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Cost of Living in San Juan

Summary about cost of living in San Juan:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $ 9.20-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $ 40.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $ 5.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.00 $ 1.50-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 2.50-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.32 $ 1.75-3.75
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.17 $ 1.00-1.67
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.03 $ 1.00-1.39
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.19 $ 5.68-10.49
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.64 $ 2.00-3.19
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.30 $ 0.50-2.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.70 $ 2.00-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.57 $ 2.00-5.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.68 $ 2.22-3.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.19 $ 3.00-6.99
Apples (1 lb) 2.13 $ 1.00-3.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.95 $ 0.69-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.28 $ 1.00-2.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.60 $ 1.00-2.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.13 $ 0.50-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 0.98 $ 0.90-1.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 $ 1.25-2.69
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.58 $ 1.00-2.99
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 10.99-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.38 $ 1.00-1.75
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.75 $ 2.00-3.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.50 $ 9.00-10.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $ 1.00-1.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 39.24 $ 30.00-60.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.83 $ 2.65-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.00-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 13.50 $ 12.00-15.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.93 $ 2.69-3.22
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 $ 23,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,255.36 $ 19,999.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 187.60 $ 110.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.10-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.62 $ 50.00-83.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.81 $ 20.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.00 $ 5.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.50 $ 7.00-8.50
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 344.41 $ 245.00-500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,610.00 $ 5,760.00-12,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.05 $ 30.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.62 $ 25.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.40 $ 70.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 91.25 $ 80.00-120.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 695.00 $ 500.00-900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 492.86 $ 400.00-650.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,285.71 $ 900.00-1,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 842.86 $ 600.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 185.00 $ 120.00-350.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 96.67 $ 75.00-135.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,094.79 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.38 3.50-5.50

Prices in San Juan

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Last update: April 2019
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5 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Apr 08, 2019 :
The island is a wreck since Maria power outages still frequent.Its not an affordable destination for a retired person and barely affordable for people visiting.We stayed at a cheap hotel for two weeks $150 USD each day.The U S inherited a bottomless money pit after talking the island from Spain.Before anyone visits Puerto Rico just remember everything is brought to the island making it very expensive.
#Anonymous on Mar 22, 2019 :
Yes it's true #JASON I lived in areas away from San Juan for three years as a retired U S citizen from Pittsburgh PA.I was looking for the financial sweet spot to accommodate my retirement pension but there was none.I rented a studio apartment in a new building but utilities were tripple even though I was frugal about turning on the A/C.Like utilities food was double the cost in Pittsburgh.I wouldn't recommend even visiting PR because when people show up from the states the price doubles for lodging and other things.The biggest problem I see with PR is the PR government won't balance their budget.Why bother to balance anything when PR knows Washington will carry them.There's no incentive to do better for PR.The U S should give PR back to Spain and disallow U S citizenship for PR.
#Jason on Mar 20, 2019 :
The numbers are a little misleading. I moved here with my family (unfortunately) about 10 months ago. Puerto Rico is not affordable at all. Yes, the rent is way cheaper than most major cities but the average person here ( including people with college degrees) are making minimum wage. So in reality you are better off in another major city, making at least $35,000, than in San Juan making under $20,000 a year. Half the island is in poverty and that includes San Juan. Also the utility bills are double or triple that of the states. For vacation I believe that PR is worth it but don't ever live here.
#Anonymous on Mar 19, 2019 :
Living in PR was an expensive experience for my family but we left last month.Numbeo needs to double prices not only for San Juan but the rest of the island, nothing is affordable. P.S. Don't drink the tap water.
#alexis bird on Jan 21, 2017 :
For real comparison purpose one should be able to choose to assume rent or purchase of real estate.
In my comparison between Santa Monica and San Juan Puerto Rico, the rental cost thru the comparison of the charts.