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 ₡ 16,000.00-50,270.78
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5,000.00 ₡ 4,200.00-5,027.08
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡ 950.00-3,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,350.00 ₡ 1,500.00-3,016.25
Cappuccino (regular) 1,773.37 ₡ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,039.12 ₡ 750.00-1,508.12
Water (12 oz small bottle) 811.57 ₡ 600.00-1,300.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,667.65 ₡ 2,100.00-4,731.77
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,271.67 ₡ 535.24-2,280.25
Rice (white), (1 lb) 514.70 ₡ 281.23-816.47
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,755.59 ₡ 840.00-3,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,929.18 ₡ 907.19-3,700.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2,170.76 ₡ 907.19-3,401.95
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,984.71 ₡ 2,041.17-4,535.93
Apples (1 lb) 1,028.72 ₡ 453.59-2,000.00
Banana (1 lb) 373.69 ₡ 226.80-684.07
Oranges (1 lb) 654.39 ₡ 226.80-1,360.78
Tomato (1 lb) 607.27 ₡ 294.84-948.01
Potato (1 lb) 592.39 ₡ 272.16-986.56
Onion (1 lb) 600.29 ₡ 317.52-1,000.00
Lettuce (1 head) 518.99 ₡ 330.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,222.12 ₡ 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) 1,129.24 ₡ 750.00-1,508.12
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,453.84 ₡ 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 ₡ 12,567.70-39,000.00
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) 2,909.94 ₡ 2,555.15-3,747.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,200,000.00 ₡ 15,000,000.00-19,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,332,050.01 ₡ 15,081,234.87-19,920,045.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 43,689.28 ₡ 25,000.00-100,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 12,295.03 ₡ 10,000.00-18,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25,766.01 ₡ 20,000.00-35,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27,921.37 ₡ 15,000.00-50,270.78
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16,649.23 ₡ 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 238,379.34 ₡ 150,000.00-400,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,661,390.44 ₡ 3,120,000.00-7,200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37,913.71 ₡ 20,000.00-50,270.78
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26,429.76 ₡ 12,000.00-40,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59,084.12 ₡ 36,000.00-86,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51,633.82 ₡ 30,000.00-75,406.17
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 335,304.44 ₡ 200,000.00-660,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 239,472.49 ₡ 150,000.00-402,166.26
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 636,135.74 ₡ 350,000.00-1,206,498.79
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 454,112.51 ₡ 300,000.00-804,332.53
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 89,641.69 ₡ 48,959.49-158,862.88
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 60,818.22 ₡ 39,799.67-88,257.15
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 460,448.51 ₡
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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