House Prices/GDP per Capita in Costa Rica compared to Latin America

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Argentina 29.29x
Brazil 55.38x
Chile 23.98x
Colombia 37.79x
Costa Rica 16.37x
Ecuador 22.31x
El Salvador 28.22x
Mexico 33.10x
Nicaragua 41.52x
Panama 26.38x
Peru 43.73x
Uruguay 18.55x

Costa Rica: House price to income ratio

The house price to income ratio is the ratio of the cost of a typical upscale housing unit of 100 square metres, compared to the countrys GDP per capita. Normally this ratio will be much higher in low income countries than in high income countries.

The formula is: (Price per square metre / GDP per capita)*100. The house price to income ratios published by the Global Property Guide are based on the Global Property Guides own proprietary in-house research, but we use the IMFs GDP per capita figures.


Costa Rica does not publish house price statistics. The Banco Central de Costa Rica has general statistics on production, employment, business confidence, the country's fiscal position, etc. The Instituto Nacional de Estad'stica y Censos has rather basic web pages. The Ministerio de Hacienda de la Republica de Costa Rica has quite a creditable-looking set of pages, but some of the actual data is very old.