Cost of Living in Puntarenas

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$753
$1870
🛋️ Without rent
$386
$1230
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$366
$640
🍽️ Food
$265
$692
🚐 Transport
$32.8
$85.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$723
😀 Quality of life
42
🏙️ Population
41.5K

The average cost of living in Puntarenas is $753, which is in the top 33% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6215th out of 9294 in our global list and 7th out of 9 in Costa Rica.

The median after-tax salary is $723, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months. Ranked 6613th (TOP 71%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 5th best city to live in Costa Rica. With an estimated population of 41.5K, Puntarenas is the 6th largest city in Costa Rica.

✈️ Closest airport68 kmJuan Santamaria International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate15.6 µg/m³
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Prices in Puntarenas

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.62
 Cappuccino
$1.44
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.28
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$511
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$254
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$779
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$507
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$32.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$29
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$808
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$562
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.73
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.38
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.25
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.68
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.81
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.56
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.76
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.58
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.75
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.54
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.5
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.66
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$54.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.77
👖 Brand Jeans
$39.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$72.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$378
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7146

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