Costa Rica - General information
RegionCentral America
CapitalSan Jose
LanguageSpanish
CurrencyCosta Rican Colon
Population4,586,353
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
Total551941
Accommodation in Costa Rica USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre187
Shared room in city centre254
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre304
1 bedroom apartment in city centre418
Coordinates of Costa Rica
Time ZoneAmerica/Costa_Rica
GMT -6
DST -6
Latitude10.000000000
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. 7.3 USD
Meal Mid-range Restaurant 2 pers. 32.6 USD
Meal McMeal at McDonalds 1 pc. 6.9 USD
Drinks Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 2.0 USD
Drinks Imported Beer 0.33 liters 3.0 USD
Drinks Coke/Pepsi 0.33 liters 1.5 USD
Drinks Water 0.33 liters 1.3 USD
Drinks Cappuccino Portion 2.4 USD
Markets
Food Water 1.5 liters 2.3 USD
Food Loaf Bread 500 g. 1.9 USD
Food Eggs 12 pc. 3.0 USD
Food Milk 1 liter 1.3 USD
Food Onion 1 kg. 1.9 USD
Food Lettuce 1 head 0.8 USD
Food Rice white 1 kg. 2.1 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 1.8 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 2.5 USD
Food Cheese Local 1 kg. 6.5 USD
Meat Chicken Breasts 1 kg. 7.0 USD
Fruits Apples 1 kg. 3.8 USD
Fruits Banana 1 kg. 1.1 USD
Fruits Oranges 1 kg. 2.1 USD
Alcohol Wine, Mid-Range 1 bottle 10.9 USD
Alcohol Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 1.7 USD
Alcohol Imported Beer 0.33 liters 2.5 USD
Cigarettes Marlboro 1 pack 3.3 USD
Transportation
Public transport| One-way 1 ticket 0.8 USD
Public transport| Monthly Pass 1 month 54.4 USD
Taxi Taxi Start Start 1.2 USD
Taxi Normal Tariff 1 km 1.2 USD
Taxi Waiting 1 hour 11.1 USD
Fuel Gasoline 1 liter 1.1 USD
Automobile Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline 1 pc. 22,388.9 USD
Entertainment
Sport Fitness Club Fee 1 month 52.3 USD
Sport Tennis Court Rent 1 hour 19.0 USD
Rest Cinema, International Release 1 seat 6.3 USD
Goods
Clothing Jeans, Levis 501 1 Pair 61.9 USD
Clothing Summer Dress in Zara, H&M 1 pc. 48.7 USD
Shoes Nike Running Shoes 1 pair 96.5 USD
Shoes Men Leather Business Shoes 1 pair 88.2 USD
Accommodation
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 bedroom 522.3 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 bedroom 380.6 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 3 bedrooms 954.3 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 3 bedrooms 701.5 USD
Utilities Electricity, Heating... for 85m2 1 month 66.8 USD
Communication Mobile Calls 1 min. 0.1 USD
Communication Unlimited Internet 1 month 47.4 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 sq. meter 1,589.6 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 sq. meter 1,223.4 USD
Salary Disposable Salary 1 month 851.1 USD
Mortgage Interest Rate 1 year 11.38%
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Weather, climate, temperature by months in Costa Rica

SeasonAutumnWinterSpringSummer
MonthSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugYear
Record high°C32313032323334333334313234
Average high°C27272726262728292828272727
Average temperature°C23222221212222232323222222
Average low°C18181817171717181919181818
Record low°C15131311111212121415141411
RainDays181814121111121312171717171
FogDays65521164453445
ThunderstormsDays43100001344423
Average precipitationMm.30830616269322425582282452082451911
Relative humidity%76777272696665667376757572
Relative humidity morning%29292928272626262829292928
Relative humidity evening%23242322202020212223232422
Wind speedKm/h2323333332233
Day LengthHours13121212121212131313131312
Dew point°C191918181616171719201919217
Growing degree-day°C3793773603583563383954014133913933904552
Solar radiation, globalMj/m216141414151719191615141416
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