Costa Rica: Birth rate

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 Costa Rica

The number of crude births per 1000 people, per year

 Latest value 11.87
 Year 2021
 Measure births per 1000 people
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 25.54
 Min - Max 11.87 - 45.64
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1960 to 2021. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 25.54 births per 1000 people with a minimum of 11.87 births per 1000 people in 2021 and a maximum of 45.64 births per 1000 people in 1960. The latest value from 2021 is 11.87 births per 1000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 194 countries is 18.88 births per 1000 people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Costa Rica - Birth rate - recent values

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Costa Rica - Birth rate - historical chart - 1960-2021




Definition: Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.


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 Health spending per capita 953.08 2020 U.S. dollars
 Health spending as percent of GDP 7.86 2020 percent
 Life expectancy 77.02 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 79.81 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 74.42 2021 years
 Birth rate 11.87 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 7.19 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 1.53 2021 births per woman
 HIV infections 0.50 2021 percent
 Tuberculosis 10.00 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 8.80 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 19.00 2019 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 3.40 2020 percent
 Access to drinking water, rural 81.1 2022 percent
 Access to drinking water, urban 80.4 2022 percent
 Suicides 8.10 2019 suicides per 100,000 people
 DPT immunization rate 99 2021 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 94 2021 percent
 Measles immunization rate 89 2021 percent
 Traffic accident deaths 14.80 2019 deaths per 100,000 people
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