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 216
7th Ireland 199
8th Singapore 199
9th Australia 192
10th Denmark 189
11th United Kingdom 186
12th Qatar 181
13th Luxembourg 181
14th Israel 179
15th France 179
16th New Zealand 175
17th United Arab Emirates 174
18th Netherlands 173
19th Finland 172
20th United States 171
21st Sweden 170
22nd Japan 168
23rd Canada 155
24th Germany 151
25th Austria 149
26th Belgium 148
27th South Korea 146
28th Italy 142
29th Puerto Rico 141
30th Lebanon 138
31st Bahrain 137
32nd Kuwait 135
33rd Spain 134
34th Uruguay 132
35th Trinidad and Tobago 132
36th Malta 132
37th Oman 128
38th Costa Rica 127
39th Panama 126
40th Mauritius 122
41st Jordan 121
42nd Greece 121
43rd Slovenia 120
44th Jamaica 119
45th Brazil 118
46th Portugal 118
47th Cyprus 117
48th Ethiopia 116
49th Chile 113
50th Saudi Arabia 112
51st Taiwan 110
52nd Fiji 109
53rd Latvia 109
54th Argentina 106
55th China 105
56th Croatia 105
57th Kenya 104
58th Zimbabwe 103
59th Estonia 103
60th Dominican Republic 102
61st Slovakia 102
62nd Czech Republic 100
63rd Lithuania 100
64th Thailand 99
65th Guatemala 99
66th Russia 98
67th South Africa 98
68th Hungary 95
69th Paraguay 94
70th Namibia 94
71st Poland 91
72nd Tanzania 90
73rd El Salvador 89
74th Montenegro 89
75th Turkey 88
76th Malaysia 88
77th Ecuador 87
78th Serbia 85
79th Peru 84
80th Colombia 84
81st Botswana 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 Mexico 77
91st Vietnam 77
92nd Bolivia 76
93rd Albania 75
94th Nepal 74
95th Macedonia 73
96th Mongolia 72
97th Bosnia and Herzegovina 72
98th Kosovo 71
99th Bangladesh 70
100th Kazakhstan 70
101st Moldova 69
102nd Sri Lanka 69
103rd Nicaragua 67
104th Armenia 66
105th Azerbaijan 64
106th Ukraine 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)

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