Costa Rica - Access to electricity, rural (% of rural population)

Access to electricity, rural (% of rural population) in Costa Rica was 98.41 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 98.92 in 2013, while its lowest value was 94.86 in 1990.

Definition: Access to electricity, rural is the percentage of rural population with access to electricity.

Source: World Bank, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) database from the SE4ALL Global Tracking Framework led jointly by the World Bank, International Energy Agency, and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program.

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Year Value
1990 94.86
1991 95.08
1992 95.30
1993 95.51
1994 95.73
1995 95.93
1996 96.12
1997 96.29
1998 96.44
1999 96.58
2000 96.69
2001 95.77
2002 96.47
2003 96.90
2004 97.59
2005 97.80
2006 97.96
2007 98.17
2008 98.28
2009 98.64
2010 97.73
2011 97.99
2012 98.69
2013 98.92
2014 98.41

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data for access to electricity are collected among different sources: mostly data from nationally representative household surveys (including national censuses) were used. Survey sources include Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Living Standards Measurement Surveys (LSMS), Multi-Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), the World Health Survey (WHS), other nationally developed and implemented surveys, and various government agencies (for example, ministries of energy and utilities). Given the low frequency and the regional distribution of some surveys, a number of countries have gaps in available data. To develop the historical evolution and starting point of electrification rates, a simple modeling approach was adopted to fill in the missing data points - around 1990, around 2000, and around 2010. Therefore, a country can have a continuum of zero to three data points. There are 42 countries with zero data point and the weighted regional average was used as an estimate for electrification in each of the data periods. 170 countries have between one and three data points and missing data are estimated by using a model with region, country, and time variables. The model keeps the original observation if data is available for any of the time periods. This modeling approach allowed the estimation of electrification rates for 212 countries over these three time periods (Indicated as "Estimate"). Notation "Assumption" refers to the assumption of universal access in countries classified as developed by the United Nations.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual


Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Energy production & use