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Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Cost of living in Costa Rica is 23.74% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Costa Rica is 54.34% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.31 € 4.73-8.92
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 28.37 € 18.92-39.41
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.28 € 5.35-7.09
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.78 € 1.34-2.36
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.69 € 1.89-3.94
Cappuccino (regular) 2.08 € 1.34-2.68
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.27 € 0.95-1.78
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.12 € 0.79-1.58
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.47 € 3.58-5.37
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.48 € 0.86-2.15
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.85 € 0.64-1.07
Eggs (12) 2.54 € 1.74-3.47
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.59 € 1.43-4.29
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.89 € 1.86-3.93
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.61 € 2.51-5.01
Apples (1 lb) 1.60 € 0.86-2.43
Banana (1 lb) 0.44 € 0.21-0.72
Oranges (1 lb) 0.85 € 0.38-1.79
Tomato (1 lb) 0.99 € 0.50-1.55
Potato (1 lb) 0.76 € 0.50-1.07
Onion (1 lb) 0.73 € 0.49-1.07
Lettuce (1 head) 0.70 € 0.47-0.95
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 € 1.18-2.36
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.46 € 7.88-13.39
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.54 € 1.18-2.36
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.35 € 1.50-3.15
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.00 € 2.68-3.63
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.65 € 0.47-0.84
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 45.71 € 27.59-53.54
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.01 € 0.95-1.10
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.65 € 1.52-2.28
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 9.68 € 7.88-14.19
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.63 € 3.16-4.18
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,475.80 € 15,763.50-23,110.86
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,854.58 € 15,763.50-25,221.59
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 60.02 € 31.53-111.92
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 € 0.05-0.09
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.07 € 25.22-63.05
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.34 € 26.77-63.05
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.76 € 7.88-23.65
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.52 € 4.73-7.09
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 326.56 € 236.45-472.90
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,189.04 € 4,729.05-8,923.48
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.89 € 31.53-78.82
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.19 € 31.53-63.05
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.34 € 63.05-118.23
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 82.99 € 53.60-118.23
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 463.81 € 315.27-713.88
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 330.37 € 223.09-472.90
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 817.74 € 551.72-1,276.84
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 608.45 € 394.09-945.81
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 132.73 € 84.77-186.72
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 97.21 € 65.90-146.45
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 694.19 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.67 0.01-0.02

Prices in Costa Rica

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Last update: June 2017
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