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 month

An 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 month

Monthly 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 month

For 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).




Cost of living by city in Costa Rica