Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,500.00 ₡ 3,000.00-8,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 ₡ 15,000.00-50,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,500.00 ₡ 3,800.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡ 800.00-2,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,500.00 ₡ 1,564.00-3,320.69
Cappuccino (regular) 1,532.16 ₡ 850.00-2,502.40
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 948.29 ₡ 650.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 841.88 ₡ 600.00-1,251.20
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,070.45 ₡ 2,119.83-4,163.95
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 844.10 ₡ 453.59-2,099.88
Rice (white), (1 lb) 356.94 ₡ 281.23-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,504.11 ₡ 1,000.00-2,160.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,633.92 ₡ 907.19-3,128.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,713.71 ₡ 907.19-2,721.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,283.39 ₡ 1,360.78-4,073.26
Apples (1 lb) 1,060.80 ₡ 453.59-1,791.69
Banana (1 lb) 362.14 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 578.93 ₡ 226.80-1,587.58
Tomato (1 lb) 519.14 ₡ 283.77-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 507.69 ₡ 226.80-851.30
Onion (1 lb) 582.55 ₡ 272.16-950.28
Lettuce (1 head) 536.87 ₡ 300.00-1,251.20
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,216.44 ₡ 800.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ₡ 4,500.00-12,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,100.93 ₡ 650.00-1,800.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,592.28 ₡ 800.00-2,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,500.00 ₡ 2,000.00-3,500.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡ 350.00-700.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 21,749.57 ₡ 12,512.00-34,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 650.00 ₡ 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,046.07 ₡ 885.14-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,535.00 ₡ 2,980.00-6,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,443.80 ₡ 2,150.11-3,000.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,000,000.00 ₡ 12,000,000.00-16,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,542,150.76 ₡ 14,000,000.00-17,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 40,947.10 ₡ 25,000.00-80,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 39.66 ₡ 20.00-60.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,134.35 ₡ 25,000.00-45,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28,939.23 ₡ 18,000.00-45,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13,963.37 ₡ 7,000.00-20,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,550.00 ₡ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 197,629.78 ₡ 120,000.00-320,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,427,110.70 ₡ 3,000,000.00-7,200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,639.85 ₡ 20,000.00-55,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25,621.01 ₡ 15,000.00-42,804.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 57,526.04 ₡ 35,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51,829.80 ₡ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 307,386.85 ₡ 180,000.00-600,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 207,724.32 ₡ 125,000.00-375,360.11
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 516,158.17 ₡ 320,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 377,606.96 ₡ 250,000.00-688,160.20
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 96,892.58 ₡ 58,119.68-167,224.08
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 78,240.11 ₡ 51,096.25-130,255.53
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 467,588.59 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.40 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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