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Costa Rica has the highest gasoline prices in Central America, boosted by taxes

Monday, June 20, 2011


Costa Rica has the highest gasoline prices in Central America reveals a study carried out in El Salvador.

A US gallon of regular sold on June 10 in El Salvador cost $4.25. In Costa Rica it was $5.19, while $4.72 in Nicaragua, $4.60 in Honduras and u$4.26 in Guatemala.

So, why are gasoline prices so much higher in Costa Rica? Simple, taxes and the lack of a refinery.

Original source: Inside Costa Rica