Albania vs Costa Rica - Cost of Living Comparison

AlbaniaCosta Rica
🚶 Cost of living One person
$608
$852
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1496
$2064
🏠 One person rent
$245
$373
🏘️ Family rent
$401
$589
🍽️ Food Expenses
$229
$329
🚐 Transport Expenses
$54
$46.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$400
$773
💸 GDP per capita
$5215
$12077
😃 Human freedom index
7.7
7.88
❤️ Life expectancy
78.6
80.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
36
57
🏙️ Population
3.02M
4.91M

The average cost of living in Albania ($608) is 29% less expensive than in Costa Rica ($852). Albania ranked 142nd vs 93rd 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 0.7 months in Albania compared to 0.9 months in Costa Rica. Ranked 53rd and 52nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Albania vs Costa Rica

AlbaniaCosta Rica
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.36
$6.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.2
$31
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.39
$6.58
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$2.27
☕ Cappuccino
$1.39
$2.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.25
$1.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$241
$380
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$163
$261
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$461
$656
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$271
$433
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.8
$44.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$73.2
$68
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.7
$43.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.59%
9.89%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1340
$1409
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$668
$1071
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.4
$0.87
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$16.7
$41.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.4
$9.71
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.56
$1.07
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$1.32
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.63
$1.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.49
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.76
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.43
$6.28
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.19
$5.77
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.24
$8.34
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$3.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.79
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.81
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$1.97
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
$1.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$1.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.61
$2.3
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.58
$11.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
$1.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.96
$3.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.41
$4.66
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.87
$4.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.8
$2.27
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.46
$1.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.3
$46.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.58
$5.72
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.3
$58.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.06
$8.45
👖 Brand Jeans
$46.7
$56.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.5
$96.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$312
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2808
$7761

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CityCost of livingPopulation
San Jose
$930
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$856
222K
Limon
$685
61.1K
Alajuela
$755
43K
Liberia
$754
53.4K
Puntarenas
$753
41.5K
Heredia
$747
18.7K
Tamarindo
$1258
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Santa Teresa
$830
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