- Cost of Living
- Costa Rica
- Egypt
- Comparison
Cost of living in Costa Rica compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 79% | |||
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Food in Costa Rica is 79% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ₡ 4,800 (E£ 139) | E£ 137 | + 1% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ₡ 3,650 (E£ 105) | E£ 70 | + 51% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ₡ 2,403 (E£ 69) | E£ 39 | + 79% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ₡ 790 (E£ 23) | E£ 15 | + 55% | |
12 eggs, large | ₡ 1,692 (E£ 49) | E£ 21 | + 130% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ₡ 1,065 (E£ 31) | E£ 10 | + 218% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ₡ 2,949 (E£ 85) | E£ 32 | + 170% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ₡ 2,000 (E£ 58) | E£ 25 | + 135% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ₡ 947 (E£ 27) | E£ 8 | + 258% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ₡ 907 (E£ 26) | E£ 22 | + 19% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ₡ 7,583 (E£ 219) | E£ 150 | + 46% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | ₡ 1,749 (E£ 51) | E£ 13 | + 296% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ₡ 745 (E£ 22) | E£ 5.66 | + 280% | |
Housing | + 114% | |||
Housing in Costa Rica is 114% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ₡ 729,963 (E£ 21,083) | E£ 8,522 | + 147% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ₡ 367,004 (E£ 10,600) | E£ 5,146 | + 106% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ₡ 99,829 (E£ 2,883) | E£ 781 | + 269% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ₡ 489,531 (E£ 14,139) | E£ 6,535 | + 116% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ₡ 333,038 (E£ 9,619) | E£ 4,067 | + 137% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ₡ 45,057 (E£ 1,301) | E£ 591 | + 120% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ₡ 21,090 (E£ 609) | E£ 223 | + 173% | |
40” flat screen TV | ₡ 273,449 (E£ 7,898) | E£ 5,906 | + 34% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ₡ 78,593 (E£ 2,270) | E£ 3,080 | - 26% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ₡ 4,151 (E£ 120) | E£ 92 | + 30% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | ₡ 2,593 (E£ 75) | E£ 91 | - 18% | |
Clothes | + 16% | |||
Clothes in Costa Rica is 16% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ₡ 37,358 (E£ 1,079) | E£ 914 | + 18% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ₡ 35,151 (E£ 1,015) | E£ 866 | + 17% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ₡ 60,875 (E£ 1,758) | E£ 1,864 | - 6% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ₡ 44,166 (E£ 1,276) | E£ 876 | + 46% | |
Transportation | + 24% | |||
Transportation in Costa Rica is 24% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ₡ 15,914,400 (E£ 459,638) | E£ 441,627 | + 4% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ₡ 662 (E£ 19) | E£ 6 | + 195% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ₡ 25,742 (E£ 743) | E£ 604 | + 23% | |
Personal Care | + 214% | |||
Personal Care in Costa Rica is 214% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ₡ 3,933 (E£ 114) | E£ 40 | + 181% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ₡ 23,974 (E£ 692) | E£ 71 | + 870% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ₡ 42,268 (E£ 1,221) | E£ 309 | + 295% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ₡ 3,978 (E£ 115) | E£ 46 | + 147% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ₡ 3,759 (E£ 109) | E£ 49 | + 120% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ₡ 3,769 (E£ 109) | E£ 47 | + 131% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ₡ 2,132 (E£ 62) | E£ 25 | + 142% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ₡ 1,673 (E£ 48) | E£ 22 | + 124% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ₡ 6,348 (E£ 183) | E£ 76 | + 143% | |
Entertainment | + 10% | |||
Entertainment in Costa Rica is 10% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ₡ 19,416 (E£ 561) | E£ 369 | + 52% | |
2 tickets to the movies | ₡ 6,655 (E£ 192) | E£ 129 | + 49% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ₡ 34,956 (E£ 1,010) | E£ 786 | + 28% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ₡ 29,732 (E£ 859) | E£ 577 | + 49% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ₡ 4,291 (E£ 124) | E£ 85 | + 46% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ₡ 2,141 (E£ 62) | E£ 38 | + 62% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ₡ 1,523 (E£ 44) | E£ 38 | + 15% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ₡ 337,985 (E£ 9,762) | E£ 10,215 | - 4% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ₡ 36 (E£ 1.05) | E£ 3.01 | - 65% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ₡ 29,780 (E£ 860) | E£ 850 | + 1% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ₡ 2,100 (E£ 61) | E£ 38 | + 61% | |
TOTAL | + 56% |
These prices were last updated on March 15, 2019.
Exchange rate:
0.02888
EGP
/
CRC
This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 3,431 prices entered by 344 different people.
Cost of living in Costa Rica is 56% more expensive than in Egypt
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