COSTA RICA
Region: LATIN AMERICA AND CARRIBEAN
128
of
47
Global Rank: 
22
of
3
Region Rank:

Costa Rica’s IPRI score increased by 0.1 to 5.8 placing it 3rd for Latin America and Caribbean and 47th in the world. Costa Rica is classified by the IMF as a part of the Latin America and the Caribbean group and by the World Bank as an upper middle income nation. It is a member of the Pacific Alliance and the Common Market of the South (MERCUSUR).
The Legal and Political Environment Subindex increased by 0.1 to 6.4 with component scores of 6.8 in Judicial Independence, 6.0 in Rule of Law, 6.3 in Political Stability, and 6.5 in Control of Corruption. The Physical Property Rights Subindex remained the same at 5.8 with scores of 6.0 in Property Rights, 2.0 in Ease of Access to Loans, and 9.4 in Registering Property. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.2 to 5.3 with scores of 5.6 in Intellectual Property Protection, 4.1 in Copyright Piracy Level, and 6.2 in Patent Protection.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.8 47 of 128 3 of 22
Legal and Political 6.4 33 of 128 3 of 22
Physical 5.8 65 of 128 9 of 22
Intellectual 5.3 57 of 128 7 of 22


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 6.4 33 of 128 3 of 22
Judicial Independence 6.8 30 of 128 2 of 22
Rule of Law 6.0 43 of 128 3 of 22
Political Stability 6.3 36 of 128 2 of 22
Control of Corruption 6.5 35 of 128 3 of 22


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.8 65 of 128 9 of 22
Protection of Physical Property 6.0 43 of 128 4 of 22
Registering Property 9.4 45 of 127 3 of 22
Access to Loan 2.0 106 of 128 20 of 22


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.3 57 of 128 7 of 22
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 5.6 43 of 128 3 of 22
Patent Protection 6.2 72 of 108 14 of 22
Copyright Protection 4.1 51 of 104 4 of 18
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