Costa Rica: Armed forces

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 Costa Rica

Armed forces personnel

 Latest value 10,000
 Year 2020
 Measure people
 Data availability 1985 - 2020
 Average 11,884
 Min - Max 8,000 - 25,900
 Source International Institute for Strategic Studies
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1985 to 2020. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 11884 people with a minimum of 8000 people in 1989 and a maximum of 25900 people in 2002. The latest value from 2020 is 10000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 167 countries is 162240 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 - Armed forces - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Costa Rica - Armed forces - historical chart - 1985-2020




Definition: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.

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 Military spending 0.00 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Armed forces 10,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 0.41 2020 percent
 Arms exports 3.00 2009 million U.S. dollars
 Arms imports 8.00 2019 dollars
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