Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Costa Rica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Costa Rica are 29.58% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Costa Rica are 41.65% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Costa Rica are 64.71% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Costa Rica are 40.51% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Costa Rica are 31.65% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Costa Rica is 61.99% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(9,193.57 ₡)
6.53 $
(4,000.00 ₡)
     -56.49 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 56.98 $
(34,923.32 ₡)
40.79 $
(25,000.00 ₡)
     -28.41 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(4,903.24 ₡)
6.69 $
(4,100.00 ₡)
     -16.38 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(3,064.52 ₡)
2.45 $
(1,500.00 ₡)
     -51.05 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(3,677.43 ₡)
3.97 $
(2,435.61 ₡)
     -33.77 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.27 $
(2,616.01 ₡)
2.50 $
(1,531.09 ₡)
     -41.47 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 $
(1,159.82 ₡)
1.49 $
(914.35 ₡)
     -21.16 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 $
(940.19 ₡)
1.32 $
(805.99 ₡)
     -14.27 %
Markets
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.23 $
(1,978.81 ₡)
5.15 $
(3,157.76 ₡)
     +59.58 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.46 $
(1,509.16 ₡)
1.36 $
(830.87 ₡)
     -44.94 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 $
(1,106.09 ₡)
0.57 $
(348.81 ₡)
     -68.46 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.33 $
(1,425.26 ₡)
2.47 $
(1,513.80 ₡)
     +6.21 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.00 $
(3,063.94 ₡)
2.67 $
(1,634.49 ₡)
     -46.65 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.10 $
(2,514.08 ₡)
2.84 $
(1,739.45 ₡)
     -30.81 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.65 $
(3,465.07 ₡)
3.72 $
(2,282.48 ₡)
     -34.13 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.06 $
(1,260.92 ₡)
1.80 $
(1,103.10 ₡)
     -12.52 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(433.47 ₡)
0.59 $
(362.89 ₡)
     -16.28 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 $
(1,107.68 ₡)
0.97 $
(591.70 ₡)
     -46.58 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(1,186.05 ₡)
0.87 $
(535.87 ₡)
     -54.82 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.19 $
(726.87 ₡)
0.89 $
(544.64 ₡)
     -25.07 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 $
(728.52 ₡)
0.93 $
(567.15 ₡)
     -22.15 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 $
(996.61 ₡)
0.89 $
(547.22 ₡)
     -45.09 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.80 $
(1,105.53 ₡)
2.10 $
(1,286.82 ₡)
     +16.40 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(7,354.86 ₡)
11.42 $
(7,000.00 ₡)
     -4.82 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.36 $
(1,445.72 ₡)
1.82 $
(1,113.59 ₡)
     -22.97 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $
(1,717.48 ₡)
2.86 $
(1,750.99 ₡)
     +1.95 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(4,903.24 ₡)
4.00 $
(2,453.11 ₡)
     -49.97 %
Transportation
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(1,379.04 ₡)
0.82 $
(500.00 ₡)
     -63.74 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(42,903.34 ₡)
45.68 $
(28,000.00 ₡)
     -34.74 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(1,991.94 ₡)
1.06 $
(650.00 ₡)
     -67.37 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(1,654.84 ₡)
1.71 $
(1,046.07 ₡)
     -36.79 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(18,387.14 ₡)
5.71 $
(3,500.00 ₡)
     -80.96 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.54 $
(1,558.10 ₡)
3.89 $
(2,386.32 ₡)
     +53.16 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(14,096,810.77 ₡)
22,026.26 $
(13,500,000.00 ₡)
     -4.23 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,485.70 $
(13,168,686.21 ₡)
25,280.50 $
(15,494,543.07 ₡)
     +17.66 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.80 $
(99,783.01 ₡)
69.63 $
(42,675.79 ₡)
     -57.23 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(84.84 ₡)
0.07 $
(41.09 ₡)
     -51.57 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.41 $
(40,090.56 ₡)
53.45 $
(32,756.89 ₡)
     -18.29 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.26 $
(22,838.04 ₡)
48.88 $
(29,960.02 ₡)
     +31.18 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.83 $
(9,700.14 ₡)
24.81 $
(15,205.98 ₡)
     +56.76 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(7,354.86 ₡)
6.11 $
(3,742.17 ₡)
     -49.12 %
Childcare
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 939.07 $
(575,562.66 ₡)
338.94 $
(207,735.18 ₡)
     -63.91 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,942.65 $
(9,771,326.49 ₡)
7,124.16 $
(4,366,432.18 ₡)
     -55.31 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.93 $
(26,923.44 ₡)
61.44 $
(37,658.48 ₡)
     +39.87 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.47 $
(21,741.69 ₡)
42.76 $
(26,204.87 ₡)
     +20.53 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.88 $
(46,506.68 ₡)
94.17 $
(57,715.65 ₡)
     +24.10 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.61 $
(58,597.54 ₡)
83.50 $
(51,178.25 ₡)
     -12.66 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,358.44 $
(832,597.14 ₡)
480.77 $
(294,665.40 ₡)
     -64.61 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,090.04 $
(668,089.44 ₡)
331.14 $
(202,958.89 ₡)
     -69.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,167.36 $
(1,328,385.21 ₡)
826.09 $
(506,312.73 ₡)
     -61.89 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,727.46 $
(1,058,770.82 ₡)
604.76 $
(370,658.47 ₡)
     -64.99 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 328.12 $
(201,104.69 ₡)
164.57 $
(100,867.34 ₡)
     -49.84 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 196.49 $
(120,427.84 ₡)
129.25 $
(79,219.64 ₡)
     -34.22 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,540.98 $
(2,170,285.24 ₡)
785.44 $
(481,397.10 ₡)
     -77.82 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.15 9.64      +132.30 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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