Costa Rica: Public services index

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 Costa Rica

Public services index, 0 (high) - 10 (low)

 Latest value 4.10
 Year 2023
 Measure index points
 Data availability 2007 - 2023
 Average 4.04
 Min - Max 2.90 - 4.80
 Source Fund for Peace
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 2007 to 2023. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 4.04 index points with a minimum of 2.9 index points in 2007 and a maximum of 4.8 index points in 2014. The latest value from 2023 is 4.1 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 177 countries is 5.43 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Costa Rica - Public services index - historical chart - 2007-2023

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.

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