Costa Rica: Tax revenue

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 Costa Rica

Tax revenue, percent of GDP

 Latest value 14.00
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1972 - 2021
 Average 13.07
 Min - Max 10.59 - 15.23
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1972 to 2021. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 13.07 percent with a minimum of 10.59 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 15.23 percent in 2008. The latest value from 2021 is 14 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 105 countries is 17.48 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 - Tax revenue - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Costa Rica - Tax revenue - historical chart - 1972-2021




Definition: Tax revenue refers to compulsory transfers to the central government for public purposes. Certain compulsory transfers such as fines, penalties, and most social security contributions are excluded. Refunds and corrections of erroneously collected tax revenue are treated as negative revenue.

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 Government spending, percent of GDP 15.40 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 12.87 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -4.20 2021 percent
 Government debt 77.67 2023 percent
 Government expenditure 1,662.21 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 14.00 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 58.30 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 151 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 10 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 28.47 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 4.29 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 17.65 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 77.87 2021 million U.S. dollars
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