Brunei vs Costa Rica - Cost of Living Comparison

Brunei Costa Rica
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1066
$893
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2392
$2140
🏠 One person rent
$606
$406
🏘️ Family rent
$976
$639
🍽️ Food expenses
$313
$337
🚐 Transport expenses
$50.6
$47.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1839
$733
💸 GDP per capita
$27443
$12141
😃 Human freedom index
6.46
8.25
❤️ Life expectancy
76
80.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
60
58
🌐 English speaking %
37.8%
8.2%
🎓 Higher education
54
75
😀 Quality of life
68
58
🏙️ Population
429K
5.21M

The average cost of living in Brunei ($1066) is 19% more expensive than in Costa Rica ($893). Brunei ranked 52nd vs 80th 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 1.7 months in Brunei compared to 0.8 months in Costa Rica. Ranked 36th and 62nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Brunei vs Costa Rica

We calculate prices for Brunei and Costa Rica as a population-weighted mean of 3 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.

Brunei Costa Rica
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.73
$6.87
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$32
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.89
$6.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.38
$2.02
 Cappuccino
$3.49
$2.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.72
$1.35
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$664
$494
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$459
$286
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1080
$749
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$793
$485
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.6
$41.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.9
$63.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$70.6
$37.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.29%
9.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1413
$1476
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$892
$1212
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.1
$0.78
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.8
$46.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$23.8
$9.52
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.37
$1.16
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.69
$1.38
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.33
$1.4
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.46
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.03
$2.32
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.63
$7.89
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.9
$6.42
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.9
$8.82
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$3.24
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.6
$1.87
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.29
$1.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$1.75
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
$1.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$1.15
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$2.46
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.1
$11.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.3
$1.59
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.25
$3.67
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$8.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.6
$5.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.82
$2.24
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.03
$2.86
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.2
$42.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.41
$5.57
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.9
$56.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.97
$13.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$80.9
$52
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.1
$88.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$208
$296
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11287
$7083

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Brunei

City Cost of living Population
Bandar Seri Begawan
$1059
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Seria
$1095
13.1K
Kuala Belait
$1053
4.26K

In Costa Rica

City Cost of living Population
San Jose
$1001
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Limon
$846
60.7K
Liberia
$661
67.1K
Alajuela
$834
48.3K
Puntarenas
$735
41.5K
Cartago
$823
22.8K
Heredia
$723
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Tamarindo
$1132
8.14K
Santa Teresa
$837
3K