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Cost of Living Comparison Between Costa Rica and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 36.87% higher than in Costa Rica
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 62.39% higher than in Costa Rica
Rent Prices in United States are 153.80% higher than in Costa Rica
Restaurant Prices in United States are 62.38% higher than in Costa Rica
Groceries Prices in United States are 40.04% higher than in Costa Rica
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 161.74% higher than in Costa Rica
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,264.10 ₡
(7.02 $)
8,508.53 ₡
(14.00 $)
     +99.54 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20,000.00 ₡
(32.91 $)
30,387.62 ₡
(50.00 $)
     +51.94 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,000.00 ₡
(6.58 $)
4,254.27 ₡
(7.00 $)
     +6.36 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡
(2.47 $)
2,431.01 ₡
(4.00 $)
     +62.07 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,200.00 ₡
(3.62 $)
3,342.64 ₡
(5.50 $)
     +51.94 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1,494.40 ₡
(2.46 $)
2,437.57 ₡
(4.01 $)
     +63.11 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 875.69 ₡
(1.44 $)
1,084.34 ₡
(1.78 $)
     +23.83 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 776.46 ₡
(1.28 $)
868.41 ₡
(1.43 $)
     +11.84 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,029.11 ₡
(4.98 $)
1,901.66 ₡
(3.13 $)
     -37.22 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,010.17 ₡
(1.66 $)
1,428.64 ₡
(2.35 $)
     +41.43 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 545.38 ₡
(0.90 $)
1,071.69 ₡
(1.76 $)
     +96.50 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,530.69 ₡
(2.52 $)
1,397.38 ₡
(2.30 $)
     -8.71 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,582.55 ₡
(2.60 $)
2,936.42 ₡
(4.83 $)
     +85.55 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1,952.97 ₡
(3.21 $)
2,342.16 ₡
(3.85 $)
     +19.93 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,209.15 ₡
(3.63 $)
3,157.66 ₡
(5.20 $)
     +42.94 %
Apples (1 lb) 1,047.65 ₡
(1.72 $)
1,199.98 ₡
(1.97 $)
     +14.54 %
Banana (1 lb) 323.60 ₡
(0.53 $)
413.22 ₡
(0.68 $)
     +27.70 %
Oranges (1 lb) 573.80 ₡
(0.94 $)
1,084.53 ₡
(1.78 $)
     +89.01 %
Tomato (1 lb) 597.13 ₡
(0.98 $)
1,103.68 ₡
(1.82 $)
     +84.83 %
Potato (1 lb) 544.44 ₡
(0.90 $)
685.98 ₡
(1.13 $)
     +26.00 %
Onion (1 lb) 448.33 ₡
(0.74 $)
684.73 ₡
(1.13 $)
     +52.73 %
Lettuce (1 head) 558.71 ₡
(0.92 $)
923.74 ₡
(1.52 $)
     +65.33 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,141.76 ₡
(1.88 $)
1,070.43 ₡
(1.76 $)
     -6.25 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6,000.00 ₡
(9.87 $)
7,293.03 ₡
(12.00 $)
     +21.55 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 904.64 ₡
(1.49 $)
1,218.62 ₡
(2.01 $)
     +34.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,470.64 ₡
(2.42 $)
1,770.14 ₡
(2.91 $)
     +20.37 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,000.00 ₡
(3.29 $)
4,254.27 ₡
(7.00 $)
     +112.71 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 442.50 ₡
(0.73 $)
1,367.44 ₡
(2.25 $)
     +209.03 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 24,000.00 ₡
(39.49 $)
42,542.67 ₡
(70.00 $)
     +77.26 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 650.00 ₡
(1.07 $)
1,975.20 ₡
(3.25 $)
     +203.88 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,094.35 ₡
(1.80 $)
1,640.93 ₡
(2.70 $)
     +49.95 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5,500.00 ₡
(9.05 $)
16,409.31 ₡
(27.00 $)
     +198.35 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,369.26 ₡
(3.90 $)
1,649.32 ₡
(2.71 $)
     -30.39 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 13,856,252.50 ₡
(22,799.18 $)
13,276,350.33 ₡
(21,845.00 $)
     -4.19 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,010,424.20 ₡
(24,698.26 $)
12,397,503.30 ₡
(20,398.94 $)
     -17.41 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 46,459.42 ₡
(76.44 $)
91,609.37 ₡
(150.73 $)
     +97.18 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 37.56 ₡
(0.06 $)
60.78 ₡
(0.10 $)
     +61.82 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 36,891.07 ₡
(60.70 $)
37,727.06 ₡
(62.08 $)
     +2.27 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30,400.47 ₡
(50.02 $)
21,936.45 ₡
(36.09 $)
     -27.84 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9,310.75 ₡
(15.32 $)
9,106.15 ₡
(14.98 $)
     -2.20 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,100.00 ₡
(5.10 $)
7,293.03 ₡
(12.00 $)
     +135.26 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 214,575.24 ₡
(353.06 $)
529,177.11 ₡
(870.71 $)
     +146.62 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,672,707.32 ₡
(7,688.51 $)
10,639,266.08 ₡
(17,505.92 $)
     +127.69 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,339.91 ₡
(63.08 $)
26,073.98 ₡
(42.90 $)
     -31.99 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27,810.97 ₡
(45.76 $)
21,150.54 ₡
(34.80 $)
     -23.95 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59,865.58 ₡
(98.50 $)
44,990.21 ₡
(74.03 $)
     -24.85 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 57,792.03 ₡
(95.09 $)
57,267.65 ₡
(94.23 $)
     -0.91 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 290,102.32 ₡
(477.34 $)
768,149.41 ₡
(1,263.92 $)
     +164.79 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 214,673.29 ₡
(353.22 $)
601,566.63 ₡
(989.82 $)
     +180.22 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 512,777.57 ₡
(843.73 $)
1,252,188.04 ₡
(2,060.36 $)
     +144.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 402,295.88 ₡
(661.94 $)
973,306.23 ₡
(1,601.48 $)
     +141.94 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 89,936.93 ₡
(147.98 $)
143,646.70 ₡
(236.36 $)
     +59.72 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 69,549.08 ₡
(114.44 $)
103,279.59 ₡
(169.94 $)
     +48.50 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 435,692.43 ₡
(716.89 $)
1,851,817.23 ₡
(3,046.99 $)
     +325.03 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.59 4.34      -54.73 %
Last update: February 2019February 2019
Contributors:26324490
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: CRC