Cost of living index in Costa Rica
|Milk (1Liter / 0.26Gallon)||1.37 (USD)|
|Eggs (30 pack)||6.77 (USD)|
|White bread (100g loaf)||0.33 (USD)|
|Rice (1kg / 2.2lbs)||2.05 (USD)|
|Cheese (1kg / 2.2lbs)||5.94 (USD)|
|Boneless chicken breast (1kg / 2.2lbs)||6.71 (USD)|
|Beef steak (1kg / 2.2lbs)||8.37 (USD)|
|Banana (1kg / 2.2lbs)||1.38 (USD)|
|Oranges (1kg / 2.2lbs)||2.38 (USD)|
|Apples (1kg / 2.2lbs)||4.24 (USD)|
|Onions (1kg / 2.2lbs)||2.21 (USD)|
|Potato (1kg / 2.2lbs)||2.1 (USD)|
|Tomato (1kg / 2.2lbs)||2.2 (USD)|
|Lettuce (1 leaf)||0.99 (USD)|
|Bottle of Water (1.5L / 50oz)||2.26 (USD)|
|Bottle of Red Wine||11.9 (USD)|
|Local beer (33cl / 11oz)||1.19 (USD)|
|Imported beer (33cl / 11oz)||3.29 (USD)|
|Pack of cigarettes (20 units)||3.86 (USD)|
|Fast food meal (MCD Big mac)||6.6 (USD)|
|Meal in cheap restaurant||7.08 (USD)|
|Meal in high end restaurant||41.63 (USD)|
|Bottle of Water (33cl / 11oz)||1.39 (USD)|
|Cup of coffee||2.76 (USD)|
|Limonade (Coca cola)||1.53 (USD)|
|Local beer (33cl / 11oz)||1.73 (USD)|
|Imported beer (33cl / 11oz)||4.14 (USD)|
|Sport shoes (Nike / Adidas)||104.28 (USD)|
|Mens Dress shoes||88.63 (USD)|
|High quality jeans||64.71 (USD)|
|womens summer dress||45.12 (USD)|
|Taxi minimum charge||1.09 (USD)|
|Taxi fare (1km / 0.6mile)||1.15 (USD)|
|Taxi 1 hour waiting||5.93 (USD)|
|Bus or metro ticket (One way)||0.89 (USD)|
|One month pass||47.25 (USD)|
|Gas price (1Liter / 0.26Gallon)||1.12 (USD)|
|Mid range compact car (Honda Civic)||21422 (USD)|
|Mid range family car (Toyota corolla)||25879.8 (USD)|
|Gym monthly membership cost||49.91 (USD)|
|1 hour tennis court rental||26.29 (USD)|
|Cinema ticket price||5.89 (USD)|
|1 bedroom flat in city center||495.79 (USD)|
|3 bedrooms flat in city center||818.26 (USD)|
|1 bedroom flat outside city center||359.15 (USD)|
|3 bedrooms flat outside city center||697.21 (USD)|
|Square meter price in city center||1945 (USD)|
|Square meter price outside city center||1474 (USD)|
|Monthly (Natural Gas, Electricity, Water, AC) for family||72.48 (USD)|
|50 mbps unlimited internet (ADSL or Fiber optic)||58.18 (USD)|
|Local calls mobile tariff for 1 mn||0.07 (USD)|
|Kindergarten or preschool monthly fees||376.27 (USD)|
|Average primary, secondary and high school yearly fees||7703.33 (USD)|
|Average monthly net salary||764.42 (USD)|
|Average yearly interest rates on home loans||9.76 %|
Grocery budget for one person per month in Costa Rica
On average a signle person can spend arround 142 (USD) a month which is considered quite affordable comparing to other places in the world. This will cover all your supermarket needs such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products and drinking water.
Note that cigarettes, beers and wine are excluded from this expenses report.
Grocery budget for two people per month in Costa Rica
238 (USD) will be enough for grocery shopping for a couple or two people splitting supermarket expenses.
this budget is considered quite cheap if we compare it to the average worldwide, this budget will cover their monthly needs on dairy products, fruits and veggies and all other supermarket expenses excluding cigarettes, wine and beer.
Grocery budget for family of 4 per month in Costa Rica
Grocery expenses for family of 4 people can be on average 379 (USD) per month in Costa Rica, if we compare it to other big cities in the world this amount is considered on the cheap side.
This report is taking in consideration all monthly needs for the family from supermarket including bakery and dairy products.
Average living cost in Costa Rica for one person per monthAn average single consumer can make it through one month in Costa Rica for arround 769 (USD), which is affordable if we compare it to other big cities.
This will cover all you basic needs, supermarket shopping will cost on average 142 (USD) while renting a one bedroom appartement a bit far from city center will cost around 359 (USD), transportation, home utilities and gym membership can cost on average 234 (USD).
Average living cost in Costa Rica for a couple per monthMonthly cost of living for a couple in Costa Rica can average 1234 (USD), which puts it in the cheap side in comparison with the big cities in the world.
Rent will take the big part it can cost arround 539 (USD) for a single bedroom flat close to city center, grocery shopping can cost on average 238 (USD) while home utilities, gym, one month transportation and mobile for two people membership can be arround 336 (USD).
Average living cost in Costa Rica for family of 4 per monthFor a decent living standard a family of 4 people can make through a month in Costa Rica for about 2915 (USD), which is considered quite affordable regarding the average worldwide.
Three bedroom appartement not far from city center can cost 976 (USD), if we do the calculation, private school for two childs will average monthly about 924 (USD), while supermarket expenses will cost for the family not less than 379 (USD), home expenses such as wifi, water, electricity and mobile membership will cost about 143 (USD).
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