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 San Juan (Puerto Rico) 139
2nd Montevideo (Uruguay) 133
3rd San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 128
4th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 122
5th Panama City (Panama) 117
6th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 117
7th São Paulo (Brazil) 115
8th Santiago (Chile) 113
9th Brasília (Brazil) 107
10th Kingston (Jamaica) 105
11th Campinas (Brazil) 104
12th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 104
13th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 103
14th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 102
15th Salvador (Brazil) 100
16th Florianopolis (Brazil) 99
17th Goiânia (Brazil) 99
18th Niterói (Brazil) 99
19th Recife (Brazil) 98
20th Curitiba (Brazil) 98
21st São José dos Campos (Brazil) 98
22nd Buenos Aires (Argentina) 95
23rd Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 95
24th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 95
25th Belém (Brazil) 95
26th Bogotá (Colombia) 94
27th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 92
28th Sorocaba (Brazil) 92
29th Fortaleza (Brazil) 92
30th Manaus (Brazil) 92
31st Uberlandia (Brazil) 91
32nd Joinville (Brazil) 90
33rd Quito (Ecuador) 90
34th Monterrey (Mexico) 90
35th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 90
36th San Salvador (El Salvador) 89
37th Lima (Peru) 87
38th Mexico City (Mexico) 87
39th Natal (Brazil) 85
40th Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 85
41st Asunción (Paraguay) 85
42nd Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 84
43rd Medellín (Colombia) 83
44th Córdoba (Argentina) 76
45th Rosario (Argentina) 76
46th La Paz (Bolivia) 74
47th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 74
48th Queretaro (Mexico) 73
49th Puebla (Mexico) 73
50th Guadalajara (Mexico) 69
51st Chihuahua (Mexico) 68

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 Prague.

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