Rents in Costa Rica compared to Latin America

This comparison presents the median monthly rental prices for a 1-bedroom apartment in the most expensive regions of capital cities or major urban centers, based on our in-house research.

Panama, Panama City $ 2,090
Mexico, Mexico City $ 1,555
Brazil, Rio De Janeiro $ 965
Colombia, Medellin $ 950
Uruguay, Montevideo $ 847
Argentina, Buenos Aires $ 800
Peru, Lima $ 710
Chile, Santiago $ 367

Costa Rica does not publish house price statistics. The Banco Central de Costa Rica has general statistics on production, employment, business confidence, the country's fiscal position, etc. The Instituto Nacional de Estad'stica y Censos has rather basic web pages. The Ministerio de Hacienda de la Republica de Costa Rica has quite a creditable-looking set of pages, but some of the actual data is very old.