Prindex’s results show that 17% of respondents felt insecure about their tenure rights in 2018 – an equivalent of 611,000 people aged 18 or over, and lower than the average of the first 15 countries. Exactly three quarters of the sample interviewed felt secure about their property rights and the remaining 8% refused or did not know how to answer the question. Seventy nine percent of owners and renters reported the possession of formal documentation and only 6% reported no documentation. Unlike in many other countries surveyed, there was no difference in perceived tenure insecurity between men and women in the hypothetical case of divorce and very little difference in the case of spousal death.
The tables and diagrams below show key Prindex results for Costa Rica or you can download an infographic.