Costa Rica: Lending interest rate

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 Costa Rica

Interest rates on bank credit to the private sector

 Latest value 7.36
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1982 - 2022
 Average 21.09
 Min - Max 5.51 - 38.88
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1982 to 2022. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 21.09 percent with a minimum of 5.51 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 38.88 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2022 is 7.36 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 91 countries is 11.75 percent. 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 - Lending interest rate - Recent values chart

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Costa Rica - Lending interest rate - historical chart - 1982-2022




The lending interest rate in Costa Rica shown below is the interest rate on credits from banks to prime borrowers, i.e. to the lowest risk borrowers in the private sector. That includes firms and households.
Definition: Lending rate is the bank rate that usually meets the short- and medium-term financing needs of the private sector. This rate is normally differentiated according to creditworthiness of borrowers and objectives of financing. The terms and conditions attached to these rates differ by country, however, limiting their comparability.

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 Return on equity 11.76 2021 percent
 Banking system z-scores 19.61 2021 index points
 Liquid assets to deposits 38.86 2021 percent
 Banking system capital to assets 9.74 2020 percent
 Non-interest income to total income 30.40 2021 percent
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 Real interest rate 9.19 2023 percent
 Legal rights 10.00 2019 points
 Credit information sharing 7.00 2019 points
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