Costa Rica Rated Higher in 2011 Index of Economic Freedom
- by crv.staff
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Source : The Costa Rica News
This year, Costa Rica improved in the Index of Economic Freedom, which is published in January of each year by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal.
According to the report, Costa Rica ranks 49th in the world among a total of 179 countries. In 2011, Costa Rica earned 67.3 points out of 100, which is 1.4% higher than the 2010 score of 65.9 points. Costa Rica also ranks 9th out of 29 countries in the South and Central America/Caribbean region, and its overall score is higher than the global and regional averages. The top three spots in 2011 go to HongKong, Singapore, and Australia.
The score of each country is the result of the weight of 10 categories, ranging from intellectual property to corruption.
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