Costa Rica Debt to GDP Ratio 1996-2020

Debt is the entire stock of direct government fixed-term contractual obligations to others outstanding on a particular date. It includes domestic and foreign liabilities such as currency and money deposits, securities other than shares, and loans. It is the gross amount of government liabilities reduced by the amount of equity and financial derivatives held by the government. Because debt is a stock rather than a flow, it is measured as of a given date, usually the last day of the fiscal year.
  • Costa Rica debt to gdp ratio for 2001 was 39.49%, a 0.82% increase from 2000.
  • Costa Rica debt to gdp ratio for 2000 was 38.67%, a 1.61% decline from 1999.
  • Costa Rica debt to gdp ratio for 1999 was 40.27%, a 0.13% decline from 1998.
  • Costa Rica debt to gdp ratio for 1998 was 40.40%, a 10.07% increase from 1997.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Government Debt as % of GDP
Jamaica 117.54%
Jordan 89.57%
Russia 48.98%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 48.90%
St. Lucia 40.07%
Costa Rica 39.49%
Maldives 31.23%
Mauritius 30.20%
Thailand 24.58%
Guatemala 19.95%
Belarus 11.44%
Costa Rica Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2001 39.49% 0.82%
2000 38.67% -1.61%
1999 40.27% -0.13%
1998 40.40% 10.07%
1997 30.33% 0.08%
1996 30.25% 0.08%