Costa Rica vs Croatia - Cost of Living Comparison

Costa Rica Croatia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$893
$896
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2140
$2070
🏠 One person rent
$406
$437
🏘️ Family rent
$639
$715
🍽️ Food expenses
$337
$305
🚐 Transport expenses
$47.8
$68.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$733
$943
💸 GDP per capita
$12141
$14132
😃 Human freedom index
8.25
8.16
❤️ Life expectancy
80.5
77.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
58
47
🌐 English speaking %
8.2%
57.1%
🎓 Higher education
75
84
😀 Quality of life
58
66
🏙️ Population
5.21M
4.11M

The average cost of living in Costa Rica ($893) is 0.3% less expensive than in Croatia ($896). Costa Rica ranked 80th vs 78th for Croatia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Costa Rica compared to 1.1 months in Croatia. Ranked 62nd and 40th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Costa Rica vs Croatia

We calculate prices for Costa Rica and Croatia as a population-weighted mean of 9 and 15 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.

Costa Rica Croatia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.87
$8.04
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32
$35.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.47
$5.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
$2.41
 Cappuccino
$2.59
$1.63
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$2.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$494
$379
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$286
$301
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$749
$689
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$485
$506
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.5
$97.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.8
$149
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$37.2
$22.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.09%
3.29%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1476
$2999
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1212
$2145
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.78
$1.03
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$46.5
$44.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.52
$10.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.16
$1.62
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.38
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.4
$0.94
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.65
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.32
$2.26
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.89
$8.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.42
$7.93
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.82
$10.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$1.23
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
$0.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$0.82
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$0.65
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.9
$6.29
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.59
$1.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.67
$4.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.08
$6.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.38
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.24
$1.33
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.86
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.1
$35.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.57
$5.66
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$56.5
$35.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.2
$5.93
👖 Brand Jeans
$52
$73.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.1
$72.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$296
$135
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7083
$5039

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Costa Rica

City Cost of living Population
San Jose
$1001
288K
Limon
$846
60.7K
Liberia
$661
67.1K
Alajuela
$834
48.3K
Puntarenas
$735
41.5K
Cartago
$823
22.8K
Heredia
$723
19K
Tamarindo
$1132
8.14K
Santa Teresa
$837
3K

In Croatia

City Cost of living Population
Zagreb
$985
809K
Split
$868
178K
Rijeka
$836
129K
Osijek
$695
84.1K
Zadar
$1033
75.1K
Velika Gorica
$828
63.5K
Pula
$841
57.1K
Slavonski Brod
$616
56.8K
Karlovac
$665
53.1K
Sibenik
$766
46.3K
Dubrovnik
$1016
42.6K
Kastela
$757
43.3K
Bjelovar
$667
40.3K
Cavtat
$808
2.21K
Hvar
$807
3.77K