At least 13 percent of households in Costa Rica are on the brink of poverty. Lack of investment in housing and schools
The little money coming in each month to 172,800 households in Costa Rica have them almost not meeting their basic needs, with an increase in utilities and food prices.
Those households representing 13.4 percent of the total or 609,000 people, according to the annual State of the Nation report.
The reason, says the report, is that in the last three decades social investment has been reduced, housing programs declined and a failure to boost funds for education, the key to finding better paying jobs.
Original source: Inside Costa Rica