Costa Rica  Minimum Wage, Labor Law, and Employment Data Sheet Costa Rica Minimum Wage Rate 2024

Appx. Yearly Minimum Wage
None Applicable
Rank by Min. Wage
122 / 197
Gross National Product
$10,226.00 USD

Because Costa Rica does not have a minimum wage, there is no mandatory minimum rate of pay for workers in Costa Rica. Pay rates must be agreed upon directly with the employer through collective bargaining or other means of negotiating a fair living wage.

What is the Costa Rica Minimum Wage?

Costa Rica's Minimum Wage is the lowest amount a worker can be legally paid for his work. Most countries have a nation-wide minimum wage that all workers must be paid.

Costa Rica's minimum wage ranges from 9,598.73 per 8-hour work day for unskilled workers to 12,537.91 per day for specialized workers. All other occupations not explicitly covered fall under the generic scale,which ranges from 286,467.36 per month for unskilled workers to 615,083.69 for licentiates. The minimum wage is set annually by the National Wage Council. Costa Rica's minimum wage was last changed in 1-Jul-2015.

Facts and statistics about Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country located in the Central America region with a population of 4,023,000 and an average life span of 75.8 years.

Local Name Costa Rica
Gross National Product $10,226.00
Government Type Republic
Current Leader Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría
Independence Year 1821
Continent & Region North America, Central America
Surface Area 51,100 square kilometers
ISO 3166 Country Code CR

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