Cost of Living Comparison Between United Kingdom and Costa Rica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Costa Rica are 31.86% lower than in United Kingdom (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Costa Rica are 38.23% lower than in United Kingdom
Rent Prices in Costa Rica are 54.05% lower than in United Kingdom
Restaurant Prices in Costa Rica are 43.91% lower than in United Kingdom
Groceries Prices in Costa Rica are 19.88% lower than in United Kingdom
Local Purchasing Power in Costa Rica is 55.29% lower than in United Kingdom
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Restaurants
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 £
(10,350.77 ₡)
5.22 £
(4,500.00 ₡)
     -56.52 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £
(43,128.22 ₡)
28.98 £
(25,000.00 ₡)
     -42.03 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £
(5,175.39 ₡)
5.22 £
(4,500.00 ₡)
     -13.05 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.75 £
(3,234.62 ₡)
1.74 £
(1,500.00 ₡)
     -53.63 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £
(3,450.26 ₡)
2.90 £
(2,498.95 ₡)
     -27.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.76 £
(2,380.27 ₡)
1.78 £
(1,538.36 ₡)
     -35.37 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.34 £
(1,155.92 ₡)
1.12 £
(964.35 ₡)
     -16.57 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.97 £
(839.28 ₡)
0.99 £
(852.72 ₡)
     +1.60 %
Markets
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.48 £
(2,998.16 ₡)
3.56 £
(3,070.32 ₡)
     +2.41 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.89 £
(763.82 ₡)
0.98 £
(844.02 ₡)
     +10.50 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.50 £
(434.01 ₡)
0.41 £
(356.90 ₡)
     -17.77 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.94 £
(1,677.29 ₡)
1.74 £
(1,504.00 ₡)
     -10.33 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.54 £
(2,187.65 ₡)
1.89 £
(1,633.72 ₡)
     -25.32 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.51 £
(2,167.18 ₡)
1.99 £
(1,713.44 ₡)
     -20.94 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.66 £
(3,157.28 ₡)
2.65 £
(2,283.17 ₡)
     -27.69 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.83 £
(717.31 ₡)
1.23 £
(1,060.63 ₡)
     +47.86 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.49 £
(426.46 ₡)
0.42 £
(362.12 ₡)
     -15.09 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.77 £
(664.39 ₡)
0.67 £
(578.92 ₡)
     -12.87 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.82 £
(709.79 ₡)
0.60 £
(519.12 ₡)
     -26.86 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.50 £
(432.37 ₡)
0.59 £
(507.66 ₡)
     +17.41 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.44 £
(383.09 ₡)
0.68 £
(582.44 ₡)
     +52.04 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.71 £
(613.06 ₡)
0.62 £
(536.86 ₡)
     -12.43 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.96 £
(824.92 ₡)
1.41 £
(1,216.37 ₡)
     +47.45 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £
(6,037.95 ₡)
8.12 £
(7,000.00 ₡)
     +15.93 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 £
(1,489.90 ₡)
1.28 £
(1,100.79 ₡)
     -26.12 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.91 £
(1,651.79 ₡)
1.85 £
(1,592.19 ₡)
     -3.61 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.39 £
(9,824.61 ₡)
2.90 £
(2,499.47 ₡)
     -74.56 %
Transportation
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 £
(2,156.41 ₡)
0.58 £
(500.00 ₡)
     -76.81 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 £
(56,066.69 ₡)
25.20 £
(21,734.55 ₡)
     -61.23 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 £
(2,415.18 ₡)
0.75 £
(650.00 ₡)
     -73.09 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.00 £
(1,721.32 ₡)
1.21 £
(1,046.07 ₡)
     -39.23 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 17.40 £
(15,008.62 ₡)
4.10 £
(3,535.00 ₡)
     -76.45 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.76 £
(4,102.39 ₡)
2.83 £
(2,443.49 ₡)
     -40.44 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 £
(17,251,288.79 ₡)
16,230.67 £
(14,000,000.00 ₡)
     -18.85 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,642.08 £
(17,805,126.56 ₡)
18,014.43 £
(15,538,609.43 ₡)
     -12.73 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 154.00 £
(132,833.37 ₡)
47.46 £
(40,939.23 ₡)
     -69.18 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 £
(87.34 ₡)
0.05 £
(39.66 ₡)
     -54.59 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.03 £
(26,761.70 ₡)
36.09 £
(31,129.20 ₡)
     +16.32 %
Sports And Leisure
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.39 £
(26,213.07 ₡)
33.55 £
(28,936.74 ₡)
     +10.39 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.16 £
(8,760.58 ₡)
16.18 £
(13,959.28 ₡)
     +59.34 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £
(8,625.64 ₡)
4.12 £
(3,550.00 ₡)
     -58.84 %
Childcare
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 935.46 £
(806,894.98 ₡)
229.09 £
(197,602.91 ₡)
     -75.51 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,048.48 £
(11,255,158.47 ₡)
5,130.87 £
(4,425,707.99 ₡)
     -60.68 %
Clothing And Shoes
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.16 £
(50,168.41 ₡)
44.79 £
(38,633.41 ₡)
     -22.99 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.08 £
(25,086.09 ₡)
29.70 £
(25,617.53 ₡)
     +2.12 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 62.17 £
(53,629.45 ₡)
66.68 £
(57,513.45 ₡)
     +7.24 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 61.07 £
(52,673.31 ₡)
60.08 £
(51,822.89 ₡)
     -1.61 %
Rent Per Month
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 751.61 £
(648,314.47 ₡)
356.19 £
(307,238.03 ₡)
     -52.61 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 616.35 £
(531,639.95 ₡)
240.74 £
(207,651.04 ₡)
     -60.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,214.69 £
(1,047,750.99 ₡)
598.16 £
(515,947.86 ₡)
     -50.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 970.59 £
(837,198.30 ₡)
437.57 £
(377,433.52 ₡)
     -54.92 %
Buy Apartment Price
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 387.32 £
(334,086.43 ₡)
112.27 £
(96,842.74 ₡)
     -71.01 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 277.20 £
(239,106.67 ₡)
90.65 £
(78,190.55 ₡)
     -67.30 %
Salaries And Financing
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,962.52 £
(1,692,795.77 ₡)
542.01 £
(467,520.72 ₡)
     -72.38 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.11 9.40      +201.83 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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