• Costa Rica Real Estate
  • Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Poll: Six in 10 Nicas Willing to Leave Country

August 25, 2006

MANAGUA – Six in 10 Nicaraguans would be willing to leave Nicaragua and move to a foreign country, according to a poll conducted by the firm M & R Consultores published Sunday in the Nicaraguan daily La Prensa.

Of those polled, 60.6% said they would leave Nicaragua, 38.1% said they would not leave and 1.3% opted not to answer.

Additionally, 80.3% of those who said they would leave Nicaragua said they would do so to find work, while 9.2% said they would leave to study, 6% said they would leave to visit new places and 3.9% said they would leave to visit family members, the survey found.

Unemployment and poverty were the main reasons those polled gave for wanting to leave Nicaragua. Corruption, delinquency, high prices of public services and political problems were other reasons mentioned.

Statistics indicate that 43% of the Nicaraguan population lives in conditions of poverty, while 80% earn a daily income of $2 or less.

Different statistics also estimate there are 300,000 to 800,000 Nicaraguans living in Costa Rica and 750,000 Nicaraguans living in the United States.

The study, which was carried out Aug. 4-10, polled 4,020 people all over the country and claims a 1.58% margin of error.

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica reaches 1,000 total coronavirus cases; 65% recovered
Costa Rica
20006 views
Costa Rica
20006 views

Costa Rica reaches 1,000 total coronavirus cases; 65% recovered

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 28, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 16 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 1,000 cumulative known cases, the Health…

Costa Rica cancels its biggest year-end parade due to pandemic
Costa Rica
4942 views
Costa Rica
4942 views

Costa Rica cancels its biggest year-end parade due to pandemic

AFP and The Tico Times - May 28, 2020

Costa Rica will not celebrate its traditional Festival de la Luz, a parade of colorful floats that tours the capital…

Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
13975 views
Arts & Culture
13975 views

Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - May 28, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past months, we have…