Cost of Living in Costa Rica

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5,000.00 ₡ 3,000.00-9,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 28,141.35 ₡ 15,000.00-50,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,500.00 ₡ 4,000.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡ 844.24-3,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,200.00 ₡ 1,500.00-3,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,648.68 ₡ 1,000.00-2,814.14
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 989.71 ₡ 700.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 842.42 ₡ 600.00-1,300.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,361.28 ₡ 2,119.83-4,731.77
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 987.45 ₡ 453.59-2,267.96
Rice (white), (1 lb) 456.09 ₡ 281.23-703.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,523.66 ₡ 900.00-2,500.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,840.08 ₡ 1,133.98-3,628.74
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,962.85 ₡ 1,043.26-3,175.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,683.21 ₡ 1,769.01-4,309.13
Apples (1 lb) 1,012.53 ₡ 453.59-1,764.48
Banana (1 lb) 362.17 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 647.50 ₡ 226.80-1,451.50
Tomato (1 lb) 586.80 ₡ 272.16-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 517.49 ₡ 255.29-765.88
Onion (1 lb) 599.49 ₡ 272.16-907.19
Lettuce (1 head) 508.36 ₡ 300.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,203.40 ₡ 700.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ₡ 5,000.00-11,256.54
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,046.64 ₡ 700.00-1,714.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,389.09 ₡ 750.00-2,251.31
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,500.00 ₡ 2,000.00-3,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡ 350.00-650.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 20,800.00 ₡ 13,000.00-50,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 672.50 ₡ 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,118.49 ₡ 885.14-1,811.57
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,480.00 ₡ 2,980.00-3,965.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3,012.45 ₡ 2,271.25-3,974.68
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,000,000.00 ₡ 12,000,000.00-18,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,768,432.98 ₡ 15,000,000.00-17,650,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 41,175.05 ₡ 22,513.08-100,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 37.73 ₡ 15.00-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28,784.66 ₡ 20,000.00-40,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27,645.61 ₡ 15,000.00-50,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15,695.37 ₡ 7,000.00-25,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,500.00 ₡ 3,000.00-5,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 207,433.34 ₡ 125,000.00-360,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,474,698.92 ₡ 3,000,000.00-7,200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39,967.28 ₡ 20,000.00-55,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28,193.06 ₡ 15,000.00-42,212.03
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59,683.58 ₡ 40,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 53,073.69 ₡ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 313,204.06 ₡ 180,000.00-650,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 217,577.83 ₡ 140,706.76-350,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 572,864.71 ₡ 350,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 408,345.75 ₡ 260,000.00-800,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 100,857.79 ₡ 62,745.49-158,862.88
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 66,927.53 ₡ 41,767.06-108,015.02
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 471,497.80 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.53 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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