Costa Rica: Taxes on goods and services

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 Costa Rica

Taxes on goods and services, percent of total revenue

 Latest value 28.47
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1972 - 2021
 Average 32.12
 Min - Max 17.34 - 40.12
 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 32.12 percent with a minimum of 17.34 percent in 1989 and a maximum of 40.12 percent in 1973. The latest value from 2021 is 28.47 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 104 countries is 33.72 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Costa Rica - Taxes on goods and services - Recent values chart

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Costa Rica - Taxes on goods and services - historical chart - 1972-2021




Definition: Taxes on goods and services include general sales and turnover or value added taxes, selective excises on goods, selective taxes on services, taxes on the use of goods or property, taxes on extraction and production of minerals, and profits of fiscal monopolies.

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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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