Costa Rica vs Saudi Arabia - Cost of Living Comparison

Costa Rica Saudi Arabia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$893
$1020
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2140
$2441
🏠 One person rent
$406
$461
🏘️ Family rent
$639
$768
🍽️ Food expenses
$337
$316
🚐 Transport expenses
$47.8
$123
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$733
$1862
💸 GDP per capita
$12141
$20110
😃 Human freedom index
8.25
5.12
❤️ Life expectancy
80.5
75.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
58
53
🌐 English speaking %
8.2%
55%
🎓 Higher education
75
79
😀 Quality of life
58
66
🏙️ Population
5.21M
33M

The average cost of living in Costa Rica ($893) is 12% less expensive than in Saudi Arabia ($1020). Costa Rica ranked 80th vs 58th for Saudi Arabia 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 1.8 months in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 62nd and 38th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Costa Rica vs Saudi Arabia

We calculate prices for Costa Rica and Saudi Arabia as a population-weighted mean of 9 and 22 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 Saudi Arabia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.87
$6.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32
$44.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.47
$6.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
$1.45
 Cappuccino
$2.59
$3.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$494
$464
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$286
$300
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$749
$787
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$485
$564
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.5
$58.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.8
$89.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$37.2
$70
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.09%
4.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1476
$1392
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1212
$935
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.78
$1.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$46.5
$42.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.52
$13.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.16
$0.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.38
$1.62
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.4
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$2.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.32
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.89
$6.47
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.42
$7.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.82
$12.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$2.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
$1.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$1.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.9
$3.86
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.59
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.67
$7.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.08
$3.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$4.44
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.24
$1.94
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.86
$2.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.1
$100
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.57
$16.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$56.5
$35.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.2
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$52
$44.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.1
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$296
$356
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7083
$6336

Cities Comparison in Costa Rica vs Saudi Arabia

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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 Saudi Arabia

City Cost of living Population
Riyadh
$1132
8M
Jeddah
$990
3.98M
Mecca
$926
1.68M
Medina
$892
1.18M
Dammam
$1004
903K
Qatif
$889
625K
Tabuk
$1051
513K
Abha
$975
236K
Jubail
$861
379K
Ha'il
$877
311K
Al-Mubarraz
$699
299K
Unaizah
$847
250K
Yanbu
$833
299K
Dhahran
$969
138K
Ar Rass
$752
92.5K
Bareq
$820
75.4K
Najran
$981
72K
Al Wajh
$820
50K
Sakakah
$827
33.2K
Bisha
$821
31.5K
As Sulayyil
$834
8.21K
Dumat al-Jandal
$815
7.61K