New Jersey vs Costa Rica (Statistical Comparison)

New Jersey is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States of America, whereas Costa Rica is a country located in Central America. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between New Jersey and Costa Rica regarding various aspects.


Is New Jersey bigger than Costa Rica?

The total area of New Jersey is 8722.58 sq mi, and the total area of Costa Rica is 19,700 sq mi. New Jersey is smaller than Costa Rica by 10,977.42 sq mi. New Jersey is around 2.26 times smaller than Costa Rica.

Area of New Jersey: 8722.58 sq mi ( 22,591.38 km2 )

Area of New Jersey compared to Costa Rica

Area of Costa Rica19,700 sq mi ( 51,100 km2 )

Area of Costa Rica compared to New Jersey


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of New Jersey as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 9,267,130.

Population of New Jersey compared to Costa Rica

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Costa Rica as of 2020, was estimated to be around 5,094,114.

Population of Costa Rica compared to New Jersey

Here is some more data comparison between New Jersey and Costa Rica.

The capital city of New Jersey is Trenton and the capital city of Costa Rica is San Jose.

Official Languages

New Jersey: None
Costa Rica: Spanish


New Jersey: New Jerseyan, New Jerseyite
Costa Rica: Costa Rican, Tico(a)

ISO 3166 Code

New Jersey: US-NJ
Costa Rica: CR

Human Development Index

HDI of New Jersey as of 2019: 0.948
HDI of Costa Rica as of 2019: 0.810

New Jersey Time Zone: 

UTC – 5 (Eastern Standard Time)

UTC – 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Costa Rica Time Zone: 

UTC – 6 (Central Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of New Jersey:
40° 11′ 26.52″ N, 74° 40′ 22.08″ W

Coordinates of Costa Rica:
10° 0′ 0″ N, 84° 0′ 0″ W

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