Cost of Living in Costa Rica

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,500.00 ₡ 3,000.00-8,883.78
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 ₡ 15,000.00-47,380.15
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,500.00 ₡ 4,000.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡ 850.00-2,961.26
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,200.00 ₡ 1,500.00-3,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,616.30 ₡ 950.00-2,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 975.25 ₡ 650.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 844.71 ₡ 600.00-1,300.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,249.83 ₡ 2,119.83-4,542.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 993.86 ₡ 453.59-2,149.13
Rice (white), (1 lb) 463.05 ₡ 281.23-759.77
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,525.48 ₡ 900.00-2,500.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,845.61 ₡ 1,133.98-3,628.74
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,950.42 ₡ 1,043.26-3,175.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,689.08 ₡ 1,587.58-4,309.13
Apples (1 lb) 1,040.58 ₡ 453.59-1,814.37
Banana (1 lb) 355.21 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 635.07 ₡ 226.80-1,451.50
Tomato (1 lb) 569.06 ₡ 272.16-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 512.39 ₡ 268.64-800.00
Onion (1 lb) 594.72 ₡ 272.16-907.19
Lettuce (1 head) 509.26 ₡ 300.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,210.39 ₡ 700.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ₡ 5,000.00-11,845.04
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,082.01 ₡ 700.00-1,714.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,442.18 ₡ 780.00-2,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,400.00 ₡ 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) 20,888.72 ₡ 11,845.04-50,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 670.00 ₡ 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,118.49 ₡ 885.14-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,500.00 ₡ 2,980.00-3,965.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3,011.50 ₡ 2,271.25-4,000.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,000,000.00 ₡ 13,000,000.00-18,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,078,042.74 ₡ 15,000,000.00-17,767,556.76
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 40,926.26 ₡ 23,690.08-88,837.78
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 38.22 ₡ 20.00-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29,831.27 ₡ 20,000.00-40,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27,708.37 ₡ 15,000.00-50,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15,496.14 ₡ 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 209,007.55 ₡ 125,000.00-370,157.43
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,495,017.57 ₡ 3,000,000.00-6,810,896.76
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,958.91 ₡ 20,000.00-54,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28,671.47 ₡ 17,767.56-42,804.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 60,427.87 ₡ 40,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 54,093.29 ₡ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 316,028.33 ₡ 180,000.00-616,987.36
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 221,124.55 ₡ 148,062.97-355,351.14
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 563,504.87 ₡ 320,000.00-947,603.03
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 408,804.85 ₡ 250,000.00-829,152.65
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 98,451.51 ₡ 55,741.36-165,064.63
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 69,529.61 ₡ 43,111.19-111,482.72
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 467,779.81 ₡
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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