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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 23.30% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Costa Rica are 36.52% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Costa Rica are 61.76% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Costa Rica are 38.24% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Costa Rica are 23.96% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Costa Rica is 62.38% lower than in United States
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Restaurants United States[ Edit ] Costa Rica[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(8,544.22 ₡)
7.02 $
(4,000.00 ₡)
     -53.18 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
(28,480.75 ₡)
35.99 $
(20,500.00 ₡)
     -28.02 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $
(4,272.11 ₡)
7.02 $
(4,000.00 ₡)
     -6.37 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(2,848.07 ₡)
2.63 $
(1,500.00 ₡)
     -47.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(3,417.69 ₡)
3.51 $
(2,000.00 ₡)
     -41.48 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.15 $
(2,366.30 ₡)
2.70 $
(1,537.06 ₡)
     -35.04 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 $
(1,040.96 ₡)
1.54 $
(878.71 ₡)
     -15.59 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.49 $
(848.59 ₡)
1.39 $
(793.90 ₡)
     -6.44 %
Markets United States[ Edit ] Costa Rica[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.11 $
(1,771.48 ₡)
5.17 $
(2,944.13 ₡)
     +66.20 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.37 $
(1,352.58 ₡)
1.59 $
(903.01 ₡)
     -33.24 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.73 $
(985.66 ₡)
0.90 $
(509.89 ₡)
     -48.27 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.26 $
(1,286.93 ₡)
2.79 $
(1,590.40 ₡)
     +23.58 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.73 $
(2,695.47 ₡)
2.74 $
(1,562.91 ₡)
     -42.02 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.83 $
(2,180.58 ₡)
3.05 $
(1,735.54 ₡)
     -20.41 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.21 $
(2,965.16 ₡)
3.92 $
(2,231.97 ₡)
     -24.73 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.03 $
(1,155.80 ₡)
1.89 $
(1,075.05 ₡)
     -6.99 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 $
(395.05 ₡)
0.64 $
(364.25 ₡)
     -7.80 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.79 $
(1,019.11 ₡)
0.98 $
(558.12 ₡)
     -45.23 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.83 $
(1,044.79 ₡)
0.94 $
(534.10 ₡)
     -48.88 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(664.19 ₡)
0.90 $
(515.48 ₡)
     -22.39 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 $
(669.25 ₡)
0.97 $
(551.26 ₡)
     -17.63 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $
(891.99 ₡)
1.05 $
(600.00 ₡)
     -32.73 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $
(1,016.83 ₡)
2.24 $
(1,274.00 ₡)
     +25.29 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(6,835.38 ₡)
12.29 $
(7,000.00 ₡)
     +2.41 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.17 $
(1,235.63 ₡)
1.77 $
(1,010.41 ₡)
     -18.23 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.85 $
(1,622.50 ₡)
3.26 $
(1,856.97 ₡)
     +14.45 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.50 $
(4,272.11 ₡)
3.86 $
(2,200.00 ₡)
     -48.50 %
Transportation United States[ Edit ] Costa Rica[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(1,281.63 ₡)
0.88 $
(500.00 ₡)
     -60.99 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(39,873.05 ₡)
50.06 $
(28,515.97 ₡)
     -28.48 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(1,993.65 ₡)
1.14 $
(650.00 ₡)
     -67.40 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $
(1,566.44 ₡)
1.84 $
(1,046.07 ₡)
     -33.22 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $
(15,949.22 ₡)
6.14 $
(3,500.00 ₡)
     -78.06 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.76 $
(1,571.82 ₡)
4.27 $
(2,433.42 ₡)
     +54.82 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(12,531,529.85 ₡)
22,822.43 $
(13,000,000.00 ₡)
     +3.74 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,802.32 $
(11,849,313.90 ₡)
26,243.92 $
(14,948,930.20 ₡)
     +26.16 %
Utilities (Monthly) United States[ Edit ] Costa Rica[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 151.90 $
(86,524.83 ₡)
72.47 $
(41,281.52 ₡)
     -52.29 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $
(70.54 ₡)
0.07 $
(41.51 ₡)
     -41.15 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.04 $
(35,911.04 ₡)
58.92 $
(33,562.97 ₡)
     -6.54 %
Sports And Leisure United States[ Edit ] Costa Rica[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.08 $
(20,549.92 ₡)
51.40 $
(29,275.87 ₡)
     +42.46 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.68 $
(8,360.90 ₡)
23.53 $
(13,404.46 ₡)
     +60.32 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(6,835.38 ₡)
6.14 $
(3,500.00 ₡)
     -48.80 %
Childcare United States[ Edit ] Costa Rica[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 909.66 $
(518,154.64 ₡)
339.00 $
(193,098.89 ₡)
     -62.73 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,902.75 $
(9,058,447.62 ₡)
8,284.42 $
(4,718,930.33 ₡)
     -47.91 %
Clothing And Shoes United States[ Edit ] Costa Rica[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.22 $
(24,618.45 ₡)
64.15 $
(36,541.61 ₡)
     +48.43 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.66 $
(19,740.31 ₡)
42.95 $
(24,464.73 ₡)
     +23.93 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.89 $
(42,086.64 ₡)
102.41 $
(58,334.77 ₡)
     +38.61 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.90 $
(53,484.96 ₡)
88.45 $
(50,381.64 ₡)
     -5.80 %
Rent Per Month United States[ Edit ] Costa Rica[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,305.90 $
(743,860.87 ₡)
477.78 $
(272,153.20 ₡)
     -63.41 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,041.23 $
(593,099.44 ₡)
361.35 $
(205,832.89 ₡)
     -65.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,103.16 $
(1,197,989.31 ₡)
845.26 $
(481,472.39 ₡)
     -59.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,655.50 $
(943,000.12 ₡)
653.38 $
(372,174.26 ₡)
     -60.53 %
Buy Apartment Price United States[ Edit ] Costa Rica[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 243.79 $
(138,868.57 ₡)
175.63 $
(100,041.75 ₡)
     -27.96 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 178.07 $
(101,429.58 ₡)
140.29 $
(79,914.13 ₡)
     -21.21 %
Salaries And Financing United States[ Edit ] Costa Rica[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,217.90 $
(1,832,964.81 ₡)
768.48 $
(437,734.95 ₡)
     -76.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.33 10.12      +133.53 %
Last update: February 2020February 2020
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