household debts in Costa Rica

Gross debt in Costa Rica

The government gross debt refers to the total of all sums of money that have to be paid to other countries, communities or institutions. Not included in the gross debt are the demands of a country to foreign ones.

The gross debt in Costa Rica in the period from 1998 to 2021 was between 5.6 billion and 43.9 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 44 billion US Dollar was reached in 2021.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 8,520 USD per person. For comparison, the average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 33,827 USD.

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Gross debt of the last 23 years in billion USD

YearCosta Rica totalCosta Rica per capitaEU per capita
19985.57 bn USD1,464 USD14,079 USD
19995.56 bn USD1,430 USD14,032 USD
20005.83 bn USD1,472 USD11,241 USD
20016.33 bn USD1,570 USD11,263 USD
20026.87 bn USD1,675 USD12,266 USD
20037.01 bn USD1,683 USD15,295 USD
20047.63 bn USD1,806 USD17,606 USD
20057.48 bn USD1,745 USD18,337 USD
20067.50 bn USD1,727 USD18,887 USD
20077.25 bn USD1,647 USD20,910 USD
20087.39 bn USD1,657 USD24,100 USD
20097.99 bn USD1,768 USD25,376 USD
201010.58 bn USD2,311 USD26,515 USD
201112.62 bn USD2,723 USD29,254 USD
201215.94 bn USD3,401 USD28,198 USD
201317.88 bn USD3,770 USD30,008 USD
201419.50 bn USD4,066 USD30,677 USD
201522.45 bn USD4,586 USD25,944 USD
201625.76 bn USD5,210 USD26,287 USD
201728.31 bn USD5,669 USD27,108 USD
201832.20 bn USD6,388 USD28,543 USD
201936.13 bn USD7,105 USD27,264 USD
202041.76 bn USD8,152 USD30,919 USD
202143.91 bn USD8,520 USD33,827 USD

Comparison of gross debt per capita with the European Union in U.S. dollars

      Costa Rica       European Union

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