Spending Costa Rica

This dataset reveals Consumer Spending in Costa Rica in 2016 on several food and non-food product lines, divided into 5 main categories and 17 subcategories. Spotzi uses Consumer Expenditure Survey programs of census bureaus and commercial partners. These surveys provide data on expenditures, income, and demographic characteristics of consumers. A model links the outcome of the consumer spending surveys to households in Costa Rica with similar socio-economic characteristics. The result is a Consumer spending dataset divided into 5 main categories and 17 subcategories.


Consumer Spending of Costa Rica is available:
  • as total
  • per capita
  • per 1000 persons
  • as index *)
for each subcategory.
*) Per spending category Spotzi calculates the average spending of all people living in a certain country. This average is set to 100. If within a certain area people spend more on a certain product the index will be higher than 100. For instance if the index is 200 people in this postal code area spend twice as much on that certain product


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Year of coverage2017
FormatCSV, Shapefile, KML, GEOJSON, XML

Variables in this dataset

A few examples of variables that are contained in the Consumer Spending dataset of Costa Rica are:

  • Food and Beverages at home
  • Alcoholic Beverages at home
  • Tobacco
  • Food and Beverages out of home
  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Accessories
  • Household Furnishing and Decoration
  • Household Products – Electrical
  • Household Products – Non Electrical
  • House & Garden Tools

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