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Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Cost of living in Costa Rica is 22.96% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Costa Rica is 54.18% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.11 $ 5.33-8.89
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35.54 $ 21.33-44.43
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.08 $ 6.22-7.64
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.13 $ 1.60-3.02
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.55 $ 2.13-4.44
Cappuccino (regular) 2.46 $ 1.78-3.20
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.51 $ 1.07-2.13
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.31 $ 0.89-2.01
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.93 $ 3.70-6.05
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.67 $ 0.97-2.42
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.94 $ 0.74-1.21
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.71 $ 1.96-3.73
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.97 $ 2.02-4.98
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.37 $ 2.37-4.57
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.12 $ 2.90-5.64
Apples (1 lb) 1.90 $ 0.97-2.82
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 $ 0.32-0.81
Oranges (1 lb) 0.93 $ 0.40-2.02
Tomato (1 lb) 1.07 $ 0.56-1.61
Potato (1 lb) 0.83 $ 0.56-1.21
Onion (1 lb) 0.81 $ 0.55-1.21
Lettuce (1 head) 0.80 $ 0.53-1.24
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.95 $ 1.33-2.67
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.66 $ 8.89-14.22
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.65 $ 1.24-2.13
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.49 $ 1.51-3.55
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.47 $ 3.02-4.44
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.71 $ 0.53-0.89
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.87 $ 27.04-53.31
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.15 $ 1.07-1.24
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.86 $ 1.72-2.57
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.66 $ 8.89-17.77
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.12 $ 3.67-4.71
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,956.25 $ 17,771.14-24,390.89
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,899.55 $ 21,982.90-28,433.83
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 72.98 $ 36.13-138.61
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $ 0.05-0.11
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 53.00 $ 35.54-79.97
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.15 $ 31.99-79.97
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.73 $ 8.89-31.99
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.22 $ 5.33-8.05
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 391.65 $ 266.57-533.13
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,008.64 $ 5,331.34-10,068.42
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 66.95 $ 44.43-88.86
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.32 $ 35.54-79.97
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 100.94 $ 79.97-133.28
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.04 $ 62.20-130.89
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 528.14 $ 319.88-805.47
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 377.68 $ 248.80-533.13
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 912.75 $ 533.13-1,599.40
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 726.35 $ 444.28-1,243.98
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 144.19 $ 90.80-198.12
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 105.04 $ 70.99-165.10
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 848.00 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.96 0.01-0.02

Prices in Costa Rica

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Last update: January 2018
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