Costa Rica: Real interest rate

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 Costa Rica

Real interest rate: Bank lending rate minus inflation

 Latest value 1.02
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1982 - 2022
 Average 7.11
 Min - Max -32.13 - 17.73
 Source The International Monetary Fund
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1982 to 2022. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 7.11 percent with a minimum of -32.13 percent in 1982 and a maximum of 17.73 percent in 1993. The latest value from 2022 is 1.02 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 90 countries is -0.33 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 - Real interest rate - recent values

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




Definition: Real interest rate is the lending interest rate adjusted for inflation as measured by the GDP deflator. The terms and conditions attached to lending rates differ by country, however, limiting their comparability.


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 Banking system z-scores 19.61 2021 index points
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 Legal rights 10.00 2020 points
 Credit information sharing 7.00 2019 points
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