Inflation, CPI (Average) rose to 2.60% in Costa Rica in 2019

Inflation, CPI (Average) (%)
Economy | Costa Rica | January 01, 2020
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Average inflation measured by CPI reached 2.60 % in 2019 in Costa Rica, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 7.87 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, average inflation measured by CPI in Costa Rica reached an all time high of 2.60 % in 2019 and an all time low of -0.007 % in 1965. When compared to Costa Rica's main peers, average inflation measured by CPI in Guatemala amounted to 3.93 %, 4.50 % in Honduras, 8.01 % in Nicaragua and 2.40 % in Panama in 2019.

Costa Rica has been ranked 99th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of average inflation measured by CPI, 62 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Inflation as measured by the consumer price index (CPI) reflects the annual percentage change in the cost to the average consumer of acquiring a basket of goods and services that may be fixed or changed at specified intervals, such as yearly.

Inflation, CPI (Average) Unit 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Belize % 1.11% 1.30% 1.86% 1.78% 1.50%
Colombia % 0.043% 3.21% 3.37% 3.00% 3.04%
Costa Rica % 0.016% 2.41% 2.60% 3.00% 3.00%
El Salvador % 0.010% 1.20% 1.81% 2.00% 2.00%
Guatemala % 0.044% 3.67% 3.93% 3.90% 3.90%
Honduras % 0.039% 4.43% 4.50% 4.00% 4.00%
Mexico % 0.060% 4.77% 3.62% 3.01% 3.00%
Nicaragua % 0.039% 5.95% 8.01% 7.14% 7.05%
Panama % 0.009% 2.00% 2.40% 2.29% 2.12%
USA % 0.021% 2.40% 2.15% 2.30% 2.19%