Cost of Living Ranking by Country

Ranking Country Price Index *
1st Cayman Islands 283
2nd Angola 279
3rd Switzerland 242
4th Iceland 239
5th Norway 224
6th Hong Kong 219
7th Ireland 202
8th Australia 200
9th Singapore 198
10th Denmark 190
11th United Kingdom 187
12th Qatar 186
13th Israel 183
14th Luxembourg 183
15th France 181
16th New Zealand 179
17th Sweden 178
18th United Arab Emirates 174
19th Netherlands 173
20th United States 173
21st Finland 172
22nd Japan 168
23rd Canada 158
24th Germany 152
25th Belgium 148
26th Austria 147
27th Italy 143
28th Puerto Rico 142
29th South Korea 141
30th Bahrain 139
31st Lebanon 139
32nd Kuwait 135
33rd Spain 135
34th Uruguay 133
35th Malta 133
36th Oman 130
37th Mauritius 129
38th Trinidad and Tobago 129
39th Costa Rica 128
40th Jamaica 128
41st Panama 125
42nd Slovenia 123
43rd Brazil 123
44th Jordan 122
45th Greece 121
46th Portugal 118
47th Ethiopia 118
48th Fiji 117
49th Cyprus 116
50th Saudi Arabia 114
51st Chile 112
52nd Taiwan 110
53rd Latvia 110
54th China 107
55th Argentina 106
56th Croatia 106
57th Kenya 106
58th Zimbabwe 104
59th Estonia 103
60th Slovakia 102
61st Russia 102
62nd Guatemala 101
63rd South Africa 100
64th Lithuania 100
65th Czech Republic 100
66th Dominican Republic 99
67th Thailand 99
68th Hungary 97
69th Namibia 96
70th Paraguay 96
71st Turkey 94
72nd El Salvador 91
73rd Poland 91
74th Montenegro 90
75th Ecuador 88
76th Malaysia 87
77th Colombia 86
78th Peru 86
79th Botswana 85
80th Serbia 85
81st Honduras 84
82nd Uganda 82
83rd Indonesia 82
84th Tanzania 81
85th Romania 80
86th Bulgaria 79
87th Algeria 79
88th Morocco 78
89th Mexico 78
90th Philippines 77
91st Bolivia 76
92nd Vietnam 76
93rd Nepal 75
94th Albania 75
95th Bangladesh 74
96th Macedonia 73
97th Bosnia and Herzegovina 72
98th Kosovo 71
99th Sri Lanka 71
100th Georgia 69
101st Kazakhstan 69
102nd Moldova 67
103rd Armenia 66
104th Nicaragua 66
105th Azerbaijan 64
106th Ukraine 64
107th India 63
108th Egypt 57
109th Tunisia 57

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.

Cost of Living Map

Scale:
  • 57: Tunisia (cheapest)
  • 100: Czech Republic
  • 283: Cayman Islands (most expensive)