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Costa Rica´s Legislature among the most expensive

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Each Costa Rican pays $17 a year for each deputy in the Legislative Assembly, the third most expensive of ten Latin American countries surveyed. Only Brazil and Uruguay had higher costa than Costa Rica, in an analysis, which included the number of working days and salaries of deputies.

The study "How much do you spend on legislators?", was published September 20, by the Center for Economic Research and Teaching in Mexico. The survey does not include the other countries of the isthmus.

Figures express in dollars the cost per legislature per person per year.

1. Brasil 24
2. Uruguay 19
3. Costa Rica 17
4. Venezuela 13
5. Chile 9
6. Argentina 9