Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Summary about cost of living in Costa Rica:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,290.77 ₡ 3,000.00-7,380.47
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 ₡ 15,000.00-49,037.37
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,395.38 ₡ 3,700.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡ 800.00-2,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,500.00 ₡ 1,800.00-3,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,546.49 ₡ 900.00-2,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 944.90 ₡ 700.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 830.07 ₡ 600.00-1,200.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,168.87 ₡ 2,271.25-4,163.95
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 814.14 ₡ 453.59-1,814.37
Rice (white), (1 lb) 345.66 ₡ 281.23-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,514.13 ₡ 1,000.00-2,160.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,636.19 ₡ 907.19-2,780.38
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,760.36 ₡ 907.19-2,721.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,292.66 ₡ 1,360.78-3,175.15
Apples (1 lb) 1,089.01 ₡ 453.59-1,791.69
Banana (1 lb) 362.31 ₡ 226.80-566.99
Oranges (1 lb) 558.96 ₡ 226.80-1,451.50
Tomato (1 lb) 529.76 ₡ 272.16-1,270.06
Potato (1 lb) 527.37 ₡ 226.80-907.19
Onion (1 lb) 562.56 ₡ 272.16-950.28
Lettuce (1 head) 518.67 ₡ 300.00-1,200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,239.52 ₡ 700.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ₡ 4,500.00-12,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,112.07 ₡ 600.00-1,800.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,715.07 ₡ 800.00-2,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,451.87 ₡ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡ 350.00-695.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 25,000.00 ₡ 17,391.30-45,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 650.00 ₡ 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,046.07 ₡ 852.95-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,500.00 ₡ 2,980.00-3,800.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,391.33 ₡ 2,150.11-2,784.40
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,000,000.00 ₡ 12,000,000.00-16,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,195,904.47 ₡ 14,000,000.00-16,550,111.78
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 41,521.51 ₡ 21,709.25-85,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 40.73 ₡ 25.00-60.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32,021.72 ₡ 25,000.00-50,263.30
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29,958.18 ₡ 18,389.01-52,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15,198.43 ₡ 7,000.00-20,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,800.00 ₡ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 204,816.75 ₡ 120,000.00-350,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,394,159.44 ₡ 2,500,000.00-7,968,572.34
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,151.86 ₡ 20,000.00-60,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26,202.27 ₡ 15,000.00-42,804.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 57,365.35 ₡ 35,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51,761.96 ₡ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 305,835.09 ₡ 183,890.13-600,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 215,331.71 ₡ 122,593.42-400,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 514,973.25 ₡ 330,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 382,314.29 ₡ 250,000.00-827,505.59
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 96,929.63 ₡ 56,946.03-167,224.08
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 81,067.36 ₡ 56,946.03-130,275.83
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 491,659.41 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.42 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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