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) 248
2nd San Juan (Puerto Rico) 144
3rd Montevideo (Uruguay) 130
4th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 129
5th São Paulo (Brazil) 127
6th Panama City (Panama) 125
7th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 124
8th Brasília (Brazil) 118
9th San Jose (Costa Rica) 117
10th Salvador (Brazil) 114
11th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 114
12th Campinas (Brazil) 112
13th Florianopolis (Brazil) 112
14th Santiago (Chile) 112
15th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 110
16th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 110
17th Recife (Brazil) 110
18th Curitiba (Brazil) 109
19th Goiânia (Brazil) 109
20th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 109
21st Kingston (Jamaica) 108
22nd Niterói (Brazil) 108
23rd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 107
24th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 106
25th Belém (Brazil) 105
26th Caxias do Sul (Brazil) 105
27th Ribeirão Preto (Brazil) 104
28th Fortaleza (Brazil) 104
29th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 100
30th Joinville (Brazil) 99
31st Guayaquil (Ecuador) 97
32nd Manaus (Brazil) 97
33rd Vitória (Brazil) 96
34th San Salvador (El Salvador) 94
35th Natal (Brazil) 93
36th Quito (Ecuador) 91
37th Lima (Peru) 88
38th Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 88
39th Asunción (Paraguay) 87
40th Rosario (Argentina) 86
41st Bogotá (Colombia) 86
42nd Mexico City (Mexico) 85
43rd Monterrey (Mexico) 85
44th Córdoba (Argentina) 84
45th La Paz (Bolivia) 82
46th Medellín (Colombia) 81
47th Cuenca (Ecuador) 76
48th Puebla (Mexico) 72
49th Queretaro (Mexico) 70
50th Chihuahua (Mexico) 69
51st Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 68
52nd Guadalajara (Mexico) 68
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 Washington D.C..

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