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International Rankings of Costa Rica - 2018

SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2018


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This table lists the international rankings of Costa Rica, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Costa Rica, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Date of Info
Communications
Internet users - percent of population (%)8366.0% July 2016
Internet users - total95 3,217,277July 2016
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants43 17 July 2016
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions85 827,000July 2016
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants13 165 July 2016
Telephones - mobile cellular - total98 8,063,091July 2016
Economy
Budget - expenditures89$11.34 billion 2017
Budget - revenues95 $8.262 billion2017
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)71 -5.2% of GDP2017
Central bank discount rate (%)51 3.5%31 December 2016
Commercial bank prime lending rate (%)50 11.8%31 December 2017
Current account balance152 -$2.291 billion2017
Debt - external87 $25.83 billion31 December 2017
Distribution of family income - Gini index22 48.52014
Exports86 $10.55 billion2017
GDP - composition, by end use - exports of goods and services (%)105 32.9%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - government consumption (%)59 17.2%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - household consumption (%)87 63.6%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - imports of goods and services (%)57 -33.3% 2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in fixed capital (%)91 19.3%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in inventories (%)43 0.4%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - agriculture (%)100 5.5%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry (%)113 21%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin – services(%)46 73.5% 2017
GDP - per capita (PPP)91 $17,2002017
GDP - real growth rate (%)36 3.8%2017
GDP - official exchange rate80 $58.91 billion2016
GDP - purchasing power parity92 $85.2 billion2017
Gross national saving (% of GPD)92 16.2% of GDP2017
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% (%)29 36.9% 2014
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% (%)36 1.5%2014
Imports83 $15.55 billion2017
Industrial production growth rate (%)37 4.4%2017
Inflation rate(consumer prices) (%)71 1.7%2017
Labor force119 2.229 million2017
Labor force - by occupation – agriculture (%)81 14%2006
Labor force - by occupation – industry (%)47 22%2006
Labor force - by occupation – services (%)72 64% 2006
Market value of publicly traded shares98 $2.015 billion31 December 2012
Population below poverty line (%)78 21.7%2014
Public debt (% of GPD)56 66.2% of GDP2017
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold80 $7.523 billion31 December 2017
Stock of broad money86 $22.52 billion31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad75 $4.327 billion31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - at home67 $35.01 billion31 December 2017
Stock of domestic credit78 $34.3 billion31 December 2017
Stock of narrow money100 $5.765 billion31 December 2017
Taxes and other revenues148 14% of GDP2017
Unemployment rate (%)72 8.1%2017
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy987.616 million Mt2013
Crude Oil - exports84 0 bbl/day2014
Crude Oil - imports86 0 bbl/day2014
Crude Oil - production96 0 bbl/day2016
Crude Oil - proved reserves91 0 bbl1 January 2017
Electricity – consumption (kWh)98 9.113 billion kWh2015
Electricity – exports (kWh)62 643 million kWh2015
Electricity - from fossil fuels153 21% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants25 62% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity - from nuclear fuels30 0% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity - from other renewable sources34 17.6% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity – imports (kWh)79 537 million kWh2015
Electricity - installed generating capacity97 3.127 million kW2015
Electricity – production (kWh)99 10.38 billion kWh2015
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas8 98.3% 2013
Electricity access - electrification - total population6 99.5%2013
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas2 99.9%2013
Electricity access - population without electricity91 24,3622013
Electricity Consumption per capita (kWh)112 1848.382015
Natural gas – consumption (cu m)112 0 cu m2013
Natural gas – exports (cu m)58 0 cu m2013
Natural gas – imports (cu m)78 0 cu m2013
Natural gas – production (cu m)95 0 cu m2013
Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m)99 0 cu m1 January 2014
Refined petroleum products - consumption99 54,000 bbl/day2015
Refined petroleum products - exports128 0 bbl/day2014
Refined petroleum products - imports80 53,140 bbl/day2014
Refined petroleum products - production109 0 bbl/day2014
Geography
Land Area - sq km12751,060 sq kmNA
Total Area - sq km130 51,100 sq kmNA
Water Area - sq km136 40 sq kmNA
Coastline(km)74 1,290 kmNA
Elevation - mean elevation (m)45 746 mNA
Irrigated land (sq km)93 1,015 sq km2012
Land boundaries - total km133 661 kmNA
Land use - agricultural land (%)102 37.1%2011
Land use - forest (%)43 51.5%2011
Land use – other (%)155 11.4% 2011
Maritime claims - continental shelf1 200 nmNA
Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone3 200 nmNA
Maritime claims - territorial sea5 12 nmNA
Population Density - Persons per sq km112 96.56July 2017
Population
Age structure 0-14 years (%)10622.61% 17
Age structure 15-24 years (%)98 16.35% 17
Age structure 25-54 years (%)39 44.03% 17
Age structure 55-64 years (%)96 9.2% 17
Age structure 65 years and over (%)98 7.82% 17
Birth Rate (births/1,000 population)89 15.5 births/1,000 population2017
Children under the age of 5 years underweight101 1.1%2008
Contraceptive prevalence rate (%)14 76.2%2011
Death Rate (deaths/1,000 population)82 4.7 deaths/1,000 population2017
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio (%)62 12.92015
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio93 7.7 2015
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio (%)130 45.42015
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio (%)115 32.42015
Drinking water source - Improved – rural41 91.9% of population2015
Drinking water source - Improved – total20 97.8%2015
Drinking water source - Improved – urban5 99.6% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved – rural87 8.1% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - total100 2.2%2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - urban86 0.4% of population2015
Education expenditures - percent of GDP11 7.6% of GDP2015
Health expenditures24 9.3% of GDP2014
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)37 0.4%2016
HIV/AIDS - deaths55 <5002016
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS64 13,0002016
Hospital bed density60 1.1 beds/1,000 population2014
Infant mortality rate – female (deaths/1,000 live births)125 7.3 deaths/1,000 live births 2017
Infant mortality rate – male (deaths/1,000 live births)130 8.8 deaths/1,000 live births2017
Infant mortality rate – total (deaths/1,000 live births)134 8 deaths/1,000 live births2017
Life expectancy at birth – female (years)38 81.5 years 2017
Life expectancy at birth – male (years)35 76.1 years2017
Life expectancy at birth - total population35 78.7 years2017
Literacy – female (%)17 97.8% 2015
Literacy – male (%)21 97.7%2015
Literacy - total population18 97.8%2015
Maternal mortality ratio102 25 deaths/100,000 live births2015
Median age – female (years)83 31.8 years 2017
Median age – male (years)74 30.8 years2017
Median age – total (years)79 31.3 years2017
Net migration rate (migrant(s)/1,000 population)46 0.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population2017
Obesity - adult prevalence rate41 25.7%2016
Physicians density98 1.15 physicians/1,000 population2013
Population124 4,930,258July 2017
Population growth rate (%)78 1.16%2017
Sanitation facility access - Rural Improved (% of population)39 92.3% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total Improved (% of population)37 94.5%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban Improved (% of population)34 95.2% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Rural UnImproved (% of population)125 7.7% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved (% of population)121 5.5%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban UnImproved (% of population)112 4.8% of population2015
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - female6 16 years 2015
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - male6 15 years2015
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - total6 15 years2015
Sex ratio - 0-14 years(male(s)/female)12 1.05 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 15-24 years(male(s)/female)19 1.04 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 25-54 years(male(s)/female)25 1.01 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 55-64 years(male(s)/female)27 0.95 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 65 years and over (male(s)/female)26 0.86 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - at birth (male(s)/female)11 1.05 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - total population (male(s)/female)18 1.01 male(s)/female 2017
Suffrage4 18 years of ageNA
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)100 1.89 children born/woman2017
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - female (%)38 31.7% 2016
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - male(%)57 18.8%2016
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total (%)48 23.3%2016
Urbanization - rate of urbanization (%)69 2.1% annual rate of change 15-20
Urbanization - urban population (%)45 78.5% of total population 2017
Transportation
Airports361612013
Airports - with paved runways - 1,524 to 2,437 m52 22017
Airports - with paved runways - 2,438 to 3,047 m42 22017
Airports - with paved runways - 914 to 1,523 m22 272017
Airports - with paved runways - total39 472017
Airports - with paved runways - under 914 m22 16 2017
Airports - with unpaved runways - 914 to 1,523 m41 182013
Airports - with unpaved runways - total32 1142013
Airports - with unpaved runways - under 914 m23 96 2013
Merchant marine - total126 102017
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers87 9,284,160 mt-km 2015
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers86 1,617,0752015
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers66 392015
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers37 12015
Railways (km)124 278 km2014
Roadways - paved (km)74 10,133 km2010
Roadways - total (km)91 39,018 km2010
Roadways - unpaved (km)54 28,885 km 2010
Waterways (km)65 730 kmNA




*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.


NOTE: The information regarding the international rankings of Costa Rica on this page is derived from the CIA World Factbook 2018. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of international rankings of Costa Rica contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about international rankings of Costa Rica should be addressed to the CIA.







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