Costa Rica: Public services index
(measure: index points; Source: Fund for Peace)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Costa Rica: Public services index, 0 (high) - 10 (low): For that indicator, Fund for Peace provides data for Costa Rica from 2007 to 2018. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 4.07 index points with a minumum of 2.9 index points in 2007 and a maximum of 4.8 index points in 2014. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: The Public services indicator refers to the presence of basic state functions that serve the people. This may include the provision of essential services, such as health, education, water and sanitation, transport infrastructure, electricity and power, and internet and connectivity. On the other hand, it may include the state’s ability to protect its citizens, such as from terrorism and violence, through perceived effective policing. The higher the value of the indicator, the worse the public services in the country.