The total population in Costa Rica was estimated at 5.1 million people in 2019, according to the latest census figures.

Looking back, in the year of 1960, Costa Rica had a population of 1.3 million people. This page provides - Costa Rica Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Costa Rica Population - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2020.

Population in Costa Rica is expected to reach 5.10 Million by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Costa Rica Population is projected to trend around 5.15 Million in 2021 and 5.20 Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Costa Rica Population

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.06 5.00 5.06 1.33 1960 - 2019 Million Yearly

Costa Rica Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 23.20 24.00 24.00 8.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 551373.00 314153.00 551373.00 38708.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 5376.28 5376.28 5376.28 7.53 points [+]
Population 5.06 5.00 5.06 1.33 Million [+]
Wages 691807.00 653164.00 792836.00 357554.00 CRC/Month [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.60 63.40 63.70 56.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 1745257.00 2208175.00 2208175.00 1745257.00 [+]
Employment Rate 43.74 55.50 57.79 43.74 percent [+]


Costa Rica Population
The population of Costa Rica represents 0.07 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 1474 people on the planet is a resident of Costa Rica.