Health outcomes in Costa Rica

In the table below, we see the health outcomes for Costa Rica in 2016 as well as the values for the country's continent and the world.
Indicators Costa Rica the Americas World
Life expectancy, in years 79.83 74.89 71.87
Birth rate per 1000 people 14.29 16.92 20.79
Death rate per 1000 people 4.94 6.8 7.78
Fertility rate, births per woman 1.78 2.13 2.75
Prevalence of HIV, percent of the population ages 15-49 0.4 0.84 1.99
Cases of Tuberculosis per 100,000 people 9.5 33.67 111.24


Health spending in Costa Rica

In the second table we see the health spending in Costa Rica as well as the average values for the continent and the world. The health spending per capita in Costa Rica is 929.11 USD. The country spends 8.15 percent of its GDP on health. For comparison, the average spending across countries is 6.76 percent.
Indicators Costa Rica the Americas World
Health spending per capita 929.11 976.42 1029.67
Health spending as percent of GDP 8.15 6.95 6.76

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