Costa Rica - General information
Region region
Capital San Jose
Language Spanish
Currency Costa Rican Colon
Population 4,586,353
Phone code +506
Cost of living in Costa Rica
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 185 252
Food 199 329
Transportation 43 107
Communications and utilities 74 71
Clothing 24 89
Sports and leisure 26 93
Total 551 941
Accommodation in Costa Rica USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 187
Shared room in city centre 254
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 304
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 418
Coordinates of Costa Rica
Time Zone America/Costa_Rica
GMT -6
DST -6
Latitude 10.000000000
Longitude -84.000000000
Elevation (STRM3) 1415 m.

List of largest cities in Costa Rica

 
San Jose San Jose
San Jose San José
335,007
Limon Limon
Limon Limón
63,081
San Francisco San Francisco
San Francisco Heredia
55,923
Alajuela Alajuela
Alajuela Alajuela
47,494
Liberia Liberia
Liberia Guanacaste
45,380
Paraiso Paraiso
Paraiso Cartago
39,702

Cost of living and prices in Costa Rica

Restaurants
Meal Inexpensive Restaurant 1 pers. 7 USD
Meal Mid-range Restaurant 2 pers. 33 USD
Meal McMeal at McDonalds 1 pc. 7 USD
Drinks Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 2 USD
Drinks Imported Beer 0.33 liters 3 USD
Drinks Coke/Pepsi 0.33 liters 1 USD
Drinks Water 0.33 liters 1 USD
Drinks Cappuccino Portion 2 USD
Markets
Food Water 1.5 liters 2 USD
Food Loaf Bread 500 g. 2 USD
Food Eggs 12 pc. 3 USD
Food Milk 1 liter 1 USD
Food Onion 1 kg. 2 USD
Food Lettuce 1 head 1 USD
Food Rice white 1 kg. 2 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 2 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 3 USD
Food Cheese Local 1 kg. 6 USD
Meat Chicken Breasts 1 kg. 7 USD
Fruits Apples 1 kg. 4 USD
Fruits Banana 1 kg. 1 USD
Fruits Oranges 1 kg. 2 USD
Alcohol Wine, Mid-Range 1 bottle 11 USD
Alcohol Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 2 USD
Alcohol Imported Beer 0.33 liters 2 USD
Cigarettes Marlboro 1 pack 3 USD
Transportation
Public transport| One-way 1 ticket 1 USD
Public transport| Monthly Pass 1 month 54 USD
Taxi Taxi Start Start 1 USD
Taxi Normal Tariff 1 km 1 USD
Taxi Waiting 1 hour 11 USD
Fuel Gasoline 1 liter 1 USD
Automobile Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline 1 pc. 22,389 USD
Entertainment
Sport Fitness Club Fee 1 month 52 USD
Sport Tennis Court Rent 1 hour 19 USD
Rest Cinema, International Release 1 seat 6 USD
Goods
Clothing Jeans, Levis 501 1 Pair 62 USD
Clothing Summer Dress in Zara, H&M 1 pc. 49 USD
Shoes Nike Running Shoes 1 pair 96 USD
Shoes Men Leather Business Shoes 1 pair 88 USD
Accommodation
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 bedroom 522 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 bedroom 381 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 3 bedrooms 954 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 3 bedrooms 702 USD
Utilities Electricity, Heating... for 85m2 1 month 67 USD
Communication Mobile Calls 1 min. 0 USD
Communication Unlimited Internet 1 month 47 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 sq. meter 1,590 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 sq. meter 1,223 USD
Salary Disposable Salary 1 month 851 USD
Mortgage Interest Rate 1 year 11.38%
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Weather, climate, temperature by months in Costa Rica

Season Autumn Winter Spring Summer
Month Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Year
Record high °C 32 31 30 32 32 33 34 33 33 34 31 32 34
Average high °C 27 27 27 26 26 27 28 29 28 28 27 27 27
Average temperature °C 23 22 22 21 21 22 22 23 23 23 22 22 22
Average low °C 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 18 19 19 18 18 18
Record low °C 15 13 13 11 11 12 12 12 14 15 14 14 11
Rain Days 18 18 14 12 11 11 12 13 12 17 17 17 171
Fog Days 6 5 5 2 1 1 6 4 4 5 3 4 45
Thunderstorms Days 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 4 4 23
Average precipitation Mm. 308 306 162 69 32 24 25 58 228 245 208 245 1911
Relative humidity % 76 77 72 72 69 66 65 66 73 76 75 75 72
Relative humidity morning % 29 29 29 28 27 26 26 26 28 29 29 29 28
Relative humidity evening % 23 24 23 22 20 20 20 21 22 23 23 24 22
Wind speed Km/h 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3
Day Length Hours 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12
Dew point °C 19 19 18 18 16 16 17 17 19 20 19 19 217
Growing degree-day °C 379 377 360 358 356 338 395 401 413 391 393 390 4552
Solar radiation, global Mj/m2 16 14 14 14 15 17 19 19 16 15 14 14 16
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