Cost of living and prices in San José, prices of food, rent, shopping, etc. 🇨🇷
Updated Sep 2021

San José, city in Costa Rica located in Central America. Coordinates: 9.92807 latitude and -84.09072 longitude. It is situated at elevation 1161 meters above sea level. San José has a population of 288054 people. It operates on the America/Costa_Rica time zone, GMT: -6.0.

Cost of Living Estimate in San José

Total cost of living in San José for two person with average consumption for one month will be 996.86 USD, no rent price included. Click here to calculate cost-of-living estimate in San José

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Restaurants prices

Meal in Inexpensive Restaurant
6.57 $
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
41.03 $
McMeal at McDonalds or Alternative Combo Meal
7.39 $
Domestic Beer, 0.5 liter Draught
2.46 $
Imported Beer, 0.33 liter Bottle
4.10 $
Cappuccino
2.56 $
Coca-Cola, 0.33 liter Bottle
1.53 $

Markets prices

Water, 0.33 liter Bottle
1.31 $
Milk, Regular,1 liter
1.37 $
Loaf of Fresh White Bread, 0.5 kg
1.44 $
White Rice, 1 kg
1.19 $
Eggs, 12 pack
2.31 $
Local Cheese, 1 kg
6.20 $
Chicken Breasts, Boneless and Skinless, 1 kg
6.40 $
Beef Round or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat, 1 kg
9.13 $
Apples, 1 kg
4.12 $
Banana, 1 kg
1.31 $
Oranges, 1 kg
2.02 $
Tomato, 1 kg
2.17 $
Potato, 1 kg
2.09 $
Onion, 1 kg
2.31 $
Lettuce, 1 head
0.88 $
Water, 1.5 liter Bottle
2.19 $
Bottle of Wine, Mid-Range Price
12.31 $
Domestic Beer, 0.5 liter Bottle
2.07 $
Imported Beer, 0.33 liter Bottle
3.23 $
Pack of Cigarettes
3.98 $

Transportation prices

One-way Ticket, Local Transport
0.81 $
Monthly Pass, Regular Price
36.93 $
Taxi Start, Normal Tariff
1.10 $
Taxi, price for 1 km, Normal Tariff
1.15 $
Taxi, price for 1 hour Waiting, Normal Tariff
6.20 $
Gasoline, 1 liter
1.03 $
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
22,979.30 $

Utilities Per Month prices

Basic utilities for 85m2 Apartment including Electricity, Heating or Cooling, Water and Garbage
59.12 $
Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local, price per 1 min, No Discounts or Plans
0.07 $
Internet, 60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL
58.09 $

Sports And Leisure prices

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
56.07 $
Tennis Court Rent, 1 Hour on Weekend
25.03 $

Salaries And Financing prices

Cinema ticket, 1 Seat
6.57 $
Average Monthly Net Salary, After Tax
935.59 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages for 20 Years Fixed-Rate, Yearly, Fixed-Rate
8.62 %

Childcare prices

Private Preschool or Kindergarten, Monthly for 1 Child
352.91 $
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
6,059.76 $

Clothing And Shoes prices

Pair of Jeans in a Chain Store Like George, H&M, Zara, etc.
64.28 $
Summer Dress in a Chain Store Like George, H&M, Zara, etc.
44.84 $
Pair of Running Shoes, Mid-Range Price
89.02 $
Pair of Leather Business Shoes
85.21 $

Rent Per Month prices

One bedroom apartment in city centre
580.71 $
One bedroom apartment outside of city centre
392.12 $
Three bedroom apartment in city centre
922.61 $
Three bedroom apartment outside of city centre
690.06 $

Buy Apartment prices

Price per m2 to Buy Apartment in City Center
1,870.98 $
Price per m2 to Buy Apartment Outside of City Center
1,399.94 $