Cost of living in Costa Rica in 2019

Cost of living in Costa Rica

Prices were updated: May 2018

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Food prices$CRC
A loaf of bread (400 g) 2.10$ 1240.10 CRC
Milk (1 l) 1.45$ 856.26 CRC
Eggs (12) 2.55$ 1505.83 CRC
Local cheese (1 kg) 6.49$ 3832.49 CRC
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg) 8.17$ 4824.57 CRC
White rice (1 kg) 2.10$ 1240.10 CRC
Onion (1 kg) 2.04$ 1204.67 CRC
Salad (1 kg) 0.90$ 531.47 CRC
Potato (1 kg) 2.12$ 1251.91 CRC
Tomatoes (1 kg) 2.68$ 1582.60 CRC
Bananas (kg) 1.45$ 856.26 CRC
Apples (kg) 5.40$ 3188.82 CRC
Orange (1 kg) 2.89$ 1706.61 CRC
Beef (1 kg) 11.20$ 6613.86 CRC
Pork (1 kg) 10.65$ 6289.07 CRC
Mineral water (1.5 l) 2.00$ 1181.05 CRC
Restaurants$CRC
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 7.40$ 4369.87 CRC
Meal for 1 person (Mid-range Restaurant) 22.00$ 12991.51 CRC
Cappuccino (regular) 2.60$ 1535.36 CRC
Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle) 1.65$ 974.36 CRC
Water (330 ml bottle) 1.35$ 797.21 CRC
Big Mac meal 7.50$ 4428.92 CRC
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 45.00$ 26573.54 CRC
Alcohol$CRC
Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l) 1.70$ 1003.89 CRC
Imported beer (0,33 l) 3.00$ 1771.57 CRC
Wine (700 ml) 10.80$ 6377.65 CRC
Vodka, rum, brandy 13.43$ 7930.72 CRC
Pack of cigarettes 3.60$ 2125.88 CRC
Hotels and hostels$CRC
Hostel (for 1 person) 16.00$ 9448.37 CRC
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night) 30.00$ 17715.69 CRC
Mid-Range Hotel, 4 stars (Room/Night) 65.00$ 38384.00 CRC
Luxury Hotel, 5 stars (Room/Night) 119.00$ 70272.24 CRC
Apartments for rent$CRC
Apartment (1 bedroom) in Downtown 549.00$ 324197.13 CRC
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 434.00$ 256286.98 CRC
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Downtown 929.00$ 548595.87 CRC
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 788.00$ 465332.12 CRC
Internet (60 Mbps) 76.00$ 44879.75 CRC
Transportation$CRC
Public transport (1 way ticket) 0.64$ 377.93 CRC
Public transport (Monthly pass) 39.00$ 23030.40 CRC
Taxi Start 1.20$ 708.63 CRC
Taxi (1 km) 1.30$ 767.68 CRC
Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 9.00$ 5314.71 CRC
Petrol (gas) 1.10$ 649.58 CRC
Personal care$CRC
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 5.47$ 3230.16 CRC
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 26.00$ 15353.60 CRC
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …) 6.00$ 3543.14 CRC
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4.29$ 2533.34 CRC
Tube of toothpaste 2.76$ 1629.84 CRC
Visit to private doctor 65.00$ 38384.00 CRC
Standard men’s haircut in expat area 12.00$ 7086.28 CRC
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.50$ 3247.88 CRC
Entertainment$CRC
1 ticket to the movie 6.00$ 3543.14 CRC
1 ticket to the theatre 27.00$ 15944.12 CRC
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00$ 7676.80 CRC
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66.00$ 38974.52 CRC
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 6.00$ 3543.14 CRC
Other prices$CRC
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.00$ 45470.27 CRC
1 Summer Dress (Zara, H&M, ...) 61.00$ 36021.90 CRC
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 103.00$ 60823.87 CRC
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.00$ 67319.62 CRC
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