Cost of living in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Summary of cost of living in San Juan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,641
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,548
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in San Juan
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.85
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $2.47
12 eggs, large $4.10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.62
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.80
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.91
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.43
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of coca-cola $1.49
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.68
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,541
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,116
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $213
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,302
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $614
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $137
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $56
40” flat screen tv $340
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $114
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $15
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $53
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $47
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $101
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $145
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $27,829
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.19
Monthly ticket public transport $47
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $36
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $16
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $48
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.69
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.54
Tube of toothpaste $3.02
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $26
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $43
2 tickets to the movies $21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $75
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $72
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.33
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $2.82
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $452
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.42
1 month of gym membership in business district $56
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $12
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 550 prices entered by 44 different people.
Latest price update: August 19, 2022

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