Puerto Rico is 19.6% cheaper than United States.

If you lived in Puerto Rico instead of United States, you would:

pay 27.3% less for restaurants

United States
Puerto Rico
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $18.15
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.24

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pay 10.7% more for groceries

United States
Puerto Rico
1 loaf
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.93
Milk (1 gallon) $3.83

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pay 8.3% less for transportation

United States
Puerto Rico
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.72
Monthly public transit pass $63.08
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $25,096.27

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pay 25.9% less for housing

United States
Puerto Rico
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,528.07
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,282.97

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pay 64.4% less for childcare

United States
Puerto Rico
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $1,137.97
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $15,943.15

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pay 22.7% less for entertainment and sports

United States
Puerto Rico
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.19
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.51
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar

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pay 0.4% more for clothing

United States
Puerto Rico
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas

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The statistics used to build this comparison are calculated using data from users just like you. We average the price of thousands of data points entered by users across the world. Learn more about our data sources. Page last updated: April 2024
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