Number of Sex Tourists Visiting Costa Rica Each Year

in Transnational Crime

The prostitution industry in Costa Rico has between 10,000 to 20,000 people working as prostitutes, according to available research.

Between 25,000 to 50,000 people visit the country each year as sex tourists, with 80 percent of the sex tourists being American citizens.

(Prostitution prices around the world.)

Source:  Tim Rogers, “Costa Rica draws sex trade,” Miami Herald, October 13, 2009.

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