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) 252
2nd San Juan (Puerto Rico) 146
3rd São Paulo (Brazil) 136
4th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 134
5th Montevideo (Uruguay) 133
6th Panama City (Panama) 126
7th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 125
8th Brasília (Brazil) 124
9th Salvador (Brazil) 122
10th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 118
11th Campinas (Brazil) 118
12th San Jose (Costa Rica) 118
13th Florianopolis (Brazil) 117
14th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 116
15th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 115
16th Santiago (Chile) 115
17th Recife (Brazil) 114
18th Goiânia (Brazil) 113
19th Curitiba (Brazil) 113
20th Niterói (Brazil) 111
21st Belém (Brazil) 110
22nd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 110
23rd Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 109
24th Fortaleza (Brazil) 109
25th Ribeirão Preto (Brazil) 108
26th Caxias do Sul (Brazil) 108
27th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 108
28th Kingston (Jamaica) 107
29th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 103
30th Joinville (Brazil) 102
31st Manaus (Brazil) 101
32nd Vitória (Brazil) 98
33rd Guayaquil (Ecuador) 98
34th San Salvador (El Salvador) 96
35th Natal (Brazil) 95
36th Quito (Ecuador) 92
37th Lima (Peru) 91
38th Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 90
39th Bogotá (Colombia) 88
40th Rosario (Argentina) 88
41st Asunción (Paraguay) 88
42nd Mexico City (Mexico) 88
43rd Monterrey (Mexico) 86
44th Medellín (Colombia) 85
45th Córdoba (Argentina) 85
46th La Paz (Bolivia) 84
47th Cuenca (Ecuador) 77
48th Puebla (Mexico) 72
49th Queretaro (Mexico) 71
50th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 71
51st Chihuahua (Mexico) 70
52nd Guadalajara (Mexico) 69
53rd Managua (Nicaragua) 65

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 Paris.

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