Costa Rica: gender gap index 2016-2020

In 2020, Costa Rica scored 0.78 in the gender gap index, which shows a gender gap of approximately 23 percent (women are 23 percent less likely than men to have equal opportunities). The overall gender gap score is an increase from 0.75 in 2018. Additionally, in 2020 the gender gap in the area of political empowerment in Costa Rica amounted to 45 percent.

Gender gap index in Costa Rica from 2016 to 2020

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Release date

December 2019


Costa Rica, Central and South America

Survey time period

2016 to 2019

Special properties

The highest possible score is 1 (equality) and the lowest possible score is 0 (inequality)

Supplementary notes

Data prior to 2020 were retrieved from earlier editions of the report.
Figures have been rounded. The index scores shown in the graph may slightly differ to the original three-decimal scores.

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