Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,400.00 ₡ 3,000.00-7,500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 ₡ 15,000.00-45,000.00
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) 2,415.00 ₡ 1,549.49-3,306.85
Cappuccino (regular) 1,507.30 ₡ 850.00-2,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 935.85 ₡ 650.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 831.19 ₡ 600.00-1,200.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,063.39 ₡ 2,119.83-4,163.95
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 841.63 ₡ 453.59-1,814.37
Rice (white), (1 lb) 358.83 ₡ 281.23-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,488.09 ₡ 1,000.00-2,100.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,622.74 ₡ 907.19-3,098.98
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,719.55 ₡ 907.19-2,721.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,281.88 ₡ 1,360.78-4,073.26
Apples (1 lb) 1,054.70 ₡ 453.59-1,791.69
Banana (1 lb) 356.24 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 557.19 ₡ 226.80-1,587.58
Tomato (1 lb) 522.22 ₡ 272.16-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 503.38 ₡ 226.80-843.40
Onion (1 lb) 581.64 ₡ 272.16-950.28
Lettuce (1 head) 521.04 ₡ 300.00-1,200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,222.65 ₡ 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) 1,103.15 ₡ 650.00-1,800.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,601.76 ₡ 800.00-2,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,500.00 ₡ 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) 21,648.62 ₡ 12,395.91-34,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 650.00 ₡ 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,046.07 ₡ 901.23-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,535.00 ₡ 2,980.00-6,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,438.03 ₡ 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) 15,356,482.68 ₡ 14,000,000.00-16,734,481.09
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 41,700.70 ₡ 25,000.00-81,050.19
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 38.97 ₡ 20.00-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,267.03 ₡ 24,791.82-45,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29,095.56 ₡ 15,000.00-52,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13,839.08 ₡ 7,000.00-20,000.00
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 210,886.68 ₡ 125,000.00-350,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,417,684.05 ₡ 3,000,000.00-7,200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,833.28 ₡ 20,000.00-55,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25,648.66 ₡ 15,000.00-42,804.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 57,683.33 ₡ 35,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 52,278.81 ₡ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 309,909.36 ₡ 180,000.00-572,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 216,067.72 ₡ 125,000.00-371,877.36
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 523,054.73 ₡ 320,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 386,499.56 ₡ 250,000.00-743,754.72
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 96,557.67 ₡ 57,580.42-167,224.08
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 77,907.04 ₡ 51,096.25-129,712.53
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 467,132.51 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.39 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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