Cost of Living in Costa Rica

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,500.00 ₡ 3,000.00-10,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 ₡ 15,000.00-46,861.60
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,500.00 ₡ 4,000.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,400.00 ₡ 800.00-2,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,357.50 ₡ 1,500.00-3,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,619.15 ₡ 900.00-2,800.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 972.21 ₡ 650.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 852.43 ₡ 600.00-1,338.90
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,249.07 ₡ 2,119.83-4,688.18
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,008.13 ₡ 453.59-2,277.44
Rice (white), (1 lb) 457.03 ₡ 281.23-725.75
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,516.92 ₡ 900.00-2,500.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,820.63 ₡ 1,133.98-3,628.74
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,928.42 ₡ 1,043.26-3,175.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,596.26 ₡ 1,587.58-4,082.34
Apples (1 lb) 1,039.40 ₡ 453.59-1,764.48
Banana (1 lb) 359.40 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 626.28 ₡ 226.80-1,451.50
Tomato (1 lb) 563.35 ₡ 294.84-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 525.39 ₡ 272.16-907.19
Onion (1 lb) 603.90 ₡ 272.16-1,000.00
Lettuce (1 head) 527.20 ₡ 300.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,214.68 ₡ 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) 1,094.61 ₡ 700.00-1,714.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,500.69 ₡ 900.00-2,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,500.00 ₡ 2,000.00-3,347.26
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡ 350.00-669.45
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 23,273.07 ₡ 13,000.00-50,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 669.73 ₡ 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,098.38 ₡ 885.14-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,570.00 ₡ 2,980.00-4,016.71
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,791.82 ₡ 2,267.46-3,634.00
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) 16,532,444.83 ₡ 15,000,000.00-19,280,202.74
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 42,384.16 ₡ 25,000.00-96,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 40.43 ₡ 20.00-60.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,477.32 ₡ 24,000.00-50,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28,664.04 ₡ 15,000.00-53,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14,452.05 ₡ 6,694.51-25,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,600.00 ₡ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 213,576.26 ₡ 130,000.00-400,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,662,055.00 ₡ 3,000,000.00-7,698,692.07
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,710.33 ₡ 20,000.00-54,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28,002.89 ₡ 15,000.00-50,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 62,514.08 ₡ 40,000.00-95,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 53,933.25 ₡ 33,472.57-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 310,291.59 ₡ 180,000.00-600,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 218,065.03 ₡ 130,000.00-401,670.89
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 549,268.40 ₡ 300,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 401,075.09 ₡ 250,000.00-803,341.78
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 100,571.86 ₡ 55,741.36-185,804.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 78,984.69 ₡ 51,096.25-124,948.60
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 484,473.11 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.41 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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