Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Costa Rica instead of Czech Republic, you would:

Economy

pay a 31.8% lower top tax rate


Czech Republic has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2017. In Costa Rica, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

make 52.4% less money


Czech Republic has a GDP per capita of $35,500 as of 2017, while in Costa Rica, the GDP per capita is $16,900 as of 2017.

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Czech Republic, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Costa Rica, that number is 8.1% as of 2017.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Czech Republic, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Costa Rica, however, that number is 21.7% as of 2014.

Life

have 66.3% more children


In Czech Republic, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Costa Rica, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 9.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Czech Republic, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Costa Rica, 27.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Czech Republic, approximately 2.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Costa Rica, on the other hand, 7.5 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 32.1% more on education


Czech Republic spends 5.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Costa Rica spends 7.4% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Costa Rica: At a glance

Costa Rica is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 51,060 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.

How big is Costa Rica compared to Czech Republic? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Financial Administration of the Czech Republic, Directorate General of Taxation of Costa Rica.

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