Costa Rica

KEY INDICATORS

  • GDP (US$ billions):96.879
  • Population:5,094,114
  • HDI:0.81

Gki Rank

50/123
Gki Score
50.97
World Average
48.6

Country Performance Summary

Costa Rica is a moderate performer in terms of its knowledge infrastructure. It ranks 50th out of 123 countries in the Global Knowledge Index 2021 and 50th out of the 56 countries with very high human development.

Areas of Strength

  • Firms that spend on R&D (%)
  • Net enrolment rate in primary education
  • Intellectual property payments (% total trade)
  • Female-to-male ratio in parliament
  • Trade in digitally deliverable services (% total trade)

Areas of Improvement

  • Proportion of skilled production workers
  • Firms with new product/service (%)
  • Ratio of medium-skill TVET occupations earnings to average wage
  • Industrial design applications (per 100 billion GDP)
  • Firms constrained with inadequately educated workforce (%)

SECTORAL INDICES

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