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San jose, Costa Rica

San Jose enjoys the ideal temperate climate that characterizes Costa Rica’s Central Valley. As a result, many see it as a welcome relief from the heat and humidity of the coastal areas. While not quite as popular among expats as nearby Escazu, it still possess a certain charm as the nation’s capital city and cultural hub.

San Jose boasts restaurants, parks, museums, and other entertainment offerings. However, because it was established later than most Latin American capitals it lacks most of the colonial architecture and monuments that other cities claim.

It’s a great jumping off point for visiting many of the nearby beaches and national parks. Its international airport makes it easily accessible from almost anywhere in the world.

Judging by its exterior, the capital city of Costa Rica, San José, is merely an ugly conglomerate of outdated commercial buildings and decrepit infrastructure—potholed streets and crumbling sidewalks that wind without reason through a mishmash of seemingly thrown together

corrugated metal and plaster.

But beyond this superficial analysis, Chepe, as the city is referred to by locals, is a very cosmopolitan city that can be categorized as something in between a modern North American metropolis and the standard Central American capital.

Survey Size

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There’s a good representation of every type of property in San Jose. Here you can see how many listings we surveyed and the total inventory for each type.

Median Prices by Property Type

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The median prices for properties in San Jose is what you might expect for a bustling city with all the services and amenities you need. Due to the large inventory, it’s easy to expect that you will see options drastically more and less than this midpoint.

Median Home Prices & Price per Bedroom

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A one-bedroom condo might be a good compromise for someone looking for city living on a budget, as the average price per bedroom is only $99k. Also a plus is that paying the median price for single family homes should easily guarantee at least 3 bedrooms.

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Land Price Per Acre: Lots

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Smaller lots in San Jose are still on the pricey side, though, as most areas in this crowded city are already developed and don’t represent a significant bargain.

Real Estate in san jose, Costa Rica

San José
Costa Rica
Sale, Rohrmoser, NEW, Contemporary Apartment, Nice View and Amenities. This beautiful NEW, Contemporary Apartment, with a nice view and amenities, located in Ro...
Apartment
1.0 beds
1.0 bath
$230,000
230,000
USD
San José, Costa Rica Latitude: 9.9416871
Longitude: -84.1138255
San José
Costa Rica
Beautiful high floor penthouse with views of the Central Valley, with 124 m2 internal, plus 41 m2 parking (2 spaces) and storage room. It offers a living room a...
Apartment
2.0 beds
2.5 bath
$480,000
480,000
USD
San José, Costa Rica Latitude: 9.9416871
Longitude: -84.1138255
San José
Costa Rica
Fully furnished apartment in Torres Paseo Colon. ALL INCLUDED. Excellent location, Ideal for executives and professionals working in San Jose, Downtown, Rohrmos...
Apartment
1.0 beds
1.0 bath
$175,000
175,000
USD
San José, Costa Rica Latitude: 9.93521
Longitude: -84.09129
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