GMAT Test Centers in Costa Rica

By | March 11, 2019

GMAT Testing Location

We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Costa Rica, located in San Jose. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page.

GMAT Test Centers in Costa Rica

New Horizons Computer Learning Center

Applica SA
New Horizons
200 mts sur de la Libreria Universal
Sabana Sur
San Jose
01000
Costa Rica

Phone: 506-2231-1101

Test Center Information

200 mts sur de la Libreria Universal
Sabana Sur
Edificio Gris con azul
Cuarto de examenes localizado en el primer piso.

GMAT Exam Dates in Costa Rica

Unlike some paper based exams, the GMAT is computer based. Therefore, there are no fixed test dates for GMAT. Wherever you are in Costa Rica, all test centers are open from Monday through Saturday throughout the year. Some even offer the exam every day of the year.  However, some test centers are not open on Sundays and national holidays. For example, most college-based test centers might be closed for extended periods around holidays. For precise testing dates in Costa Rica, please visit test-maker website – https://www.mba.com/.

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Population

The population of Costa Rica is with 83.6% white and mestizos (German mestizos) much more uniform than that of other Central American countries. Around 6.7% are mulatos (German mulatto), 2.4% Indigenous (small groups in remote forest areas) and 1.1% black. In addition to the official language Spanish, English and languages ​​belonging to the Chibcha group are spoken. The average population density (2017) is 96 residents per km 2. The focus of the settlement is the province of San José (Meseta Central). 78% of the population live in cities, more than a third in the metropolitan area of ​​the capital San José.

The largest metropolitan areas in Costa Rica

Largest metropolitan areas (population , calculation 2020)
San Jose 1 453 500
Heredia  367 900
Cartago 232 300
Alajuela 196 900
Puntarenas 87 500

Social: The standard of living of the population is high compared to neighboring countries, and the social security system is well developed. The public health system only offers basic care.

The Costa Rican Social Security

The Costa Rican Social Security – a national institution

Compared to most of the states in the region, which are characterized by the consequences of civil wars and by large social disparities, Costa Rica is characterized by a high degree of stability. The social differences are less than elsewhere in Central America and there is a democratic tradition.

The CCSS (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social), the Costa Rican social security fund, is an essential pillar of the Costa Rican institutional structure and is largely responsible for the relative success record. It was founded in 1941 and established in its current form in 1943 as an autonomous state body. The insurance includes health insurance, maternity, disability, pension insurance and unemployment insurance coverage. The group of insured has been expanded several times since the company was founded and today basically includes all employees. As before, however, there is a significant part of the population – among other things. in the informal sector – which does not have social security protection. Insurance is generally compulsory for employees. It is financed on three pillars: employee contributions, which make up a fixed percentage of income (and are retained by the employer and transferred to the CCSS), employer contributions, which in principle correspond to at least the employee contributions, and state contributions. The amount of the insurance benefits cannot be measured against European standards, but at least they offer basic protection. Check fashionissupreme to see Costa Rica Volcanoes Beaches Impressive Rainforests.

Despite a few points of criticism, including When it comes to the bureaucratic clumsiness of the system, the model is overall a success, because, in addition to the abolition of the army in 1948 and a few other factors, it has made a significant contribution to the peaceful and continuous development of the country in recent decades. In a 2001 WHO quality assessment of health systems, Costa Rica ranked a very respectable 36th out of 195 countries in the world.

Religion

The constitution defines the Catholic denomination as the state religion, but at the same time guarantees the right to freely practice religion of other Christian denominations and non-Christian religions.

According to the last available diverging estimates, about 71.8% of the population belong to the Catholic Church (Archdiocese of San José with seven suffragan dioceses), 12.3% are Evangelicals and Pentecostals, 2.6% are other Protestants, 10.4% are non-denominational and 2, 9% followers of other religions.