Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,500.00 ₡ 3,000.00-9,418.74
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 ₡ 15,000.00-44,000.00
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 ₡ 1,700.00-3,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,561.19 ₡ 850.00-2,511.66
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 977.50 ₡ 700.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 854.49 ₡ 621.37-1,255.83
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,074.21 ₡ 2,100.00-4,163.95
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 849.86 ₡ 453.59-2,107.65
Rice (white), (1 lb) 357.04 ₡ 281.23-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,513.56 ₡ 1,000.00-2,400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,634.49 ₡ 907.19-3,139.58
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,722.09 ₡ 1,020.58-2,721.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,320.92 ₡ 1,360.78-4,073.26
Apples (1 lb) 1,088.70 ₡ 453.59-1,791.69
Banana (1 lb) 362.22 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 589.67 ₡ 226.80-1,587.58
Tomato (1 lb) 523.72 ₡ 284.82-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 507.78 ₡ 226.80-854.45
Onion (1 lb) 592.93 ₡ 272.16-950.28
Lettuce (1 head) 533.52 ₡ 300.00-1,255.83
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,223.28 ₡ 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) 1,092.11 ₡ 650.00-1,800.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,574.05 ₡ 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) 21,789.84 ₡ 12,558.31-34,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 650.00 ₡ 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,054.12 ₡ 885.14-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,535.00 ₡ 2,980.00-6,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,450.80 ₡ 2,157.69-2,952.62
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) 15,642,330.64 ₡ 14,000,000.00-17,456,056.35
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 41,322.51 ₡ 25,000.00-82,112.05
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 39.68 ₡ 20.00-60.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,395.27 ₡ 25,000.00-45,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29,097.87 ₡ 18,000.00-45,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13,625.62 ₡ 7,000.00-20,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,500.00 ₡ 2,900.00-6,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 204,711.65 ₡ 125,000.00-320,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,541,215.68 ₡ 3,000,000.00-7,221,030.50
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39,157.72 ₡ 20,000.00-55,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26,014.94 ₡ 15,000.00-42,804.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 58,087.93 ₡ 35,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 52,280.33 ₡ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 308,628.64 ₡ 180,000.00-600,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 213,258.48 ₡ 125,583.14-376,749.42
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 527,131.83 ₡ 320,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 387,492.77 ₡ 250,000.00-753,498.84
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 97,255.28 ₡ 58,334.79-169,783.40
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 78,372.98 ₡ 51,096.25-129,035.38
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 467,770.52 ₡
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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