Puerto Rico

Core Facts Population:  3.7M GDP:  USD 103 billion GDP per head:  USD 26,000 Workforce:  991,000 Unemployment (2017): 11.5% Regulatory Independence: Since 2012 Puerto Rico has not been regarded as a truly independent country but as an unincorporated dependent territory of the USA Personal income tax:  33% Corporation tax:  39% World corruption ranking 2016:  No independent ranking Transparency International Ease

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Uruguay

Core Facts Population: 3.5 M GDP:  USD 53 billion GDP per head:  USD 14,000 Unemployment (2017): 9% Regulatory Government debt:  53% of GDP Personal income tax:  30% Corporation tax:  25% World corruption ranking 2016:  21st Transparency International Ease of doing business ranking:  90th Business Freedom Index Labour law:  ILO Conventions ratified Data protection:  Not recognised by the EU as having adequate protection

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Panama

Core Facts Population:  4M GDP:  USD 52 billion GDP per head:  USD 10,750 Unemployment (2017):  5.6% Regulatory Government debt:  39% of GDP Personal income tax:  25% Corporation tax:  25% World corruption ranking 2016:  87th Transparency International Ease of doing business ranking:  70th Business Freedom Index Labour law:  ILO Conventions ratified Data protection:  Not recognised by the EU as having adequate

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Ecuador

Core Facts Population:  16.35 M GDP:  USD 100 billion GDP per head:  USD 5,367 Unemployment (2017):  5.2% Average monthly wages (2017):  USD 478 Regulatory Government debt:  33% of GDP Personal income tax:  35% Corporation tax:  22% World corruption ranking 2016:  120th  Transparency International Ease of doing business ranking:  114th  Business Freedom Index Labour law:  ILO Conventions ratified Data protection: 

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Costa Rica

Core Facts Population:  4.9M GDP:  USD 54 billion GDP per head:  USD 9,240 Workforce:  2M Unemployment (2017):  9.1% High skilled monthly wages (2017):  USD 1,228 Regulatory Government debt:  62% of GDP Personal income tax:  15% Corporation tax:  30% World corruption ranking 2016:  41st  Transparency International Ease of doing business ranking:  62nd  Business Freedom Index Labour law:  ILO Conventions ratified Data protection: 

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