Electrical rates are getting as variable as gasoline prices.
The national regulatory agency said it has approved a reduction of 19 percent in the price of electrical generation.
The decrease will benefit 1.5 million users, said the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos.
There also is a reduction in the charge for distribution, but the percentage of the cut depends on the company providing the services.
Meanwhile, the agency said that a request for an increase is pending from the principal electrical generator, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad.