Tilaran travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Tilaran

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 27 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.5 per person
  • $ 0 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 672* (361340 CRC)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 138 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 6.6 per person
  • $ 6.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 2869* (1543346 CRC)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 294 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 5842* (3143392 CRC)

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


Cost of living in Tilaran compared to Costa Rica in 2019

On average, the cost of living in Tilaran in 2019 is 25% less than the average cost of living in United States.

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Tilaran in 2019 compared to average prices in United States:


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Local prices in Tilaran by expense type

Restaurant budget in Tilaran

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Tilaran is 32% cheaper than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.5/person
($ 5.5 to $ 5.5)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 17/person
($ 17 to $ 20)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.4/person
($ 7.4 to $ 7.4)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.3 for 500ml
($ 2.3 to $ 2.3)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.7 for 330ml
($ 2.7 to $ 3.7)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.1/cup
($ 1.7 to $ 3.7)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 1.4 to $ 1.4)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Tilaran

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Tilaran is essentially the same as in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 32/night
($ 23 to $ 42)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 206/night
($ 76 to $ 334)

66% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 103/night
($ 78 to $ 200)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 486/night
($ 153 to $ 1763)

88% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 759/night
($ 628 to $ 882)

52% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 45/month
($ 41 to $ 53)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 132
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 127/month
($ 57 to $ 396)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 85/month
($ 55 to $ 127)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 234/month
($ 211 to $ 266)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 235/month
($ 132 to $ 713)

34% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Tilaran

On average, the price of supermarket food in Tilaran is 34% cheaper than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

59% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 3.3)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.7/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 4.7)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.5/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 8.5)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 3.7)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.1/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 1.7)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 1.3)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.9
($ 1.9 to $ 1.9)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.4/kg
($ 7.4 to $ 7.4)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Tilaran

On average, the price of transport in Tilaran is 18% cheaper than in United States.
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 1.2 to $ 1.3)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

49% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.2
($ 1.2 to $ 1.3)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8

Budget for living and housing in Tilaran

On average, the cost of housing in Tilaran is 54% cheaper than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 38/month
($ 38 to $ 103)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 66/month
($ 40 to $ 131)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 70
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 223/month
($ 223 to $ 260)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7770/yr
($ 7770 to $ 7770)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17419

Leisure activity budget in Tilaran

On average, budget for leisure activities in Tilaran is 52% cheaper than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.1/ticket
($ 5.5 to $ 7)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Tilaran

On average, shopping budget in Tilaran is 14% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.7/pack
($ 1.9 to $ 3.7)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 70
($ 47 to $ 84)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 58
($ 38 to $ 66)

49% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 121
($ 84 to $ 168)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 84
($ 66 to $ 84)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → San Jose
Los Angeles  → San Jose
Los Angeles  → San Jose
$ 512
(fair price: $ 446)
London → San Jose
London → San Jose
London → San Jose
$ 985
(fair price: $ 799)
New York City → San Jose
New York City → San Jose
New York City → San Jose
$ 490
(fair price: $ 415)
Montreal → San Jose
Montreal → San Jose
Montreal → San Jose
$ 554
(fair price: $ 480)
Toronto (Ontario) → San Jose
Toronto (Ontario) → San Jose
Toronto (Ontario) → San Jose
$ 501
(fair price: $ 443)
Manchester → San Jose
Manchester → San Jose
Manchester → San Jose
$ 947
(fair price: $ 837)
Dublin → San Jose
Dublin → San Jose
Dublin → San Jose
$ 972
(fair price: $ 893)
Edinburgh → San Jose
Edinburgh → San Jose
Edinburgh → San Jose
$ 978
(fair price: $ 878)
Sydney → San Jose
Sydney → San Jose
Sydney → San Jose
$ 1574
(fair price: $ 1434)
Auckland → San Jose
Auckland → San Jose
Auckland → San Jose
$ 1859
(fair price: $ 1612)
Melbourne → San Jose
Melbourne → San Jose
Melbourne → San Jose
$ 1735
(fair price: $ 1559)

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About this information on the cost of living in Tilaran

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

The information about the cost of living in Tilaran was updated on 18-11-2019.

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