Costa Rica Costa Rica

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Costa Rica, is a country located at Central America, it has an area of 51,100 Km2 and it may be considered quite a small country.

Costa Rica, with a population of 5,180,000 people, it is one of the least populous country in the world and has a population density of 101 people per km2.

It's capital is San Jose and its currency is Costa Rican colones

Costa Rica is holding the 84 position by nominal GDP. Its national debt in 2021 was 37,115 millions of euros (43,927 millions of dollars), ( 68.19% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is €7,165 euros per inhabitant$8,480 dollars per inhabitant.

The last annual rate of CPI published in Costa Rica was on September of 2022 and it was 10.4%.

In terms of the human development index (HDI) of Costa Rica, which is the index used by the United Nations to measure the progress of a country, was 0.809 points in 2021, leaving it in 58th place in the table of 191 countries published.

If the reason to visit Costa Rica are business, you must know it's in the 74th of the Doing Business ranking , which provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms.

In the tables at the bottom of the page, you can see more information about the economy and demography of Costa Rica, if you want to see information about other countries click here

San Jose: Monthly Temp.
San Jose: Monthly Rainfall
Costa Rica Economy
Qu. GDP Per Capita [+]2022Q33,262K
Annual GDP [+]2021€54,428M
Annual GDP [+]2021$64,417M
GDP per capita [+]2021€10,507
GDP per capita [+]2021$12,436
Quarterly GDP [+]2022Q3€16,898M
Debt (M.€.) [+]202137,115
Debt ($M) [+]202143,927
Debt (%GDP) [+]202168.19%
Debt Per Capita [+]2021€7,165
Debt Per Capita [+]2021$8,480
Deficit (M.€) [+]2021-2,793
Deficit ($M) [+]2021-3,306
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2021-5.13%
Expenditure (M.€) [+]202111,402.9
Expenditure ($M) [+]202113,495.6
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]20203,673.4
Education Expenditure ($M) [+]20204,192.4
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]202021.54%
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]20203,241.4
Gov. Health Exp.($M) [+]20203,702.3
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]201726.91%
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]20200
Defence Expenditure ($M) [+]20200
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]20200%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]202120.95%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2021€2,201
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2021$2,605
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2020€716
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2020$817
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2020€634
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2020$724
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2020€0
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2020$0
Moody's Rating [+]12/08/2021B2
S&P Rating [+]03/17/2022B
Fitch Rating [+]05/12/2020B
Corruption Index [+]202158
Competitiveness Ranking [+]201962º
Fragile States Index [+]201843.2
Innovation Ranking [+]201854º
Unemployment rate [+]2021Q118.2%
Unemployed [+]2021Q1443K
NMW [+]2022$505.3
NMW [+]2022€446.1
Average Wage [+]2021$14,101
Average Wage [+]2021€11,922
Human Capital Ranking [+]201761º
US Dollar exchange rate [+]01/30/2023556.1500
Stock ExchangeYTD % [+]01/27/20230.00%
CPI (overall index) [+]September 202210.4%
Money Market
Key rates [+]10/27/20229.00%
Doing Business [+]202074º
Passengers vehicles Year [+]December 201930,825
Annual Vehicles/ 1,000 p. [+]December 20197.23
Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]2015221.89
Tax Revenue (%GDP) [+]202022.7%
Standard VAT [+]01/01/200613.00%
Top tax rate + SSC [+]202133.4%
Annual arrivals [+]20193,139,008
Exports [+]2021€12,952.1M
Exports [+]2021$15,318.4M
Exports % GDP [+]202123.80%
Imports [+]2021€17,525.8M
Imports [+]2021$20,727.8M
Imports % GDP [+]202132.20%
Trade balance [+]2021€-4,573.8M
Trade balance [+]2021$-5,409.4M
Trade balance % GDP [+]2021-8.40%
Global AgeWatch Ranking [+]201528º
Density [+]2021101
Global Peace Ranking [+]202238º
Remittance received ($M) [+]2017562.1
% Immigrant [+]20198.23%
% Emigrant [+]20192.96%
Birth Rate [+]202013.40‰
Remittance sent ($M) [+]2017896.4
Crude death rate [+]20205.23‰
Fertility Rate [+]20201.72
% risk of poverty [+]202030.0%
Population [+]20215,180,000
Immigrant stock [+]2019417,768
Emigrant stock [+]2019150,400
HDI [+]20210.809
Gender Gap Ranking [+]202212º
Life expectancy [+]202080.47
Suicides [+]2020352
Suicide rate [+]20206.90
Number of homicides [+]2020570
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]202011.19
Energy and Environment
CO2 Tons per capita [+]20211.59
Consumption GWh [+]202110,660
Generation GWh [+]202112,715
COVID-19 - Deaths [+]01/29/20239,142
COVID-19 - Confirmed [+]01/29/20231,182,371
Fully vaccinated [+]01/20/20234,314,443
COVID-19 - Deaths per million population [+]01/29/20231,764.86
Doses administered [+]01/20/202312,778,229