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Economic Freedom Rating - Costa Rica Compared to Latin America

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Chile 76.55
Colombia 69.69
Uruguay 69.67
Peru 68.90
Panama 66.26
Costa Rica 65.03
El Salvador 64.12
Mexico 63.55
Guatemala 63.01
Paraguay 62.43
Nicaragua 59.19
Honduras 58.84
Guyana 58.50
Brazil 52.85
Argentina 50.41
Ecuador 49.29
Suriname 48.03
Bolivia 47.70
Venezuela 26.96
 

Costa Rica: Economic freedom rating

Scores are from 0 to 100, higher scores are more desirable i.e. more conducive to economic growth. The lower the score, the greater the level of government interference in the economy and the less economic freedom a country enjoys.

  • Free 80 - 100;
  • Mostly Free 70 - 79.9;
  • Moderately Free 60 - 69.9;
  • Mostly Unfree 50 to 59.9; and
  • Repressed 0 - 49.9.


Source: The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal


Costa Rica does not publish house price statistics. The Banco Central de Costa Rica has general statistics on production, employment, business confidence, the country's fiscal position, etc. The Instituto Nacional de Estad'stica y Censos has rather basic web pages. The Ministerio de Hacienda de la Republica de Costa Rica has quite a creditable-looking set of pages, but some of the actual data is very old.