|Current male population (50.8%)|
|Current female population (49.2%)|
|Births year to date|
|Deaths year to date|
|Net migration year to date|
|Net migration today|
|Population growth year to date|
|Population growth today|
Please note that the population clock above does not reflect actual migration situation due to movement restrictions.
|Current population (as of Sunday, April 11, 2021)|
|123 (0.07% of world population)|
|51,100 km2 (19,730 mi2)|
|100.7 per km2 (260.7 people/mi2)|
|1.03 (2,610,992 men to 2,532,730 women)|
|77.7 years (75.1 - men, 80.5 - women)|
(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters based on the latest United Nations data)
According to our estimations, daily change rates of Costa Rica population in 2021 will be the following:
As of 1 January 2021, the population of Costa Rica was estimated to be 5,127,912 people. This is an increase of 1.12 % (56,947 people) compared to population of 5,070,965 the year before. In 2020 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 52,687. Due to external migration, the population increased by 4,260. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.031 (1,031 males per 1,000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1,016 males to 1,000 females as of 2020.
Below are the key figures for Costa Rica population in 2020:
Costa Rica population density is 100.4 people per square kilometer (259.9/mi2) as of April 2021. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Costa Rica divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Costa Rica. The total area of Costa Rica is 51,100 km2 (19,730 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .
|Religion||Number of followers||Percentage of
|Religiously Unaffiliated||406,351||7.9 %|
|Folk or traditional religions||41,150||0.8 %|
As of the beginning of 2021 according to our estimates Costa Rica had the following population age distribution:
|- percentage of population under 15|
|- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old|
|- percentage of population 65+|
In absolute figures (estimate):
We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.
Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.
As we can see the Costa Rica population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.
Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.
This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.
The total dependency ratio of population in Costa Rica is 44.8 %.
The value of 44.8 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Costa Rica must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Costa Rica is relatively low.
Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.
Child dependency ratio in Costa Rica is 35.6 %.
Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.
Aged dependency ratio in Costa Rica is 9.2 %.
Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.
Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Costa Rica is 77.7 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).
Male life expectancy at birth is 75.1 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 80.5 years.
According to our estimates 3,781,089 persons or 97.76% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Costa Rica are able to read and write. Accordingly about 86,792 adults are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult male population is 97.69% (1,886,954 persons). 44,679 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 97.83% (1,894,135 persons). 42,113 are illiterate.
Youth literacy rates are 99.22% and 99.43% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.32%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.
The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.
The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.
The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).