Austria vs Costa Rica - Cost of Living Comparison

AustriaCosta Rica
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1617
$852
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3953
$2064
🏠 One person rent
$827
$373
🏘️ Family rent
$1508
$589
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$329
🚐 Transport Expenses
$130
$46.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2603
$773
💸 GDP per capita
$48105
$12077
😃 Human freedom index
8.45
7.88
❤️ Life expectancy
81.8
80.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
76
57
🏙️ Population
8.81M
4.91M

The average cost of living in Austria ($1617) is 90% more expensive than in Costa Rica ($852). Austria ranked 22nd 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 1.6 months in Austria compared to 0.9 months in Costa Rica. Ranked 13th and 52nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Austria vs Costa Rica

AustriaCosta Rica
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.2
$6.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$55.2
$31
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.37
$6.58
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.47
$2.27
☕ Cappuccino
$3.9
$2.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.08
$1.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$823
$380
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$624
$261
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1601
$656
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1193
$433
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$129
$44.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$199
$68
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.7
$43.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.07%
9.89%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7540
$1409
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4893
$1071
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.8
$0.87
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.3
$41.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.2
$9.71
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$1.07
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.34
$1.32
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.12
$1.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$1.49
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.62
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.3
$6.28
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
$5.77
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.4
$8.34
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$3.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
$1.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$1.79
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$1.81
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.97
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$1.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.42
$2.3
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.86
$11.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.26
$1.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.6
$3.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.4
$4.66
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.35
$4.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$2.27
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.47
$1.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.7
$46.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$5.72
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$116
$58.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$20.3
$8.45
👖 Brand Jeans
$98.5
$56.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$92.8
$96.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$333
$312
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13109
$7761

Cities Comparison in Austria vs Costa Rica

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Austria

CityCost of livingPopulation
Vienna
$1721
1.91M
Graz
$1394
289K
Linz
$1561
205K
Salzburg
$1543
155K
Innsbruck
$1575
132K
Klagenfurt
$1381
101K
Dornbirn
$1607
48.1K
Villach
$1429
61.9K
Sankt Polten
$1492
55.5K
Wels
$1360
61.2K
Bregenz
$1571
29.8K
Wiener Neustadt
$1844
44.5K
Feldkirch
$1381
33.4K
Baden bei Wien
$1802
26.3K
Leoben
$1359
24.6K
Leonding
$1462
28.7K
Steyr
$1379
38.3K
Klosterneuburg
$1513
27.1K
Wolfsberg
$1542
25K
Traun
$1463
24.5K
Krems an der Donau
$1491
24.6K
Amstetten
$1431
23.7K
Lustenau
$1495
22.8K
Kapfenberg
$1418
22.8K
Modling
$1449
20.6K
Hallein
$1440
21.2K

In Costa Rica

CityCost of livingPopulation
San Jose
$930
288K
Cartago
$856
222K
Limon
$685
61.1K
Alajuela
$755
43K
Liberia
$754
53.4K
Puntarenas
$753
41.5K
Heredia
$747
18.7K
Tamarindo
$1258
6.87K
Santa Teresa
$830
3K