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Cost of Living Index by Country

  • 52: India (cheapest)
  • 100: Czech Republic
  • 237: Bahamas (most expensive)

Cost of Living Ranking by Country

Ranking Country Price Index
1st Bahamas 237
2nd Singapore 232
3rd Switzerland 220
4th Cayman Islands 218
5th Ireland 183
6th United States 178
7th Denmark 174
8th Australia 164
9th Norway 162
10th Netherlands 160
59th Paraguay 74
60th Vietnam 73
61st Colombia 70
62nd Malaysia 68
63rd Bolivia 65
64th Russia 64
65th India 52
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Price Index: To calculate each country's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference country (that happens to be the Czech Republic). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other country in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in the Czech Republic.
Therefore, if a country has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in the Czech Republic.

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