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Cost of Living in Puerto Rico

Cost of living in Puerto Rico is 8.72% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Puerto Rico is 54.15% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $ 7.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 40.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 5.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.00 $ 1.25-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 2.50-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.30 $ 1.50-3.64
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.10 $ 1.00-1.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.05 $ 1.00-1.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.44 $ 5.50-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.28 $ 1.81-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.04 $ 0.50-1.89
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.49 $ 1.89-3.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.64 $ 1.36-5.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.43 $ 1.98-7.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.74 $ 1.93-6.00
Apples (1 lb) 2.12 $ 1.00-3.50
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 $ 0.67-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.33 $ 1.00-2.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.55 $ 0.79-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $ 0.59-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 0.96 $ 0.50-1.99
Lettuce (1 head) 2.23 $ 1.25-3.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.56 $ 1.00-2.25
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.50 $ 8.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.39 $ 0.99-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $ 2.00-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $ 6.00-10.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $ 1.00-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30.00 $ 20.00-43.48
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 1.75-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.45 $ 2.00-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 17.50 $ 10.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.82 $ 2.46-3.14
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,500.00 $ 22,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,623.28 $ 20,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 194.46 $ 100.00-306.94
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 $ 0.10-0.35
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 59.09 $ 41.99-80.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.91 $ 20.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.95 $ 5.00-35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.50 $ 6.75-8.50
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 330.75 $ 250.00-475.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,222.67 $ 4,000.00-12,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.10 $ 25.00-57.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.98 $ 25.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.86 $ 60.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 88.69 $ 70.00-120.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 556.25 $ 357.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 419.68 $ 300.00-650.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 977.08 $ 600.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 754.50 $ 500.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 148.18 $ 90.00-278.71
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 105.62 $ 70.00-150.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,862.06 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.42 3.50-6.00

Prices in Puerto Rico

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Last update: January 2019
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