Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Summary of cost of living in Costa Rica:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5,000.00 ₡ 3,000.00-10,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30,000.00 ₡ 16,000.00-50,099.76
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5,000.00 ₡ 4,200.00-5,009.98
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡ 950.00-3,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,350.00 ₡ 1,500.00-3,005.99
Cappuccino (regular) 1,772.70 ₡ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,038.74 ₡ 750.00-1,502.99
Water (12 oz small bottle) 811.34 ₡ 600.00-1,300.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,667.00 ₡ 2,100.00-4,731.77
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,271.06 ₡ 535.24-2,272.49
Rice (white), (1 lb) 514.52 ₡ 281.23-816.47
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,754.72 ₡ 840.00-3,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,928.55 ₡ 907.19-3,700.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2,170.04 ₡ 907.19-3,401.95
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,984.00 ₡ 2,041.17-4,535.93
Apples (1 lb) 1,028.43 ₡ 453.59-2,000.00
Banana (1 lb) 373.50 ₡ 226.80-681.75
Oranges (1 lb) 654.12 ₡ 226.80-1,360.78
Tomato (1 lb) 607.08 ₡ 294.84-948.01
Potato (1 lb) 592.21 ₡ 272.16-986.56
Onion (1 lb) 600.11 ₡ 317.52-1,000.00
Lettuce (1 head) 518.86 ₡ 330.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,221.89 ₡ 700.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,500.00 ₡ 5,000.00-12,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,129.01 ₡ 750.00-1,502.99
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,453.69 ₡ 780.00-2,300.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,500.00 ₡ 2,200.00-3,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡ 400.00-700.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 21,269.57 ₡ 12,524.94-39,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 900.00 ₡ 660.00-1,200.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,464.50 ₡ 1,005.84-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,725.00 ₡ 3,000.00-5,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,909.68 ₡ 2,555.15-3,747.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,200,000.00 ₡ 14,979,829.26-19,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,295,842.97 ₡ 15,029,929.02-19,920,045.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 43,680.73 ₡ 25,000.00-100,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 12,293.19 ₡ 10,000.00-18,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25,756.70 ₡ 20,000.00-35,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27,914.35 ₡ 15,000.00-50,099.76
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16,644.73 ₡ 10,000.00-30,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4,000.00 ₡ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 238,272.77 ₡ 150,000.00-400,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,656,910.54 ₡ 3,120,000.00-7,200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37,907.09 ₡ 20,000.00-50,099.76
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26,419.99 ₡ 12,000.00-40,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59,055.09 ₡ 36,000.00-86,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51,622.99 ₡ 30,000.00-75,149.65
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 334,888.15 ₡ 200,000.00-660,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 239,267.78 ₡ 150,000.00-400,798.11
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 635,418.44 ₡ 350,000.00-1,202,394.32
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 453,592.70 ₡ 300,000.00-801,596.21
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 89,433.61 ₡ 48,959.49-158,862.88
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 60,700.03 ₡ 39,799.67-88,257.15
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 460,253.02 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.86 7.50-13.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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