Cost of Living in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
Last updated on Mar 06, 2023
Summary: The cost of living in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica is generally considered to be quite affordable. A nice 1 bedroom apartment in the area can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,000 per month, while a nice 2 bedroom apartment can cost from $700 to $1,500 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Playa Jaco is usually around $15 to $20 per person.
Is the cost of living in Playa Jaco high?
We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Playa Jaco, they wrote:
"In Costa Rica, this is a difficult question as there are many different communities, some more popular with expats and others more with a local feel. You will certainly live comfortably at $2,000 per month. If you are renting, consider adding more to this amount. Again lifestyle is important to consider. High end dining and shopping, live concerts will be more expensive. Consider also these activities may not appeal to you upon retirement," said one expat in Playa Hermosa de Jaco.
Will I save money living in Playa Jaco?
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
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