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Costa Rica's Age Dependency Ratio: Young

THE AGE DEPENDENCY RATIO FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (%)


The young-age dependency ratio is the ratio of younger dependents (who are generally economically inactive and younger than 15 years old), compared to the number of people of working age (15-64-year-olds).

A high dependency ratio means those of working age, and the overall economy, face a greater burden in supporting the aging population.

Costa Rica's age dependency ratio for young people was: 69.8%, reported in 2019 (most recent observation). This is a high value against a global average of 44.7%. A higher ratio indicates more financial stress on working people and possible political instability.

Costa Rica's data is highlighted in the table below, use the filter and sort order options to allow easy comparison with other countries.

Data source: World Bank, Washington D.C.


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Qatar 83.9
Singapore 83.5
Korea, Rep. 82.5
United Arab Emirates 82.3
Hong Kong 81.7
Portugal 79.7
Italy 79.6
Japan 79.0
Greece 78.7
Bosnia and Herzegovina 78.5
Germany 78.3
Austria 78.3
Spain 78.1
Hungary 78.0
Moldova 77.8
Luxembourg 77.8
Malta 77.6
Croatia 77.4
Switzerland 77.3
Poland 77.0
Bulgaria 77.0
Slovak Republic 77.0
Bahrain 76.9
Serbia 76.6
Thailand 76.5
North Macedonia 76.4
Slovenia 76.4
Mauritius 76.3
Ukraine 76.2
Romania 76.2
Canada 76.1
Cyprus 76.0
Lithuania 75.8
Netherlands 75.6
Czech Republic 75.4
China 74.8
Albania 74.7
Denmark 74.4
Belarus 74.3
Finland 74.2
Estonia 73.9
Latvia 73.9
Norway 73.5
Belgium 73.3
Russia 72.2
United Kingdom 72.2
Chile 71.9
United States 71.7
Kuwait 71.6
Sweden 71.6
France 71.3
Trinidad and Tobago 70.7
Brazil 70.3
Australia 70.1
Iceland 70.1
Oman 70.0
Costa Rica 69.8
New Zealand 69.7
Bahamas, The 69.4
Armenia 69.1
Georgia 68.7
Uruguay 68.5
Colombia 67.7
Ireland 67.7
Vietnam 66.4
Azerbaijan 66.3
Malaysia 66.2
Saudi Arabia 65.6
Jamaica 65.4
Turkey 64.3
Bhutan 63.9
Tunisia 63.7
Sri Lanka 63.6
Peru 62.9
Lebanon 62.8
Myanmar 62.7
Argentina 61.9
Indonesia 61.7
Mexico 61.2
India 61.1
Bangladesh 60.7
Brunei Darussalam 60.0
Suriname 59.7
Morocco 59.2
Panama 59.2
Libya 59.0
El Salvador 58.9
Cabo Verde 58.2
Ecuador 57.9
Dominican Republic 57.8
Guyana 57.5
Uzbekistan 56.6
South Africa 56.2
Nepal 55.9
Paraguay 55.1
Nicaragua 54.5
Kazakhstan 53.7
Philippines 53.4
Israel 53.4
Honduras 52.5
Turkmenistan 52.2
Mongolia 51.9
Cambodia 51.8
Bolivia 51.5
Algeria 50.7
Laos 49.9
Lesotho 48.7
Jordan 48.0
Haiti 47.9
Kyrgyzstan 47.9
Botswana 46.2
Guatemala 45.9
Egypt 44.2
Pakistan 42.8
Papua New Guinea 42.6
Namibia 38.2
Ghana 37.8
Tajikistan 37.4
Gabon 37.1
Eswatini 36.0
Kenya 34.5
Yemen, Rep. 33.3
Comoros 32.6
Rwanda 31.2
Mauritania 30.5
Sudan 29.6
Madagascar 29.5
Ethiopia 29.4
Sierra Leone 28.9
Liberia 28.3
Togo 28.0
Congo, Rep. 26.3
Cote d'Ivoire 25.4
Afghanistan 24.7
Guinea-Bissau 24.0
Zimbabwe 23.9
Cameroon 23.8
Benin 23.4
Senegal 21.6
Malawi 20.9
Guinea 20.3
Nigeria 19.1
Tanzania 19.0
Central African Republic 18.9
Zambia 18.3
Gambia 17.9
Mozambique 17.0
Burkina Faso 16.6
Burundi 13.6
Uganda 11.5
Congo, Dem. Rep 10.5
Angola 9.8
Chad 8.9
Mali 6.9


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