Expatistan Cost of Living Index in Latin America

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 238
2nd San Juan (Puerto Rico) 147
3rd Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 126
4th Panama City (Panama) 125
5th Montevideo (Uruguay) 120
6th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 110
7th Santiago (Chile) 106
8th São Paulo (Brazil) 103
9th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 102
10th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 99
11th Monterrey (Mexico) 98
12th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 94
13th Brasília (Brazil) 94
14th Campinas (Brazil) 93
15th San Salvador (El Salvador) 93
16th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 93
17th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 91
18th Quito (Ecuador) 91
19th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 90
20th Salvador (Brazil) 90
21st Lima (Peru) 89
22nd Florianopolis (Brazil) 88
23rd Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 88
24th Mexico City (Mexico) 88
25th Curitiba (Brazil) 88
26th Goiânia (Brazil) 88
27th Niterói (Brazil) 87
28th Asunción (Paraguay) 87
29th Recife (Brazil) 87
30th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 87
31st Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 86
32nd Bogotá (Colombia) 85
33rd Tijuana (Mexico) 84
34th Belém (Brazil) 83
35th Manaus (Brazil) 82
36th Fortaleza (Brazil) 81
37th Medellín (Colombia) 80
38th Puebla (Mexico) 79
39th Jundiai (Brazil) 79
40th João Pessoa (Brazil) 78
41st Natal (Brazil) 78
42nd Queretaro (Mexico) 77
43rd Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 75
44th Guadalajara (Mexico) 74
45th Managua (Nicaragua) 72
46th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 63
47th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 61
48th Rosario (Argentina) 48
49th Córdoba (Argentina) 47

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.

Recent Prices Added

  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Gold Coast costs AU$30 (15 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Busan costs ₩8,000 (26 minutes ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Kolkata costs ₨1,051 (30 minutes ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Bilbao costs €2.10 (30 minutes ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Pune costs ₨2,000 (41 minutes ago)
  • Public transport in Budapest costs 9,500 Ft (about 1 hour ago)

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