Costa Rica


Costa Rica
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Total population (2016) 4,857,000
Gross national income per capita (PPP international $, 2013) 13,570
Life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2016) 77/82
Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births, 2018) 9
Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population, 2016) 126/66
Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2014) 1,389
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2014) 9.3
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Contact information

The PAHO/WHO Representative
Perez Benitez, Ms Maria Dolores

Apartado 3745-1000 San José, Costa Rica

Telephone: + 506 2521-7045
Facsimile: +506 2258 5830

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