Deposit and Costs

Information about the deposit and any additional costs when renting in Costa Rica...

The deposit is usually equivalent to one month's rent, although this can be negotiated.

By law, landlords can increase the rental price by up to 15 percent per year, but this is rare as supply currently exceeds demand in Costa Rica.

While there are often good deals on rental properties in smaller towns and remote regions, rental costs in tourist areas and San José can often be as much as or more than renting in the country of origin. Utilities can also be just as costly. There are usually no additional taxes or service charges for rentals.