Cost of Living in Costa Rica

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,500.00 ₡ 3,000.00-7,502.62
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 ₡ 15,000.00-49,567.38
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,500.00 ₡ 3,800.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡ 800.00-2,478.37
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,446.68 ₡ 1,548.98-3,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,507.49 ₡ 800.00-2,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 930.03 ₡ 700.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 821.22 ₡ 600.00-1,200.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,065.62 ₡ 2,100.00-4,163.95
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 830.62 ₡ 453.59-1,814.37
Rice (white), (1 lb) 354.87 ₡ 281.23-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,496.17 ₡ 1,000.00-2,160.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,646.10 ₡ 907.19-3,175.15
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,717.38 ₡ 907.19-2,721.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,258.16 ₡ 1,360.78-3,919.04
Apples (1 lb) 1,071.98 ₡ 453.59-1,791.69
Banana (1 lb) 358.88 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 581.08 ₡ 226.80-1,587.58
Tomato (1 lb) 529.32 ₡ 272.16-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 515.16 ₡ 226.80-843.13
Onion (1 lb) 573.86 ₡ 272.16-950.28
Lettuce (1 head) 517.74 ₡ 300.00-1,200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,207.41 ₡ 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) 1,104.21 ₡ 650.00-1,800.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,652.58 ₡ 900.00-2,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,478.37 ₡ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡ 350.00-660.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 23,260.87 ₡ 13,000.00-45,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 650.00 ₡ 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,062.17 ₡ 965.61-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,500.00 ₡ 2,980.00-3,800.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,406.32 ₡ 2,150.11-2,839.06
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) 15,355,926.26 ₡ 14,000,000.00-16,728,991.80
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 40,923.47 ₡ 25,000.00-81,023.61
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 40.00 ₡ 25.00-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,181.58 ₡ 24,783.69-46,469.42
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29,343.08 ₡ 18,000.00-52,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14,588.17 ₡ 7,000.00-20,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,717.55 ₡ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 212,972.19 ₡ 125,000.00-350,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,314,378.73 ₡ 2,640,000.00-7,125,311.32
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,443.99 ₡ 20,000.00-55,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25,331.39 ₡ 15,000.00-42,804.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 57,280.08 ₡ 35,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51,919.54 ₡ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 304,785.43 ₡ 180,000.00-572,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 214,453.90 ₡ 123,918.46-371,755.37
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 516,143.10 ₡ 320,000.00-929,388.43
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 382,213.04 ₡ 250,000.00-743,510.75
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 96,545.94 ₡ 57,561.53-167,224.08
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 77,895.38 ₡ 51,096.25-132,431.91
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 468,545.11 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.37 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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