Costa Rica Basic Facts  

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  COSTA RICA

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Population (2006) ............................................ 4,075,261
GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$).......... 12.000
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 48.7
Unemployment.....................................................................5.2%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 1.9
Labor force (%) ....... 2.3

Total Area...................................................................19.730 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 50
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 77
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 12
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 5
Access to safe water (% of population) .................................. 100
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .............................................5