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 ₡ 1,551.77-3,287.02
Cappuccino (regular) 1,507.49 ₡ 850.00-2,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 935.88 ₡ 650.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 831.26 ₡ 600.00-1,200.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,063.52 ₡ 2,119.83-4,163.95
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 841.72 ₡ 453.59-1,814.37
Rice (white), (1 lb) 358.87 ₡ 281.23-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,488.20 ₡ 1,000.00-2,100.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,622.88 ₡ 907.19-3,103.55
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,719.83 ₡ 907.19-2,721.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,282.11 ₡ 1,360.78-4,073.26
Apples (1 lb) 1,054.81 ₡ 453.59-1,791.69
Banana (1 lb) 356.27 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 557.24 ₡ 226.80-1,587.58
Tomato (1 lb) 522.24 ₡ 272.16-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 503.40 ₡ 226.80-844.65
Onion (1 lb) 581.73 ₡ 272.16-950.28
Lettuce (1 head) 521.05 ₡ 300.00-1,200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,222.72 ₡ 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) 1,103.29 ₡ 650.00-1,800.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,601.92 ₡ 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) 21,664.49 ₡ 12,414.17-34,000.00
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) 3,500.00 ₡ 2,980.00-3,800.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,438.42 ₡ 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) 15,358,980.92 ₡ 14,000,000.00-16,759,127.12
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 41,708.87 ₡ 25,000.00-81,169.56
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 38.98 ₡ 20.00-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,272.17 ₡ 24,828.34-45,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29,099.13 ₡ 15,000.00-52,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13,843.19 ₡ 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 210,927.56 ₡ 125,000.00-350,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,419,166.46 ₡ 3,000,000.00-7,200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,840.95 ₡ 20,000.00-55,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25,653.50 ₡ 15,000.00-42,804.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 57,697.93 ₡ 35,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 52,288.37 ₡ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 310,056.06 ₡ 180,000.00-572,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 216,112.63 ₡ 125,000.00-372,425.05
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 523,201.82 ₡ 320,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 386,646.86 ₡ 250,000.00-744,850.09
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 96,610.33 ₡ 57,665.22-167,224.08
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 77,959.42 ₡ 51,096.25-128,934.83
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 467,204.23 ₡
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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