Costa Rica vs Ivory Coast - Cost of Living Comparison

Costa Rica Ivory Coast
🚶 Cost of living one person
$893
$845
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2140
$2243
🏠 One person rent
$406
$395
🏘️ Family rent
$639
$958
🍽️ Food expenses
$337
$279
🚐 Transport expenses
$47.8
$92.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$733
$121
💸 GDP per capita
$12141
$2326
😃 Human freedom index
8.25
6.9
❤️ Life expectancy
80.5
58.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
58
36
🌐 English speaking %
8.2%
1%
🎓 Higher education
75
33
😀 Quality of life
58
29
🏙️ Population
5.21M
24.3M

The average cost of living in Costa Rica ($893) is 6% more expensive than in Ivory Coast ($845). Costa Rica ranked 80th vs 91st for Ivory Coast 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 0.1 months in Ivory Coast. Ranked 62nd and 163rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Costa Rica vs Ivory Coast

We calculate prices for Costa Rica and Ivory Coast as a population-weighted mean of 9 and 10 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 Ivory Coast
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.87
$3.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32
$29.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.47
$8.78
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
$0.91
 Cappuccino
$2.59
$1.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.7
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$494
$452
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$286
$204
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$749
$1094
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$485
$688
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.5
$87.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.8
$135
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$37.2
$53.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.09%
10.16%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1476
$1435
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1212
$818
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.78
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$46.5
$36.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.52
$6.71
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.16
$1.01
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.38
$1.55
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.4
$0.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.09
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.32
$1.76
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.89
$10.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.42
$9.31
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.82
$5.03
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$2.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$0.72
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.8
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
$0.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$0.91
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$2.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.9
$4.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.59
$0.85
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.67
$1.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.08
$6.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.24
$1.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.86
$2.22
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.1
$43.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.57
$7.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$56.5
$23.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.2
$7.76
👖 Brand Jeans
$52
$50.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.1
$69.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$296
$113
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7083
$2416

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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 Ivory Coast

City Cost of living Population
Abidjan
$860
4.98M
Bouake
$805
659K
Yamoussoukro
$975
356K
Korhogo
$778
286K
Gagnoa
$775
214K
Divo
$772
179K
Abengourou
$766
136K
Grand-Bassam
$600
84K
Agboville
$767
95.1K
Dabou
$761
88.4K