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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 5.5 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 30,780 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 22 years in billion USD




YearCosta Rica totalCosta Rica per capitaEU per capita
19985.54 bn USD1,457 USD12,387 USD
19995.53 bn USD1,424 USD12,342 USD
20005.81 bn USD1,466 USD9,877 USD
20016.31 bn USD1,564 USD9,894 USD
20026.84 bn USD1,668 USD10,773 USD
20036.98 bn USD1,675 USD13,433 USD
20047.60 bn USD1,798 USD15,459 USD
20057.45 bn USD1,738 USD16,095 USD
20067.47 bn USD1,718 USD16,570 USD
20077.21 bn USD1,638 USD18,334 USD
20087.35 bn USD1,647 USD21,119 USD
20097.94 bn USD1,757 USD22,222 USD
201010.47 bn USD2,287 USD26,496 USD
201112.62 bn USD2,723 USD29,231 USD
201215.94 bn USD3,401 USD28,064 USD
201317.88 bn USD3,770 USD29,836 USD
201419.50 bn USD4,066 USD30,512 USD
201522.45 bn USD4,631 USD25,813 USD
201625.76 bn USD5,259 USD26,165 USD
201728.31 bn USD5,719 USD26,931 USD
201832.20 bn USD6,441 USD28,362 USD
201936.13 bn USD7,157 USD27,095 USD
202041.76 bn USD8,198 USD30,780 USD


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



      Costa Rica       European Union


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