Cost of Living in Costa Rica

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,500.00 ₡ 3,000.00-7,500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 ₡ 15,000.00-49,660.84
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,500.00 ₡ 3,800.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡ 800.00-2,483.04
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,449.02 ₡ 1,551.90-3,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,502.86 ₡ 850.00-2,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 925.71 ₡ 650.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 818.44 ₡ 600.00-1,200.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,072.66 ₡ 2,100.00-4,163.95
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 827.99 ₡ 453.59-1,814.37
Rice (white), (1 lb) 356.13 ₡ 281.23-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,496.38 ₡ 1,000.00-2,160.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,649.72 ₡ 907.19-3,175.15
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,710.63 ₡ 907.19-2,721.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,242.51 ₡ 1,360.78-3,919.04
Apples (1 lb) 1,058.60 ₡ 453.59-1,791.69
Banana (1 lb) 359.02 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 570.37 ₡ 226.80-1,587.58
Tomato (1 lb) 517.76 ₡ 272.16-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 515.19 ₡ 226.80-844.72
Onion (1 lb) 569.19 ₡ 272.16-950.28
Lettuce (1 head) 515.36 ₡ 300.00-1,200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,214.15 ₡ 700.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ₡ 4,500.00-12,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,106.62 ₡ 650.00-1,800.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,641.01 ₡ 800.00-2,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,491.52 ₡ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡ 350.00-660.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 23,260.87 ₡ 13,000.00-45,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 650.00 ₡ 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,062.17 ₡ 965.61-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,500.00 ₡ 2,980.00-3,800.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,423.58 ₡ 2,150.11-2,839.06
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) 15,359,123.33 ₡ 14,000,000.00-16,760,532.12
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 41,072.97 ₡ 25,000.00-81,176.37
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 39.75 ₡ 25.00-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,259.00 ₡ 24,830.42-46,557.03
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29,183.57 ₡ 15,000.00-52,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14,374.69 ₡ 7,000.00-20,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,724.56 ₡ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 212,639.90 ₡ 125,000.00-350,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,258,450.97 ₡ 2,700,000.00-7,138,745.16
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,369.70 ₡ 20,000.00-55,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25,329.21 ₡ 15,000.00-42,804.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 57,057.61 ₡ 35,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51,886.85 ₡ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 306,422.19 ₡ 180,000.00-572,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 214,237.32 ₡ 124,152.09-372,456.27
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 519,686.52 ₡ 320,000.00-931,140.67
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 383,254.88 ₡ 250,000.00-744,912.54
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 96,613.34 ₡ 57,670.05-167,224.08
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 77,962.41 ₡ 51,096.25-130,658.51
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 468,636.89 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.37 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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