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Costa Rica

 

Panama

 Costa Rica
All information: Costa Rica
 
 Panama
All information: Panama
 
Area:51,100 km² 75,420 km²
Population:5,048,000 4,246,000
Official language:Spanish Spanish

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Government

Government form:Presidential republic Presidential republic
Independent since:1821 n.Chr. 1903 n.Chr.
Capital:San José Panama City


Population

Inhabitants per km²:98.8 56.3
Life expectancy males:77.5 years 75.2 years
Life expectancy females:82.7 years 81.6 years
Average age:29.7 years 27.9 years
Birthrate:13.97 ‰ 18.98 ‰
Deathrate:5.08 ‰ 5.08 ‰
Migrationrate:0.80 ‰ -0.10 ‰


Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
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Political stability:66 73
Civil rights:68 48
Health:65 63
Climate:43 41
Cost of Living:40 48
Popularity:37 34


Economy

Currency: Colón (1 CRC = 100 Céntimos) Panamanian Balboa (1 PAB =100 Centesimos)
Unemployment rate:11.9 % 3.9 %
Inflation rate:2.10 % -0.36 %
Cost of Living:82.70 % 81.30 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:58.30 % 37.20 %
Average income:10,451 € 13,354 €
Corruption index:56 (moderate) 36 (bad)
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Gross domestic product:55,180 Mio €10.93 M € 59,670 M €14.05 M €
Gross national product:52,757 Mio €10.45 M € 56,694 M €13.35 M €
Exported goods:18,958 M €3.76 M € 25,290 M €5.96 M €
Imported goods:17,518 M €3.47 M € 24,456 M €5.76 M €

Infrastructure

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Roadways:5,035 km1.00 km 15,137 km3.56 km
Railways:278 km0.06 km 77 km0.02 km
Waterways:730 km0.14 km 800 km0.19 km
Harbours:110.002 7,8601.851
Airports:1610.032 1170.028


Energy balance

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Energy consumption:9.81 bn kWh1.94 m kWh 8.71 bn kWh2.05 m kWh
Energy production:10.79 bn kWh2.14 m kWh 10.60 bn kWh2.50 m kWh
Energy export:643.00 m kWh127,388.26 kWh 139.00 m kWh32,733.31 kWh
Energy imports:807.00 m kWh159,879.20 kWh 30.00 m kWh7,064.74 kWh
CO2 emissions:8.02 m t1,589.56 t 10.71 m t2,523.28 t


Telecommunication

International dialing:+506 +507
Internet domain:.cr .pa
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Landlines:630,843125 741,269175
Mobile phones:8,171,2111,619 5,599,0051,319
Internet server:147,25829 11,0223
Internet users:4,098,751812 2,701,942636



Healthcare system

Hospital beds/1000 inh.:1.20 2.30
Physicians per 1000 inh.:1.15 1.57
Diabetes sufferers:9.1 % 7.7 %
Malaria sufferers:0.0 % 0.2 %
HIV sufferers:0.33 % 0.60 %
Tuberculosis sufferers:0.1 % 0.5 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:92.0 % 73.0 %
Smokers:11.9 % 6.1 %

Climate

Detailed info for: Costa Rica and Panama

Daytime temperatures:28.9 °C 30.9 °C
Nighttime temperatures:19.8 °C 22.7 °C
Water temperature:27.4 °C 27.0 °C
Relative humidity:85 % 81 %
Absolute humidity:21 g/m³ 22 g/m³
Rain days per year:160.8 141.6
Sunshine hours per day:4.9 6.1


Native languages

Spanish:97.5 % 69.2 %
English:n/a 13.4 %
Creole:n/a 8.2 %
Guaymí:n/a 5.3 %
Creole-English:2.0 % n/a
Cuna:n/a 2.0 %
Embera:n/a 0.6 %
Chibcha:0.3 % n/a
Chinese:0.2 % n/a
other:0.0 % 1.3 %


Religions

Christianity:92.0 % 100.0 %
nondenominational:3.2 % n/a
other:4.8 % 0.0 %