Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,500.00 ₡ 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 ₡ 1,548.54-3,307.77
Cappuccino (regular) 1,518.16 ₡ 850.00-2,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 946.57 ₡ 650.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 836.71 ₡ 619.42-1,200.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,063.34 ₡ 2,119.83-4,163.95
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 841.60 ₡ 453.59-1,814.37
Rice (white), (1 lb) 360.59 ₡ 281.23-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,488.04 ₡ 1,000.00-2,100.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,622.68 ₡ 907.19-3,097.08
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,719.43 ₡ 907.19-2,721.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,281.78 ₡ 1,360.78-4,073.26
Apples (1 lb) 1,054.65 ₡ 453.59-1,791.69
Banana (1 lb) 356.22 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 557.18 ₡ 226.80-1,587.58
Tomato (1 lb) 522.21 ₡ 272.16-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 503.37 ₡ 226.80-842.89
Onion (1 lb) 581.60 ₡ 272.16-950.28
Lettuce (1 head) 521.03 ₡ 300.00-1,200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,222.62 ₡ 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) 1,103.09 ₡ 650.00-1,800.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,601.69 ₡ 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 ₡ 350.00-700.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 21,642.02 ₡ 12,388.32-34,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 650.00 ₡ 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,046.07 ₡ 885.14-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,535.00 ₡ 2,980.00-6,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,437.87 ₡ 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) 15,355,443.58 ₡ 14,000,000.00-16,724,229.95
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 40,879.13 ₡ 25,000.00-80,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 39.17 ₡ 20.00-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,103.13 ₡ 24,776.64-45,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29,041.03 ₡ 15,000.00-49,553.27
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13,837.37 ₡ 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 201,059.02 ₡ 120,000.00-336,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,417,067.46 ₡ 3,000,000.00-7,200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,596.98 ₡ 20,000.00-55,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25,775.60 ₡ 15,000.00-42,804.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 57,435.86 ₡ 35,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51,371.05 ₡ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 309,816.53 ₡ 180,000.00-572,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 214,617.87 ₡ 125,000.00-371,649.55
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 518,894.23 ₡ 320,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 386,423.76 ₡ 250,000.00-743,299.11
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 96,535.76 ₡ 57,545.14-167,224.08
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 77,885.26 ₡ 51,096.25-129,748.75
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 457,102.68 ₡
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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