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) 249
2nd San Juan (Puerto Rico) 153
3rd Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 131
4th Panama City (Panama) 131
5th Montevideo (Uruguay) 129
6th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 115
7th São Paulo (Brazil) 112
8th Santiago (Chile) 108
9th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 108
10th Brasília (Brazil) 103
11th Campinas (Brazil) 101
12th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 101
13th Quito (Ecuador) 97
14th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 97
15th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 97
16th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 97
17th Salvador (Brazil) 96
18th San Salvador (El Salvador) 96
19th Recife (Brazil) 96
20th Florianopolis (Brazil) 95
21st Curitiba (Brazil) 95
22nd Niterói (Brazil) 94
23rd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 93
24th Lima (Peru) 93
25th Goiânia (Brazil) 93
26th Manaus (Brazil) 90
27th Blumenau (Brazil) 89
28th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 89
29th Asunción (Paraguay) 88
30th Monterrey (Mexico) 88
31st Fortaleza (Brazil) 87
32nd Bogotá (Colombia) 86
33rd Mexico City (Mexico) 85
34th Natal (Brazil) 84
35th Jundiai (Brazil) 84
36th João Pessoa (Brazil) 84
37th Tijuana (Mexico) 81
38th Medellín (Colombia) 80
39th Managua (Nicaragua) 80
40th Barranquilla (Colombia) 79
41st Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 77
42nd Queretaro (Mexico) 76
43rd Puebla (Mexico) 75
44th Guadalajara (Mexico) 74
45th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 67
46th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 60
47th Córdoba (Argentina) 58

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 Raleigh, North Carolina.

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