Q COSTA RICA – After 11 years without a rate adjustment, the cost of a the vehicular inspection will go up ¢990 colones this month for all light passenger vehicles (under 3.5 tons), going from today’s ¢9,930 to ¢10,920.
This will be the first of three staggered increased over the coming year, which takes effect once published in the official government publication, expected by Friday.
In six months, a further increase of ¢1,240 colones will take effect, when the new cost of the Riteve inspection will be ¢12,160. The third increase will take effect next May (2018), when the rate jumps to ¢13,405.
Once all three increases are in effect, owners of light passenger vehicles will be paying ¢3,475 over today’s rate, a rate that was established in 2006 and has not changed since.