Costa Rica

Costa Rica

KEY INDICATORS

  • GDP (US$ billions):96.88
  • Population:5,094,114
  • HDI:0.81

Gki Rank

58/154
Gki Score
51.4
World Average
48.4

Country Performance Summary

Costa Rica is a strong performer in terms of its knowledge infrastructure. It ranks 58th out of 154 countries in the Global Knowledge Index 2021 and 54th out of the 61 countries with very high human development.

Areas of Strength

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

Areas of Improvement

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

SECTORAL INDICES

Rank
Value
Costa Rica