Monday 27 March 2023

Costa Rica is the fifth OECD country with the highest population aging

Average age in 2050 would be 45 years

Paying the bills


Uncovering the secret religious and spiritual lives of sex workers

Q REPORTS (The Conversation) Tanya* is telling me just...

Costa Rica strengthens trade relations with the Netherlands

QCOSTARICA - Within the framework of President Rodrigo Chaves'...

Family remittances in Nicaragua rose 63.2% in January and February

Q24N (EFE) Nicaraguans received US$647.6 million dollars between January...

Medical devices, pineapples, and bananas were the most exported products from Costa Rica in 2022

QCOSTARICA - Medical devices and fresh tropical pineapples were...

Rainy season will begin in Costa Rica on April 23

QCOSTARICA - Mark you calendar, in four weeks, on...

Lower gasoline prices on the way

QCOSTARICA - The regulatory authority, the Autoridad Reguladora de...

Retailers affirm that alarmist messages about layoffs due to the exchange rate lower domestic demand

QCOSTARICA - The fact that some productive sectors announce...

Dollar Exchange

¢542.43 Buy

¢547.51 Sell

25 March 2023 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills


QCOSTARICA – Costa Rica is the fifth country of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) with the highest population aging and the average age in 2050 would be 45 years.

José Uriel Delgado Corrales, known as Chepito, was 121 years old and the oldest Costa Rican in the country

According to the latest report from this international organization, on average in OECD countries, the median age was 41 years in 2020, eight years more than in 1990 and is expected to increase by six more years by 2050.

Read more: Being old in Costa Rica

- Advertisement -

Fernando Rodríguez,  an economist from the Universidad Nacional (UNA), affirms that this phenomenon is not recent in the country.

This rapid increase is due to people living longer on average and having fewer babies, explains Rodríguez

According to the OECD, all the populations of the member countries have been aging.

Population ageing is a shift in the distribution of a country’s population towards older ages and is usually reflected in an increase in the population’s mean and median ages, a decline in the proportion of the population composed of children, and a rise in the proportion of the population composed of elderly.

In Latin America, Colombia would be the second-fastest aging rate among members of the OECD, projecting the median age in Colombia to increase by 12.6 years in 2050, to an average of 43.9 years.

The countries also with an increase of more than 10 years will also be Chile and Mexico.

- Advertisement -

In May 2021, Costa Rica formally became the 38th OECD member country in the Organization’s 60-year history.

On 14 December 1960, 20 countries originally signed the Convention on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Since then, 18 countries have become members of the Organization.

Here is a list of the current OECD Member countries.


- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Costa Rica registers 11.8% unemployment

QCOSTARICA - Unemployment in Costa Rica stood at 11.8% in January...

Six out of ten companies reported effects from Covid-19 during 2022

QCOSTARICA - Six out of ten companies reported effects from Covid-19...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.