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) 269
2nd Nassau (Bahamas) 215
3rd San Juan (Puerto Rico) 140
4th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 130
5th Panama City (Panama) 117
6th Montevideo (Uruguay) 116
7th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 115
8th Kingston (Jamaica) 114
9th São Paulo (Brazil) 101
10th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 99
11th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 99
12th San Salvador (El Salvador) 98
13th Monterrey (Mexico) 98
14th Santiago (Chile) 95
15th Brasília (Brazil) 95
16th Quito (Ecuador) 93
17th Tijuana (Mexico) 93
18th Florianopolis (Brazil) 92
19th Campinas (Brazil) 92
20th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 91
21st Cancún (Mexico) 91
22nd Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 90
23rd Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 89
24th Queretaro (Mexico) 89
25th Recife (Brazil) 88
26th Mexico City (Mexico) 88
27th Lima (Peru) 88
28th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 88
29th Curitiba (Brazil) 87
30th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 87
31st Zapopan (Mexico) 87
32nd Salvador (Brazil) 85
33rd La Paz (Bolivia) 84
34th Guadalajara (Mexico) 84
35th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 83
36th San Luis Potosí (Mexico) 82
37th Bogotá (Colombia) 79
38th Medellín (Colombia) 77
39th Chihuahua (Mexico) 77
40th Mérida (Mexico) 76
41st Cochabamba (Bolivia) 75
42nd Managua (Nicaragua) 73
43rd Aguascalientes (Mexico) 72
44th Barranquilla (Colombia) 72
45th Asunción (Paraguay) 69
46th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 69
47th Bucaramanga (Colombia) 67

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 Columbus, Ohio.

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