Inflation in Costa Rica
Consumer price inflation averaged 2.7% in the ten years to 2022 in Costa Rica, below the Central America and Caribbean average of 3.4%. The 2022 average figure was 8.3%. For more inflation information, visit our dedicated page.
Costa Rica Inflation Chart
Costa Rica Inflation Data
|Inflation (CPI, ann. var. %, aop)||2.2||2.1||0.7||1.7||8.3|
|Inflation (CPI, ann. var. %, eop)||2.0||1.5||0.9||3.3||7.9|
|Inflation (PPI, ann. var. %, eop)||4.3||-0.3||2.7||13.9||8.1|
Consumer prices continue to fall in October
Consumer prices declined 1.3% on an annual basis in October, following September’s 2.2% year-on-year decrease. Looking at the details of the release, housing prices rose at a quicker pace in October compared to the previous month, while price for transportation fell at a softer rate. The trend pointed down, with annual average inflation coming in at 2.1% in October (September: 2.9%). Lastly, consumer prices rose 0.21% in October over the previous month, accelerating from September's 0.11% rise. October's figure was the sharpest increase in prices since August 2022.
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