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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Costa Rica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Costa Rica are 22.73% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Costa Rica are 35.53% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Costa Rica are 60.06% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Costa Rica are 34.71% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Costa Rica are 24.43% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Costa Rica is 59.63% lower than in United States
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 $
(8,194.41 ₡)
7.69 $
(4,500.00 ₡)
     -45.08 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
(29,265.75 ₡)
35.02 $
(20,500.00 ₡)
     -29.95 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $
(4,097.20 ₡)
6.83 $
(4,000.00 ₡)
     -2.37 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $
(2,341.26 ₡)
2.56 $
(1,500.00 ₡)
     -35.93 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(3,511.89 ₡)
3.59 $
(2,100.00 ₡)
     -40.20 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.04 $
(2,367.41 ₡)
2.60 $
(1,519.35 ₡)
     -35.82 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 $
(1,050.42 ₡)
1.49 $
(872.57 ₡)
     -16.93 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.44 $
(845.58 ₡)
1.34 $
(783.51 ₡)
     -7.34 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.11 $
(1,818.44 ₡)
5.10 $
(2,986.43 ₡)
     +64.23 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.35 $
(1,376.68 ₡)
1.71 $
(998.10 ₡)
     -27.50 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.75 $
(1,027.19 ₡)
0.92 $
(537.25 ₡)
     -47.70 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.27 $
(1,327.62 ₡)
2.61 $
(1,528.19 ₡)
     +15.11 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.76 $
(2,786.62 ₡)
2.74 $
(1,605.75 ₡)
     -42.38 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.84 $
(2,249.44 ₡)
3.25 $
(1,899.95 ₡)
     -15.54 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.19 $
(3,036.93 ₡)
3.83 $
(2,239.50 ₡)
     -26.26 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.99 $
(1,162.49 ₡)
1.79 $
(1,045.04 ₡)
     -10.10 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.68 $
(399.17 ₡)
0.60 $
(349.37 ₡)
     -12.47 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 $
(1,059.52 ₡)
1.01 $
(589.67 ₡)
     -44.35 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.81 $
(1,062.04 ₡)
1.02 $
(598.39 ₡)
     -43.66 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.13 $
(662.84 ₡)
0.91 $
(534.10 ₡)
     -19.42 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.13 $
(661.99 ₡)
0.77 $
(452.44 ₡)
     -31.65 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.52 $
(891.49 ₡)
1.02 $
(595.25 ₡)
     -33.23 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $
(1,030.47 ₡)
2.05 $
(1,200.61 ₡)
     +16.51 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(7,023.78 ₡)
11.96 $
(7,000.00 ₡)
     -0.34 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.03 $
(1,187.46 ₡)
1.55 $
(907.04 ₡)
     -23.62 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 $
(1,657.88 ₡)
2.49 $
(1,455.75 ₡)
     -12.19 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 $
(4,097.20 ₡)
3.76 $
(2,200.00 ₡)
     -46.30 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.15 $
(1,258.43 ₡)
0.68 $
(400.00 ₡)
     -68.21 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(40,972.05 ₡)
42.71 $
(25,000.00 ₡)
     -38.98 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(1,902.27 ₡)
1.11 $
(650.00 ₡)
     -65.83 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $
(1,609.62 ₡)
1.81 $
(1,062.17 ₡)
     -34.01 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $
(15,803.51 ₡)
9.40 $
(5,500.00 ₡)
     -65.20 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.73 $
(1,597.98 ₡)
4.04 $
(2,364.62 ₡)
     +47.98 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,895.00 $
(12,815,471.93 ₡)
23,918.74 $
(14,000,000.00 ₡)
     +9.24 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,500.33 $
(11,999,151.52 ₡)
25,425.36 $
(14,881,844.32 ₡)
     +24.02 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 152.03 $
(88,987.51 ₡)
76.98 $
(45,060.36 ₡)
     -49.36 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(58.53 ₡)
0.06 $
(37.43 ₡)
     -36.05 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.56 $
(36,616.20 ₡)
66.99 $
(39,210.33 ₡)
     +7.08 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.94 $
(21,036.08 ₡)
51.06 $
(29,883.59 ₡)
     +42.06 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.97 $
(8,763.60 ₡)
20.29 $
(11,877.06 ₡)
     +35.53 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(7,023.78 ₡)
5.30 $
(3,100.00 ₡)
     -55.86 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 884.14 $
(517,499.02 ₡)
365.59 $
(213,982.40 ₡)
     -58.65 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,163.22 $
(10,045,890.50 ₡)
8,171.46 $
(4,782,878.87 ₡)
     -52.39 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.14 $
(25,248.79 ₡)
63.71 $
(37,291.03 ₡)
     +47.69 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.63 $
(20,269.67 ₡)
46.56 $
(27,251.39 ₡)
     +34.44 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.82 $
(43,206.79 ₡)
102.95 $
(60,256.99 ₡)
     +39.46 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 94.44 $
(55,279.63 ₡)
96.61 $
(56,548.77 ₡)
     +2.30 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,269.13 $
(742,841.54 ₡)
472.90 $
(276,794.23 ₡)
     -62.74 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,000.23 $
(585,448.88 ₡)
369.04 $
(216,003.80 ₡)
     -63.10 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,076.18 $
(1,215,219.95 ₡)
869.16 $
(508,731.98 ₡)
     -58.14 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,618.30 $
(947,216.60 ₡)
672.98 $
(393,905.23 ₡)
     -58.41 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 238.81 $
(139,781.80 ₡)
144.92 $
(84,824.47 ₡)
     -39.32 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 171.11 $
(100,150.84 ₡)
124.38 $
(72,801.94 ₡)
     -27.31 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,062.54 $
(1,792,549.95 ₡)
797.06 $
(466,528.33 ₡)
     -73.97 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.35 9.46      +117.38 %
Last update: May 2019May 2019
Contributors:25003259
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD