Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Summary of cost of living in Costa Rica:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.72 $ 5.83-19.44
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 58.32 $ 31.10-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.72 $ 8.46-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.92 $ 1.85-5.83
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.86 $ 2.92-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.55 $ 1.94-5.83
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.07 $ 1.50-3.40
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 $ 1.17-2.92
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.10 $ 4.42-9.20
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.50 $ 1.04-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.00 $ 0.55-1.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.46 $ 1.63-5.83
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.77 $ 1.76-7.19
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.25 $ 1.76-6.61
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.86 $ 3.97-8.82
Apples (1 lb) 2.04 $ 0.88-3.89
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 $ 0.44-1.41
Oranges (1 lb) 1.28 $ 0.44-2.65
Tomato (1 lb) 1.19 $ 0.57-1.94
Potato (1 lb) 1.15 $ 0.53-1.92
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 $ 0.62-1.94
Lettuce (1 head) 1.01 $ 0.64-1.94
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 $ 1.56-3.89
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.61 $ 9.72-24.30
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.22 $ 1.46-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 $ 1.52-4.86
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.86 $ 4.28-5.83
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.97 $ 0.78-1.36
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 42.26 $ 25.00-75.81
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.74 $ 1.28-2.33
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.85 $ 1.96-3.75
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7.09 $ 5.83-9.72
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.66 $ 5.15-7.28
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,491.50 $ 29,158.79-36,934.47
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,948.14 $ 30,000.00-38,722.97
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 84.59 $ 48.60-194.39
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 24.19 $ 19.44-34.99
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.34 $ 38.88-69.98
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54.37 $ 29.16-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.78 $ 19.44-58.32
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.78 $ 5.83-11.66
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 479.62 $ 291.59-777.57
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,073.20 $ 5,831.76-13,996.22
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 74.73 $ 38.88-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.81 $ 23.33-77.76
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 114.99 $ 69.98-167.18
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.22 $ 58.32-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 673.37 $ 388.78-1,360.74
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 482.33 $ 291.59-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,270.34 $ 738.69-2,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 912.03 $ 583.18-1,600.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 188.66 $ 108.36-343.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 122.76 $ 77.37-177.89
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 898.37 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.86 7.50-13.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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