Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Cost of living in Costa Rica is 29.77% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Costa Rica is, on average, 64.26% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.37 € 4.03-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 33.58 € 20.15-65.71
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.51 € 4.97-6.72
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.01 € 1.07-3.22
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.26 € 2.05-4.70
Cappuccino (regular) 2.06 € 1.07-3.36
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.23 € 0.94-2.01
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.08 € 0.81-1.61
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.20 € 3.05-5.59
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.11 € 0.61-2.44
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.47 € 0.38-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.02 € 1.34-2.90
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.18 € 1.22-3.73
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.33 € 1.22-3.39
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.06 € 1.83-4.39
Apples (1 lb) 1.45 € 0.61-2.44
Banana (1 lb) 0.49 € 0.30-0.76
Oranges (1 lb) 0.79 € 0.30-2.44
Tomato (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.37-1.71
Potato (1 lb) 0.73 € 0.30-1.46
Onion (1 lb) 0.75 € 0.37-1.34
Lettuce (1 head) 0.73 € 0.40-1.61
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.71 € 0.94-2.69
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.40 € 6.04-16.43
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.51 € 0.81-2.42
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 € 1.07-3.36
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.29 € 2.69-5.37
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.67 € 0.47-0.93
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.59 € 23.36-60.44
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.87 € 0.81-1.34
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.41 € 1.15-2.59
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4.70 € 4.00-9.40
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.20 € 2.85-3.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,461.68 € 16,118.48-21,491.30
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,630.84 € 18,804.89-22,834.51
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 56.48 € 33.58-114.17
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.05 € 0.03-0.08
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.77 € 32.91-80.59
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.98 € 24.64-65.71
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.41 € 9.40-26.86
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.02 € 4.03-8.06
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 278.89 € 161.18-492.83
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,858.18 € 3,358.02-9,879.28
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.56 € 26.86-80.59
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.19 € 20.15-57.50
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.48 € 47.01-120.89
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 68.71 € 40.30-107.46
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 391.03 € 241.78-768.31
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 273.44 € 161.18-537.28
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 685.35 € 429.83-1,343.21
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 503.59 € 335.80-1,108.88
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 133.12 € 76.31-228.93
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 106.70 € 76.31-176.44
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 646.40 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.64 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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Last update: January 2021
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