Expatistan Cost of Living Index in Latin America

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 250
2nd San Juan (Puerto Rico) 154
3rd Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 131
4th Panama City (Panama) 131
5th Montevideo (Uruguay) 128
6th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 116
7th São Paulo (Brazil) 112
8th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 109
9th Santiago (Chile) 107
10th Brasília (Brazil) 103
11th Campinas (Brazil) 101
12th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 101
13th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 98
14th Quito (Ecuador) 98
15th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 97
16th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 97
17th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 97
18th San Salvador (El Salvador) 97
19th Salvador (Brazil) 97
20th Recife (Brazil) 95
21st Florianopolis (Brazil) 95
22nd Curitiba (Brazil) 95
23rd Lima (Peru) 94
24th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 93
25th Goiânia (Brazil) 93
26th Manaus (Brazil) 91
27th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 90
28th Blumenau (Brazil) 89
29th Asunción (Paraguay) 89
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) 82
38th Managua (Nicaragua) 80
39th Medellín (Colombia) 79
40th Barranquilla (Colombia) 78
41st Queretaro (Mexico) 76
42nd Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 76
43rd Puebla (Mexico) 75
44th Guadalajara (Mexico) 74
45th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 66
46th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 61
47th Córdoba (Argentina) 57

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 Prague.

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