Expatistan Cost of Living Index in Latin America

Ranking City Price Index *
1st San Juan (Puerto Rico) 136
2nd Montevideo (Uruguay) 133
3rd Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 127
4th São Paulo (Brazil) 122
5th Panama City (Panama) 120
6th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 119
7th Santiago (Chile) 115
8th Brasília (Brazil) 112
9th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 112
10th Salvador (Brazil) 111
11th Campinas (Brazil) 111
12th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 111
13th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 110
14th Goiânia (Brazil) 108
15th Recife (Brazil) 108
16th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 108
17th Florianopolis (Brazil) 108
18th Niterói (Brazil) 106
19th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 105
20th Curitiba (Brazil) 104
21st Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 104
22nd Caxias do Sul (Brazil) 104
23rd Kingston (Jamaica) 103
24th Belém (Brazil) 102
25th Ribeirão Preto (Brazil) 101
26th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 101
27th Fortaleza (Brazil) 100
28th Manaus (Brazil) 100
29th Joinville (Brazil) 99
30th Vitória (Brazil) 95
31st Uberlandia (Brazil) 95
32nd Buenos Aires (Argentina) 95
33rd Guatemala City (Guatemala) 94
34th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 93
35th Natal (Brazil) 92
36th Lima (Peru) 90
37th San Salvador (El Salvador) 90
38th Bogotá (Colombia) 90
39th Monterrey (Mexico) 88
40th Quito (Ecuador) 88
41st Mexico City (Mexico) 87
42nd Asunción (Paraguay) 86
43rd Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 85
44th Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 83
45th Medellín (Colombia) 82
46th Rosario (Argentina) 77
47th La Paz (Bolivia) 76
48th Córdoba (Argentina) 75
49th Queretaro (Mexico) 73
50th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 72
51st Guadalajara (Mexico) 72
52nd Puebla (Mexico) 71
53rd Chihuahua (Mexico) 68

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 Madrid.

Recent Prices Added

  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in San Jose, Costa Rica costs ₡ 300,000 (38 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Glasgow costs £6.00 (about 1 hour ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Lisbon costs €1.45 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Lahore costs ₨4,009 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Honolulu, Hawaii costs $2,236 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Guadalajara costs Mex$ 500 (about 2 hours ago)

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