Expatistan Cost of Living Index in Latin America

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 248
2nd San Juan (Puerto Rico) 143
3rd Montevideo (Uruguay) 131
4th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 129
5th São Paulo (Brazil) 128
6th Panama City (Panama) 125
7th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 124
8th San Jose (Costa Rica) 118
9th Brasília (Brazil) 118
10th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 114
11th Salvador (Brazil) 114
12th Florianopolis (Brazil) 112
13th Campinas (Brazil) 111
14th Santiago (Chile) 110
15th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 110
16th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 110
17th Recife (Brazil) 110
18th Goiânia (Brazil) 110
19th Curitiba (Brazil) 110
20th Kingston (Jamaica) 109
21st Niterói (Brazil) 108
22nd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 107
23rd Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 107
24th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 106
25th Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 106
26th Belém (Brazil) 105
27th Caxias do Sul (Brazil) 105
28th Fortaleza (Brazil) 104
29th Ribeirão Preto (Brazil) 104
30th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 100
31st Joinville (Brazil) 100
32nd Manaus (Brazil) 98
33rd Guayaquil (Ecuador) 97
34th Vitória (Brazil) 96
35th San Salvador (El Salvador) 94
36th Natal (Brazil) 93
37th Quito (Ecuador) 91
38th Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 88
39th Lima (Peru) 88
40th Asunción (Paraguay) 87
41st Rosario (Argentina) 86
42nd Mexico City (Mexico) 86
43rd Monterrey (Mexico) 86
44th Bogotá (Colombia) 86
45th Córdoba (Argentina) 84
46th La Paz (Bolivia) 81
47th Medellín (Colombia) 81
48th Cuenca (Ecuador) 76
49th Puebla (Mexico) 73
50th Queretaro (Mexico) 71
51st Chihuahua (Mexico) 70
52nd Guadalajara (Mexico) 69
53rd Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 68
54th Managua (Nicaragua) 64

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 Chicago, Illinois.

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