Costa Rica - Expense

Expense (current LCU)

Definition: Expense is cash payments for operating activities of the government in providing goods and services. It includes compensation of employees (such as wages and salaries), interest and subsidies, grants, social benefits, and other expenses such as rent and dividends.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files.

Year Value
2008 3,512,310,000,000
2009 4,361,590,000,000
2010 5,072,010,000,000
2011 5,487,730,000,000

Expense (% of GDP)

Definition: Expense is cash payments for operating activities of the government in providing goods and services. It includes compensation of employees (such as wages and salaries), interest and subsidies, grants, social benefits, and other expenses such as rent and dividends.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.

See also:

Year Value
2008 22.37
2009 25.89
2010 26.63
2011 26.55

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Government finance