Cost of Living in Costa Rica

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,500.00 ₡ 3,000.00-10,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 ₡ 15,000.00-50,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,500.00 ₡ 3,950.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡ 800.00-2,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,500.00 ₡ 1,700.00-3,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,585.50 ₡ 900.00-2,537.54
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 986.74 ₡ 700.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 868.77 ₡ 634.39-1,268.77
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,148.65 ₡ 2,119.83-4,442.61
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 867.17 ₡ 453.59-2,158.15
Rice (white), (1 lb) 359.19 ₡ 281.23-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,530.30 ₡ 1,000.00-2,436.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,644.01 ₡ 907.19-2,948.35
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,774.49 ₡ 1,043.26-2,721.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,374.67 ₡ 1,438.76-3,919.04
Apples (1 lb) 1,039.83 ₡ 453.59-1,791.69
Banana (1 lb) 355.63 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 566.38 ₡ 226.80-1,451.50
Tomato (1 lb) 521.08 ₡ 272.16-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 515.28 ₡ 226.80-863.26
Onion (1 lb) 589.23 ₡ 272.16-1,088.62
Lettuce (1 head) 514.77 ₡ 300.00-1,200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,199.54 ₡ 700.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ₡ 5,000.00-12,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,064.94 ₡ 650.00-1,714.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,549.03 ₡ 800.00-2,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,500.00 ₡ 2,000.00-3,500.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₡ 350.00-660.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 21,739.13 ₡ 10,869.57-34,000.00
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 ₡ 2,980.00-3,965.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,560.11 ₡ 2,157.69-2,881.69
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,000,000.00 ₡ 12,000,000.00-16,200,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,627,037.17 ₡ 14,000,000.00-17,650,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 40,555.41 ₡ 22,467.83-95,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 42.47 ₡ 20.00-63.44
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,561.15 ₡ 25,000.00-47,578.93
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29,067.86 ₡ 15,000.00-50,750.86
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13,583.93 ₡ 7,000.00-15,859.64
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,550.00 ₡ 2,900.00-6,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 203,992.06 ₡ 120,000.00-320,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,729,655.08 ₡ 3,000,000.00-8,247,014.37
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,337.68 ₡ 20,000.00-54,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26,331.39 ₡ 15,000.00-44,407.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 58,914.16 ₡ 35,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 52,584.25 ₡ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 325,890.95 ₡ 190,315.72-630,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 218,749.54 ₡ 130,000.00-380,631.43
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 514,325.33 ₡ 320,000.00-951,578.58
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 380,220.92 ₡ 250,000.00-761,262.87
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 110,360.85 ₡ 69,676.70-176,807.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 78,744.23 ₡ 51,096.25-127,596.47
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 478,205.55 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.34 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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