Cost of Living in Heredia

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$716
$1916
🛋️ Without rent
$428
$1347
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$288
$570
🍽️ Food
$310
$818
🚐 Transport
$28.1
$76.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$680
😀 Quality of life
63
🏙️ Population
19K

The average cost of living in Heredia is $716, which is in the top 31% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6454th out of 9294 in our global list and 8th out of 9 in Costa Rica.

The median after-tax salary is $680, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.9 months. Ranked 4707th (TOP 51%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Costa Rica. With an estimated population of 19K, Heredia is the 7th largest city in Costa Rica.

✈️ Closest airport 5 km Tobias Bolanos International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 12.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 725 University of Costa Rica
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Prices in Heredia

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.35
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$34.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.81
 Cappuccino
$1.95
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.32
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$308
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$185
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$628
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$436
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$30.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$47.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1375
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1024
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.32
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.03
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.06
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.85
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.99
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.4
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.78
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.77
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.44
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.3
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.29
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$53.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$37
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7298

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