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International Rankings of Costa Rica - 2019

SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2019


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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
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants33152017
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total74 744,0592017
Internet users - percent of population (%)82 66%July 2016
Internet users - total95 3,217,277July 2016
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants43 172017
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions79 843,1482017
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants6 1792017
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions87 8,840,3422017
Economy
Budget - expenditures8711.92 billion2017
Budget - revenues96 8.357 billion2017
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)84 -6.1%17
Central bank discount rate (%)47 3.5%31 December 2016
Commercial bank prime lending rate (%)60 11.37%31 December 2017
Current account balance156 -$1.692 billion2017
Debt - external87 $26.83 billion31 December 2017
Distribution of family income - Gini index21 48.52014
Exports92 $10.81 billion2017
GDP - composition, by end use - exports of goods and services (%)107 33.3%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - government consumption (%)67 17.3%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - household consumption (%)94 64.2%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - imports of goods and services (%)55 -32.9%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in fixed capital (%)107 17.1%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in inventories (%)46 1%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - agriculture (%)103 5.5%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry (%)116 20.6%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin – services(%)46 73.9%2017
GDP - per capita (PPP)99 $16,9002017
GDP - real growth rate (%)45 3.3%2017
GDP - official exchange rate78 $58.27 billion2017
GDP - purchasing power parity93 $83.94 billion2017
Gross national saving (% of GPD)105 15.1% of GDP2017
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% (%)30 36.9%2014
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% (%)36 1.5%2014
Imports90 $15.15 billion2017
Industrial production growth rate (%)74 1.3%2017
Inflation rate(consumer prices) (%)73 1.6%2017
Labor force120 2.229 million2017
Labor force - by occupation – agriculture (%)84 14%2006
Labor force - by occupation – industry (%)57 22%2006
Labor force - by occupation – services (%)71 64%2006
Market value of publicly traded shares98 $2.015 billion31 December 2012
Population below poverty line (%)79 21.7%2014
Public debt (% of GPD)96 48.9% of GDP2017
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold87 $7.15 billion31 December 2017
Stock of broad money102 $5.356 billion31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad79 $4.007 billion31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - at home69 $33.92 billion31 December 2017
Stock of domestic credit70 $41.04 billion31 December 2017
Stock of narrow money100 $5.356 billion31 December 2017
Taxes and other revenues153 14.3%17
Unemployment rate (%)77 8.1%2017
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy1207.653 million Mt2017
Crude Oil - exports81 0 bbl/day2015
Crude Oil - imports83 0 bbl/day2015
Crude Oil - production93 0 bbl/day2017
Crude Oil - proved reserves90 0 bbl1 January 2018
Electricity – consumption (kWh)99 9.812 billion kWh2016
Electricity – exports (kWh)64 643 million kWh2015
Electricity - from fossil fuels72 18% of total installed capacity2016
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants18 64% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity - from nuclear fuels20 0% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity - from other renewable sources25 18% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity – imports (kWh)73 807 million kWh2016
Electricity - installed generating capacity95 3.584 million kW2016
Electricity – production (kWh)99 10.79 billion kWh2016
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)113 1967.462016
Natural gas – consumption (cu m)107 0 cu m2017
Natural gas – exports (cu m)56 0 cu m2017
Natural gas – imports (cu m)79 0 cu m2017
Natural gas – production (cu m)91 0 cu m2017
Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m)94 0 cu m1 January 2014
Refined petroleum products - consumption99 53,000 bbl/day2016
Refined petroleum products - exports124 0 bbl/day2015
Refined petroleum products - imports81 51,320 bbl/day2015
Refined petroleum products - production110 0 bbl/day2015
Geography
Land Area - sq km12651,060 sq kmNA
Total Area - sq km130 51,100 sq kmNA
Water Area - sq km25 40 sq kmNA
Coastline(km)76 1,290 kmNA
Elevation - elevation extremes32 0 mNA
Elevation - mean elevation (m)45 746 mNA
Irrigated land (sq km)93 1,015 sq km2012
Land boundaries - total km131 661 kmNA
Land use - agricultural land (%)100 37.1%2011
Land use - arable land (%)126 4.9%2011
Land use - forest (%)43 51.5%2011
Land use – other (%)156 11.4%2011
Land use - permanent crops (%)39 6.7%2011
Land use - permanent pasture (%)63 25.5%2011
Maritime claims - continental shelf1 200NA
Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone1 200NA
Maritime claims - territorial sea3 12NA
Population Density - Persons per sq km116 97.67July 2018
Population
Age structure 0-14 years (%)12322.43%18
Age structure 15-24 years (%)110 15.94%18
Age structure 25-54 years (%)44 44.04%18
Age structure 55-64 years (%)94 9.48%18
Age structure 65 years and over (%)101 8.11%18
Birth Rate (births/1,000 population)94 15.3 births/1,000 population2018
Children under the age of 5 years underweight101 1.1%2008
Contraceptive prevalence rate (%)14 76.2%2011
Death Rate (deaths/1,000 population)73 4.8 deaths/1,000 population2018
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio (%)62 12.92015
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio91 7.72015
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio (%)129 45.42015
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio (%)114 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 – rural86 8.1% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - total100 2.2%2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - urban87 0.4% of population2015
Education expenditures - percent of GDP16 7.1% of GDP2016
Health expenditures24 9.3% of GDP2014
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)38 0.4%2017
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS63 13,0002017
Hospital bed density65 1.1 beds/1,000 population2014
Infant mortality rate – female (deaths/1,000 live births)120 7.1 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Infant mortality rate – male (deaths/1,000 live births)124 8.6 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Infant mortality rate – total (deaths/1,000 live births)132 7.8 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Life expectancy at birth – female (years)35 81.7 years2018
Life expectancy at birth – male (years)41 76.2 years2018
Life expectancy at birth - total population32 78.9 years2018
Literacy – female (%)17 97.8%2015
Literacy – male (%)21 97.7%2015
Literacy - total population18 97.8%2015
Maternal mortality rate101 25 deaths/100,000 live births2015
Median age – female (years)86 32.2 years2018
Median age – male (years)79 31.2 years2018
Median age – total (years)77 31.7 years2018
Net migration rate (migrant(s)/1,000 population)46 0.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population2017
Obesity - adult prevalence rate41 25.7%2016
Physicians density92 1.15 physicians/1,000 population2013
Population123 4,987,142July 2018
Population growth rate (%)82 1.13%2018
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)123 7.7% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved (% of population)119 5.5%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban UnImproved (% of population)112 4.8% of population2015
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - female6 16 years2015
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)/female2017
Suffrage4 18 years of ageNA
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)98 1.89 children born/woman2018
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - female (%)49 25.9%2017
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - male(%)55 17.6%2017
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total (%)52 20.6%2017
Urbanization - rate of urbanization (%)92 1.5% annual rate of change15-20
Urbanization - urban population (%)49 79.3% of total population2018
Transportation
Airports351612013
Airports - with paved runways - 1,524 to 2,437 m43 22017
Airports - with paved runways - 2,438 to 3,047 m38 22017
Airports - with paved runways - 914 to 1,523 m22 272017
Airports - with paved runways - total39 472017
Airports - with paved runways - under 914 m22 162017
Airports - with unpaved runways - 914 to 1,523 m41 182013
Airports - with unpaved runways - total32 1142013
Airports - with unpaved runways - under 914 m23 962013
Merchant marine - total113 10an style="padding-left:7px;">country comparison to the world: 147

National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers87 9,284,1602015
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 carriers28 12015
Railways - narrow gauge55 278 km2014
Railways (km)121 278 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 2019. 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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