Costa Rica is peaceful
Costa Rica is the only country in the region, which has no military spending, and where the population tends to respect the form of government, human rights and democracy, as well as access to public health.
The latest index published by the Institute for Economics and Peace ranks 153 countries according to the absence of violence.
In Latin America, Costa Rica ranked second, after Uruguay.
The least secure places to live in Latin America were Colombia, Guatemala and Venezuela.
Globally, the most peaceful countries were Iceland, New Zealand and Japan.
The numbers reflect the position of each Central American country in the rankings.
- Costa Rica 31
- Panama 49
- Nicaragua 72
- El Salvador 102
- Honduras 117
- Guatemala 125