₡
(52.73 ₱)
493.06 ₡
(40.00 ₱)
     -24.14 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,046.07 ₡
(84.86 ₱)
267.81 ₡
(21.73 ₱)
     -74.40 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,535.00 ₡
(286.78 ₱)
1,479.19 ₡
(120.00 ₱)
     -58.16 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,444.21 ₡
(198.29 ₱)
2,372.08 ₡
(192.44 ₱)
     -2.95 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,000,000.00 ₡
(1,135,755.34 ₱)
16,640,907.90 ₡
(1,350,000.00 ₱)
     +18.86 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,636,443.07 ₡
(1,268,512.41 ₱)
14,318,156.83 ₡
(1,161,565.93 ₱)
     -8.43 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Costa Rica Edit Philippines Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 41,485.97 ₡
(3,365.57 ₱)
73,989.21 ₡
(6,002.40 ₱)
     +78.35 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 39.67 ₡
(3.22 ₱)
96.04 ₡
(7.79 ₱)
     +142.10 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,055.75 ₡
(2,519.41 ₱)
27,803.09 ₡
(2,255.54 ₱)
     -10.47 %
Sports And Leisure
Costa Rica Edit Philippines Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29,165.28 ₡
(2,366.04 ₱)
23,287.89 ₡
(1,889.24 ₱)
     -20.15 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13,620.55 ₡
(1,104.97 ₱)
3,238.92 ₡
(262.76 ₱)
     -76.22 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,500.00 ₡
(283.94 ₱)
3,081.65 ₡
(250.00 ₱)
     -11.95 %
Childcare
Costa Rica Edit Philippines Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 201,399.95 ₡
(16,338.65 ₱)
120,645.93 ₡
(9,787.45 ₱)
     -40.10 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,479,782.62 ₡
(363,424.07 ₱)
3,336,399.31 ₡
(270,666.67 ₱)
     -25.52 %
Clothing And Shoes
Costa Rica Edit Philippines Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,649.03 ₡
(3,135.42 ₱)
25,959.24 ₡
(2,105.95 ₱)
     -32.83 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25,625.79 ₡
(2,078.90 ₱)
16,224.86 ₡
(1,316.25 ₱)
     -36.69 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 58,172.87 ₡
(4,719.30 ₱)
47,999.62 ₡
(3,893.99 ₱)
     -17.49 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51,839.32 ₡
(4,205.48 ₱)
39,239.78 ₡
(3,183.34 ₱)
     -24.30 %
Rent Per Month
Costa Rica Edit Philippines Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 307,536.54 ₡
(24,949.02 ₱)
192,686.41 ₡
(15,631.76 ₱)
     -37.35 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 207,786.81 ₡
(16,856.78 ₱)
106,630.03 ₡
(8,650.40 ₱)
     -48.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 516,356.53 ₡
(41,889.62 ₱)
389,908.85 ₡
(31,631.50 ₱)
     -24.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 382,305.69 ₡
(31,014.69 ₱)
222,535.40 ₡
(18,053.27 ₱)
     -41.79 %
Buy Apartment Price
Costa Rica Edit Philippines Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 96,961.21 ₡
(7,866.01 ₱)
129,984.33 ₡
(10,545.03 ₱)
     +34.06 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 78,308.37 ₡
(6,352.80 ₱)
75,019.08 ₡
(6,085.95 ₱)
     -4.20 %
Salaries And Financing
Costa Rica Edit Philippines Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 467,682.04 ₡
(37,940.88 ₱)
183,641.86 ₡
(14,898.02 ₱)
     -60.73 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.40 7.60      -19.12 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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