Country Size Comparison


Panama is about 1.5 times bigger than Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is approximately 51,100 sq km, while Panama is approximately 75,420 sq km, making Panama 48% larger than Costa Rica. Meanwhile, the population of Costa Rica is ~4.9 million people (1.2 million fewer people live in Panama).

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

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