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Cost of Living in Alajuela

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Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,000.00 ₡ 2,500.00-4,500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 16,500.00 ₡ 8,000.00-18,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3,700.00 ₡ 3,500.00-4,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,000.00 ₡ 700.00-1,500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,200.00 ₡ 1,200.00-2,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,271.18 ₡ 700.00-1,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 750.00 ₡ 500.00-1,000.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 685.59 ₡ 400.00-1,000.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2,649.79 ₡ 1,892.71-3,028.33
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 619.91 ₡ 362.87-1,088.62
Rice (white), (1 lb) 506.66 ₡ 362.87-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,372.59 ₡ 1,000.00-1,800.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,776.38 ₡ 453.59-2,116.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1,474.18 ₡ 907.19-2,041.17
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,769.01 ₡ 1,133.98-2,267.96
Apples (1 lb) 635.03 ₡ 317.52-1,133.98
Banana (1 lb) 231.92 ₡ 90.72-317.52
Oranges (1 lb) 287.28 ₡ 128.24-544.31
Tomato (1 lb) 375.78 ₡ 151.50-559.28
Potato (1 lb) 408.23 ₡ 158.76-544.31
Onion (1 lb) 362.87 ₡ 113.40-498.95
Lettuce (1 head) 400.00 ₡ 226.17-500.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,050.00 ₡ 700.00-1,500.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6,000.00 ₡ 3,500.00-9,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 900.00 ₡ 500.00-1,200.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,200.00 ₡ 750.00-1,800.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,500.00 ₡ 1,000.00-2,500.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡ 300.00-500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 20,000.00 ₡
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 645.00 ₡ 565.42-675.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,029.98 ₡ 545.97-1,094.35
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7,000.00 ₡ 5,000.00-9,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,360.20 ₡ 1,892.71-2,649.79
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 12,000,000.00 ₡ 7,500,000.00-17,100,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 12,893,333.33 ₡ 9,000,000.00-15,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 32,000.00 ₡ 13,600.00-55,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 47.40 ₡ 10.00-62.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29,500.00 ₡ 11,000.00-35,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28,333.33 ₡ 20,000.00-45,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ?
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,500.00 ₡ 2,500.00-4,500.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 126,666.67 ₡ 100,000.00-300,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,300,000.00 ₡ 2,400,000.00-3,600,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 30,266.34 ₡ 16,000.00-41,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25,000.00 ₡ 6,000.00-35,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 50,000.00 ₡ 25,000.00-70,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 45,000.00 ₡ 32,000.00-50,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 230,000.00 ₡ 220,000.00-250,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 176,666.67 ₡ 150,000.00-200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 400,000.00 ₡ 400,000.00-400,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 301,666.67 ₡ 275,000.00-350,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 63,684.50 ₡ 62,709.03-64,659.98
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 47,612.41 ₡ 41,806.02-53,418.80
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 360,000.00 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.05 8.00-14.00

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Last update: June 2018
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