Costa Ricans generally evaluate their public services as satisfactory. The Autoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos released the results of a survey Tuesday that showed this.
The agency hired a commercial firm to contact 1,295 persons for their opinions.
The respondents rated their electrical service seven or eight out of 10, said the agency. That included some of the rural providers.
Even 67 percent of the respondents rated taxi service satisfactory or very satisfactory.
Respondents in San José and Guanacaste rated their bus service the lowest with 56.1 and 57.3 percent rating the service as satisfactory or above. Other provinces gave higher marks.
Water providers also generally got good marks in the 70 to 80 percent range for satisfactory or higher.