Costa Rica

World Rank 85 2.04 Costa Rica flag svg
Capital
Area
Currency
San José
51,100 km 2
Costa Rican colón (CRC)

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Introduction

The Republic of Costa Rica is a country located in Central America. With the capital city of San Jose and population of around 5 million, it is a very small nation, one of the smallest in Americas. The republic shares its borders with Nicaragua, Panama, and Ecuador. With a total land area of 51,100 square kilometers, it has a density of 85 people per square kilometer. 

In terms of economy, their total GDP (PPP included) is at around $95.8 billion.  If we include the GDP per capita value (of $18.651), we can see a below average indication in terms of the North American standards, but above average prosperity in the case of the Southern region of America.

Gross domestic product (GDP, GDP PPP)

Gross domestic product (GDP)

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Gross domestic product growth rate

Gross domestic product per capita

Gross domestic product (PPP)

Gross domestic product (PPP) per capita

International trade (Export, Import)

External balance on goods and services

External balance on goods and services (% of GDP)

Exports of goods and services (current US$)

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Imports of goods and services (current US$)

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Employment by sector, Unemployment

Unemployment (% of total labor force)

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Employment in agriculture (% of total employment)

Employment in industry (% of total employment)

Employment in services (% of total employment)

Vulnerable employment (% of total employment)