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Over eighty percent of Costa Ricans have Internet access and almost seventy percent have an Internet-enabled smartphone. The most popular e-commerce site in Costa Rica is Mercadolibre . In 2022, the country’s e-commerce market was worth an estimated US$1.7 billion, expected to rise to US2.7 billion by 2025 . The most popular e-commerce categories in Costa Rica include fashion, toys, electronics, food and personal-care items .
Exactly 70% of Costa Ricans have a bank account. Costa Rica has also been advanced in adopting digital and alternative payments. It was one of the first countries in Latin America to adopt contactless payments . The value of the digital-payments market in Costa Rica was an estimated US$2.4 billion in 2022 — a figure expected to grow by 13% a year to at least 2027 .
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