Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Costa Rica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Costa Rica are 35.96% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Costa Rica are 49.52% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Costa Rica are 71.75% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Costa Rica are 43.96% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Costa Rica are 37.53% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Costa Rica is 61.07% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(10,034.43 ₡)
6.73 $
(4,500.00 ₡)
     -55.15 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(40,137.73 ₡)
37.37 $
(25,000.00 ₡)
     -37.71 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(5,351.70 ₡)
6.73 $
(4,500.00 ₡)
     -15.91 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(3,344.81 ₡)
2.09 $
(1,400.00 ₡)
     -58.14 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(4,013.77 ₡)
3.52 $
(2,357.50 ₡)
     -41.26 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.44 $
(2,971.87 ₡)
2.41 $
(1,612.69 ₡)
     -45.73 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 $
(1,331.81 ₡)
1.43 $
(959.07 ₡)
     -27.99 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.59 $
(1,061.04 ₡)
1.27 $
(851.55 ₡)
     -19.74 %
Markets
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.38 $
(2,259.28 ₡)
4.89 $
(3,268.95 ₡)
     +44.69 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.57 $
(1,722.18 ₡)
1.47 $
(986.63 ₡)
     -42.71 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 $
(1,204.62 ₡)
0.67 $
(448.24 ₡)
     -62.79 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.37 $
(1,586.07 ₡)
2.28 $
(1,524.71 ₡)
     -3.87 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.06 $
(3,385.66 ₡)
2.65 $
(1,771.90 ₡)
     -47.66 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.34 $
(2,906.62 ₡)
2.87 $
(1,920.30 ₡)
     -33.93 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.03 $
(4,032.47 ₡)
3.78 $
(2,528.24 ₡)
     -37.30 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.11 $
(1,411.87 ₡)
1.48 $
(989.59 ₡)
     -29.91 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 $
(480.87 ₡)
0.54 $
(359.88 ₡)
     -25.16 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.84 $
(1,228.39 ₡)
0.97 $
(650.15 ₡)
     -47.07 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.96 $
(1,312.19 ₡)
0.81 $
(543.82 ₡)
     -58.56 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.19 $
(795.80 ₡)
0.77 $
(513.53 ₡)
     -35.47 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 $
(795.10 ₡)
0.88 $
(587.06 ₡)
     -26.17 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.70 $
(1,135.46 ₡)
0.78 $
(521.46 ₡)
     -54.07 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.83 $
(1,225.73 ₡)
1.79 $
(1,198.37 ₡)
     -2.23 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(8,027.55 ₡)
10.46 $
(7,000.00 ₡)
     -12.80 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.92 $
(1,952.68 ₡)
1.61 $
(1,079.21 ₡)
     -44.73 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 $
(2,001.29 ₡)
2.24 $
(1,500.64 ₡)
     -25.02 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.50 $
(5,686.18 ₡)
3.74 $
(2,500.00 ₡)
     -56.03 %
Transportation
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(1,672.41 ₡)
0.75 $
(500.00 ₡)
     -70.10 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.50 $
(44,485.98 ₡)
34.78 $
(23,264.56 ₡)
     -47.70 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.20 $
(2,140.68 ₡)
0.99 $
(664.48 ₡)
     -68.96 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(1,739.31 ₡)
1.62 $
(1,086.31 ₡)
     -37.54 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(20,068.87 ₡)
5.40 $
(3,614.61 ₡)
     -81.99 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.76 $
(2,514.13 ₡)
4.11 $
(2,746.78 ₡)
     +9.25 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $
(16,055,092.32 ₡)
21,989.28 $
(14,710,000.00 ₡)
     -8.38 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,294.51 $
(14,914,182.93 ₡)
24,524.21 $
(16,405,771.91 ₡)
     +10.00 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 171.44 $
(114,688.65 ₡)
64.72 $
(43,293.58 ₡)
     -62.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $
(98.03 ₡)
0.06 $
(40.42 ₡)
     -58.76 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.58 $
(45,206.40 ₡)
46.56 $
(31,146.31 ₡)
     -31.10 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.02 $
(24,765.82 ₡)
42.47 $
(28,407.57 ₡)
     +14.70 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.87 $
(10,614.31 ₡)
22.15 $
(14,819.36 ₡)
     +39.62 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(8,027.55 ₡)
5.31 $
(3,550.00 ₡)
     -55.78 %
Childcare
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,022.09 $
(683,741.67 ₡)
302.37 $
(202,274.14 ₡)
     -70.42 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,746.94 $
(10,534,106.53 ₡)
6,967.70 $
(4,661,128.33 ₡)
     -55.75 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.35 $
(29,670.55 ₡)
56.78 $
(37,983.22 ₡)
     +28.02 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.44 $
(23,707.97 ₡)
40.87 $
(27,343.63 ₡)
     +15.34 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.29 $
(51,702.20 ₡)
91.93 $
(61,500.86 ₡)
     +18.95 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.18 $
(65,678.57 ₡)
78.39 $
(52,440.44 ₡)
     -20.16 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,548.33 $
(1,035,774.97 ₡)
449.04 $
(300,388.83 ₡)
     -71.00 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,227.08 $
(820,870.28 ₡)
315.78 $
(211,243.45 ₡)
     -74.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,722.91 $
(1,821,527.13 ₡)
808.66 $
(540,963.50 ₡)
     -70.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,144.31 $
(1,434,464.15 ₡)
585.86 $
(391,915.11 ₡)
     -72.68 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 421.32 $
(281,844.40 ₡)
158.04 $
(105,722.56 ₡)
     -62.49 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 196.66 $
(131,560.68 ₡)
121.06 $
(80,982.69 ₡)
     -38.44 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Costa Rica Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,621.99 $
(2,422,972.76 ₡)
711.75 $
(476,134.68 ₡)
     -80.35 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.38 9.43      +178.81 %
Last update: May 2022May 2022
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