Costa Rica Country Guide: Economic Performance, Brand Strength and Reputation

Costa Rica: What is it like to not have an army? Does it affect perceptions of Costa Rica abroad? Is this a good country to live in, or to travel to? Is it a good decision to invest in Costa Rica?

Join us as we explore those and more questions in our investigation of reports and indices about Costa Rica's economic performance, its brand strength and reputation.

In our Costa Rica country guide:

  • Costa Rica for business and investors
  • How attractive for talent, and as place to live
  • Presence abroad and in digital searches
  • Costa Rica's environmental performance
  • How competitive as destination

Doing business in Costa Rica

The Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum, in its last edition places Costa Rica in an overall 47th position, out of 137 countries. According to this report, Costa Rica is performing very well in areas such as health and primary education, higher education and training, and market efficiency. Overall, Costa Rica performs above Latin America average in all the areas that the reports measures.

On the other hand, the study points out that Costa Rica faces some issues with efficiency and government bureaucracy, supply infrastructure, tax rates and access to credit. These potential shortcomings were identified by business persons in the report's executive opinion survey.


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The Editorial Team

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