Afghanistan vs Costa Rica - Cost of Living Comparison

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Afghanistan Costa Rica
🚶 Cost of living one person
$511
$1148
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1060
$2912
🏠 One person rent
$256
$516
🏘️ Family rent
$351
$968
🍽️ Food expenses
$154
$443
🚐 Transport expenses
$68.9
$60.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$175
$881
💸 GDP per capita
$356
$13365
😃 Human freedom index
4
8.04
❤️ Life expectancy
62
77
👮 Corruption perceptions index
20
55
🌐 English speaking %
6%
8.2%
🎓 Higher education
24
76
😀 Quality of life
9
58
🏙️ Population
37.5M
5.21M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($511) is 55% less expensive than in Costa Rica ($1148). Afghanistan ranked 174th vs 58th for Costa Rica in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.8 months in Costa Rica. Ranked 193rd and 65th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Costa Rica

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Costa Rica as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 9 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Afghanistan Costa Rica
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.29
$9.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$10.5
$47.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$8.87
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.64
$3.02
 Cappuccino
$1.4
$3.67
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.4
$1.7
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$136
$604
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$85.9
$379
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$234
$1125
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$142
$780
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.9
$50.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.5
$78.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$103
$41.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.72%
8.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$415
$1782
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$235
$1388
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.33
$0.95
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.2
$45.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.79
$13.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$1.44
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.71
$1.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$2.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$2.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.46
$3.29
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.82
$9.44
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.39
$8.53
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.73
$12.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.64
$4.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.21
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$2.27
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.52
$2.54
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$2.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.3
$2.13
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.21
$1.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.92
$2.9
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.21
$14.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$2.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.07
$4.67
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.2
$6.95
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.57
$7.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1
$3.03
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$3.21
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$11.1
$55.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.39
$6.98
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.2
$62.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.9
$13.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$14.6
$79.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$38.9
$116
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$24.9
$361
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1273
$11099

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In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$554
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$438
469K
Kandahar
$501
614K
Herat
$500
556K
Kunduz
$435
357K
Jalalabad
$337
263K
Sheberghan
$433
176K
Lashkargah
$471
202K
Khost
$412
160K
Ghazni
$445
143K
Puli Khumri
$427
114K
Gardez
$440
70K

In Costa Rica

City Cost of living Population
San Jose
$1158
342K
Liberia
$1218
67.1K
Limon
$1139
60.7K
Alajuela
$1158
48.3K
Puntarenas
$1016
41.5K
Cartago
$1003
22.8K
Heredia
$1039
19K
Tamarindo
$1463
8.14K
Santa Teresa
$1104
3K