Cost of Living in Playa Jacó

Last updated on April 30, 2023

Today, I want to talk to you about a little town on the Pacific called Playa Jacó.

Now, let me tell you, this beach is not your average beach, folks. It’s one of the few places in Costa Rica with so many choices of housing directly on the beach. And we’re not talking about shacks and huts, folks. We’re talking mid to high-rise residences with all the modern amenities you could ever want.

And if you’re looking to rent, long-term or short-term, it’s easy to find a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo with modern amenities for just $1,100 per month. That’s a steal, folks. But if you’re looking for something a little cheaper, you can always head to Hermosa, where the average rent runs closer to $800 per month.

And if you’re looking to buy, prices vary based on location, views, amenities, and walkability. But a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home on the edge of town can be found for $135,000. And if you’re feeling fancy, a high-rise condo with a partial ocean-view starts at $165,000, while a beachfront two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo costs $199,000 and up.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Anthony, this all sounds great, but what about my monthly budget?” Well, my friends, I’ve got you covered. Here’s an example of a monthly budget for a couple renting in Jacó:

Rent (Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo) $1,100

Utilities (Electricity, water) $100

Cable/Internet $60

Cell Phone $25

Groceries/Household Items $500

Transportation $20

Health Insurance/Medicine $200

Dining and Entertainment $400 Misc. $100

Monthly total: $2495

So there you have it, folks. If you’re looking for an energetic pace, beautiful beaches, international cuisine, glorious tropical heat, some ladies, and an abundance of amenities, look no further than Costa Rica’s playground—Jacó Beach. Just don’t forget to bring your sunscreen and a sense of adventure.