Expect to pay anywhere from $700 – 1,100 for a small studio/one bedroom in the city center.
The number of foreigners has driven rent prices up considerably.
Food is not much cheaper either when compared to the United States. I struggled to find restaurants I liked during my time in the city.
I ended up cooking a lot of my meals or eating at American restaurants like Smash Burger. The plus side is some street food vendors were absolutely delicious.
There are four main neighborhoods in the city center: Marbella, Bella Vista, El Cangrejo, and San Francisco.