Cost of Living in Costa Rica

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,500.00 ₡ 3,000.00-9,604.34
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 ₡ 16,000.00-50,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,500.00 ₡ 3,850.00-5,000.00
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) 1,583.55 ₡ 900.00-2,561.16
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 989.17 ₡ 700.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 865.69 ₡ 640.29-1,280.58
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,115.64 ₡ 2,100.00-4,163.95
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 852.02 ₡ 453.59-2,149.19
Rice (white), (1 lb) 359.77 ₡ 281.23-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,531.12 ₡ 1,000.00-2,400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,663.71 ₡ 907.19-3,175.15
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,757.67 ₡ 1,043.26-2,721.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,358.97 ₡ 1,360.78-4,073.26
Apples (1 lb) 1,112.61 ₡ 453.59-1,791.69
Banana (1 lb) 356.30 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 589.74 ₡ 226.80-1,587.58
Tomato (1 lb) 532.34 ₡ 290.43-1,270.06
Potato (1 lb) 508.24 ₡ 226.80-907.19
Onion (1 lb) 588.49 ₡ 272.16-950.28
Lettuce (1 head) 545.82 ₡ 300.00-1,280.58
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,217.58 ₡ 800.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ₡ 5,000.00-12,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,112.75 ₡ 650.00-1,920.87
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,560.28 ₡ 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) 22,005.03 ₡ 12,805.79-34,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 650.00 ₡ 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,062.17 ₡ 885.14-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,570.00 ₡ 2,980.00-6,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,477.19 ₡ 2,150.11-3,000.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,000,000.00 ₡ 12,000,000.00-16,007,234.62
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,707,027.36 ₡ 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 41,127.84 ₡ 25,000.00-83,730.15
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 41.91 ₡ 20.00-64.03
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,667.79 ₡ 25,000.00-48,021.70
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29,096.99 ₡ 18,000.00-45,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13,348.74 ₡ 7,000.00-16,007.23
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,500.00 ₡ 2,800.00-6,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 205,911.31 ₡ 120,000.00-320,144.69
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,631,093.46 ₡ 3,000,000.00-8,323,762.01
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39,469.27 ₡ 20,000.00-60,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26,757.87 ₡ 15,000.00-44,820.26
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 58,519.27 ₡ 35,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 52,766.48 ₡ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 313,594.22 ₡ 180,000.00-600,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 217,882.88 ₡ 128,057.88-384,173.63
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 531,354.38 ₡ 320,000.00-1,024,463.02
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 394,627.96 ₡ 250,000.00-768,347.26
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 98,008.87 ₡ 59,484.34-167,224.08
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 79,082.99 ₡ 51,096.25-127,028.42
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 473,885.59 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.42 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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