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Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Cost of living in Costa Rica is 23.38% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Costa Rica is 53.57% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,000.00 ₡ 3,000.00-5,595.90
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 18,000.00 ₡ 15,000.00-25,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,000.00 ₡ 3,418.75-4,476.72
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,100.00 ₡ 800.00-1,500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,800.00 ₡ 1,200.00-2,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,311.98 ₡ 850.00-1,678.77
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 806.49 ₡ 600.00-1,119.18
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 706.74 ₡ 500.00-1,000.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2,782.08 ₡ 2,271.25-3,406.87
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 929.80 ₡ 566.99-1,319.90
Rice (white), (1 lb) 533.39 ₡ 385.55-680.39
Eggs (12) 1,654.76 ₡ 1,113.00-2,238.36
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,600.53 ₡ 907.19-2,562.80
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1,791.64 ₡ 1,224.70-2,404.04
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,303.63 ₡ 1,587.58-3,175.15
Apples (1 lb) 976.81 ₡ 544.31-1,587.58
Banana (1 lb) 283.13 ₡ 181.44-362.87
Oranges (1 lb) 524.68 ₡ 317.52-907.19
Tomato (1 lb) 598.89 ₡ 317.52-907.19
Potato (1 lb) 463.83 ₡ 312.21-680.39
Onion (1 lb) 459.49 ₡ 304.59-680.39
Lettuce (1 head) 433.65 ₡ 300.00-600.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,174.82 ₡ 750.00-1,500.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6,000.00 ₡ 5,000.00-8,393.85
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 943.96 ₡ 700.00-1,200.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,413.30 ₡ 900.00-2,000.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1,900.00 ₡ 1,695.56-2,400.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 450.00 ₡ 300.00-500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30,000.00 ₡ 16,500.00-34,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 640.00 ₡ 600.00-690.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,029.98 ₡ 965.61-1,287.48
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6,140.00 ₡ 5,000.00-9,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,274.11 ₡ 1,960.84-2,649.79
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 12,105,000.00 ₡ 10,000,000.00-14,661,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,347,771.43 ₡ 10,000,000.00-15,260,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 36,355.66 ₡ 17,000.00-71,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 39.51 ₡ 25.00-61.55
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27,666.00 ₡ 16,787.70-40,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27,102.56 ₡ 18,000.00-40,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10,638.36 ₡ 5,000.00-15,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,500.00 ₡ 3,000.00-4,500.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 193,333.33 ₡ 150,000.00-250,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,500,000.00 ₡ 3,000,000.00-6,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 35,937.79 ₡ 20,000.00-50,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27,563.85 ₡ 20,000.00-40,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 54,392.13 ₡ 40,000.00-70,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 50,400.00 ₡ 32,000.00-72,746.70
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 286,904.41 ₡ 200,000.00-500,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 213,840.82 ₡ 140,000.00-300,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 529,086.16 ₡ 350,000.00-750,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 393,753.46 ₡ 250,000.00-600,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 82,281.95 ₡ 55,741.36-111,482.72
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 63,398.60 ₡ 41,806.02-88,257.15
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 431,424.02 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.95 8.00-14.00

Prices in Costa Rica

These data are based on 3008 entries in the past 18 months from 256 different contributors.
Last update: March, 2017
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