Costa Rica has coastlines on the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea and has borders with Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. It is a prosperous and politically stable country in the Central American region, enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the area.

Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity makes it a popular destination for eco-tourists who clock to it for its beaches, mountain ranges, volcanoes and varied wildlife. Traditionally a producer of agricultural goods such as coffee and bananas, its economy has diversified and tourism now ranks as the country’s number one contributor to the nation’s economy.

Average Monthly Earnings

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Unemployment Rate

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 11.9%
Industry 18.7%
Services 68.9%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 9.2%
Basic 46.7%
Intermediate 22.0%
Advanced 22.0%
Level Not Stated 0.1%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 2.2%
Basic 48.3%
Intermediate 39.6%
Advanced 9.9%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 8.2%
Basic 46.6%
Intermediate 22.6%
Advanced 22.5%
Level Not Stated 0.1%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 10.1%
Basic 46.5%
Intermediate 19.8%
Advanced 23.6%
Level Not Stated 0.1%

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