In the middle of research on another topic completely, I found some facts about Costa Rica from the CIA World Fact Book that caught my eye. Being a generous sort, I will share them with you here.
Median Age: Costa Rica: 27.5 years USA: 36.7 years
Birth Rate: Costa Rica: 17.43 births/1,000 population (2009 est.) USA 13.82
Death Rate: Costa Rica: 4.34 deaths/1,000 population (July 2009 est.) USA: 8.38
Net (Birth Rate – Death Rate) Costa Rica: 13.09 | USA 8.38
Infant mortality rate: Costa Rica: 8.77 deaths/1,000 live births USA: 6.26