There are multiple factors that determine the health, environmental, economic, and climate impacts from cooking on a country’s inhabitants. While some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of solid fuels, rudimentary cookstoves, and open fires for their household cooking needs. The Alliance has gathered information from a number of sources to provide a snapshot of a range of factors including: overview of access to clean cookstoves and fuels, demographic and household data, adoption indicators, economic statistics, and other pertinent health and gender resources.

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By the Numbers

RegionLatin America and Caribbean
CountryCosta Rica
Population 4,805,295
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking6%
Number of people affected by HAP288,318
Number of households affected by HAP72,079
Number of deaths per year from HAP 226
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 5
Urban population using solid fuelsno data
Rural population using solid fuelsno data
Population using wood for cooking0.0%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking12.6%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking33.6%
Population using electricity for cooking52.7%
Population using other fuels for cooking1.1%

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