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Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Cost of living in Costa Rica is 24.94% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Costa Rica is 58.15% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.01 $ 5.19-8.64
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 34.58 $ 20.75-50.08
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.92 $ 6.05-8.47
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.59 $ 1.56-3.11
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.46 $ 2.25-4.67
Cappuccino (regular) 2.46 $ 1.73-3.46
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.45 $ 1.04-2.07
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.31 $ 0.86-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.03 $ 3.79-6.22
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.59 $ 0.78-2.35
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.72-1.18
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.60 $ 1.93-3.46
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.74 $ 1.80-4.71
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.37 $ 2.35-4.70
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.90 $ 2.74-5.49
Apples (1 lb) 1.85 $ 1.18-2.35
Banana (1 lb) 0.53 $ 0.39-0.78
Oranges (1 lb) 0.97 $ 0.39-1.82
Tomato (1 lb) 1.04 $ 0.51-1.57
Potato (1 lb) 0.91 $ 0.71-1.25
Onion (1 lb) 0.79 $ 0.59-1.18
Lettuce (1 head) 0.86 $ 0.69-1.38
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $ 1.38-2.59
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.37 $ 8.64-13.83
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.61 $ 1.21-2.07
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.62 $ 1.64-4.01
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.46 $ 2.77-4.32
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.72 $ 0.52-0.91
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 44.09 $ 30.25-51.86
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.12 $ 1.04-1.21
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.82 $ 1.67-2.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 11.24 $ 8.64-17.29
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.05 $ 3.72-4.58
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,042.53 $ 19,017.09-25,040.88
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,431.44 $ 23,387.21-29,047.42
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 76.53 $ 38.03-121.02
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $ 0.05-0.12
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.11 $ 31.12-103.73
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.96 $ 34.58-77.80
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.48 $ 3.46-25.93
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.77 $ 5.19-8.64
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 378.22 $ 216.10-553.22
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,990.60 $ 5,186.48-10,372.96
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.88 $ 43.22-86.44
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.91 $ 34.58-86.44
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.47 $ 77.80-129.66
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 92.23 $ 65.70-138.31
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 510.73 $ 345.77-777.97
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 374.04 $ 259.32-550.90
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 867.81 $ 518.65-1,502.45
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 685.46 $ 432.21-1,001.64
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 145.69 $ 80.31-204.78
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 113.18 $ 72.28-164.79
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 760.11 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.57 0.01-0.02

Prices in Costa Rica

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Last update: September 2018
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