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) 244
2nd San Juan (Puerto Rico) 153
3rd Panama City (Panama) 132
4th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 130
5th Montevideo (Uruguay) 126
6th São Paulo (Brazil) 116
7th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 115
8th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 114
9th Brasília (Brazil) 107
10th Santiago (Chile) 107
11th Campinas (Brazil) 104
12th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 104
13th Salvador (Brazil) 103
14th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 103
15th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 101
16th Recife (Brazil) 99
17th Florianopolis (Brazil) 99
18th Niterói (Brazil) 98
19th Curitiba (Brazil) 98
20th Goiânia (Brazil) 97
21st São José dos Campos (Brazil) 97
22nd Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 97
23rd Guatemala City (Guatemala) 95
24th San Salvador (El Salvador) 95
25th Quito (Ecuador) 95
26th Belém (Brazil) 94
27th Monterrey (Mexico) 94
28th Blumenau (Brazil) 93
29th Manaus (Brazil) 92
30th Lima (Peru) 91
31st Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 91
32nd Fortaleza (Brazil) 91
33rd Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 89
34th Asunción (Paraguay) 89
35th Mexico City (Mexico) 88
36th Natal (Brazil) 88
37th João Pessoa (Brazil) 88
38th Jundiai (Brazil) 87
39th Bogotá (Colombia) 87
40th Tijuana (Mexico) 84
41st Medellín (Colombia) 80
42nd Puebla (Mexico) 80
43rd Queretaro (Mexico) 80
44th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 76
45th Guadalajara (Mexico) 75
46th Managua (Nicaragua) 74
47th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 66
48th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 63
49th Córdoba (Argentina) 56

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 San Jose, Costa Rica.

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