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Ec. Freedom 5 Years - Costa Rica Compared to Latin America

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Guyana 14.03%
Argentina 5.02%
Guatemala 3.46%
Colombia 2.49%
Nicaragua 2.23%
Ecuador 2.06%
Panama 1.63%
Paraguay 1.02%
Peru 0.29%
Honduras 0.07%
Uruguay -0.33%
Chile -2.24%
Mexico -2.68%
Costa Rica -4.37%
Bolivia -4.99%
El Salvador -6.66%
Suriname -8.69%
Brazil -8.72%
Venezuela -29.23%
 

Costa Rica: Economic freedom index, 5-year change

Increased economic freedom is strongly associated with high GDP growth, and therefore with rises in residential property prices. Changes in a countrys score on the Heritage Foundations freedom index are calculated by the Global Property Guide to produce a 5-point rating:

  • Greatly Improved
  • Improved
  • Nuetral
  • Worse
  • Much Worse


Source: Calculated using figures from 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.