Cost of Living Comparison

EUR
COMPARED TO
CRC

Italy is 23.3% more expensive than Costa Rica.

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

pay 41.0% less for restaurants

  Italy help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $15.72
€13.79
$6.89
₡3,917
-56.2%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.69
€7.62
$6.99
₡3,979
-19.5%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.32
€2.03
$1.32
₡752
-43.0%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.11
€0.97
$1.23
₡702
+11.1%

Italy vs. Costa Rica - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 22.0% less for groceries

  Italy help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.76
€1.55
$1.53
₡871
-13.2%
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.62
€5.80
$2.86
₡1,628
-56.7%
Milk (1 gallon) $4.63
€4.06
$4.74
₡2,696
+2.3%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.84
€2.49
$2.77
₡1,575
-2.4%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $4.29
€3.76
$2.80
₡1,590
-34.8%
Apples (1 lb) $0.90
€0.79
$1.43
₡813
+58.5%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.85
€0.75
$0.53
₡300
-37.9%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.88
€0.77
$0.69
₡390
-21.9%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.93
€0.82
$0.76
₡430
-18.7%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.62
€0.54
$0.85
₡483
+36.8%
Onions (1 lb) $0.64
€0.56
$0.66
₡373
+1.8%

Italy vs. Costa Rica - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 11.3% more for transportation

  Italy help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $6.48
€5.68
$4.08
₡2,320
-37.1%
Monthly public transit pass $41.17
€36.10
$49.81
₡28,336
+21.0%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $23,149.04
€20,299.42
$25,782.75
₡14,665,744
+11.4%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $19.79
€17.35
$10.03
₡5,704
-49.3%

Italy vs. Costa Rica - Cost of transportation
home

pay 16.2% less for housing

  Italy help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$31.10
€27.28
$62.54
₡35,576
+101.1%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $575.47
€504.63
$506.97
₡288,374
-11.9%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $439.40
€385.31
$360.15
₡204,858
-18.0%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$123.32
€108.14
$50.77
₡28,878
-58.8%

Italy vs. Costa Rica - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 57.8% less for childcare

  Italy help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $439.88
€385.73
$359.61
₡204,553
-18.2%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $17,733.13
€15,550.20
$7,318.13
₡4,162,698
-58.7%

Italy vs. Costa Rica - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 11.6% less for entertainment and sports

  Italy help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.95
€4.34
$2.23
₡1,271
-54.8%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.49
€1.31
$2.26
₡1,285
+51.6%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$5.90
€5.17
$3.92
₡2,229
-33.6%
Monthly membership at local gym $53.68
€47.07
$52.64
₡29,942
-1.9%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $9.12
€8.00
$5.36
₡3,047
-41.3%

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

pay 11.8% less for clothing

  Italy help_outline Costa Rica help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$85.59
€75.05
$56.70
₡32,252
-33.8%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$35.05
€30.73
$43.53
₡24,762
+24.2%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$91.44
€80.19
$114.57
₡65,170
+25.3%
Men's business shoes (leather) $128.29
€112.50
$85.36
₡48,553
-33.5%

Italy vs. Costa Rica - Cost of clothing
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