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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. On the other hand 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 2020 was between 5.6 billion and 41.8 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 42 billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Costa Rica a debt of 8,198 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,798 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 22 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 USD11,232 USD
20016.33 bn USD1,570 USD11,255 USD
20026.87 bn USD1,675 USD12,258 USD
20037.01 bn USD1,683 USD15,286 USD
20047.63 bn USD1,806 USD17,595 USD
20057.48 bn USD1,745 USD18,327 USD
20067.50 bn USD1,727 USD18,877 USD
20077.25 bn USD1,647 USD20,898 USD
20087.39 bn USD1,657 USD24,086 USD
20097.99 bn USD1,768 USD25,361 USD
201010.58 bn USD2,311 USD26,496 USD
201112.62 bn USD2,723 USD29,231 USD
201215.94 bn USD3,401 USD28,174 USD
201317.88 bn USD3,770 USD29,981 USD
201419.50 bn USD4,066 USD30,648 USD
201522.45 bn USD4,631 USD25,920 USD
201625.76 bn USD5,259 USD26,262 USD
201728.31 bn USD5,719 USD27,025 USD
201832.20 bn USD6,441 USD28,454 USD
201936.13 bn USD7,157 USD27,178 USD
202041.76 bn USD8,198 USD30,798 USD


Comparison of the gross debt per capita with the European Union in Euro



      Costa Rica       European Union


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