Costa Rica Inflation Rate  1977-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Annual inflation rate in Costa Rica went up to 2.24 percent in August of 2018 from 2.08 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since April, as prices advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.5 percent from 0.5 percent in July); miscellaneous goods & services (0.3 percent from 0.1 percent) and health (3.5 percent from 3.4 percent); and fell less for clothing & footwear (-3.4 percent from -3.6 percent). Meanwhile, inflation was steady for housing & utilities (5 percent, the same as in July) and furniture & household equipment (1.4 percent). Contrarily, cost slowed for transport (5.9 percent from 6.2 percent); restaurant & hotels (1.4 percent from 1.5 percent); recreation & culture (0.6 percent from 1 percent); education (3.6 percent from 3.7 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (2.2 percent from 2.7 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.07 percent, following a 0.28 percent gain in July. Inflation Rate in Costa Rica averaged 14.39 percent from 1977 until 2018, 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 TEForecast
2018-07-06 04:40 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.13% 2.04% 2%
2018-08-08 03:45 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.08% 2.13% 2.10%
2018-09-07 04:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.24% 2.08% 2.10%
2018-10-05 04:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.24% 2.4%
2018-11-07 04:25 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.6%
2018-12-07 04:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.40%


Costa Rica Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.24 2.08 108.89 -1.20 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.25 103.32 103.32 0.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 113.29 113.20 373.75 56.31 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 3.50 3.51 12.92 3.21 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.07 0.28 10.73 -1.70 percent [+]
Food Inflation 1.50 0.45 27.74 -2.30 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 106.02 105.87 106.02 49.12 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 103.41 103.75 106.31 64.82 Index Points [+]


Costa Rica Inflation Rate

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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.24 2.08 108.89 -1.20 1977 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Argentina 34.40 Aug/18
Australia 2.10 Jun/18
Brazil 4.19 Aug/18
Canada 3.00 Jul/18
China 2.30 Aug/18
Euro Area 2.00 Aug/18
France 2.30 Aug/18
Germany 2.00 Aug/18
India 3.69 Aug/18
Indonesia 3.20 Aug/18
Italy 1.60 Aug/18
Japan 1.30 Aug/18
Mexico 4.90 Aug/18
Netherlands 2.30 Aug/18
Russia 3.10 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Jul/18
Singapore 0.60 Jul/18
South Africa 4.90 Aug/18
South Korea 1.40 Aug/18
Spain 2.20 Aug/18
Switzerland 1.20 Aug/18
Turkey 17.90 Aug/18
United Kingdom 2.70 Aug/18
United States 2.70 Aug/18


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