Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.17 $ 4.78-12.74
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 39.82 $ 23.89-70.08
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.17 $ 6.05-7.96
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.39 $ 1.27-3.98
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.98 $ 2.50-5.57
Cappuccino (regular) 2.46 $ 1.35-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $ 1.04-2.39
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.36 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.89 $ 3.38-6.63
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.34 $ 0.72-3.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.45-1.08
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.40 $ 1.59-3.44
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.60 $ 1.44-5.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.73 $ 1.44-4.33
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.64 $ 2.17-6.49
Apples (1 lb) 1.69 $ 0.72-2.85
Banana (1 lb) 0.58 $ 0.36-1.08
Oranges (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.36-2.53
Tomato (1 lb) 0.83 $ 0.45-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.81 $ 0.36-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.93 $ 0.43-1.51
Lettuce (1 head) 0.86 $ 0.48-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.94 $ 1.27-3.19
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.15 $ 7.17-19.11
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $ 1.04-2.87
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.54 $ 1.27-3.98
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.98 $ 3.19-5.57
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.80 $ 0.56-1.11
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 34.70 $ 20.00-54.16
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.04 $ 0.96-1.59
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.67 $ 1.41-3.08
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.63 $ 4.75-9.56
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.89 $ 3.42-4.78
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,299.39 $ 19,113.77-25,485.02
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,770.25 $ 22,299.39-27,077.84
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 65.25 $ 39.82-127.43
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $ 0.03-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.61 $ 39.82-71.68
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.11 $ 28.67-71.68
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.26 $ 11.15-31.86
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.65 $ 4.78-9.56
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 314.90 $ 191.14-509.70
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,057.30 $ 4,778.44-11,500.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.57 $ 31.86-87.60
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.82 $ 23.89-68.18
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 91.68 $ 55.75-143.35
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 82.58 $ 47.78-127.43
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 490.10 $ 286.71-955.69
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 331.09 $ 199.10-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 822.83 $ 509.70-1,592.81
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 602.04 $ 398.20-1,100.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 154.54 $ 92.90-266.36
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 124.82 $ 81.39-206.79
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 745.06 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.40 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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