Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.74 C$ 6.50-19.17
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 54.13 C$ 32.48-108.26
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.74 C$ 8.66-10.83
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.25 C$ 1.73-6.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.76 C$ 3.25-7.58
Cappuccino (regular) 3.49 C$ 2.06-5.48
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.12 C$ 1.41-3.25
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.85 C$ 1.30-2.74
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.05 C$ 4.88-10.24
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.12 C$ 0.98-4.79
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.00 C$ 0.61-1.64
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.30 C$ 1.95-5.41
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.01 C$ 2.46-7.86
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.26 C$ 2.26-6.87
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.78 C$ 3.44-9.33
Apples (1 lb) 2.23 C$ 0.98-3.82
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 C$ 0.49-1.47
Oranges (1 lb) 1.37 C$ 0.49-3.14
Tomato (1 lb) 1.22 C$ 0.62-2.46
Potato (1 lb) 1.12 C$ 0.59-1.73
Onion (1 lb) 1.30 C$ 0.59-1.96
Lettuce (1 head) 1.11 C$ 0.65-2.17
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.64 C$ 1.52-4.33
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.16 C$ 9.74-25.98
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.34 C$ 1.52-3.71
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.15 C$ 1.69-5.41
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.41 C$ 4.33-6.85
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.08 C$ 0.76-1.41
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 48.29 C$ 27.39-108.26
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.45 C$ 1.30-2.17
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.40 C$ 2.09-4.18
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7.65 C$ 6.50-8.58
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.35 C$ 4.92-8.61
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,641.75 C$ 28,146.42-39,572.05
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,926.00 C$ 32,476.64-39,435.12
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 89.30 C$ 54.13-205.39
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 C$ 0.04-0.11
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.01 C$ 43.30-86.60
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 59.79 C$ 32.48-108.26
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.86 C$ 15.16-54.13
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.58 C$ 6.28-10.95
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 455.92 C$ 270.64-855.80
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,979.16 C$ 6,495.33-15,588.79
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.95 C$ 43.30-116.92
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 61.65 C$ 38.97-95.85
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 133.82 C$ 86.60-205.69
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 117.69 C$ 68.46-173.21
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 676.46 C$ 389.72-1,399.56
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 471.63 C$ 259.81-821.56
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,223.59 C$ 692.83-2,165.11
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 869.61 C$ 541.28-1,916.99
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 213.62 C$ 120.69-381.63
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 163.53 C$ 100.57-233.02
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,041.22 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.56 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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Last update: September 2022
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