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Costa Rica Essentials

Language
Spanish
Currency
Costa Rican Colón (CRC)
Time Zone
GMT-06:00
Avg. Salary
CRC 5,760,000 per year
Calling Code
+506
Socket Type
A and B (120 V/60 Hz)
United States

Many visa fees depend on your citizenship, or if you have multiple citizenships, the citizenship you use to travel.
United States

Some countries have lower visa fees or other special access for travelers who have legal residence in certain countries, even without citizenship.

Requirements for a citizen of United States

Visa

Last updated: Oct 1, 2022

Costa Rica charges a non-refundable fee of $200.00 USD to apply for the Visa.

You can get the Visa through Atlys for a small additional charge of only $50.00 USD. We make it easy for you by handling all the requirements for you, dealing with the visa bureaucracy of Costa Rica, and following up to make sure your application gets approved.

Cost of Living Comparison

CategoryUnited StatesCosta RicaDifference
Restaurants
Meal, Inexpensive RestaurantCRC 4,500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-courseCRC 25,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)CRC 4,500.00
Markets
Milk (regular), (1 liter)CRC 859.39
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)CRC 1,077.58
Eggs (regular) (12)CRC 1,525.20
Transportation
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)CRC 500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)CRC 22,093.18
Gasoline (1 liter)CRC 774.18

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You will receive your visa by:

Oct 8, 2022 if submitted today

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