Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Summary of cost of living in Costa Rica:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.96 € 5.38-17.93
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 53.79 € 28.69-93.24
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.96 € 7.98-9.35
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.69 € 1.79-5.38
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.48 € 2.69-5.61
Cappuccino (regular) 3.28 € 1.79-5.38
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.90 € 1.34-2.87
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 € 1.08-2.69
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.63 € 4.07-8.48
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.36 € 0.96-4.24
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.93 € 0.50-1.46
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.22 € 1.51-5.38
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.43 € 1.63-6.63
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.96 € 1.63-6.10
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.41 € 3.66-8.13
Apples (1 lb) 1.80 € 0.81-3.25
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 € 0.41-1.30
Oranges (1 lb) 1.18 € 0.41-2.44
Tomato (1 lb) 1.10 € 0.53-1.79
Potato (1 lb) 1.05 € 0.49-1.76
Onion (1 lb) 1.07 € 0.65-1.70
Lettuce (1 head) 0.93 € 0.59-1.79
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.21 € 1.43-3.59
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 € 8.96-22.41
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.03 € 1.34-2.81
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.60 € 1.40-4.48
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.39 € 3.94-5.38
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.90 € 0.72-1.26
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 38.98 € 23.31-69.93
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.61 € 1.18-2.15
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.63 € 1.80-3.46
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6.40 € 5.38-8.96
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.21 € 4.75-6.72
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,301.60 € 27,028.29-35,716.52
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,849.95 € 28,057.05-35,716.52
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 82.07 € 44.82-179.30
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 22.54 € 17.93-35.86
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.82 € 35.86-64.55
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.12 € 26.89-93.52
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.94 € 17.93-53.79
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.17 € 5.38-10.76
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 451.32 € 286.88-717.20
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,580.23 € 5,594.14-12,909.56
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.02 € 35.86-93.52
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.79 € 21.52-71.72
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 106.45 € 64.55-154.20
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.74 € 53.79-140.29
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 637.47 € 358.60-1,290.96
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 461.09 € 286.88-794.95
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,210.72 € 681.34-2,244.56
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 881.30 € 537.90-1,496.38
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 181.92 € 99.94-333.15
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 114.69 € 71.36-189.59
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 839.69 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.89 8.00-13.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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