Saturday 12 June 2021

Cost of Living in San Jose, Costa Rica

cost-of-living-san-jose-costa-rica
Archive photo of the San Jose Mercado Central (Central Market)

(QCOSTARICA) Yet another cost of living chart, this one by Numbeo, the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide.

Numbeo says it has 1,841,665 prices in 5,331 cities entered by 231,709 users (updated June 25, 2015)

- Advertisement -

The website provides, free of charge, a tool to see, share and compare information about cost of living worldwide, including cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution.

So, what does it cost to live in San Jose?

That is a difficult question to answer since everyone’s style of living and needs are different. What Numbeo does, however, is breakdown the different costs based on entires made in the past 18 months from 71 different contributors.

For example, the rent per month for a 1 bedroom apartment in city centre is US$625, outside the centre US$530. A pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) can set you back US$78.90 and a pair of Nike running shoes (mid-range) US$98.21. But, in San Jose centre you can buy knockoffs for half of that and non-brand jeans for even less.

- Advertisement -

The cost of a movie is US$5.62, renting a tennis court (1 hour on the weekend) is US$19.36.

Basic utilityt costs (electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85 square metre (900 square foot) apartment is US$80.62, cable/dsl internet with 6 Mbps, unlimited data is US$51.02.

A litre of gasoline US$1.30 (US$5.03 a US gallon – US$5.79 for a Canadian gallon), a one way pass on a local bus US$0.66, taxi is US$1.20 per kilometre.

A bottle of domestic beer US$2.08, imported US$2.93, water US$0.75 and a pack of cigarettes US$3.09. Milk is US$1.45 a litre, fresh white bread (500gr) US$1.39, rice (1 kg) US$2.25, a dozen eggs US$3.26 and 1 kg of boneless, skinless chicken breasts is US$7.09.

Click here for the Numbeo prices in San Jose.

Those living in Costa Rica and in particular San Jose can find great deals on many of the items on the list, in places like the Mercado Central which can be found in every town or the local “ferias” (weekend markets) that are in every community.

- Advertisement -

Click here of the Cost of Living Estimator in San Jose, Costa Rica

Use the comments below to let us know of the great deals or experience with prices in San Jose.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Simple to request certification of vaccines against covid-19 applied in Costa Rica and abroad

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health issued a new guideline on...

The US improves travel alerts for Central America; Not Costa Rica and Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - The United States has eased travel advisories for most...

MOST READ

Costa Rica cannot feel safe from covid-19 before having about 80% of population vaccinated

QCOSTARICA - No doubt, vaccines are one of the most powerful tools to maintain control of Covid-19, but when it comes to entire populations,...

COVID vaccines in the workplace: Can I ask who got their shots?

(DW) Jon works for the local government in the US state of Virginia. The 40-year-old received both his COVID shots in April. Most of...

Carlos Alvarado describes calls reprehensible the persecution of Ortega against opponents in Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, described the persecution of Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega against opponents as reprehensible after the government...

Europe opens the doors to tourism, these are the requirements

Q TRAVEL - Europe opened the doors to tourism. While worldwide vaccination against covid-19 advances above the levels of each country, the restrictions are...

Will President Alvarado be vaccinated against Covid-19 soon?

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado is just another citizen when it comes to covid-19 vaccination, given his young age and good health,...

Nicaragua government assures that detainees violated one of the Ten Commandments

TODAY NICARAGUA – The vice president of Nicaragua and First Lady, Rosario Murillo, assured that those who feel persecuted are for the crimes they...

Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister absent from the summit of Central American presidents

QCOSTARICA - The Daniel Ortega government sent its ambassador to Costa Rica, Duilio Hernández, as its representative to the summit of Central American presidents...

Which countries could follow El Salvador by making it legal tender?

Q24N - El Salvador may be the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender, but recent developments suggest that it might not be...

Parking lots, a bull ring and shopping centers among the vaccination centers on Saturday

QCOSTARICA - Vaccination centers against covid-19 were transformed this Saturday to be able to vaccinate more people. Universities, civic centers, parking lots and even...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.