Gas Prices/Food Prices?

Old Jun 6th, 2010, 10:05 AM
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Gas Prices/Food Prices?

Just looking for an average price of gas and how much an average meal would cost, nothing fancy.
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Old Jun 6th, 2010, 07:26 PM
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Gas is sold by the liter (a little more than a quart). It works out to about $4.00 a gallon.
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Old Jun 7th, 2010, 04:12 AM
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Our meals usually average us about $25 for the two of us, but if you go to a soda, you can eat for about half that. Breakfast is usually included at the hotels where we stay.
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We just got through Central America. Here's a blog post with the prices we paid for gas (Oct-Dec 2011):
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Fuel is actually closer to $5 than $4 a gallon, but should not make a huge difference. In Costa Rica there is a typical lunch called the "executive" that inlcudes a main dish of chicken, beef or fish with a salad and pinto (rice and beans), fruit drink and small dessert. They can go for $3 tp $5 and you will be enjoying local fare. Go for it. Its a one of the true Costa Rica customs you can still enjoy.
Make sure to look for a restaurant called a "soda" and ask for their "ejecutivo".
You will notice that everyone that parks at the roadside sodas sits where they can see their vehicle, especially if there is luggage.
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Restaurant prices are very similar to what you'd pay in the US for an equal level of fancy, if not food quality. A cheap "soda" meal maybe $5 or $6 not including a drink. A steak lunch with strawberry drink on the way to Poas cost me $20.
Fruit stands are a good option to buy some inexpensive healthy snacks. Grocery stores are abyssmal...and anything imported is marked way up.

Do take advantage of included restaurant breakfasts.
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