Expatistan Cost of Living Index in Latin America

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 254
2nd San Juan (Puerto Rico) 154
3rd Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 134
4th Montevideo (Uruguay) 129
5th Panama City (Panama) 126
6th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 122
7th Santiago (Chile) 115
8th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 113
9th São Paulo (Brazil) 113
10th Kingston (Jamaica) 108
11th Brasília (Brazil) 106
12th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 104
13th Campinas (Brazil) 104
14th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 101
15th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 100
16th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 100
17th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 100
18th Jundiai (Brazil) 99
19th Salvador (Brazil) 99
20th Quito (Ecuador) 98
21st Recife (Brazil) 98
22nd Florianopolis (Brazil) 98
23rd Goiânia (Brazil) 98
24th Niterói (Brazil) 97
25th San Salvador (El Salvador) 97
26th Curitiba (Brazil) 97
27th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 96
28th Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 94
29th Lima (Peru) 93
30th Belém (Brazil) 93
31st Bogotá (Colombia) 93
32nd Manaus (Brazil) 92
33rd Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 92
34th Blumenau (Brazil) 91
35th Sorocaba (Brazil) 91
36th Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 91
37th Fortaleza (Brazil) 90
38th Joinville (Brazil) 90
39th Uberlandia (Brazil) 90
40th Asunción (Paraguay) 89
41st Monterrey (Mexico) 87
42nd Natal (Brazil) 85
43rd Mexico City (Mexico) 85
44th Medellín (Colombia) 83
45th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 78
46th Puebla (Mexico) 76
47th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 76
48th Managua (Nicaragua) 75
49th Queretaro (Mexico) 74
50th Guadalajara (Mexico) 70
51st Chihuahua (Mexico) 67
52nd Córdoba (Argentina) 63
53rd Aguascalientes (Mexico) 61
54th Rosario (Argentina) 61

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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