Cost of Living in Costa Rica

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,346.46 ₡ 3,000.00-7,500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 ₡ 15,000.00-49,062.04
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,500.00 ₡ 3,800.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡ 800.00-2,453.10
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,434.05 ₡ 1,533.19-3,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,526.16 ₡ 850.00-2,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 927.16 ₡ 625.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 815.70 ₡ 600.00-1,200.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,153.83 ₡ 2,271.25-4,163.95
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 830.68 ₡ 453.59-1,814.37
Rice (white), (1 lb) 350.56 ₡ 281.23-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,501.94 ₡ 1,000.00-2,160.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,635.62 ₡ 907.19-3,175.15
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,731.33 ₡ 907.19-2,721.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,284.71 ₡ 1,360.78-3,175.15
Apples (1 lb) 1,066.96 ₡ 453.59-1,791.69
Banana (1 lb) 355.18 ₡ 226.80-566.99
Oranges (1 lb) 581.87 ₡ 226.80-1,587.58
Tomato (1 lb) 520.23 ₡ 272.16-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 518.48 ₡ 226.80-907.19
Onion (1 lb) 574.20 ₡ 272.16-950.28
Lettuce (1 head) 517.63 ₡ 300.00-1,200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,220.75 ₡ 700.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ₡ 4,500.00-12,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,097.26 ₡ 650.00-1,800.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,668.62 ₡ 900.00-2,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,453.10 ₡ 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) 25,000.00 ₡ 17,391.30-45,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 650.00 ₡ 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,046.07 ₡ 852.95-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,500.00 ₡ 2,980.00-3,800.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,400.66 ₡ 2,150.11-2,839.06
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) 15,207,059.39 ₡ 14,000,000.00-16,558,439.80
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 41,128.59 ₡ 25,000.00-80,197.57
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 39.96 ₡ 25.00-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32,078.41 ₡ 25,000.00-50,288.59
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29,398.62 ₡ 18,000.00-52,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15,059.74 ₡ 7,000.00-20,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,679.65 ₡ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 205,400.81 ₡ 120,000.00-350,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,383,463.69 ₡ 2,640,000.00-7,359,306.58
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,385.53 ₡ 20,000.00-60,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25,998.73 ₡ 15,000.00-42,804.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 57,219.50 ₡ 35,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51,724.86 ₡ 30,000.00-79,400.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 303,523.95 ₡ 183,982.66-572,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 215,788.56 ₡ 125,000.00-400,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 509,360.33 ₡ 320,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 377,298.71 ₡ 250,000.00-827,921.99
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 99,050.32 ₡ 62,672.16-167,224.08
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 77,532.92 ₡ 51,096.25-129,706.85
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 474,461.99 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.44 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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