United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Costa Rica, the GDP per capita is $16,100.
Category: United States vs. Costa Rica - GDP Per Capita
In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Costa Rica, the top marginal tax rate is 15%.
Category: United States vs. Costa Rica - Tax Rate
United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Costa Rica, that number is 1,888 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Costa Rica - Electricity Consumption
In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Costa Rica, that number is 15.7 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Costa Rica - Birth Rate
In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Costa Rica, that number is 24.8% of people.
Category: United States vs. Costa Rica - Poverty Line
In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Costa Rica, on the other hand, 8.3 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Costa Rica - Infant Mortality
In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Costa Rica, that number is 9.3% of people.
Category: United States vs. Costa Rica - Unemployment
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Costa Rica, that number is 1,290 km.
Category: United States vs. Costa Rica - Coastline
The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Directorate General of Taxation of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 51,100 sq km. Although explored by the Spanish early in the 16th century, initial attempts at colonizing Costa Rica proved unsuccessful due to a combination of factors, including disease from mosquito-infested swamps, brutal heat, resistance by natives, and pirate raids. It was not until 1563 that a permanent settlement of Cartago was established in the cooler, fertile central highlands. The area remained a colony for some two and a half centuries. In 1821, Costa Rica became one of several Central American provinces that jointly declared their independence from Spain. Two years later it joined the United Provinces of Central America, but this federation disintegrated in 1838, at which time Costa Rica proclaimed its sovereignty and independence. Since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred the country's democratic development. In 1949, Costa Rica dissolved its armed forces. Although it still maintains a large agricultural sector, Costa Rica has expanded its economy to include strong technology and tourism industries. The standard of living is relatively high. Land ownership is widespread.Compare Costa Rica to another country