Costa Rica

Background Information

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

World Bank income group

Upper middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

22% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

428,468 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

355,821 (UIS, 2020)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

21%

Source: UNSDG, 2011

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

54

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15

No data available

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months

No data available

Education Snapshot Back to Top

Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks (Years)

11

Source: UIS, 2019

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS, 2018

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities

  • Primary 73%

    (2019)

  • Lower secondary 81%

    (2019)

  • Upper secondary 81%

    (2019)

Source: UIS

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

No data available

Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 97%

  • Male 95%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 75%

  • Male 72%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 63%

  • Male 53%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 0%

  • Male 1%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Lower secondary school
  • Female 3%

  • Male 3%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Upper secondary school
  • Female 8%

  • Male 12%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

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