Costa Rica

Economy

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KidZania supports learning goals of financial literacy by contributing to a child’s understanding of the economic cycle. Each KidZania city operates with a proprietary currency, named “kidZo”, which enables participants to learn about monetary management by earning kidZos through employment, letting them acquire goods and services as customers, saving into bank accounts, investing long term, paying taxes and giving back to the community through donations.

Ikon_kidzania_currency Our Currency

KidZos are issued in paper bills in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100. Children receive a 50 kidZos check as part of admission which can be cashed at the bank, allowing our visitors to start spending their kidZos right away, then earning more trough the many employments available at KidZania. 

 

Ikon_spend_kidzos Spending kidZos

They can purchase products or hire services in different establishments in KidZania Prices for products and services vary according to the principle of supply and demand.

Ikon_earn_kidzos Earning kidZos

As with any economic system, goods and services are purchased with money, and money in return must be earned as payment in exchange of work. Thus, if the kids run out of kidZos they will need to apply for a job and earn a salary. For example, they can be a nurse in the Nursery or serve the city as Firefighters. Salaries for different jobs vary according to the principle of supply and demand.

 

Ikon_save_kidzos Saving kidZos

Through the course of using their kidZos, children learn about bank accounts, generating savings and earning interest. They learn how to manage money by going to the bank to conduct business with a bank teller or using an ATM machine to make withdrawals or check their account balance. 

 

Ikon_shop_with_kidzos Shopping with kidZos

Kids must first earn kidZos before they can spend them and may have to save some in order to afford higher priced items. 

 

Ikon_invest_kidzos Investing kidZos

Another way of earning kidZos is by running investments. KidZania offers multiple investment vehicles where children can get their kidZos back with an extra interest rate earned according to the time of the investment.

Ikon_donate_kidzos Donating kidZos

Kids also have the opportunity to contribute with their community by donating their kidZos to a cause of their choice, then KidZania ensures that their contribution reaches the children-related cause they selected.

 

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