Costa Rica at a glance

  • General economic and demographic indicators

  • Inequality and poverty indicators

  • Labour market inclusion indicators

  • Education Indicators

  • Health Indicators

  • OECD Regulation indicators

  • World Bank Doing Business Indicators

  
General economic and demographic indicators
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Note: LAC-5 is a weighted average of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

Source: OECD Analytical Database; World Bank Development Indicators.

 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933701281

Inequality and poverty indicators
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Note: LAC-5 is a simple average of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

Source: OECD Income Distribution Database; the Global Gender Gap Report 2017 Dataset © 2017 World Economic Forum.

 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933701300

Labour market inclusion indicators
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Source: OECD Labour Force Statistics.

 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933701319

Education Indicators
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results, 2015
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Source: OECD PISA 2015 Database.

 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933701338

Educational Attainment and Spending
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1. Expenditure on primary, secondary, post-secondary and tertiary education.

LAC-5 is a simple average of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

Source: OECD Education at a Glance; OECD Educational Finance Indicators; Ministerio de Hacienda.

 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933701357

Health Indicators
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Note: LAC-5 is a simple average of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

Source: OECD Health Statistics Database and World Bank Development Indicators.

 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933701376

OECD Regulation indicators
Product Market Regulation
Index scale of 0-6 from least to most restrictive, latest available year
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Note: LAC-5 is a simple average of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico. Data refer to 2013.

Source: OECD-WBG Product Market Regulation Database for all LAC countries except Brazil, Chile and Mexico, and OECD Product Market Regulation Database.

 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933701395

Employment Protection Legislation Indicators
Index scale of 0-6 from least to most restrictive, latest available year
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Note: Data refer to 2014 for Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Slovenia and the United Kingdom; 2012 for Brazil; 2013 for others. LAC-5 is a simple average of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

Source: OECD Indicators of Employment Protection.

 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933701414

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Indicators
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Note: LAC-5 refers to a simple average of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

Source: World Bank World Development Indicators (WDI); and OECD FDI Restrictiveness Index.

 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933701433

Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI)
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Note: LAC-4 refers to a simple average of Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

Source: OECD Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI).

 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933701452

Insolvency
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Source: Adalet McGowan, M., D. Andrews and V. Millot (2017), “Insolvency regimes, zombie firms and capital reallocation”, OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1399, OECD Publishing, Paris, http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5a16beda-en.

 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933701471

World Bank Doing Business Indicators
Distance to the frontier, 2017
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1. Distance to the frontier is a measure of how far a country is from best practice, on a scale of 0-100 where 100 is best practice.

Source: World Bank Doing Business 2018 database.

 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933701490