THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Costa Rica

Ranked 29th of 149

At a glance

Ranks

29 th on the Legatum
Prosperity Index™

62nd
38th
31st
51st
33rd
67th
19th
39th
40th

SUB-INDEX RANKINGS

In the Prosperity Sub-Index rankings, Costa Rica performs best on Personal Freedom and Governance and scores lowest on the Safety & Security sub-index.

Visit our Rankings table to see how Costa Rica compares to other countries.

Prosperity Gap

The ‘Prosperity Gap’ takes a country's GDP and uses it as the yardstick to measure a nation's expected Prosperity Index ranking.

Now possessing the second largest prosperity surplus in the region, Costa Rica is proving that despite slumping in many sub-indices, prosperity can still be sustained.

Note:
In the chart above, each dot represents a country. The curve shows the general tendency with which prosperity increases as GDP per capita increases. If a country falls below the curve, then we can say that compared to all other countries, it is under-delivering prosperity for its citizens. Likewise, if a country rises above the curve, then we can say that it is over-delivering prosperity for its citizens. Learn more about the Prosperity Gap here.

Alternatively, have a look at the Prosperity Gap view on our Rankings table for a full list of countries and to see how each of them are performing on the various sub-indices.

Data

How to read this graph:
When comparing multiple countries on a spider chart, data points that appear
further away from the center represent a better performance to the points that are closer to the center.