Capital Gains Tax (Effective) in Nicaragua compared to Latin America

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Venezuela 34.00%
Peru 30.00%
Mexico 25.00%
Guyana 25.00%
Argentina 15.00%
Brazil 15.00%
Bolivia 13.00%
Uruguay 12.00%
El Salvador 10.00%
Paraguay 10.00%
Nicaragua 10.00%
Honduras 10.00%
Guatemala 10.00%
Panama 10.00%
Colombia 10.00%
Costa Rica 0.00%
Chile 0.00%
Ecuador 0.00%

Nicaragua: Capital gains taxes (%).

In arriving at effective capital gains tax rates, the Global Property Guide makes the following assumptions:

  • The property is directly and jointly owned by husband and wife;
  • They have owned it for 10 years;
  • It is their only source of capital gains in the country
  • It has appreciated in value by 100% over the 10 years to sale
  • The property was worth US$250,000 or 250,000 at purchase.
  • It is not their sole or principal residence.


These assumptions are critical. In many countries a holding period of less than 5 years results in capital gains being taxable. But a longer holding period often results in no capital gains tax being payable. For more details see the Data FAQ


Source: Global Property Guide Research, Contributing Accounting Firms


Nicaragua has no house price statistics. The site of the Central Bank (Banco Central de Nicaragua) has quite good time-series, monthly and annual. Statistics are also published by the Instituto Nacional de Estad'sticas y Censos, but the site is somewhat eccentric, with many time-series apparently broken into two, 1990-1999, and 200-2002 ' and data only available in pdf format. There is also some statistical material in report format on the Ministerio de Econom'a y Finanzas site.