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Costa Rica

Costa Rica
  • Capital

    Capital

    San Jose

  • Local time

    Local time

    19:54

  • Population

    Population

    4.92 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +506

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₡ CRC (colon)

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica
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  • Capital

    Capital

    San Jose

  • Local time

    Local time

    19:54

  • Population

    Population

    4.92 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +506

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₡ CRC (colon)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 903

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.44 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    2 926mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    51 100 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    27%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    54%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    35%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    1.53 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    white - 94 %
    black - 3 %
    Amerindian - 1 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 76 %
    Evangelical - 14 %
    Jehovah's Witnesses - 1 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    97.4%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Spanish
    English

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    9 800

  • Murders

    Murders

    12 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    5.1 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    18.5%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    8.5%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    0%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    11 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.4%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    microprocessors, food processing, medical equipment, textiles and clothing, construction materials, fertilizer, plastic products

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    bananas, pineapples, coffee, melons, ornamental plants, sugar, corn, rice, beans

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    hydropower

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    49%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    hydropower

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    37%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    7 759kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    61 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    61

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What not to do when visiting Costa Rica

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Don't be surprised to see drugs and prostitution sometimes. Although frowned upon in respectable circles, prostitution is socially acceptable throughout most of the country.

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Don't forget to greet everyone in the room with a kiss and say good bye to everyone when leaving. Smile and say hello or hola to everyone, even in passing on the street.

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Don't carry valuables around- keep them in a safe and hidden place if possible to avoid attracting petty crime.

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Did you know

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In Costa Rica, there are no addresses. If you want to send a letter you have to write: ‘500 meters in front of the football pitch, to the right of the field, the greenhouse on the left’.

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Don't bathe nude at the beach. Also, limit the beach wears at the beach only.

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Don't visit Costa Rica on Christmas or Easter weeks, as the whole country shut down for local celebrations, not even to say the prices are sky high, and lodging is almost impossible to find.

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Don't stay cold - break the ice with Costa Ricans by complimenting the splendour of the country and its progressive reputation.

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Don't ever eat, drink or smell anything a taxi driver offers - it could be laced.

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Don't wear beachwear outside the beach - wear casual dress for most occasions.

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Coastal land within 50 meters of the high tide line is open to the public and therefore closed to development, and the next 150 meters inland generally are administered as Maritime Zones by the local municipality.

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Don't be too affectionate in public - excessive affection in public is frowned upon in Costa Rica.

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Don't address people with their first names - address them with formal title. Christian names are preceded by Senor for a man and Senora for a woman, but Don is used to addressing a highly respected man and Dona for a female equivalent.

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Don't damage trees or flowers, nor to litter or take things away from the rain-forests and beaches - it could be equivalent of a felony if you are caught disturbing the flora and fauna.

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Don't forget the insect repellent.

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Don't take a taxi without negotiating a fare or having a meter on.

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Don't neglect beach safety - many beaches have high surfs or riptides. There are rarely any warning signs.

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Don't forget to shake out your shoes before wearing.

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Don't fall for parking lot scams - watch out on official-looking attendant saying the parking is full and directing somewhere else.

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Don't go near the ants - their bites with burning pain are not what you want.

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Don't forget Costa Rica has 67 volcanoes - don't ignore the volcano alerts.

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Don't feed the monkeys.

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Don't touch the tiny colourful frogs - they might be poisonous.

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Don't get sunburnt. Bring and wear enough sunscreen, no matter where you are travelling to, even its cloudy. The sun is very intense in Costa Rica and it's very easily got burned It can also be very expensive in Costa Rica.

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Don't forget to keep in mind there can be some venomous snakes around.

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Don't forget Spanish word for now "ahora" means here later or tomorrow.

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Don’t engage in political activity or involve with protests - it’s illegal for foreigners.

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Don't be confused by reference of "Tico" - it's commonly used to refer Costa Ricans.

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Don't exchange in suspicious places - exchange through authorized source. Street corner foreign exchange transactions are technically illegal, and often risky.

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Don’t underestimate the power of the ocean when swimming - many beaches with dangerous currents or rip tides have no lifeguards nor warning signs.

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Don't always expect local great coffee - most of it's exported.

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Don’t forget the rainy season typically runs from May to November.

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