Why invest in CR?

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  • The 2008 World Bank Survey for Global Governance Indicators, ranks Costa Rica in the first place within Latin America for political stability
  • Army abolished in 1948
  • Ranked among the highest in Political Stability and Absence of Violence index in Latin America (World Bank, 2008)
  • More than 100 years of democracy
  • Currently, more than 200 multinational companies are operating in Costa Rica
  • Exceptionally talented and bilingual young workforce. On average 95% of the employees in multinational companies are local
  • Preferential access platform to 1/3 of the world’s population, and 2/3 of worldwide GDP. 90% of goods exports through free trade agreements
  • Excellent business climate based on a renowned democratic tradition, economic and political stability
  • 93% of energy is renewable; electricity costs are low and guaranteed. Redundant telecommunications access
  • Quality of life in Costa Rica is high. Safest country in Latin America; and one of the top 5 environmental performers
  • The country has no limitations on capital funds transfers associated with an investment, regardless of the currency
  • No restrictions are imposed on re-investments or on repatriation of earnings, royalties or capital
  • There is no requirement to register investments with any of the government authorities
  • Costa Rica has achieved international standards for IPR protection.

For further information, please visit the website of the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE). At their download center  you will be able to find specific information on Costa Rica’s infrastructure, Telecommunications, Education, Free Trade Zone Regime, Human Capital, Immigration Requirements, Industrial Parks, Key economic indicators, Labor regulations, Life in Costa Rica, Setting up a Business in Costa Rica, Taxation, Trade Agreements and Preferential Access, Workforce, etc.