Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.12 $ 4.74-14.09
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 39.54 $ 23.72-79.08
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.12 $ 6.33-7.91
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.37 $ 1.27-4.74
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.48 $ 2.37-5.54
Cappuccino (regular) 2.55 $ 1.50-4.02
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.55 $ 1.03-2.37
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.35 $ 0.95-2.01
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.15 $ 3.56-7.48
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.55 $ 0.72-3.52
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.73 $ 0.44-1.20
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.41 $ 1.42-3.95
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.93 $ 1.79-5.74
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.12 $ 1.65-5.02
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.23 $ 2.51-6.81
Apples (1 lb) 1.63 $ 0.72-2.79
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.36-1.08
Oranges (1 lb) 1.00 $ 0.36-2.30
Tomato (1 lb) 0.89 $ 0.46-1.79
Potato (1 lb) 0.81 $ 0.43-1.27
Onion (1 lb) 0.95 $ 0.43-1.43
Lettuce (1 head) 0.81 $ 0.47-1.58
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.93 $ 1.11-3.16
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.07 $ 7.12-18.98
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.71 $ 1.11-2.71
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 $ 1.23-3.95
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.95 $ 3.16-5.03
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.79 $ 0.55-1.03
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.49 $ 20.12-79.08
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.06 $ 0.95-1.58
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.76 $ 1.53-3.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.59 $ 4.74-6.27
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.64 $ 3.59-6.29
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,304.13 $ 20,559.60-29,077.02
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,557.36 $ 23,722.62-28,976.41
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 65.29 $ 39.54-150.92
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $ 0.03-0.08
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.53 $ 31.63-63.26
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.69 $ 23.72-79.08
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.76 $ 11.07-39.54
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.54 $ 4.59-8.05
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 333.26 $ 197.69-628.83
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,300.54 $ 4,744.52-11,386.86
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.36 $ 31.63-85.40
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.05 $ 28.47-70.43
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.89 $ 63.26-150.24
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.03 $ 50.31-126.52
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 495.32 $ 284.67-1,027.98
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 345.11 $ 189.78-603.68
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 895.67 $ 506.08-1,581.51
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 636.64 $ 395.38-1,408.58
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 156.51 $ 88.16-280.41
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 119.75 $ 73.46-171.55
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 761.13 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.56 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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Last update: September 2022
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