Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Summary of cost of living in Costa Rica:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5,000.00 ₡ 3,000.00-10,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30,000.00 ₡ 16,000.00-51,415.15
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5,000.00 ₡ 4,350.00-5,141.51
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡ 950.00-3,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,500.00 ₡ 1,500.00-3,084.91
Cappuccino (regular) 1,827.44 ₡ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,064.57 ₡ 771.23-1,750.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 836.30 ₡ 600.00-1,500.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,637.56 ₡ 2,271.25-4,731.77
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,287.95 ₡ 535.24-2,332.15
Rice (white), (1 lb) 515.65 ₡ 281.23-816.47
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,781.91 ₡ 840.00-3,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,939.54 ₡ 907.19-3,700.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2,185.83 ₡ 907.19-3,401.95
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3,011.97 ₡ 2,041.17-4,535.93
Apples (1 lb) 1,050.64 ₡ 453.59-2,000.00
Banana (1 lb) 377.05 ₡ 226.80-725.75
Oranges (1 lb) 656.17 ₡ 226.80-1,360.78
Tomato (1 lb) 613.79 ₡ 294.84-997.90
Potato (1 lb) 593.54 ₡ 272.16-986.56
Onion (1 lb) 601.54 ₡ 317.52-1,000.00
Lettuce (1 head) 519.85 ₡ 330.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,224.38 ₡ 800.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ₡ 5,000.00-12,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,139.99 ₡ 750.00-1,542.45
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,456.36 ₡ 780.00-2,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,500.00 ₡ 2,200.00-3,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡ 400.00-700.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 21,739.13 ₡ 12,853.79-39,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 897.50 ₡ 660.00-1,200.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,464.50 ₡ 1,005.84-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,647.50 ₡ 3,000.00-5,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,909.82 ₡ 2,649.79-3,747.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,200,000.00 ₡ 15,000,000.00-19,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,462,708.42 ₡ 15,424,544.13-19,920,045.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 43,514.92 ₡ 25,000.00-100,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 12,444.12 ₡ 10,000.00-18,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25,894.98 ₡ 20,000.00-36,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27,968.31 ₡ 15,000.00-51,415.15
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16,345.38 ₡ 10,000.00-30,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4,000.00 ₡ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 246,715.62 ₡ 150,000.00-400,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,666,798.99 ₡ 3,000,000.00-7,200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,441.88 ₡ 20,000.00-51,415.15
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26,138.01 ₡ 12,000.00-40,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59,146.78 ₡ 36,000.00-86,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51,039.63 ₡ 30,000.00-77,122.72
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 346,452.46 ₡ 200,000.00-700,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 248,141.12 ₡ 150,000.00-411,321.18
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 653,388.35 ₡ 380,000.00-1,233,963.53
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 469,082.98 ₡ 300,000.00-822,642.35
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 97,055.50 ₡ 55,741.36-176,514.31
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 63,149.29 ₡ 39,799.67-91,508.73
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 461,732.30 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.86 7.50-13.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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