Cost of Living Data for Costa Rica

Restaurants Value Range
Inexpensive meal 3893.50
11
2500.00 - 5000.00
Mid-range meal 18000.00
13
12000.00 - 26743.50
Meal at McDonalds (Combo) 3600.00
13
2800.00 - 4500.00
Domestic beer 933.49
11
800.00 - 1500.00
Imported beer 1396.40
11
1000.00 - 2139.48
Coke/Pepsi 812.50
9
700.00 - 1000.00

Transportation Value Range
One-way ticket (local transport) 405.75 300.00 - 500.00
Monthly pass (regular price) 30000.00 20000.00 - 31000.00
Taxi 6746.00 3696.00 - 10000.00
Gasoline 2338.34 2180.40 - 2982.91
Car (VW Golf 1.4 90kW Trendline) 12984000.00 9627658.20 - 16046097.00

Sports and Leisure Value Range
Fitness club (monthly, adult) 27135.86 18000.00 - 35000.00
Tennis court rent 9613.20 7000.00 - 10697.40
Cinema (international release) 3500.00 2500.00 - 4000.00

Rent Per Month Value Range
Apartment (1 bed) city centre 259769.53 160460.97 - 400000.00
Apartment (1 bed) outside centre 206306.33 106973.98 - 320921.94
Apartment (3 bed) city centre 508105.11 320921.94 - 650000.00
Apartment (3 bed) outside centre 368574.14 220000.00 - 500000.00

Salaries and Financing Value Range
Net monthly disposable income 456032.69 320921.94 - 641843.88
Annual mortgage interest rate % 11.77 10.50 - 16.00

Markets Value Range
Milk 2762.24
16
2460.52 - 3037.05
Loaf of fresh white bread 951.10
10
498.95 - 1251.92
Dozen eggs 1659.88
8
1200.00 - 2100.00
Local cheese 10.20 $
36
9.00 - 12.00
Chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, 1kg) 1644.59
15
1360.78 - 2041.17
Water 726.75
8
1.00 - 2.00
Wine 6000.00
10
4278.96 - 7500.00
Cigarettes 1800.00
8
1400.00 - 2139.48

Utilities Value Range
Internet access (monthly, 10Mbps, unlimited) 25892.61 18185.58 - 40000.00
1 minute of pre-paid mobile credit local 0.24 $ 0.07 - 0.30
Utilities for 85sq.m. apartment (electricity, heating, waste, water) 37231.11 30.00 - 75.00

Clothing and Shoes Value Range
Pair of jeans (Levi) 32264.56 30.00 - 80.00
Summer dress in chain store (Zara, H&M) 26676.52 20000.00 - 40000.00
Pair of running shoes (Nike) 52621.82 37440.89 - 80000.00
Pair of business shoes (man, leather) 47994.48 45.00 - 90.00

Property Purchase Price Value Range
Price per sq.ft. to buy apartment city centre 77538.48 -
Price per sq.ft. to buy apartment outside centre 62336.40 -