Expatistan's Cost of Living Map of Latin America

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This map shows only the top cities in the world. We also have a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Expatistan Cost of Living Index in Latin America

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 248
2nd San Juan (Puerto Rico) 151
3rd Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 129
4th Panama City (Panama) 129
5th Montevideo (Uruguay) 123
6th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 115
7th São Paulo (Brazil) 114
8th Kingston (Jamaica) 114
9th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 109
10th Santiago (Chile) 106
11th Brasília (Brazil) 105
12th Campinas (Brazil) 104
13th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 103
14th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 100
15th Recife (Brazil) 99
16th Salvador (Brazil) 98
17th Curitiba (Brazil) 97
18th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 96
19th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 95
20th Florianopolis (Brazil) 95
21st São José dos Campos (Brazil) 95
22nd Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 95
23rd San Salvador (El Salvador) 95
24th Quito (Ecuador) 95
25th Manaus (Brazil) 94
26th Blumenau (Brazil) 92
27th Lima (Peru) 91
28th Mexico City (Mexico) 90
29th Fortaleza (Brazil) 90
30th Monterrey (Mexico) 87
31st Jundiai (Brazil) 87
32nd Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 87
33rd Bogotá (Colombia) 86
34th João Pessoa (Brazil) 86
35th Tijuana (Mexico) 85
36th Natal (Brazil) 85
37th Asunción (Paraguay) 84
38th Queretaro (Mexico) 80
39th Medellín (Colombia) 79
40th Puebla (Mexico) 79
41st Managua (Nicaragua) 79
42nd Barranquilla (Colombia) 78
43rd Guadalajara (Mexico) 78
44th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 77
45th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 67
46th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 63
47th Córdoba (Argentina) 57

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

What is Expatistan?

Expatistan is a cost of living calculator that allows you to compare the cost of living between cities around the world. The comparisons allow you to get a better understanding of the cost of living of any city before you move there.

What makes us unique is that we collect the prices that we use to calculate our cost of living index from visitors like you. Naturally, the more data entered, the more accurate the index and the calculations will be.

That's why we need your help to keep prices accurate and up to date. You can help by entering the prices that you know in Helsinki.

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