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Costa Rica

  • Basic country data

  • Population over 60 in 2010:
  • 438,970 (9%)
  • Projected population over 60 in 2050:
  • 2,089,731 (31%)
  • Poverty rate of total population:
  • 2%
  • Income of country:
  • Upper middle income
  • Social pension?
  • Yes
  • Scheme information

  • Scheme information: Programa Regimen No Contributivo
  • Year introduced:
  • 1974
  • Monthly pension benefit:
  • 70125 Colon (132 US$)
  • 14.53 % of average income
  • 321 % of international poverty line
  • Age of eligiblity:
  • 65.0
  • Targeting:
  • Means-tested
  • % of population over 60 covered:
  • 17%
  • Total cost:
  • 0.47% of GDP

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