Population Growth Rate fell to 0.833% in Costa Rica in 2018

Population Growth Rate (%)
Society | Costa Rica | February 1, 2019
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Costa Rica's population growth rate amounted to 0.833 % in 2018 according to the the National Statistical Office. This is 0.16 % less than in the previous year (0.993 %).

Historically, population growth rate in Costa Rica reached an all time high of 3.60 % in 1961 and an all time low of 0.833 % in 2018. When compared to Costa Rica's main peers, population growth rate in Guatemala amounted to 2.08 %, 1.54 % in Honduras, 0.932 % in Nicaragua and 1.21 % in Panama in 2018.

Costa Rica has been ranked 85th within the group of 180 countries we follow in terms of population growth rate, 9 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The population growth rate is the increase (or decrease) in the number of persons in the population during a year, expressed as a percentage of the population at the beginning of the year.

Population Growth Rate Unit 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050
Belize % 0.689% 0.652% 0.616% 0.579% 0.542%
Colombia % -0.090% -0.124% -0.157% -0.189% -0.220%
Costa Rica % -0.183% -0.220% -0.256% -0.291% -0.327%
El Salvador % -0.651% -0.691% -0.732% -0.772% -0.807%
Guatemala % 1.13% 1.10% 1.06% 1.03% 0.999%
Honduras % 0.556% 0.520% 0.484% 0.448% 0.415%
Mexico % -0.160% -0.196% -0.232% -0.268% -0.302%
Nicaragua % 0.008% -0.030% -0.069% -0.106% -0.141%
Panama % 0.298% 0.264% 0.230% 0.197% 0.166%
USA % 0.079% 0.063% 0.047% 0.031% 0.016%