Cost of Living in Leon, Nicaragua

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$556
$1177
🛋️ Without rent
$298
$883
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$258
$293
🍽️ Food
$230
$602
🚐 Transport
$21.7
$61.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$149
😀 Quality of life
25
🏙️ Population
174K

The average cost of living in Leon is $556, which is in the top 17% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7731st out of 9294 in our global list and 6th out of 10 in Nicaragua.

The median after-tax salary is $149, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 8855th (TOP 95%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 7th best city to live in Nicaragua. With an estimated population of 174K, Leon is the 2nd largest city in Nicaragua.

Why living in Leon costs 3.7 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Leon for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 84 km Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 14.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 4553 National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, Leon
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Prices in Leon

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$16.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.26
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.48
 Cappuccino
$1.43
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.77
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$319
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$158
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$336
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$183
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$23.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$43.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.81%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1014
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$689
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$10.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.41
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.79
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.66
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.95
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.71
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.34
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.85
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.95
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.75
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.28
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.45
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.23
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$22.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.25
👖 Brand Jeans
$41.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$29.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$100
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4436

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