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Costa Rica - Americas


Geographic zone Americas
Region: Central America and Carribean
Population4 577 000
in: 2011
World rank: 122
Population Forecast in 20506 373 000
World rank in 2050: 113
Capital San Jose
in: 2011
Capital population
Number: 1 480 000
in: 2011
Main language spoken Spanish
Area (sq km)51 100
World rank: 127
GDP (billions $) GDP (billions not defined) GDP (billions CRC) 35 35|not defined 35|CRC
in: 2010
Rank: 87
GDP per Capita (USD) GDP per Capita (not defined) GDP per Capita (CRC) 7744 7744|not defined 7744|CRC
in: 2010
Rank: 83
Currency Colon
Currency code and today's rate (vs USD) CRC =
Public debt (% of GDP)42.4
in: 2010
Geographic zone Americas
Region: Central America and Carribean
Population4 577 000
in: 2011
World rank: 122
Population Forecast in 20506 373 000
World rank in 2050: 113
Population growth by 20501 796 000
Rank move: 9
Growth: 39.24 %
Capital San Jose
in: 2011
Capital population
Number: 1 480 000
in: 2011
Time zone
Time difference vs GMT: -6
Main language spoken Spanish
Area (sq km)51 100
World rank: 127
Population density90 per sq.km.
World rank: 102
Urbanization64 %
in: 2011
Median age28.8
in: 2011
Age Structure
65+: 6.4 %
15-64: 69.1 %
0-14: 24.6 %
in: 2011
Birth rate (per 1000)17
in: 2010
Death rate (per 1000)4.33
in: 2010
Life expectancy78
Female: 80
Male : 75.1
in: 2011
Male ratio50.25 %
Literacy (age 15+)94.9 %
Female: 95.1 %
Male : 94.7 %
in: 2000
Average Height
Male cm : not avail
Female cm: not avail
Obesity rate %
Male : 20.9
World rank: 62
Female: 28.3
World rank: 51
Telephone code506
Internet. cr
FIPS 10 CS
ISO Code CR
GDP (billions $) GDP (billions not defined) GDP (billions CRC) 35 35|not defined 35|CRC
in: 2010
Rank: 87
GDP per Capita (USD) GDP per Capita (not defined) GDP per Capita (CRC) 7744 7744|not defined 7744|CRC
in: 2010
Rank: 83
Currency Colon
Currency code and today's rate (vs USD) CRC =
Public debt (% of GDP)42.4
in: 2010
GDP breakdown by sector
GDP Services: 70.8 %
GDP Industry: 22.9 %
GDP Agriculture: 6.3 %
Labor Force breakdown by sector
Labor Force Services: 64 %
Labor Force Industry: 22 %
Labor Force Agriculture: 14 %
Annual income per capita (USD) Annual income per capita (not defined) Annual income per capita (CRC) 11 500 11500|not defined 11500|CRC
in: 2011
Unemployment rate %7.3
in: 2010
Population below poverty line16 %