Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,591.93 ₡ 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 ₡ 4,000.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 ₡ 802.95-3,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,200.00 ₡ 1,500.00-3,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,625.98 ₡ 900.00-2,800.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 991.57 ₡ 669.12-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 864.82 ₡ 600.00-1,338.24
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,259.46 ₡ 2,252.32-4,731.77
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 984.20 ₡ 453.59-2,267.96
Rice (white), (1 lb) 464.64 ₡ 281.23-759.77
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,532.05 ₡ 900.00-2,500.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,868.80 ₡ 1,133.98-3,628.74
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,982.98 ₡ 1,043.26-3,175.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,679.25 ₡ 1,587.58-4,309.13
Apples (1 lb) 1,033.23 ₡ 453.59-1,764.48
Banana (1 lb) 359.29 ₡ 226.80-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 635.07 ₡ 226.80-1,517.54
Tomato (1 lb) 561.85 ₡ 294.84-1,133.98
Potato (1 lb) 516.65 ₡ 272.16-800.00
Onion (1 lb) 604.21 ₡ 272.16-910.53
Lettuce (1 head) 515.46 ₡ 300.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,220.51 ₡ 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) 1,086.85 ₡ 700.00-1,714.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,456.54 ₡ 780.00-2,500.00
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 ₡ 350.00-669.12
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 23,273.80 ₡ 13,000.00-50,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 670.00 ₡ 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,110.45 ₡ 885.14-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,570.00 ₡ 2,980.00-4,014.73
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,917.32 ₡ 2,271.25-3,974.68
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,500,000.00 ₡ 13,000,000.00-18,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,449,453.81 ₡ 15,000,000.00-18,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 41,615.52 ₡ 25,000.00-96,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 38.92 ₡ 20.00-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30,283.20 ₡ 20,000.00-40,147.31
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28,195.11 ₡ 15,000.00-53,529.75
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15,770.67 ₡ 7,000.00-25,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,800.00 ₡ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 212,011.66 ₡ 125,000.00-400,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,678,573.53 ₡ 3,000,000.00-7,200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39,037.61 ₡ 20,000.00-54,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28,418.08 ₡ 15,000.00-50,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 63,162.05 ₡ 40,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 54,764.53 ₡ 33,456.09-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 325,956.09 ₡ 180,000.00-669,121.83
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 221,906.22 ₡ 120,000.00-401,473.10
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 576,388.60 ₡ 320,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 410,782.90 ₡ 250,000.00-900,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 101,475.16 ₡ 55,741.36-185,804.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 77,356.96 ₡ 46,451.13-111,893.28
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 484,441.36 ₡
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.40 7.00-12.00

Prices in Costa Rica

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