Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,665.36 ₡ 3,000.00-10,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,500.00 ₡ 15,000.00-50,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,500.00 ₡ 4,000.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡ 828.12-3,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,400.00 ₡ 1,500.00-3,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,635.54 ₡ 900.00-2,800.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 998.43 ₡ 690.10-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 864.66 ₡ 600.00-1,380.21
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,245.43 ₡ 2,119.83-4,731.77
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,014.99 ₡ 453.59-2,347.70
Rice (white), (1 lb) 466.66 ₡ 281.23-782.57
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,535.48 ₡ 900.00-2,500.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,853.34 ₡ 1,133.98-3,628.74
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,955.30 ₡ 1,043.26-3,175.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,656.09 ₡ 1,587.58-4,309.13
Apples (1 lb) 1,051.87 ₡ 453.59-1,764.48
Banana (1 lb) 364.09 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 642.15 ₡ 226.80-1,565.13
Tomato (1 lb) 565.95 ₡ 294.84-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 524.05 ₡ 272.16-907.19
Onion (1 lb) 601.25 ₡ 272.16-939.08
Lettuce (1 head) 535.54 ₡ 300.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,224.09 ₡ 700.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ₡ 5,000.00-12,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,094.72 ₡ 700.00-1,725.26
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,493.69 ₡ 900.00-2,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,500.00 ₡ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡ 350.00-690.10
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 23,632.23 ₡ 13,000.00-50,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 672.50 ₡ 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,110.61 ₡ 965.61-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,570.00 ₡ 2,980.00-4,140.62
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,861.98 ₡ 2,271.25-3,785.41
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,000,000.00 ₡ 13,000,000.00-18,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,762,661.55 ₡ 15,000,000.00-19,874,980.22
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 42,260.37 ₡ 25,000.00-96,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 39.07 ₡ 20.00-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,102.40 ₡ 20,703.10-50,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28,814.94 ₡ 15,000.00-55,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14,909.97 ₡ 7,000.00-25,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,800.00 ₡ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 215,417.84 ₡ 130,000.00-400,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,775,452.64 ₡ 3,000,000.00-8,971,345.24
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,980.64 ₡ 20,000.00-55,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28,144.49 ₡ 15,000.00-50,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 62,866.84 ₡ 40,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 54,207.06 ₡ 34,505.17-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 324,958.95 ₡ 180,000.00-660,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 224,301.34 ₡ 130,000.00-414,062.09
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 568,017.42 ₡ 320,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 402,360.92 ₡ 250,000.00-828,124.18
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 103,138.93 ₡ 55,741.36-185,804.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 78,055.51 ₡ 48,445.41-128,695.52
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 486,461.82 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.47 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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