International Tourism, Expenditure (USD) rose 8.5576923076923% to USD 1,129 mil in Costa Rica in 2017

International Tourism, Expenditure (USD) (USD mil)
Travel & Hospitality | Costa Rica | May 17, 2019
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Expenditure of international tourism reached 1,129 USD mil in 2017 in Costa Rica, according to Eurostat. This is 8.56 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, expenditure of international tourism in Costa Rica reached an all time high of 1,129 USD mil in 2017 and an all time low of 336 USD mil in 1995. When compared to Costa Rica's main peers, expenditure of international tourism in Guatemala amounted to 1,010 USD mil, 517 USD mil in Honduras, 364 USD mil in Nicaragua and 1,128 USD mil in Panama in 2017.

Costa Rica has been ranked 80th within the group of 147 countries we follow in terms of expenditure of international tourism, 4 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

International tourism expenditure is the expenditure of international outbound visitors in other countries, including payments to foreign carriers for international transport.

International Tourism, Expenditure (USD) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belize USD mil 37.0 39.0 42.0 51.0 50.0
Colombia USD mil 3,631 4,363 4,485 5,175 4,820
Costa Rica USD mil 620 647 649 657 898
El Salvador USD mil 244 287 270 277 332
Guatemala USD mil 935 920 952 1,033 1,004
Honduras USD mil 446 549 506 437 454
Mexico USD mil 9,704 10,735 11,970 12,556 12,668
Nicaragua USD mil 240 241 277 286 273
Panama USD mil 679 591 1,078 1,147 1,272
USA USD mil 116,448 129,902 130,148 140,558 150,044