San Jose, Costa Rica Price Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

Costa Rica is a hotspot destination with San Jose serving as the gateway to the rest of the country. Though most visitors choose to fly into San Jose and then quickly depart to another region of the country, there are some good reasons to stay within the city for a day or two first. Food here is excellent and you’ll find it’s very cheap, especially if you order at some of the smaller cafes dotting the city. You’ll also find some historical buildings and a garden/zoo.

BACKPACKER INDEX: US$26.81
1 USD = 675.0200 CRC

San Jose Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar23.00 - 72.00
starstarstarstarstar50.00 - 152.00
starstarstarstarstar94.00 - 187.00
starstarstarstarstar125.00 - 252.00
starstarstarstarstar430.00 - 531.00

San Jose Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed6.50 - 15.00

San Jose Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Museo Oro PrecolombinoThe pre-Columbian gold museum is one of the bigger draws in the capital for tourists and because of that, you may see large crowds.
adults
students
10.88
8.37
Museo del JadeThis museum is the place to go to learn about the pre-Columbian jade trade in the region.
adults
12.55

San Jose Food and drink prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast you'll have plenty of cheap options in the city.1.78 - 3.70
Budget lunchStreet stalls are great for cheap local favorites, and there are plenty of smaller casual restaurants as well.2.67 - 4.44
Budget dinnerIf you want a proper sit-down dinner in San Jose the prices vary considerable, but cheaper options are available.4.44 - 7.41
Beer (.33l bottle)Imperial is the cheap local lager, available at every bar in the city.1.33 - 2.22
Guaro (shot)The cheapest buzz in town is this local sugar-cane alcohol, served straight with a lime wedge.0.44 - 0.74

transportation prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center20.92 - 23.68
Public bus from airport to city center0.97
3km taxi ride in San Jose2.22 - 5.19
Public bus ride in San Jose0.37 - 0.44
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