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Costa Rica is 39th in the overall Prosperity Index rankings. Since 2011, Costa Rica has remained at the same position.
Costa Rica performs most strongly in Personal Freedom and Natural Environment but is weakest in Economic Quality. The biggest improvement compared to a decade ago came in Investment Environment.
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