Costa Rica vs Poland - Cost of Living Comparison

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Costa Rica Poland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1148
$1122
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2912
$2538
🏠 One person rent
$516
$665
🏘️ Family rent
$968
$1122
🍽️ Food expenses
$443
$307
🚐 Transport expenses
$60.5
$54.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$881
$1341
💸 GDP per capita
$13365
$18688
😃 Human freedom index
8.04
7.69
❤️ Life expectancy
77
75.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
55
54
🌐 English speaking %
8.2%
49.1%
🎓 Higher education
76
84
😀 Quality of life
58
71
🏙️ Population
5.21M
38.4M

The average cost of living in Costa Rica ($1148) is 2% more expensive than in Poland ($1122). Costa Rica ranked 58th vs 63rd for Poland 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 1.2 months in Poland. Ranked 65th and 41st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Costa Rica vs Poland

We calculate prices for Costa Rica and Poland as a population-weighted mean of 9 and 79 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 Poland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.5
$8.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$47.4
$39.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.87
$7.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.02
$3.21
 Cappuccino
$3.67
$3.05
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.7
$1.75
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$604
$604
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$379
$477
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1125
$1079
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$780
$833
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$50.3
$148
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.1
$227
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.1
$14.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.78%
6.95%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1782
$3301
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1388
$2443
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.95
$1.04
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.9
$29
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.5
$7.86
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.44
$1.64
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.98
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.3
$1.14
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.11
$1.33
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.29
$2.89
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.44
$8.42
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.53
$6.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.63
$0.93
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.52
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.47
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$0.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.13
$1.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.42
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.9
$1.8
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.1
$6.69
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.27
$0.98
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.67
$4.55
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.95
$5.56
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.98
$3.26
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.03
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.21
$2.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$55.9
$32.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.98
$6.71
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$62.7
$36.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.6
$8.96
👖 Brand Jeans
$79.3
$77.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$116
$83.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$361
$325
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11099
$6881

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In Costa Rica

City Cost of living Population
San Jose
$1158
342K
Liberia
$1218
67.1K
Limon
$1139
60.7K
Alajuela
$1158
48.3K
Puntarenas
$1016
41.5K
Cartago
$1003
22.8K
Heredia
$1039
19K
Tamarindo
$1463
8.14K
Santa Teresa
$1104
3K

In Poland

City Cost of living Population
Warsaw
$1442
1.86M
Krakow
$1347
801K
Wroclaw
$1296
673K
Gdansk
$1301
486K
Lodz
$1070
671K
Poznan
$1140
547K
Szczecin
$1164
396K
Bydgoszcz
$1064
338K
Lublin
$1106
335K
Katowice
$1108
286K
Gdynia
$1279
245K
Bialystok
$940
294K
Torun
$971
198K
Kielce
$844
187K
Gliwice
$1007
174K
Radom
$896
202K
Czestochowa
$955
213K
Rzeszow
$943
196K
Sosnowiec
$1006
194K
Ruda Slaska
$1013
134K
Olsztyn
$990
170K
Zielona Gora
$883
140K
Bytom
$968
153K
Opole
$1009
127K
Bielsko-Biala
$1015
169K
Dabrowa Gornicza
$987
117K
Gorzow Wielkopolski
$842
120K
Chorzow
$962
104K
Zabrze
$932
158K
Grudziadz
$1029
90.9K