Cost of Living Comparison

CRC
COMPARED TO
ISK

Iceland is 50.3% more expensive than Costa Rica.

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

pay 60.0% more for restaurants

  Costa Rica help_outline Iceland help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $6.76
₡3,847
$14.34
kr1,505
+112.1%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.95
₡3,955
$11.42
kr1,199
+64.3%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.60
₡911
$2.04
kr214
+27.2%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.39
₡790
$1.89
kr199
+36.4%
Average +60.0%

Costa Rica vs. Iceland - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 38.5% more for groceries

  Costa Rica help_outline Iceland help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.47
₡836
$2.42
kr254
+64.6%
Local cheese (8 oz) $2.95
₡1,679
$5.86
kr615
+98.4%
Milk (1 gallon) $4.59
₡2,608
$4.44
kr466
-3.3%
Eggs
1 dozen
$3.03
₡1,721
$4.41
kr462
+45.7%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.81
₡1,601
$6.36
kr668
+126.0%
Apples (1 lb) $1.80
₡1,023
$0.99
kr104
-44.8%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.59
₡337
$0.79
kr83
+33.0%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.06
₡600
$0.90
kr95
-14.4%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.81
₡458
$1.82
kr191
+125.9%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.87
₡495
$0.94
kr98
+7.6%
Onions (1 lb) $0.91
₡516
$0.77
kr81
-15.0%
Average +38.5%

Costa Rica vs. Iceland - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 61.5% more for transportation

  Costa Rica help_outline Iceland help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.23
₡2,408
$5.73
kr601
+35.3%
Monthly public transit pass $43.56
₡24,779
$86.76
kr9,106
+99.2%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $22,087.84
₡12,564,005
$24,134.09
kr2,532,873
+9.3%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $10.05
₡5,717
$20.31
kr2,132
+102.1%
Average +61.5%

Costa Rica vs. Iceland - Cost of transportation
home

pay 72.8% more for housing

  Costa Rica help_outline Iceland help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$55.42
₡31,526
$54.47
kr5,717
-1.7%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $526.26
₡299,345
$1,185.29
kr124,396
+125.2%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $368.66
₡209,702
$993.19
kr104,236
+169.4%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$58.72
₡33,404
$57.62
kr6,047
-1.9%
Average +72.8%

Costa Rica vs. Iceland - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 37.1% less for childcare

  Costa Rica help_outline Iceland help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $335.17
₡190,653
$223.70
kr23,477
-33.3%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $7,125.13
₡4,052,915
$4,200.86
kr440,880
-41.0%
Average -37.1%

Costa Rica vs. Iceland - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 2.1 times more for entertainment and sports

  Costa Rica help_outline Iceland help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $2.16
₡1,228
$7.65
kr803
+254.3%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.98
₡1,126
$3.83
kr402
+93.6%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$4.02
₡2,287
$9.68
kr1,016
+140.9%
Monthly membership at local gym $59.58
₡33,892
$49.80
kr5,227
-16.4%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $6.20
₡3,529
$11.02
kr1,157
+77.7%
Average +110.0%

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

pay 46.1% more for clothing

  Costa Rica help_outline Iceland help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$54.98
₡31,275
$99.26
kr10,417
+80.5%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$50.00
₡28,439
$52.22
kr5,481
+4.5%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$104.02
₡59,171
$127.71
kr13,403
+22.8%
Men's business shoes (leather) $89.20
₡50,737
$157.42
kr16,521
+76.5%
Average +46.1%

Costa Rica vs. Iceland - Cost of clothing
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