Costa Rica: Fiscal freedom

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 Costa Rica

Fiscal freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 44
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2024
 Average 76
 Min - Max 11 - 83
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1995 to 2024. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 76 points with a minimum of 11 points in 2022 and a maximum of 83 points in 1995. The latest value from 2024 is 44 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 174 countries is 52 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Costa Rica - Fiscal freedom - Recent values chart

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Costa Rica - Fiscal freedom - historical chart - 1995-2024




The Fiscal Freedom index for Costa Rica from The Heritage Foundation reflects the tax burden imposed by the government, including the direct taxes on individuals and corporations and the overall amount of tax revenue as a a share of GDP.
Definition: The Fiscal freedom index measures the tax burden imposed by government. It is composed of three quantitative factors: the top marginal tax rate on individual income, the top marginal tax rate on corporate income, and the total tax burden as a percentage of GDP.

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 Freedom from corruption 59 2024 points
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 Labor freedom 62 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 74.50 2024 points
 Trade freedom 75 2024 points
 Investment freedom 60 2024 points
 Financial freedom 50 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 68 2024 index points
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