San Isidro travel budget

San Isidro: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to San Isidro

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in San Isidro for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 28 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 811* (448434 CRC)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 66 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 8 per person
  • $ 5.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1892* (1046542 CRC)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 133 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3482* (1926442 CRC)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in San Isidro compared to Costa Rica in 2020

On average, the cost of living in San Isidro in 2020 is 38% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in San Isidro in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in San Isidro by expense type

Restaurant budget in San Isidro

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in San Isidro is 36% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7.5/person
($ 4.7 to $ 7.5)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 11/person
($ 11 to $ 15)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.4/person
($ 5.6 to $ 7.5)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.3 for 500ml
($ 1.9 to $ 2.9)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.4 for 330ml
($ 2.4 to $ 3.3)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.3/cup
($ 1.7 to $ 3.2)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.6/can
($ 1 to $ 2)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1.9)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in San Isidro

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in San Isidro is 51% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 36/night
($ 32 to $ 41)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 48/night
($ 20 to $ 88)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 83/night
($ 45 to $ 159)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 182/night
($ 95 to $ 351)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 39/month
($ 17 to $ 57)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 88/month
($ 40 to $ 165)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 110/month
($ 45 to $ 248)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 67/month
($ 36 to $ 121)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 131/month
($ 73 to $ 222)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in San Isidro

On average, the price of supermarket food in San Isidro is 28% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 3)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.6/12 eggs
($ 2.3 to $ 4.7)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.6/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 8.7)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8/kg
($ 5.6 to $ 8.5)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3.7/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 5.6)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 2.9)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 2.3)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.9
($ 1.9 to $ 1.9)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.5/kg
($ 8.5 to $ 9.4)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in San Isidro

On average, the price of transport in San Isidro is 32% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
( $ 0.5)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.2
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4

Budget for living and housing in San Isidro

On average, the cost of housing in San Isidro is 48% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 88/month
($ 39 to $ 95)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 58/month
($ 58 to $ 76)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 351/month
( $ 351)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1447
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 958/month
( $ 958)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2323
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 535/month
( $ 535)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1830
Gym
Gym
$ 29/month
( $ 29)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 470/month
($ 180 to $ 658)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1003
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7882/yr
($ 2816 to $ 7882)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17436

Leisure activity budget in San Isidro

On average, budget for leisure activities in San Isidro is 55% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.6/ticket
($ 5.6 to $ 5.6)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in San Isidro

On average, shopping budget in San Isidro is 12% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.7/pack
($ 3.7 to $ 4.7)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 48
($ 48 to $ 58)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 39 to $ 48)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 85 to $ 85)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 85
($ 85 to $ 95)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 103

Plane ticket budget

New York City → San Jose
New York City → San Jose
New York City → San Jose
$ 520
(fair price: $ 418)
Los Angeles → San Jose
Los Angeles  → San Jose
Los Angeles  → San Jose
$ 517
(fair price: $ 443)
London → San Jose
London → San Jose
London → San Jose
$ 968
(fair price: $ 789)
Toronto (Ontario) → San Jose
Toronto (Ontario) → San Jose
Toronto (Ontario) → San Jose
$ 521
(fair price: $ 449)
Montreal → San Jose
Montreal → San Jose
Montreal → San Jose
$ 569
(fair price: $ 483)
Manchester → San Jose
Manchester → San Jose
Manchester → San Jose
$ 952
(fair price: $ 845)
Dublin → San Jose
Dublin → San Jose
Dublin → San Jose
$ 980
(fair price: $ 897)
Edinburgh → San Jose
Edinburgh → San Jose
Edinburgh → San Jose
$ 978
(fair price: $ 873)
Sydney → San Jose
Sydney → San Jose
Sydney → San Jose
$ 1588
(fair price: $ 1418)
Auckland → San Jose
Auckland → San Jose
Auckland → San Jose
$ 1826
(fair price: $ 1587)
Melbourne → San Jose
Melbourne → San Jose
Melbourne → San Jose
$ 1757
(fair price: $ 1559)

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About this information on the cost of living in San Isidro

The information about the cost of living in San Isidro shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in San Isidro was updated on 09-07-2020.

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