Costa Rica Inflation Rate  1977-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Costa Rica increased 1.67 percent year-on-year in May of 2017, accelerating from a 1.64 percent rise in the previous month. It is the fourth straight month of increase and the highest since April of 2015. Prices advanced faster for transport (6.47 percent vs 5.50 percent in April), miscellaneous goods and services (1.51 percent vs 1.10 percent), health (4.06 percent vs 3.83 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.53 percent vs 1.13 percent). Meanwhile, cost eased for rental and housing services (1.67 percent vs 1.74 percent), restaurants and hotels (1.50 percent vs 1.90 percent), recreation and culture (1.07 percent vs 1.87 percent), education (3.76 percent vs 4.05 percent) and was flat for food and non-alcoholic beverages (from 0.13 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.22 percent, compared to a 0.15 percent rise in April. Inflation Rate in Costa Rica averaged 14.77 percent from 1977 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 108.89 percent in September of 1982 and a record low of -1.20 percent in November of 2015.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-07 05:25 PM Mar 1.58% 1.09% 1.31%
2017-05-08 05:00 PM Apr 1.64% 1.58% 1.84%
2017-06-07 04:30 PM May 1.67% 1.64% 1.80%
2017-07-07 04:30 PM Jun 1.67% 1.71%
2017-08-07 04:15 PM Jul 1.70%
2017-09-07 04:00 PM Aug 1.71%




Costa Rica Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.67 1.64 108.89 -1.20 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.79 100.57 100.85 0.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 109.51 108.73 373.75 56.31 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.22 0.15 10.73 -1.70 percent [+]
Food Inflation 0.00 0.13 27.74 -2.30 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 99.65 97.50 106.31 64.82 Index Points [+]


Costa Rica Inflation Rate Notes

In Costa Rica, the main components of the consumer price index are: Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (19 percent of the total weight); Transportation (18 percent) and Rent and Household Services (11 percent). Furniture and Household Equipment account for 9 percent; Restaurants and Hotels for 8.6 percent; Entertainment and Culture for 7 percent and Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 6 percent. Others include: Education (5.9 percent); Clothing and Footwear (5.8 percent); Health Care (5 percent); Communications (4 percent) and Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (1 percent). The national index has a base of 100 as of July 2006. The CPI reflects the prices and spending patterns registered in the 114 urban districts of the country. This page provides - Costa Rica Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Costa Rica Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.67 1.64 108.89 -1.20 1977 - 2017 percent Monthly
2015=100



inflation rate by Country

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Australia 2.10 Mar/17
Brazil 3.60 May/17
Canada 1.30 May/17
China 1.50 May/17
Euro Area 1.40 May/17
France 0.80 May/17
Germany 1.50 May/17
India 2.18 May/17
Indonesia 4.33 May/17
Italy 1.20 Jun/17
Japan 0.40 Apr/17
Mexico 6.16 May/17
Netherlands 1.10 May/17
Russia 4.10 May/17
South Korea 2.00 May/17
Spain 1.50 Jun/17
Switzerland 0.50 May/17
Turkey 11.72 May/17
United Kingdom 2.90 May/17
United States 1.90 May/17