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Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Cost of living in Costa Rica is 24.92% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Costa Rica is 58.12% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.04 $ 5.21-8.68
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 34.72 $ 20.83-50.28
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.94 $ 6.08-8.51
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.60 $ 1.56-3.12
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.47 $ 2.26-4.69
Cappuccino (regular) 2.47 $ 1.74-3.47
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.46 $ 1.04-2.08
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.31 $ 0.87-2.01
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.05 $ 3.81-6.24
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.60 $ 0.79-2.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.72-1.18
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.61 $ 1.93-3.47
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.75 $ 1.81-4.72
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.38 $ 2.36-4.72
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.91 $ 2.76-5.51
Apples (1 lb) 1.86 $ 1.18-2.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.53 $ 0.39-0.79
Oranges (1 lb) 0.97 $ 0.39-1.82
Tomato (1 lb) 1.04 $ 0.51-1.57
Potato (1 lb) 0.91 $ 0.71-1.26
Onion (1 lb) 0.80 $ 0.59-1.18
Lettuce (1 head) 0.86 $ 0.69-1.39
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $ 1.39-2.60
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.41 $ 8.68-13.89
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.61 $ 1.22-2.08
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.63 $ 1.65-4.02
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.47 $ 2.78-4.34
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.72 $ 0.52-0.91
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 44.26 $ 30.38-52.07
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.12 $ 1.04-1.22
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.83 $ 1.68-2.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 11.28 $ 8.68-17.36
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.07 $ 3.73-4.60
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,130.98 $ 19,093.40-25,141.36
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,533.49 $ 23,481.06-29,163.98
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 76.83 $ 38.19-121.50
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) 58.34 $ 31.24-104.15
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 53.17 $ 34.72-78.11
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.53 $ 3.47-26.04
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.79 $ 5.21-8.68
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 379.74 $ 216.97-555.44
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,022.67 $ 5,207.29-10,414.58
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 65.14 $ 43.39-86.79
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.10 $ 34.72-86.79
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.87 $ 78.11-130.18
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 92.60 $ 65.96-138.86
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 512.78 $ 347.15-781.09
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 375.54 $ 260.36-553.11
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 871.30 $ 520.73-1,508.48
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 688.21 $ 433.94-1,005.65
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 146.28 $ 80.63-205.60
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 113.64 $ 72.57-165.45
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 763.16 $
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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