48 percen of Costa Ricans claim to be concerned about an economic crisis, according to the study “Consumer Watch 2016: Transit consumers” by the consultancy Kantar Worldpanel.
63% of the respondents consider themselves living in an economic crisis already, which most believe is caused by unemployment, among other reasons. Most of Costa Ricans expect the cost of living in the country to increase.
For Costa Rica the concerns are different from those held by their Central American neighbors. In Honduras, the biggest concern is crime, while in Nicaragua and Guatemala most are more worried about personal well-being and health issues.
47% of those interviewed said they don’t have an emergency fund.
The study also found that more people are worried about global warming than in previous surveys.
These views on the country’s economy are similar with findings of other surveys conducted by CID-Gallup and the School of Statistics of the University of Costa Rica.
Source: Diario Extra.