Rate of inflation: What is the currency rate of exchange and is it going up or down? Will your visit get more or less expensive during your stay?
Ever since 1997, the inflation rate in Costa Rica has been stable. In the past years, the Costa Rican government has tried to keep the inflation rate below 5%.
Costa Rica is relatively inexpensive for foreigners because of the strong U.S. dollars exchange for colones. Imported goods such as clothes and perfumes are expensive, but on the other hand, local products are cheap and worth buying, including the world's best coffee, chocolate and fruits.