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 5,229,000 people, it is one of the least populous country in the world and has a population density of 102 people per km2.

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

Costa Rica is holding the 85 position by nominal GDP. Its national debt in 2022 was 41,379 millions of euros (43,608 millions of dollars), ( 63.78% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is €7,913 euros per inhabitant$8,340 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
Gouvernement
Qu. GDP Per Capita [+]2023Q33,836K
Annual GDP [+]2022€64,878M
Annual GDP [+]2022$68,373M
GDP per capita [+]2022€12,406
GDP per capita [+]2022$13,075
Quarterly GDP [+]2023Q3€20,060M
Debt (M.€.) [+]202241,379
Debt ($M) [+]202243,608
Debt (%GDP) [+]202263.78%
Debt Per Capita [+]2022€7,913
Debt Per Capita [+]2022$8,340
Deficit (M.€) [+]2022-1,843
Deficit ($M) [+]2022-1,942
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2022-2.84%
Expenditure (M.€) [+]202212,605.8
Expenditure ($M) [+]202213,285.0
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]20203,668.0
Education Expenditure ($M) [+]20204,186.3
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]202021.54%
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]20223,475,825,669.6
Gov. Health Exp.($M) [+]20223,660,044,430.1
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]201726.91%
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]20200
Defence Expenditure ($M) [+]20200
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]20200%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]202219.43%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2022€2,411
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2022$2,541
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2020€715
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2020$816
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2022€667
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2022$702
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2020€0
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2020$0
Moody's Rating [+]11/03/2023B1
S&P Rating [+]10/27/2023BB-
Fitch Rating [+]03/02/2023BB-
Corruption Index [+]202254
Competitiveness Ranking [+]201962º
Fragile States Index [+]201843.2
RTI Raking [+]202297º
Innovation Ranking [+]201854º
Labour
Unemployment rate [+]2023Q37.6%
Unemployed [+]2023Q3177K
NMW [+]2022$501.5
NMW [+]2022€446.1
Average Wage [+]2022$14,649
Average Wage [+]2022€13,912
Human Capital Ranking [+]201761º
Markets
US Dollar exchange rate [+]03/01/2024514.7600
Stock ExchangeYTD % [+]02/29/20240.00%
Prices
CPI (overall index) [+]September 202210.4%
Money Market
Key rates [+]01/19/20245.75%
Business
Doing Business [+]202074º
Passengers vehicles Year [+]December 201930,825
Annual Vehicles/ 1,000 p. [+]December 20197.23
Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]2015221.89
Taxes
Tax Revenue (%GDP) [+]202225.5%
Standard VAT [+]01/01/200613.00%
Top tax rate + SSC [+]202233.4%
Trade
Annual arrivals [+]20193,139,008
Exports [+]2021€12,952.1M
Exports [+]2021$15,318.4M
Exports % GDP [+]202123.73%
Imports [+]2021€17,525.8M
Imports [+]2021$20,727.8M
Imports % GDP [+]202132.10%
Trade balance [+]2021€-4,573.8M
Trade balance [+]2021$-5,409.4M
Trade balance % GDP [+]2021-8.38%
Socio-Demography
Global AgeWatch Ranking [+]201528º
Density [+]2022102
Global Peace Ranking [+]202339º
Remittance received ($M) [+]2017562.1
% Immigrant [+]202010.15%
% Emigrant [+]20202.93%
Birth Rate [+]202111.87‰
Remittance sent ($M) [+]2017896.4
Crude death rate [+]20217.19‰
Fertility Rate [+]20211.53
% risk of poverty [+]202225.5%
Population [+]20225,229,000
Immigrant stock [+]2020520,729
Emigrant stock [+]2020150,241
HDI [+]20210.809
Gender Gap Ranking [+]202314º
Life expectancy [+]202177.02
Suicides [+]2020352
Suicide rate [+]20206.90
Number of homicides [+]2022664
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]202212.82
Energy and Environment
CO2 Tons per capita [+]20211.59
Consumption GWh [+]202110,660
Generation GWh [+]202112,715
Others
COVID-19 - Deaths [+]02/18/20249,368
COVID-19 - Confirmed [+]02/18/20241,230,653
Fully vaccinated [+]10/06/20234,369,784
COVID-19 - Deaths per million population [+]02/18/20241,791.55
Doses administered [+]10/06/202313,576,935