Corruption in Costa RicaThe "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 46 points in Costa Rica for 2022. The scale has a range from 0 to 100. The more corruption rises, the higher the number is. With this result Costa Rica ranks 48th. So, compared to other countries, it is at an average.
Compared to the previous year, in 2022, the level of corruption slightly raised. In the long term, it has declined moderately in recent years.
The United States are in 24th place with a score of 31. The ranking is led by Denmark, with a value of 10. The sad last place is occupied by Somalia (88 points).
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Corruption in Costa Rica 2003 - 2022
The causes of corruption lie in part in political and cultural reasons. Ineffective law enforcement may further promote it. It is striking that it is regularly lower in democratically governed countries (form of government in Costa Rica: Presidential republic). Similarly, higher corruption occurs predominantly in low-income countries. In Costa Rica, per capita income is 12,310 USD annually, which puts it in the middle of the global comparison. The cost of living is in the unremarkable middle range, but does not indicate either great poverty or great prosperity.
Development of the corruption index in Costa Rica 2003 - 2022
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