🇨🇷 Cost of living and prices in Costa Rica, prices of food, rent, shopping, etc. Updated Apr 2021

Costa Rica is country located in Central America. Bordered by Nicaragua, Panama. Costa Rica covers an area of 51,100 square kilometres. Costa Rica has a population of 4,516,220 and a population density of 88.38 people per square kilometre. The official language of Costa Rica is Spanish. Costa Rica gross domestic product (GDP) is $48,510,000,000. GDP per capita is $ 10741. The currency in Costa Rica is Costa Rican colón. Top level domains in Costa Rica: .cr

Estimated cost of living for a month without rent

954.9 USD

Total cost of living for two person with average consumption for one month will be 954.9 USD, no rent price included. Click here to calculate cost-of-living estimate in Costa Rica

Cost of Living Estimate

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Restaurants prices

Meal in Inexpensive Restaurant
6.58 $
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
29.62 $
McMeal at McDonalds or Alternative Combo Meal
6.50 $
Domestic Beer, 0.5 liter Draught
1.97 $
Imported Beer, 0.33 liter Bottle
3.12 $
Cappuccino
2.26 $
Coca-Cola, 0.33 liter Bottle
1.38 $

Markets prices

Water, 0.33 liter Bottle
1.18 $
Milk, Regular,1 liter
1.21 $
Loaf of Fresh White Bread, 0.5 kg
1.70 $
White Rice, 1 kg
1.93 $
Eggs, 12 pack
2.52 $
Local Cheese, 1 kg
5.91 $
Chicken Breasts, Boneless and Skinless, 1 kg
6.99 $
Beef Round or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat, 1 kg
8.48 $
Apples, 1 kg
3.78 $
Banana, 1 kg
1.04 $
Oranges, 1 kg
1.86 $
Tomato, 1 kg
2.20 $
Potato, 1 kg
1.74 $
Onion, 1 kg
1.68 $
Lettuce, 1 head
0.74 $
Water, 1.5 liter Bottle
1.80 $
Bottle of Wine, Mid-Range Price
9.87 $
Domestic Beer, 0.5 liter Bottle
1.55 $
Imported Beer, 0.33 liter Bottle
2.31 $
Pack of Cigarettes
3.21 $

Transportation prices

One-way Ticket, Local Transport
0.66 $
Monthly Pass, Regular Price
39.49 $
Taxi Start, Normal Tariff
1.06 $
Taxi, price for 1 km, Normal Tariff
1.07 $
Taxi, price for 1 hour Waiting, Normal Tariff
9.87 $
Gasoline, 1 liter
1.01 $
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
20,567.31 $
Honda Civic 1.6 Or Alternative New Car
23,979.74 $

Utilities Per Month prices

Basic utilities for 85m2 Apartment including Electricity, Heating or Cooling, Water and Garbage
71.27 $
Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local, price per 1 min, No Discounts or Plans
0.06 $
Internet, 60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL
48.61 $

Sports And Leisure prices

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
47.24 $
Tennis Court Rent, 1 Hour on Weekend
17.32 $

Salaries And Financing prices

Cinema ticket, 1 Seat
5.76 $
Average Monthly Net Salary, After Tax
786.67 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages for 20 Years Fixed-Rate, Yearly, Fixed-Rate
0 %

Childcare prices

Private Preschool or Kindergarten, Monthly for 1 Child
362.49 $
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
6,435.50 $

Clothing And Shoes prices

Pair of Jeans in a Chain Store Like George, H&M, Zara, etc.
60.87 $
Summer Dress in a Chain Store Like George, H&M, Zara, etc.
46.56 $
Pair of Running Shoes, Mid-Range Price
93.62 $
Pair of Leather Business Shoes
87.51 $

Rent Per Month prices

One bedroom apartment in city centre
497.20 $
One bedroom apartment outside of city centre
348.67 $
Three bedroom apartment in city centre
847.27 $
Three bedroom apartment outside of city centre
660.30 $

Buy Apartment prices

Price per m2 to Buy Apartment in City Center
1,418.04 $
Price per m2 to Buy Apartment Outside of City Center
1,026.76 $