- Cost of Living
- Costa Rica
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Costa Rica**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 80% | |||
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Food in Costa Rica is 80% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ₡ 4,876 (E£ 146) | E£ 142 | + 3% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ₡ 3,622 (E£ 108) | E£ 69 | + 57% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ₡ 2,497 (E£ 75) | E£ 39 | + 94% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ₡ 799 (E£ 24) | E£ 14 | + 66% | |

12 eggs, large | ₡ 1,643 (E£ 49) | E£ 21 | + 130% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ₡ 1,056 (E£ 32) | E£ 10 | + 212% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ₡ 2,987 (E£ 89) | E£ 32 | + 182% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ₡ 1,972 (E£ 59) | E£ 25 | + 138% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ₡ 907 (E£ 27) | E£ 7 | + 305% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ₡ 839 (E£ 25) | E£ 22 | + 16% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ₡ 7,871 (E£ 236) | E£ 146 | + 62% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ₡ 1,636 (E£ 49) | E£ 12 | + 294% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ₡ 656 (E£ 20) | E£ 5.74 | + 242% | |

Housing | + 135% | |||

Housing in Costa Rica is 135% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ₡ 653,744 (E£ 19,569) | E£ 8,190 | + 139% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ₡ 395,411 (E£ 11,836) | E£ 5,267 | + 125% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ₡ 112,659 (E£ 3,372) | E£ 908 | + 271% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ₡ 473,318 (E£ 14,168) | E£ 6,098 | + 132% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ₡ 337,578 (E£ 10,105) | E£ 3,794 | + 166% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ₡ 140,382 (E£ 4,202) | E£ 610 | + 588% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ₡ 20,830 (E£ 624) | E£ 235 | + 165% | |

40” flat screen TV | ₡ 282,228 (E£ 8,448) | E£ 6,021 | + 40% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ₡ 68,986 (E£ 2,065) | E£ 3,030 | - 32% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ₡ 4,331 (E£ 130) | E£ 102 | + 27% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ₡ 2,460 (E£ 74) | E£ 91 | - 19% | |

Clothes | + 37% | |||

Clothes in Costa Rica is 37% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ₡ 40,927 (E£ 1,225) | E£ 874 | + 40% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ₡ 38,820 (E£ 1,162) | E£ 761 | + 53% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ₡ 54,148 (E£ 1,621) | E£ 1,831 | - 11% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ₡ 40,855 (E£ 1,223) | E£ 1,123 | + 9% | |

Transportation | + 48% | |||

Transportation in Costa Rica is 48% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ₡ 14,622,500 (E£ 437,714) | E£ 444,807 | - 2% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ₡ 649 (E£ 19) | E£ 5.87 | + 231% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ₡ 27,199 (E£ 814) | E£ 435 | + 87% | |

Personal Care | + 190% | |||

Personal Care in Costa Rica is 190% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ₡ 3,037 (E£ 91) | E£ 37 | + 144% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ₡ 21,724 (E£ 650) | E£ 74 | + 783% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ₡ 40,917 (E£ 1,225) | E£ 359 | + 241% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ₡ 3,511 (E£ 105) | E£ 60 | + 75% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ₡ 3,347 (E£ 100) | E£ 50 | + 102% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ₡ 3,065 (E£ 92) | E£ 52 | + 76% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ₡ 2,147 (E£ 64) | E£ 26 | + 151% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ₡ 1,654 (E£ 50) | E£ 20 | + 142% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ₡ 7,332 (E£ 219) | E£ 70 | + 213% | |

Entertainment | + 6% | |||

Entertainment in Costa Rica is 6% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ₡ 17,193 (E£ 515) | E£ 320 | + 61% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ₡ 6,373 (E£ 191) | E£ 133 | + 44% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ₡ 32,945 (E£ 986) | E£ 728 | + 36% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ₡ 28,727 (E£ 860) | E£ 524 | + 64% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ₡ 3,318 (E£ 99) | E£ 95 | + 5% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ₡ 2,047 (E£ 61) | E£ 42 | + 47% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ₡ 1,359 (E£ 41) | E£ 41 | - 0% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ₡ 376,038 (E£ 11,256) | E£ 9,559 | + 18% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ₡ 34 (E£ 1.03) | E£ 4.68 | - 78% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ₡ 32,117 (E£ 961) | E£ 820 | + 17% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ₡ 1,882 (E£ 56) | E£ 37 | + 51% | |

TOTAL | + 69% |

These prices were last updated on December 10, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.02993
EGP
/
CRC

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#
Cost of living in
**Costa Rica**
is
**69% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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