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International Rankings of Costa Rica - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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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 Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 34 20 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 76 992725 2020
Internet users - percent of population 25 83 % 2021
Internet users - total 105 4.316 million 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 48 11 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 94 491613 2022
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 18 152 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 103 7.834 million 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 49 1.2 % of household expenditures 2018
Average household expenditures - on food 44 25.7 % of household expenditures 2018
Budget - expenditures 87 14.001 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 93 9.664 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 84 6.1 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 159 2.136 billion US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 87 29.589 billion US Dollars 2019
Exports 83 23.761 billion US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 81 61.855 billion US Dollars 2019
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 107 33.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 67 17.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 94 64.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 56 32.9 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 108 17.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 46 1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 105 5.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 116 20.6 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 46 73.9 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 14 49.3 % 2020
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 30 36.9 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2014
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 36 1.5 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 89 22.298 billion US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 29 9.83 % 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 144 1.73 % 2021
Labor force 119 2.426 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 87 21 % 2019
Public debt 105 48.9 % of GDP 2017
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 89 109.260 billion US Dollars 2021
Real GDP growth rate 47 7.58 % 2021
Real GDP per capita 83 21200 US Dollars 2021
Remittances 120 0.92 2021
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 95 6.921 billion US Dollars 2021
Taxes and other revenues 163 12.32 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 23 17.95 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 19 56.36 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 15 37 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 6 45.4 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 127 1000 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 124 0 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 100 8.114 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 122 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 62 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 112 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - production 75 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 75 0 metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 101 10.072 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 66 712.000 million kWh 2019
Electricity - imports 78 733.000 million kWh 2019
Electricity - installed generating capacity 100 3.674 million kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 102 1.321 billion kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 87 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - total population 83 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 67 N/A 2024
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2024
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 46 1.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 159 0.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 6 14.5 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 23 71.1 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 63 0.6 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 23 12.5 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 103 44.899 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 121 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - exports 57 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 88 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - production 97 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - proven reserves 92 0 cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 73 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 82 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 89 0 bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 97 63300 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 102 400 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 128 0 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 82 51320 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 112 0 bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 108 8.02 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 119 5.61 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 108 14.7 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 101 37.1 2018
Land use - arable land 122 4.9 2018
Land use - forest 44 51.5 2018
Land use - permanent crops 41 6.7 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 62 25.5 2018
Revenue from coal 33 0 % of GDP 2018
Revenue from forest resources 55 0.82 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 64 113.000 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 69 2.080 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 74 230.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 56 830.000 million cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 86 1.5 2025
Urbanization - urban population 38 82.6 2023
Geography
Area - land 130 51060 sq km 0
Area - total 131 51100 sq km 0
Area - water 219 40 sq km 0
Coastline 75 1290 km 0
Elevation - highest point 41 3819 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 35 0 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 46 746 meters 0
Irrigated land 91 1015 sq km 2012
Land boundaries - total 132 661 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 101 37.1 2018
Land use - arable land 122 4.9 2018
Land use - forest 44 51.5 2018
Land use - permanent crops 41 6.7 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 62 25.5 2018
Military
Military expenditures 43 0.6 % of GDP 2022
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 74 2.17 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 36 0.39 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 109 0.36 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 103 3.07 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 82 0.15 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 126 10.7 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 45 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 15 43 2 0
Child marriage - women married by age 18 46 17.1 2018
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 70 2.9 % 2018
Contraceptive prevalence rate 22 70.9 % 2018
Current health expenditure 42 7.9 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 130 48.4 % 2023
Death rate 73 5.5 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 74 15.3 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 95 6.5 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 144 45.1 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 124 29.8 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 1 100 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 109 0 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 102 0 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 64 0 % of population 0
Education expenditures 19 6.7 % of GDP 2020
Gross reproduction rate 101 0.68 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 157 6.6157 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 135 7.4 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 132 7 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 77 82.461 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 42 77 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 36 79.6 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 17 98.1 % 2021
Literacy - male 17 98 % 0
Literacy - total population 18 98 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 100 22 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 113 35.696 years 0
Median age - male 69 34.4 years 0
Median age - total 65 35 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 86 N/A 2024
Net migration rate 40 2 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 41 25.7 % 2016
Physicians density 39 3.3 physicians/1,000 population 2020
Population 124 5.257 million 2023
Population growth rate 101 0.72 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 10 99 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 98 2.9 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 108 1.3 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 85 1 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 11 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 22 1.01 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 28 0.85 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 9 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 19 1 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 138 1.4 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 86 1.5 2025
Urbanization - urban population 38 82.6 2023
Transportation
Airports 42 129 2024
Heliports 58 8 2024
Merchant marine - total 134 11 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 86 11.130 million 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 84 1.949 million 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 71 39 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 27 1 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 51 278 2014
Railways - total 92 278 km 2014
Roadways - paved 135 N/A km 2024
Roadways - total 142 N/A km 2024
Waterways 71 730 km 2011

*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.

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