Cost of Living in Costa Rica

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,500.00 ₡ 3,000.00-9,443.22
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 ₡ 15,738.70-50,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,500.00 ₡ 3,850.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡ 800.00-2,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,500.00 ₡ 1,700.00-3,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,586.58 ₡ 900.00-2,518.19
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 983.14 ₡ 700.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 858.67 ₡ 629.55-1,259.10
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,129.50 ₡ 2,100.00-4,163.95
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 836.89 ₡ 453.59-2,113.13
Rice (white), (1 lb) 359.31 ₡ 281.23-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,529.46 ₡ 1,000.00-2,400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,656.79 ₡ 907.19-3,175.15
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,744.75 ₡ 1,020.58-2,721.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,333.29 ₡ 1,360.78-3,919.04
Apples (1 lb) 1,065.73 ₡ 453.59-1,791.69
Banana (1 lb) 358.26 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 570.23 ₡ 226.80-1,587.58
Tomato (1 lb) 519.54 ₡ 272.16-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 507.42 ₡ 226.80-907.19
Onion (1 lb) 585.40 ₡ 272.16-1,088.62
Lettuce (1 head) 530.89 ₡ 300.00-1,200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,226.27 ₡ 800.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ₡ 4,500.00-12,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,061.45 ₡ 650.00-1,714.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,572.27 ₡ 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 ₡ 350.00-660.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 21,818.23 ₡ 12,590.96-34,000.00
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) 3,570.00 ₡ 2,980.00-6,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,473.27 ₡ 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) 15,650,865.93 ₡ 14,000,000.00-17,501,437.96
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 40,976.28 ₡ 25,000.00-94,432.22
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 42.44 ₡ 20.00-62.95
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,522.08 ₡ 25,000.00-47,216.11
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28,905.16 ₡ 15,000.00-50,363.85
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12,576.57 ₡ 6,295.48-15,738.70
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,500.00 ₡ 2,800.00-6,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 205,660.28 ₡ 120,000.00-320,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,678,766.95 ₡ 3,000,000.00-8,184,125.66
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39,586.97 ₡ 20,000.00-60,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26,201.15 ₡ 15,000.00-44,068.37
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59,640.92 ₡ 35,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 53,228.52 ₡ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 317,246.16 ₡ 188,864.44-600,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 216,427.07 ₡ 125,909.63-377,728.88
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 520,572.20 ₡ 320,000.00-1,007,277.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 392,561.50 ₡ 250,000.00-849,889.97
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 105,610.58 ₡ 69,676.70-167,224.08
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 78,466.65 ₡ 51,096.25-126,020.79
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 473,041.64 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.42 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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