Prices in Costa Rica

What are the supermarket prices in Costa Rica? Is the cost of living in Costa Rica are higher than in United States? How much will it cost us to entertain in Costa Rica and how much will we spend in restaurants and bars?
On this page below you will find the current price and cost overview in Costa Rica: food, Restaurants, living, and Entertainment (The last update: today 16 hours ago)

Currency in Costa Rica to Costa Rican colón (CRC). For 9.9 US dollars you can get 6.22 thousand Costa Rican colóns. For 99 US dollars you can get 62.2 thousand Costa Rican colóns. And the other way: For 99 Costa Rican colóns you can get 0.158 US dollars.


What are the different prices in the cities in Costa Rica? Look here: Prices in cities in Costa Rica

Prices: Alajuela   Guadalupe   San Francisco   San Jose   Santa Ana   Cartago   Liberia   Puntarenas   Samara   Quesada  

Summing up costs, it can be concluded that in Costa Rica it is cheaper than in United States. Food is 33% cheaper. Dining in restaurants and bars will be cheaper by 35%. And in the case of the cost of living in Costa Rica, they are lower than the cost in United States about 22%. When it comes to spending free time, entertainment and sport, it's more expensive by 18%.

See also how prices have changed in previous years: Price changes in previous years in Costa Rica


Are hotels expensive in Costa Rica? How much will we pay for a room in Costa Rica?

The average price of accommodation in Costa Rica is $90 (CRC 56K). If you are looking for the cheapest accommodation: in a cheap one-star hotel you will pay: $34 (CRC 21K) and if you like hostels, you'll spend the night there for: $31 (CRC 19K). The cost of a room in a 2-star hotel is Costa Rica in $56 (CRC 35K). 3-star hotels offer accommodation on average for $79 (CRC 49K) Overnight stay in 4-star hotel costs $140 (CRC 89K) in Costa Rica If you are looking for the best conditions for your stay, then in 5-star hotels that will provide much more luxury you will have to pay $280 (CRC 180K)


When you're thinking about traveling and it doesn't necessarily have to be a specific country, maybe the costs will be less than in Costa Rica in one of the nearby countries? Check prices in: Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

Comparison of selected prices in Costa Rica with prices in United States:

fees

$64 ($39 - $130)
60% less than in United States

internet

$50 ($39 - $79)
24% less than in United States

jeans pants

$61 ($32 - $95)
40% more than in United States

average earnings

$740
79% less than in United States

renting a small apartment in the center

$480 ($280 - $950)
64% less than in United States

renting a large apartment outside the centre

$600 ($390 - $1.2K)
65% less than in United States

bread

$1.4 ($0.79 - $3.2)
by half less than in United States

cheese

$5.7 ($3.2 - $11)
by half less than in United States

rice

$1.2 ($0.98 - $2.4)
69% less than in United States

tomatoes

$1.8 ($0.95 - $3.9)
by half less than in United States

bananas

$1.2 ($0.79 - $2)
20% less than in United States

wine

$11 ($7.1 - $19)
10% less than in United States

cheap restaurant

$7 ($4.7 - $12)
by half less than in United States

local beer

$2.4 ($1.3 - $3.9)
by half less than in United States

coffee

$2.4 ($1.3 - $3.9)
by half less than in United States

bottle of water

$1.3 ($0.95 - $1.9)
16% less than in United States

mac burger king or similar bar

$7.1 ($6 - $7.9)
10% less than in United States

cola pepsi sprite mirinda

$1.5 ($1.1 - $2.4)
22% less than in United States

Price changes in previous years in Costa Rica

Has the price of bread increased in Costa Rica?
Bread in previous years has cost: 2011: $0.92(CRC 580), 2012: $1.3(CRC 840), 2013: $1.5(CRC 960), 2014: $1.2(CRC 770), 2015: $1.7(CRC 1K), 2016: $1.6(CRC 1K), 2017: $1.5(CRC 940), and 2018: $1.9(CRC 1.2K).

Costa Rica price changes: A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) 2011-2018
Costa Rica price changes A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) hikersbay.com

Bananas - price changes in years: 2015: $0.98(CRC 620), 2016: $0.99(CRC 620), 2017: $0.94(CRC 590), and 2018: $1.2(CRC 780)

Costa Rica price changes: Bananas (1kg) 2015-2018
Costa Rica price changes Bananas (1kg) hikersbay.com

Have prices increased in restaurants in Costa Rica?
In inexpensive restaurants, the price for a meal was: 2011: $4.6(CRC 2.9K), 2012: $6.2(CRC 3.9K), 2013: $5.5(CRC 3.4K), 2014: $6.3(CRC 4K), 2015: $6.3(CRC 4K), 2016: $6.3(CRC 4K), 2017: $6.3(CRC 4K), and 2018: $6.7(CRC 4.2K)

Costa Rica price changes: Meal in a cheap restaurant 2011-2018
Costa Rica price changes Meal in a cheap restaurant hikersbay.com

Renting A Small Apartment In The Center - price changes in years: 2011: $340(CRC 220K), 2012: $340(CRC 210K), 2013: $420(CRC 260K), 2014: $340(CRC 210K), 2015: $410(CRC 260K), 2016: $490(CRC 310K), 2017: $500(CRC 310K), and 2018: $430(CRC 270K)

Costa Rica price changes: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2011-2018
Costa Rica price changes Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre hikersbay.com
Costa Rica price changes: Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2011-2018
Costa Rica price changes Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) hikersbay.com