This year marks a decade of the last fiscal surplus that Costa Rica had. Ever since there has been a deficit, and it has grown, worsening year by year without there being any solution, neither for increasing income nor for a reduction of expenses.
In 2008, the country had an excess of ¢30 billion colones. By the end of 2018 we will have ¢2 billion (¢ 2,021,101,800,000) deficit. This year the Costa Rican State will cost 21.6% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the highest value in the region, according to data from the Central American Institute of Fiscal Studies (Icefi).
The data indicates that Costa Rica is the worst, even though our neighbors not doing so great in that area. Honduras GDP cost is 21.5%, Nicaragua 19%