Country Size Comparison


Costa Rica is about 5 times smaller than New Zealand.

New Zealand is approximately 268,838 sq km, while Costa Rica is approximately 51,100 sq km, making Costa Rica 19.01% the size of New Zealand. Meanwhile, the population of New Zealand is ~4.9 million people (172,511 more people live in Costa Rica).

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of New Zealand compared to Costa Rica. For more details, see an in-depth quality of life comparison of Costa Rica vs. New Zealand using our country comparison tool.

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