Cost of Living Comparison

BYN
COMPARED TO
CRC

Belarus is 40.3% cheaper than Costa Rica.

If you lived in Costa Rica instead of Belarus, you would:
local_dining

pay 28.3% more for restaurants

  Belarus help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $7.03
BYN13.85
$6.89
₡3,917
-2.0%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$4.50
BYN8.87
$6.99
₡3,979
+55.4%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.77
BYN1.53
$1.32
₡752
+70.7%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.51
BYN1.01
$1.23
₡702
+141.4%

Belarus vs. Costa Rica - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 65.8% more for groceries

  Belarus help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.52
BYN1.03
$1.53
₡871
+193.6%
Local cheese (8 oz) $3.07
BYN6.05
$2.86
₡1,628
-6.8%
Milk (1 gallon) $2.39
BYN4.72
$4.74
₡2,696
+97.9%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.03
BYN2.04
$2.77
₡1,575
+167.6%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $1.55
BYN3.05
$2.80
₡1,590
+80.8%
Apples (1 lb) $0.48
BYN0.95
$1.43
₡813
+195.8%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.54
BYN1.07
$0.53
₡300
-3.0%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.68
BYN1.35
$0.69
₡390
+0.2%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.90
BYN1.77
$0.76
₡430
-15.8%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.19
BYN0.37
$0.85
₡483
+355.7%
Onions (1 lb) $0.22
BYN0.43
$0.66
₡373
+201.7%

Belarus vs. Costa Rica - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 84.3% more for transportation

  Belarus help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.60
BYN5.12
$4.08
₡2,320
+56.9%
Monthly public transit pass $14.92
BYN29.40
$49.81
₡28,336
+233.8%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $14,000.00
BYN27,580.24
$25,782.75
₡14,665,744
+84.2%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $3.85
BYN7.59
$10.03
₡5,704
+160.4%

Belarus vs. Costa Rica - Cost of transportation
home

pay 2.2 times more for housing

  Belarus help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$12.25
BYN24.14
$62.54
₡35,576
+410.4%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $232.44
BYN457.91
$506.97
₡288,374
+118.1%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $167.43
BYN329.85
$360.15
₡204,858
+115.1%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$35.43
BYN69.80
$50.77
₡28,878
+43.3%

Belarus vs. Costa Rica - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 26.8% more for childcare

  Belarus help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $543.60
BYN1,070.91
$359.61
₡204,553
-33.8%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $5,512.38
BYN10,859.49
$7,318.13
₡4,162,698
+32.8%

Belarus vs. Costa Rica - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 74.3% more for entertainment and sports

  Belarus help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.50
BYN2.96
$2.23
₡1,271
+48.9%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.32
BYN2.60
$2.26
₡1,285
+70.9%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$1.51
BYN2.98
$3.92
₡2,229
+159.1%
Monthly membership at local gym $30.19
BYN59.47
$52.64
₡29,942
+74.4%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $3.59
BYN7.06
$5.36
₡3,047
+49.4%

Belarus vs. Costa Rica - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 16.2% more for clothing

  Belarus help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$62.63
BYN123.39
$56.70
₡32,252
-9.5%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$33.77
BYN66.52
$43.53
₡24,762
+28.9%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$77.94
BYN153.55
$114.57
₡65,170
+47.0%
Men's business shoes (leather) $83.96
BYN165.41
$85.36
₡48,553
+1.7%

Belarus vs. Costa Rica - Cost of clothing
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