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Costa Rica External Debt

Costa Rica External Debt

External Debt in Costa Rica

In 2022, Costa Rica's external debt was 50.7% of GDP, compared to 38.4% of GDP ten years earlier. Over the last decade, external debt averaged 45.4% of GDP, which was below the Central America and Caribbean average of 50.3%. For more external debt information, visit our dedicated page.

Costa Rica External Debt Chart

Note: This chart displays External Debt (% of GDP) for Costa Rica from 2013 to 2022.
Source: Central Bank of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica External Debt Data

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
External Debt (% of GDP) 46.8 47.9 49.7 48.7 50.7
External Debt (USD bn) 29.1 30.8 30.9 31.6 35.1

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