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Occupancy Costs

In order to acquire the Free Trade Zone benefits, companies are required to pay a monthly membership fee to the Free Trade Zone board. The fee may be waived at the Free Trade Zone board's own discretion. Fees apply for export/re-export companies, companies that manage operations of dockyards, shipyards and floating or dry docks.

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Rent:

Rent is generally calculated by the number of square meters or square feet that the building facility takes to host your company.

Monthly Rent Range: $1,000.00 U.S. - $10,000.00 U.S.
Security Deposit Range: $5,625.00 U.S. - $22,900.00 U.S.
Annual Rent Increase: 7%
Minimum Lease Term: 3 years 

Maintenance Fees:

Each independently owned Free Trade Zone charges a maintenance fee depending on the Free Trade Zone monthly rent, service fee and monthly fees.  All fees are based on a per sq. foot usage.

Please see Free Trade Zone Fee Chart in meters:

Construction SpaceFTZFTSZ
First 5,000 sq. m. $0.25 per sq. m. $0.50 per sq. m.
Additional 2,500 sq. m. $0.002 per sq. m. $0.004 per sq. m.
Additional 2,500 sq. m. $0.0015 per sq. m. $0.003 per sq. m.
Additional space rate $0.0012 per sq. m. $0.025 per sq. m.

In feet:

Construction SpaceFTZFTSZ
First 53,8197 sq. ft. $0.0223 per sq. ft. $0.045 per sq. ft.
Additional 26,909.8 sq. ft. $0.00018 per sq. ft. $0.00036 per sq. ft.
Additional 26,909.8 sq. ft. $0.000135 per sq. ft. $0.00027 per sq. ft.
Additional footage rate $0.000108 per sq. ft. $0.00225 per sq. ft.

Solution partners to export/re-export companies and research companies based on in Free Trade Zone pay 0.3% of their total monthly sales. They pay 0.6% of their total monthly sales if they are based in an FTSZ (Free Trade Sub-zone)

Individual Free Trade Zone Fee Chart:

Parque Industrial Zona Franca Alajuela (SARET)
1.5 km. West of the Juan Santamaria International Airport, Alajuela 

Rent
Yearly $5.01 per. sq. ft.
Monthly $0.42 per. sq. ft.
 
Free Trade Zone Service Fees
Yearly $0.41 per. sq. ft.
Monthly $0.03 per. sq. ft.
 
Minimum Advanced Payment6 months
 
Yearly Rent Increase rate 7.00%
Lease Down payment Negotiable
 
Purchase Option Not for Sale
Lease Terms 5 years
 
Sale
Cost of Land Not for Sale
Cost of Building Not for Sale
   
Industrial Space
Occupied 100.00%
Available Not available now

Corporacion de Inversion y Desarrollo Bes, S.A. 

5 km west of the Juan Santamaria International Airport, Alajuela 

Rent
Yearly $3.79 per. sq. ft.
Monthly $0.32 per. sq. ft.
 
Service Fees
Yearly $0.45 per. sq. ft.
Monthly $0.04 per. sq. ft.
 
Minimum Advanced Payment 2 months rent payments
 
Yearly Rent Increase rate 7%
Lease Down payment Negotiable
 
Purchase Option N/A
Lease Terms 5 years
 
Sale
Cost of Land N/A
Cost of Building $5.57 per sq. ft.
 
Industrial Space
Occupied 30%
Available 70%

Parque Industrial Zona Franca Cartago 

3 km. south from the intersection of "La Lima" on the Pan-American Highway.

Rent
Yearly $3.71 per. sq. ft.
Monthly $0.31 per. sq. ft.
 
Service Fees
Yearly $0.41 per. sq. ft.
Monthly $0.03 per. sq. ft.
 
Free Trade Zone Membership Fee
Yearly $0.28 per. sq. ft.
Monthly $0.02 per. sq. ft.
 
Minimum Advanced Payment N/A
 
Yearly Rent Increase rate 7%
Lease Down payment Negotiable
 
Purchase Option N/A
Lease Terms 3 years
 
Sale
Cost of Land N/A
Cost of Building N/A
 
Industrial Space
Occupied N/A
Available N/A

Zona Franca Metropolitana, S.A. 

300 meters East of CENADA, Barreal de Heredia

Rent
Yearly $5.01 per. sq. ft.
Monthly $0.42 per. sq. ft.
 
Service Fees
Yearly $0.67 per. sq. ft.
Monthly $0.06 per. sq. ft.
 
Minimum Advanced Payment 6 months
 
Yearly Rent Increase rate 5%
Lease Down payment $1.39 - $1.88 per. sq. ft.
 
Purchase Option Negotiable
Lease Terms 7 years
 
Sale
Cost of Land $7.43 - $8.36 per. sq. ft.
Cost of Building $20.90 - $60.39 per. sq. ft.
 
Industrial Space
Occupied 90%
Available 99,028 sq. ft.

Zeta Montecillos 

2 km west of the Juan Santamaria International Airport, Motecillos de Alajuela, Alajuela.

Rent
Yearly $3.87 per. sq. ft.
Monthly $0.32 per. sq. ft.
 
Service Fees
Yearly $0.31 per. sq. ft.
Monthly $0.02 per. sq. ft.
 
Minimum Advanced Payment N/A
 
Yearly Rent Increase N/A
Lease Down payment N/A
 
Purchase Option N/A
 
Lease Terms N/A
 
Sales
Cost of Land N/A
Cost of Building N/A
 
Industrial Space
Occupied N/A
Available N/A

 

Zona Franca Puntarenas
Santa Rosa de Barranca

Rent
Yearly $3.53 per. sq. ft.
Monthly $0.29 per. sq. ft.
 
Service Fees
Yearly $0.47 per. sq. ft.
Monthly $0.04 per. sq. ft.
 
Minimum Advanced Payment 6 months
 
Yearly Rent Increase 7%
Lease Down payment Negotiable
 
Purchase Option Negotiable
 
Lease Terms Negotiable
 
Sales
Cost of Land $2.88 per. sq. ft.
Cost of Building $16.68 per. sq. ft. - $18.98 per. sq. ft.
 
Industrial Space
Occupied 30%
Available N/A

Centro de Ciencia y Tecnología Ultrapark, S.A 

800 m. East of the Real Cariari Mall, towards the Aurora de Heredia, Heredia.

Rent
Yearly $4.75 per. sq. ft.
Monthly $0.40 per. sq. ft.
 
Service Fees
Yearly $0.59 per. sq. ft.
Monthly $0.05 per. sq. ft.
 
Minimum Advanced Payment N/A
 
Yearly Rent Increase 6%
Lease Down payment 6 month rent + maintenance fee
 
Purchase Option Yes
 
Lease Terms 5 years
 
Sales
Cost of Land N/A
Cost of Building $70.00
 
Industrial Space
Occupied 66%
Available 140,000 sq. ft.

Zeta La Valencia 

800 meters East of the Valencia Intersection, Heredia

Rent
Yearly $3.48 per sq. ft.
Monthly $0.29 per sq. ft.
 
Service Fees
Yearly $0.31 per sq. ft.
Monthly $0.02 per sq. ft.
 
Yearly Rent Increase 7%
Lease Terms 3 years
 
Sales
Cost of Land N/A
Cost of Building N/A
 
Industrial Space
Occupied 1%
Available 99%

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