Cost of Living Comparison Between United Kingdom and Costa Rica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Costa Rica are 14.75% lower than in United Kingdom (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Costa Rica are 25.59% lower than in United Kingdom
Rent Prices in Costa Rica are 49.10% lower than in United Kingdom
Restaurant Prices in Costa Rica are 35.69% lower than in United Kingdom
Groceries Prices in Costa Rica are 4.40% higher than in United Kingdom
Local Purchasing Power in Costa Rica is 57.45% lower than in United Kingdom
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Restaurants
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 £
(9,495.49 ₡)
6.63 £
(4,500.00 ₡)
     -52.61 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 £
(37,303.69 ₡)
36.86 £
(25,000.00 ₡)
     -32.98 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £
(4,069.49 ₡)
6.63 £
(4,500.00 ₡)
     +10.58 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 £
(2,713.00 ₡)
2.21 £
(1,500.00 ₡)
     -44.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £
(2,713.00 ₡)
3.24 £
(2,200.00 ₡)
     -18.91 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.89 £
(1,957.79 ₡)
2.38 £
(1,611.19 ₡)
     -17.70 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.43 £
(970.30 ₡)
1.45 £
(980.95 ₡)
     +1.10 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.04 £
(706.85 ₡)
1.26 £
(853.63 ₡)
     +20.76 %
Markets
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.65 £
(2,473.36 ₡)
4.80 £
(3,254.71 ₡)
     +31.59 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 £
(614.58 ₡)
1.44 £
(979.20 ₡)
     +59.33 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.62 £
(420.52 ₡)
0.68 £
(462.29 ₡)
     +9.93 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.02 £
(1,371.31 ₡)
2.25 £
(1,526.89 ₡)
     +11.35 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.61 £
(1,768.54 ₡)
2.73 £
(1,853.14 ₡)
     +4.78 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.53 £
(1,716.92 ₡)
2.90 £
(1,970.10 ₡)
     +14.75 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.92 £
(2,656.20 ₡)
3.94 £
(2,672.43 ₡)
     +0.61 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.86 £
(582.22 ₡)
1.52 £
(1,030.63 ₡)
     +77.02 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 £
(335.92 ₡)
0.53 £
(358.00 ₡)
     +6.57 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.80 £
(539.75 ₡)
0.94 £
(635.07 ₡)
     +17.66 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.91 £
(617.21 ₡)
0.83 £
(561.85 ₡)
     -8.97 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.49 £
(330.73 ₡)
0.76 £
(515.21 ₡)
     +55.78 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.44 £
(299.97 ₡)
0.88 £
(600.23 ₡)
     +100.10 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.70 £
(474.93 ₡)
0.76 £
(514.07 ₡)
     +8.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.98 £
(663.48 ₡)
1.80 £
(1,218.72 ₡)
     +83.69 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £
(4,747.74 ₡)
10.32 £
(7,000.00 ₡)
     +47.44 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 £
(1,199.87 ₡)
1.60 £
(1,082.45 ₡)
     -9.79 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 £
(1,392.08 ₡)
2.14 £
(1,453.70 ₡)
     +4.43 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 £
(8,138.99 ₡)
3.69 £
(2,500.00 ₡)
     -69.28 %
Transportation
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 £
(1,695.62 ₡)
0.74 £
(500.00 ₡)
     -70.51 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.22 £
(44,233.63 ₡)
33.12 £
(22,463.95 ₡)
     -49.22 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £
(2,034.75 ₡)
0.99 £
(670.00 ₡)
     -67.07 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.00 £
(1,353.50 ₡)
1.64 £
(1,110.45 ₡)
     -17.96 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 17.40 £
(11,801.53 ₡)
5.21 £
(3,535.00 ₡)
     -70.05 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.89 £
(3,991.83 ₡)
4.32 £
(2,932.92 ₡)
     -26.53 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 £
(14,243,228.64 ₡)
23,590.16 £
(16,000,000.00 ₡)
     +12.33 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,871.84 £
(14,834,556.32 ₡)
23,817.03 £
(16,153,877.20 ₡)
     +8.89 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 178.89 £
(121,331.54 ₡)
60.88 £
(41,292.78 ₡)
     -65.97 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £
(85.24 ₡)
0.06 £
(38.69 ₡)
     -54.61 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.23 £
(20,500.94 ₡)
44.32 £
(30,059.83 ₡)
     +46.63 %
Sports And Leisure
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.87 £
(20,938.51 ₡)
40.74 £
(27,630.06 ₡)
     +31.96 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.28 £
(6,974.32 ₡)
23.08 £
(15,655.64 ₡)
     +124.48 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £
(6,782.49 ₡)
5.16 £
(3,500.00 ₡)
     -48.40 %
Childcare
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 997.78 £
(676,741.60 ₡)
310.73 £
(210,752.95 ₡)
     -68.86 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,663.41 £
(9,267,193.35 ₡)
6,808.08 £
(4,617,576.09 ₡)
     -50.17 %
Clothing And Shoes
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.52 £
(41,048.56 ₡)
57.21 £
(38,801.65 ₡)
     -5.47 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.04 £
(20,373.08 ₡)
42.00 £
(28,487.38 ₡)
     +39.83 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 64.31 £
(43,618.60 ₡)
91.29 £
(61,917.99 ₡)
     +41.95 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 64.00 £
(43,411.32 ₡)
80.22 £
(54,408.29 ₡)
     +25.33 %
Rent Per Month
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 887.51 £
(601,956.00 ₡)
461.88 £
(313,266.30 ₡)
     -47.96 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 668.09 £
(453,132.66 ₡)
321.72 £
(218,205.52 ₡)
     -51.85 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,603.64 £
(1,087,667.95 ₡)
835.18 £
(566,461.50 ₡)
     -47.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,187.01 £
(805,091.21 ₡)
593.66 £
(402,646.41 ₡)
     -49.99 %
Buy Apartment Price
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 385.70 £
(261,600.70 ₡)
145.71 £
(98,827.56 ₡)
     -62.22 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 293.89 £
(199,331.20 ₡)
111.69 £
(75,756.48 ₡)
     -61.99 %
Salaries And Financing
United Kingdom Edit Costa Rica Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,241.51 £
(1,520,302.52 ₡)
709.68 £
(481,339.85 ₡)
     -68.34 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.09 9.56      +208.91 %
Last update: September 2022September 2022
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