Cost of Living Ranking by Country

Ranking Country Price Index *
1st Cayman Islands 283
2nd Angola 276
3rd Iceland 242
4th Switzerland 239
5th Hong Kong 218
6th Norway 215
7th Singapore 198
8th Ireland 198
9th Australia 192
10th Denmark 188
11th United Kingdom 186
12th Qatar 183
13th Luxembourg 181
14th Israel 180
15th France 179
16th New Zealand 176
17th United Arab Emirates 174
18th Netherlands 172
19th Finland 172
20th United States 171
21st Sweden 169
22nd Japan 167
23rd Canada 155
24th Germany 151
25th Austria 148
26th Belgium 148
27th South Korea 146
28th Italy 142
29th Puerto Rico 140
30th Lebanon 138
31st Bahrain 137
32nd Spain 134
33rd Kuwait 133
34th Uruguay 133
35th Trinidad and Tobago 132
36th Malta 131
37th Oman 129
38th Costa Rica 128
39th Panama 125
40th Mauritius 123
41st Jordan 121
42nd Greece 121
43rd Slovenia 120
44th Jamaica 119
45th Brazil 118
46th Portugal 117
47th Cyprus 117
48th Taiwan 113
49th Saudi Arabia 112
50th Chile 111
51st Fiji 110
52nd Latvia 108
53rd Ethiopia 107
54th Argentina 106
55th China 105
56th Croatia 105
57th Kenya 104
58th Zimbabwe 103
59th Estonia 102
60th Slovakia 101
61st Dominican Republic 101
62nd Czech Republic 100
63rd Thailand 100
64th Lithuania 99
65th Russia 98
66th South Africa 98
67th Guatemala 98
68th Hungary 95
69th Paraguay 94
70th Namibia 93
71st El Salvador 92
72nd Poland 91
73rd Tanzania 90
74th Montenegro 89
75th Malaysia 88
76th Ecuador 88
77th Turkey 88
78th Serbia 85
79th Botswana 84
80th Colombia 84
81st Peru 84
82nd Indonesia 82
83rd Uganda 82
84th Honduras 80
85th Bulgaria 79
86th Algeria 78
87th Romania 78
88th Morocco 78
89th Philippines 78
90th Vietnam 77
91st Mexico 77
92nd Bolivia 76
93rd Albania 75
94th Nepal 74
95th Macedonia 73
96th Mongolia 72
97th Bosnia and Herzegovina 71
98th Kosovo 70
99th Kazakhstan 70
100th Bangladesh 70
101st Moldova 69
102nd Sri Lanka 69
103rd Nicaragua 67
104th Armenia 66
105th Ukraine 64
106th Azerbaijan 64
107th India 63
108th Georgia 63
109th Egypt 58
110th Tunisia 56

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