Costa Rica vs Turkey - Cost of Living Comparison

Costa Rica Turkey
🚶 Cost of living one person
$893
$428
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2140
$1089
🏠 One person rent
$406
$178
🏘️ Family rent
$639
$330
🍽️ Food expenses
$337
$145
🚐 Transport expenses
$47.8
$57.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$733
$315
💸 GDP per capita
$12141
$8536
😃 Human freedom index
8.25
5.79
❤️ Life expectancy
80.5
77.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
58
38
🌐 English speaking %
8.2%
15%
🎓 Higher education
75
78
😀 Quality of life
58
57
🏙️ Population
5.21M
83.6M

The average cost of living in Costa Rica ($893) is 109% more expensive than in Turkey ($428). Costa Rica ranked 80th vs 187th for Turkey 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 0.7 months in Turkey. Ranked 62nd and 66th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Costa Rica vs Turkey

We calculate prices for Costa Rica and Turkey as a population-weighted mean of 9 and 128 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 Turkey
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.87
$2.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32
$14.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.47
$3.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
$1.74
 Cappuccino
$2.59
$1.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$494
$190
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$286
$122
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$749
$386
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$485
$239
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.5
$34.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.8
$53.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$37.2
$8.39
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.09%
20.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1476
$1104
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1212
$666
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.78
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$46.5
$20
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.52
$3.72
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.16
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.38
$0.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.4
$0.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$0.99
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.32
$1.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.89
$4.13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.42
$3.26
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.82
$8.05
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$0.61
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$0.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.89
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
$0.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$0.32
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$0.17
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$0.89
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.9
$5.81
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.59
$1.4
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.67
$1.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.08
$1.57
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$1.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.24
$1.11
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.86
$1.31
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.1
$16.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.57
$2.34
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$56.5
$16.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.2
$3.51
👖 Brand Jeans
$52
$31.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.1
$60.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$296
$168
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7083
$3748

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Cities Comparison in Costa Rica vs Turkey

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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 Turkey

City Cost of living Population
Istanbul
$644
15.5M
Ankara
$470
5.5M
Izmir
$488
4.32M
Bursa
$531
2.9M
Urfa
$246
1.99M
Antalya
$461
2.43M
Kocaeli
$393
1.95M
Gaziantep
$436
2.03M
Konya
$290
2.23M
Adana
$192
2.22M
Mersin
$441
1.81M
Kayseri
$356
1.39M
Diyarbakir
$272
1.73M
Samsun
$376
1.34M
Trabzon
$299
808K
Eskisehir
$354
871K
Denizli
$356
963K
Erzurum
$265
768K
Kahramanmaras
$298
444K
Manisa
$355
357K
Balikesir
$359
332K
Gebze
$322
371K
Malatya
$266
426K
Osmaniye
$269
264K
Sivas
$311
378K
Elazig
$292
422K
Izmit
$204
363K
Van
$344
353K
Antakya
$399
378K
Tarsus
$337
340K