Cost of living in Limón, Costa Rica

Summary of cost of living in Limón

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₡ 1,289,601
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₡ 479,729
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Limón, Costa Rica. Current as of Mar 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₡ 3,000
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₡ 1,343
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₡ 1,500
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₡ 1,209
12 eggs, large ₡ 1,738
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₡ 991
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₡ 4,737
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₡ 1,893
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₡ 995
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₡ 852
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₡ 2,000
2 liters of coca-cola ₡ 1,400
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₡ 700
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₡ 407,112
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₡ 100,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₡ 137,360
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₡ 120,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₡ 75,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₡ 20,000
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₡ 29,140
40” flat screen tv ₡ 150,000
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₡ 45,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₡ 2,000
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₡ 3,115
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₡ 33,330
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₡ 20,000
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₡ 40,000
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₡ 20,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₡ 5,000,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₡ 604
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₡ 500
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₡ 1,200
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₡ 27,382
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₡ 2,000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₡ 625
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₡ 700
4 rolls of toilet paper ₡ 1,000
Tube of toothpaste ₡ 500
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₡ 5,000
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₡ 5,000
2 tickets to the movies ₡ 6,400
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₡ 15,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₡ 5,000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₡ 10,000
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₡ 1,105
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₡ 150,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₡ 66
1 month of gym membership in business district ₡ 25,000
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₡ 1,000
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 55 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: March 05, 2020

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