What is the cost of living in Costa Rica?

December 15, 2016 pacificlearningcenter

Costa Rica has a fairly high cost of living compared to other Latin American countries.  There are a lot of expatriates who live here which has driven up the cost of living.  Do not expect that items in the local stores, food, gifts, etc. will be inexpensive.  The costs are much like in the US or sometimes more expensive because of the shipping costs of the many imported items.