Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,500.00 ₡ 3,000.00-10,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 ₡ 15,000.00-50,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,500.00 ₡ 4,000.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,400.00 ₡ 800.00-2,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,357.50 ₡ 1,500.00-3,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,612.69 ₡ 900.00-2,675.85
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 959.07 ₡ 650.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 851.55 ₡ 600.00-1,337.92
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,268.95 ₡ 2,252.32-4,684.75
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 986.63 ₡ 453.59-2,275.77
Rice (white), (1 lb) 448.24 ₡ 281.23-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,524.71 ₡ 900.00-2,500.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,771.90 ₡ 1,133.98-3,628.74
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,920.30 ₡ 1,043.26-3,175.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,528.24 ₡ 1,587.58-3,855.54
Apples (1 lb) 989.59 ₡ 453.59-1,672.41
Banana (1 lb) 359.88 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 650.15 ₡ 226.80-1,451.50
Tomato (1 lb) 543.82 ₡ 294.84-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 513.53 ₡ 272.16-910.31
Onion (1 lb) 587.06 ₡ 272.16-910.31
Lettuce (1 head) 521.46 ₡ 300.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,198.37 ₡ 700.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ₡ 5,000.00-12,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,079.21 ₡ 650.00-1,714.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,500.64 ₡ 800.00-2,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,500.00 ₡ 2,000.00-3,344.81
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡ 350.00-668.96
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 23,264.56 ₡ 13,000.00-50,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 664.48 ₡ 600.00-985.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,086.31 ₡ 885.14-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,614.61 ₡ 3,000.00-4,013.77
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,746.78 ₡ 2,267.46-3,599.93
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,710,000.00 ₡ 13,000,000.00-18,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,405,771.91 ₡ 15,000,000.00-18,597,148.60
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 43,293.58 ₡ 25,000.00-96,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 40.42 ₡ 20.00-60.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,146.31 ₡ 20,068.87-50,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28,407.57 ₡ 15,000.00-53,516.97
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14,819.36 ₡ 7,000.00-25,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,550.00 ₡ 2,900.00-6,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 202,274.14 ₡ 125,000.00-334,481.09
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,661,128.33 ₡ 3,000,000.00-7,693,065.07
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37,983.22 ₡ 20,000.00-54,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27,343.63 ₡ 15,000.00-50,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 61,500.86 ₡ 40,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 52,440.44 ₡ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 300,388.83 ₡ 180,000.00-600,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 211,243.45 ₡ 120,000.00-401,377.31
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 540,963.50 ₡ 300,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 391,915.11 ₡ 240,000.00-802,754.62
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 105,722.56 ₡ 55,741.36-185,804.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 80,982.69 ₡ 51,096.25-124,333.24
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 476,134.68 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.43 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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