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


Labour law in Costa Rica is still based on its 1943 Labour Code which is binding for all employers.  In addition, there are a great number of specific rules and regulations enacted since then which have added to and adjusted the Code.