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Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Cost of living in Costa Rica is 25.76% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Costa Rica is 60.07% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.42 € 4.55-8.07
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 29.35 € 20.54-44.02
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.87 € 5.14-7.34
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.20 € 1.47-2.93
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.08 € 2.20-4.40
Cappuccino (regular) 2.23 € 1.47-3.23
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.29 € 0.88-1.91
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.14 € 0.81-1.75
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.51 € 3.33-6.11
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.45 € 0.80-2.10
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.82 € 0.63-1.20
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.21 € 1.64-3.52
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.28 € 1.53-4.66
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.78 € 1.93-3.99
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.21 € 2.00-4.66
Apples (1 lb) 1.52 € 0.87-2.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.49 € 0.33-0.67
Oranges (1 lb) 0.86 € 0.33-1.66
Tomato (1 lb) 0.84 € 0.47-1.33
Potato (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.47-1.07
Onion (1 lb) 0.69 € 0.40-1.00
Lettuce (1 head) 0.86 € 0.51-1.75
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.70 € 1.32-2.63
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.80 € 7.34-13.16
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.33 € 1.03-2.19
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 € 1.39-3.51
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.93 € 2.63-3.67
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.63 € 0.44-0.84
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.22 € 22.33-51.36
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.95 € 0.88-1.10
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 € 1.42-2.13
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7.34 € 4.37-14.67
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.46 € 3.17-3.78
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,544.48 € 16,142.09-23,479.40
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,905.43 € 18,343.28-26,414.33
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 66.47 € 29.83-102.72
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 € 0.04-0.09
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 56.27 € 29.35-102.72
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.94 € 29.35-66.04
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.53 € 2.93-26.41
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.55 € 4.40-5.87
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 307.65 € 175.48-469.59
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,593.22 € 3,669.02-10,090.28
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.36 € 36.69-73.37
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.31 € 29.35-58.70
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.47 € 66.04-132.07
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 82.30 € 57.03-117.40
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 419.04 € 241.29-660.36
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 313.75 € 176.10-513.61
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 751.45 € 440.24-1,316.12
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 589.17 € 366.87-965.16
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 131.31 € 68.17-190.86
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 101.43 € 61.35-154.56
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 648.02 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.50 0.01-0.02

Prices in Costa Rica

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Last update: March 2019
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