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Costa Rica  

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 4,909,000 people, it is one of the least populous country in the world ant it has a moderate population density, 96 people per km2.

The capital is San Jose and its currency is Costa Rican colones

Costa Rica is holding the 75 position by nominal GDP. Its national debt in 2016 was 23,476 millions of euros25,986 millions of dollars, ( 44.71% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is 4,782€ euros per inhabitant5,294$ dollars per inhabitant.

The last annual rate of CPI published in Costa Rica was on November of 2017 and it was 2.5%.

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 0.776 points in 2015, leaving it in 65th place in the table of 187 countries published.

If the reason to visit Costa Rica are business, you must know it's in the 61th 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

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San Jose: Monthly Rainfall
Costa Rica Economy
Government
Qu. GDP Per Capita € [+]2017Q22,647€
GDP Mill. € [+]201652,497M.€
GDP Mill.$ [+]201658,109M.$
GDP per capita [+]201610,694€
GDP per capita [+]201611,836$
Quat. GDP Mill.€ [+]2017Q212,995M.€
Debt [+]201623,476
Debt [+]201625,986
Debt (%GDP) [+]201644.71%
Debt Per Capita [+]20164,782€
Debt Per Capita [+]20165,294$
Deficit [+]2016-2,760
Deficit [+]2016-3,055
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2016-5.26%
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]201610,109.9
Expenditure (M.$) [+]201611,190.7
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]20153,588.0
Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]20153,980.9
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201523.38%
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]20142,524.3
Gov. Health Exp.(M.$) [+]20143,353.5
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]201423.34%
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]20150
Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]20150
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]20150%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]201619.25%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]20162,059€
Expenditure Per Capita [+]20162,280$
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2015740€
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2015821$
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2014529€
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2014703$
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]20150€
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]20150$
Moody's Rating [+]02/09/2017Ba2
S&P Rating [+]02/25/2016BB-
Fitch Rating [+]01/19/2017BB
Corruption Index [+]201658
Competitiveness Ranking [+]201747º
Fragile States Index [+]201546.7
Innovation Ranking [+]201645º
Labour
Unemployment rate [+]2017Q39.0%
Unemployed [+]2017Q3205 m.
NMW [+]2015526.1 $
NMW [+]2015433.4 €
Human Capital Ranking [+]201553º
Markets
Stock ExchangeYTD % [+]12/07/20171.95%
Prices
CPI (overall index) [+]November 20172.5%
Money Market
Key rates [+]07/31/20153.00%
Business
Doing Business [+]201861º
Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]2015221.89
Taxes
Standard VAT [+]01/01/200613.00%
Top tax rate + SSC [+]201615.0%
Trade
Exports [+]20168,704.0 M.€
Exports [+]20169,634.4 M.$
Exports % GDP [+]201616.58%
Imports [+]201613,661.1 M.€
Imports [+]201615,121.5 M.$
Imports % GDP [+]201626.02%
Trade balance [+]2016-4,957.2 M.€
Trade balance [+]2016-5,487.1 M.$
Trade balance % GDP [+]2016-9.44%
Socio-Demography
Density [+]201696
Population [+]20164,909,000
Immigrant stock [+]2015421,697
Remittance received (M.$) [+]2016551.4
% Immigrant [+]20158.69%
Remittance sent (M.$) [+]2016825.4
Emigrant stock [+]2015133,185
% Emigrant [+]20152.75%
HDI [+]20150.776
Global Peace Ranking [+]201734º
Gender Gap Ranking [+]201632º
Ranking [+]201528º
Birth Rate [+]201514.53‰
Fertility Rate [+]20151.80
Crude death rate [+]20154.88‰
Life expectancy [+]201579.61
Number of homicides [+]2015566
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]201511.77
Environment and Energy
CO2 Tons per capita [+]20151.72