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Costa Rica
COUNTRY #1
Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Antigua/Bar. Arab Emirates Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia/Herzeg. Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central Africa Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Costa Rica Cote d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominican Rep. DR Congo Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equ. Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Guinea New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria No Macedonia North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Lucia Saint Vincent Samoa Sao Tome Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Isl. Somalia South Africa South Korea South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Trinidad/Tob. Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

Compare Costa Rica and South Korea health profiles including life expectancy history, causes of death and population dynamics side by side. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.

South Korea
COUNTRY #2
Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Antigua/Bar. Arab Emirates Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia/Herzeg. Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central Africa Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Costa Rica Cote d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominican Rep. DR Congo Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equ. Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Guinea New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria No Macedonia North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Lucia Saint Vincent Samoa Sao Tome Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Isl. Somalia South Africa South Korea South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Trinidad/Tob. Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
DYNAMIC PYRAMIDS
Data Source: United Nations
Costa Rica Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    60.5
    63.3
    61.9
    56
    54
    56
     
    52.6
    55.8
    54.2
    81
    82
    82
    1970
    65.2
    69.1
    67.1
    46
    49
    48
     
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
    1980
    70.5
    75.0
    72.7
    18
    30
    24
     
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
    1990
    73.5
    78.2
    75.8
    12
    23
    17
     
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
    2000
    75.3
    80.0
    77.6
    19
    25
    21
     
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
    2010
    75.6
    80.7
    78.1
    33
    31
    31
     
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
    2016
    77.0
    82.2
    79.6
    32
    30
    29
     
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    77.0
    82.2
    32
    30
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    Age 5
    77.8
    82.9
    32
    30
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 10
    77.8
    83.0
    32
    30
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 15
    77.9
    83.0
    32
    30
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 20
    78.2
    83.2
    32
    30
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 25
    78.6
    83.3
    31
    30
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    Age 30
    79.0
    83.5
    28
    29
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    Age 35
    79.4
    83.7
    27
    28
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    Age 40
    79.9
    83.9
    26
    27
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    Age 45
    80.4
    84.1
    22
    25
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    Age 50
    80.9
    84.5
    21
    24
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    Age 55
    81.6
    84.9
    21
    23
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    Age 60
    82.6
    85.6
    18
    22
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    Age 65
    83.9
    86.4
    15
    20
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    Age 70
    85.1
    87.3
    15
    20
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    Age 75
    86.7
    88.5
    13
    19
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    Age 80
    88.7
    90.1
    15
    21
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    Age 85
    91.5
    92.4
    15
    20
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    72.38
    155
    30.76
    183
    2. Stroke
    29.79
    164
    34.98
    155
    3. Prostate Cancer
    21.69
    59
    5.62
    158
    4. Lung Disease
    20.42
    107
    10.48
    171
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    16.37
    131
    16.26
    132
    6. Stomach Cancer
    16.27
    13
    14.05
    25
    7. Breast Cancer
    15.72
    105
    5.89
    177
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    14.32
    109
    9.05
    132
    9. Influenza and Pneumonia
    13.81
    153
    19.84
    131
    10. Kidney Disease
    11.98
    108
    8.08
    146
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.73
    60
    11.97
    58
    12. Other Injuries
    10.46
    68
    5.32
    139
    13. Alzheimers/Dementia
    9.96
    153
    13.67
    130
    14. Hypertension
    9.40
    117
    4.32
    158
    15. Violence
    8.82
    63
    1.75
    144
    16. Suicide
    7.34
    124
    24.21
    10
    17. Congenital Anomalies
    7.31
    113
    1.79
    181
    18. Lymphomas
    7.15
    33
    3.54
    127
    19. Liver Disease
    6.88
    148
    8.82
    136
    20. Lung Cancers
    6.77
    124
    23.65
    43
    21. Cervical Cancer
    6.62
    106
    2.70
    146
    22. Liver Cancer
    6.20
    73
    16.01
    17
    23. Other Neoplasms
    6.04
    11
    1.81
    121
    24. Leukemia
    5.33
    18
    2.64
    137
    25. Pancreas Cancer
    5.19
    66
    6.62
    44
    26. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.84
    112
    1.67
    177
    27. Low Birth Weight
    4.65
    121
    1.99
    156
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    3.85
    120
    1.98
    162
    29. HIV/AIDS
    3.52
    97
    0.20
    152
    30. Ovary Cancer
    3.35
    132
    2.53
    161
    31. Drownings
    2.60
    109
    1.06
    149
    32. Uterin Cancer
    2.58
    71
    0.71
    171
    33. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.30
    110
    1.26
    137
    34. Skin Cancers
    2.13
    56
    0.66
    147
    35. Falls
    2.01
    170
    3.26
    132
    36. Oral Cancer
    1.94
    132
    1.50
    152
    37. Skin Disease
    1.91
    87
    0.66
    137
    38. Bladder Cancer
    1.89
    93
    1.84
    97
    39. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.62
    133
    0.76
    163
    40. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.48
    128
    2.11
    102
    41. Parkinson's Disease
    1.44
    63
    4.28
    11
    42. Birth Trauma
    1.28
    132
    0.35
    174
    43. Epilepsy
    1.23
    132
    0.74
    165
    44. Tuberculosis
    1.08
    132
    4.26
    98
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.01
    132
    0.26
    180
    46. Alcohol
    0.97
    127
    1.17
    119
    47. Drug Use
    0.93
    113
    0.21
    178
    48. Asthma
    0.89
    150
    2.37
    113
    49. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.82
    9
    0.24
    93
    50. Malnutrition
    0.65
    119
    0.11
    152
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    3,758
    19.49
    25,047
    10.22
    2. Stroke
    1,546
    8.02
    28,533
    11.65
    3. Lung Disease
    1,059
    5.49
    8,739
    3.57
    4. Diabetes Mellitus
    850
    4.41
    13,250
    5.41
    5. Stomach Cancer
    844
    4.38
    11,054
    4.51
    6. Road Traffic Accidents
    719
    3.73
    6,040
    2.47
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    704
    3.65
    16,514
    6.74
    8. Kidney Disease
    619
    3.21
    6,582
    2.69
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    609
    3.16
    9,555
    3.90
    10. Other Injuries
    538
    2.79
    4,183
    1.71
    11. Prostate Cancer
    518
    2.69
    1,877
    0.77
    12. Alzheimers/Dementia
    517
    2.68
    11,573
    4.72
    13. Hypertension
    488
    2.53
    3,626
    1.48
    14. Violence
    440
    2.28
    1,029
    0.42
    15. Breast Cancer
    425
    2.20
    2,221
    0.91
    16. Suicide
    370
    1.92
    16,078
    6.56
    17. Lymphomas
    369
    1.91
    2,732
    1.12
    18. Liver Disease
    357
    1.85
    6,500
    2.65
    19. Lung Cancers
    352
    1.83
    19,048
    7.78
    20. Liver Cancer
    322
    1.67
    12,373
    5.05
    21. Other Neoplasms
    311
    1.61
    1,420
    0.58
    22. Congenital Anomalies
    294
    1.52
    590
    0.24
    23. Pancreas Cancer
    270
    1.40
    5,269
    2.15
    24. Leukemia
    268
    1.39
    1,784
    0.73
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    249
    1.29
    1,195
    0.49
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    195
    1.01
    1,458
    0.60
    27. Low Birth Weight
    183
    0.95
    514
    0.21
    28. HIV/AIDS
    179
    0.93
    134
    0.05
    29. Cervical Cancer
    178
    0.92
    1,113
    0.45
    30. Drownings
    129
    0.67
    662
    0.27
    31. Diarrhoeal diseases
    117
    0.61
    1,023
    0.42
    32. Skin Cancers
    110
    0.57
    529
    0.22
    33. Falls
    103
    0.53
    2,417
    0.99
    34. Oral Cancer
    100
    0.52
    1,159
    0.47
    35. Bladder Cancer
    98
    0.51
    1,520
    0.62
    36. Skin Disease
    98
    0.51
    543
    0.22
    37. Ovary Cancer
    90
    0.47
    1,028
    0.42
    38. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    84
    0.44
    624
    0.25
    39. Oesophagus Cancer
    77
    0.40
    1,686
    0.69
    40. Parkinson's Disease
    75
    0.39
    3,577
    1.46
    41. Uterin Cancer
    69
    0.36
    295
    0.12
    42. Epilepsy
    62
    0.32
    470
    0.19
    43. Tuberculosis
    55
    0.29
    3,406
    1.39
    44. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    52
    0.27
    208
    0.08
    45. Birth Trauma
    50
    0.26
    90
    0.04
    46. Alcohol
    50
    0.26
    833
    0.34
    47. Drug Use
    47
    0.24
    148
    0.06
    48. Asthma
    46
    0.24
    1,973
    0.81
    49. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    43
    0.22
    197
    0.08
    50. Malnutrition
    33
    0.17
    91
    0.04
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Costa Rica COSTA RICA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    21.69
    59
    5.62
    158
    2. Stomach Cancer
    16.27
    13
    14.05
    25
    3. Breast Cancer
    15.72
    105
    5.89
    177
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.73
    60
    11.97
    58
    5. Lymphomas
    7.15
    33
    3.54
    127
    6. Lung Cancers
    6.77
    124
    23.65
    43
    7. Cervical Cancer
    6.62
    106
    2.70
    146
    8. Liver Cancer
    6.20
    73
    16.01
    17
    9. Leukemia
    5.33
    18
    2.64
    137
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    5.19
    66
    6.62
    44
    11. Ovary Cancer
    3.35
    132
    2.53
    161
    12. Uterin Cancer
    2.58
    71
    0.71
    171
    13. Skin Cancers
    2.13
    56
    0.66
    147
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.94
    132
    1.50
    152
    15. Bladder Cancer
    1.89
    93
    1.84
    97
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.48
    128
    2.11
    102
    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    Data Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
    Age Adjusted Death Rate Estimates: 2017
    Calculations Provided by World Life Expectancy
    Data Accuracy Not Guaranteed
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Cook Islands, Dominica, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, San Marino, Tuvalu.