Cost of Living Comparison

CVE
COMPARED TO
CRC

Costa Rica is 54.8% more expensive than Cabo Verde.

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

pay 37.4% more for restaurants

  Cabo Verde help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $5.32
CVE514.25
$7.32
₡4,163
+37.7%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.85
CVE565.67
$7.09
₡4,031
+21.2%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.28
CVE123.42
$1.38
₡785
+8.2%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.74
CVE71.99
$1.36
₡773
+82.6%
Average +37.4%

Cabo Verde vs. Costa Rica - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 33.7% more for groceries

  Cabo Verde help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.17
CVE113.13
$1.66
₡942
+41.6%
Local cheese (8 oz) $1.06
CVE102.85
$2.92
₡1,661
+174.6%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.62
CVE350.40
$5.55
₡3,157
+53.2%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.55
CVE246.84
$2.66
₡1,513
+4.3%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.41
CVE233.26
$2.74
₡1,557
+13.5%
Apples (1 lb) $1.21
CVE116.63
$1.92
₡1,091
+59.1%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.87
CVE83.97
$0.62
₡351
-28.9%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.96
CVE93.30
$0.91
₡517
-5.7%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.96
CVE93.30
$0.86
₡492
-10.3%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.72
CVE69.98
$0.82
₡468
+13.7%
Onions (1 lb) $0.63
CVE60.65
$0.98
₡555
+55.6%
Average +33.7%

Cabo Verde vs. Costa Rica - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 3.7% less for transportation

  Cabo Verde help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.63
CVE447.73
$4.30
₡2,444
-7.2%
Monthly public transit pass ?? $42.61
₡24,237
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) ?? $22,427.52
₡12,757,224
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $9.84
CVE951.36
$9.82
₡5,584
-0.2%
Average -3.7%

Cabo Verde vs. Costa Rica - Cost of transportation
home

pay 62.3% more for housing

  Cabo Verde help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$71.59
CVE6,925.20
$51.18
₡29,110
-28.5%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $318.98
CVE30,854.87
$538.54
₡306,332
+68.8%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $110.46
CVE10,685.21
$375.16
₡213,400
+239.6%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$87.41
CVE8,454.84
$60.73
₡34,547
-30.5%
Average +62.3%

Cabo Verde vs. Costa Rica - Cost of housing
child_care

pay (unknown) more for childcare

  Cabo Verde Costa Rica help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly ?? $308.21
₡175,315
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters ?? $7,171.59
₡4,079,343

Cabo Verde vs. Costa Rica - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 48.8% more for entertainment and sports

  Cabo Verde help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.06
CVE102.85
$2.12
₡1,204
+99.0%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.17
CVE113.13
$2.31
₡1,314
+97.5%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$3.19
CVE308.55
$3.74
₡2,128
+17.3%
Monthly membership at local gym $37.21
CVE3,599.73
$57.19
₡32,532
+53.7%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $7.44
CVE719.95
$5.71
₡3,247
-23.3%
Average +48.8%

Cabo Verde vs. Costa Rica - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 2.5 times more for clothing

  Cabo Verde help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
?? $55.79
₡31,735
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$15.95
CVE1,542.74
$42.10
₡23,947
+164.0%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$42.53
CVE4,113.98
$100.48
₡57,157
+136.3%
Men's business shoes (leather) ?? $78.33
₡44,558
Average +150.2%

Cabo Verde vs. Costa Rica - Cost of clothing
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