Malawi: Cost of living

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 Malawi

Cost of living index, world average = 100

 Latest value 47.49
 Year 2017
 Measure index points
 Data availability 2017 - 2017
 Average 47.49
 Min - Max 47.49 - 47.49
 Source World Bank International Comparison Program
The cost of living index is a broad measure of the prices paid by households and non-profit organizations that provide services to households in Malawi and other countries. The index incorporates all goods and services in the typical household consumption basket in individual countries with appropriate weights. It is designed to allow comparison across countries. The data are from the World Bank International Comparison Program which updates the price information every seven years. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time. The value of that indicator for 2017 is 47.49 index points.
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Definition: The cost of living index summarizes the level of prices paid by households and non-profit organizations that provide services to households. It incorporates all goods and services in the average consumption basket with appropriate weights. The data are from the World Bank International Comparison Program.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Cost of living 47.49 2017 index points
 Food prices 61.300 2017 index points
 Fruit prices 49.04 2017 index points
 Vegetable prices 53.88 2017 index points
 Bread and cereal prices 69.15 2017 index points
 Milk, cheese, and eggs prices 97.85 2017 index points
 Meat prices 57.17 2017 index points
 Fish and seafood prices 87.59 2017 index points
 Alcohol beverage prices 100.55 2017 index points
 Clothing and footwear prices 44.81 2017 index points
 Housing and utilities prices 36.645 2017 index points
 Furniture and household maintenance prices 43.27 2017 index points
 Healthcare prices 44.06 2017 index points
 Transport prices 89.54 2017 index points
 Hotel and restaurant prices 49.24 2017 index points
 Vehicle prices 151.52 2017 index points
 Communication prices 130.44 2017 index points
 Recreation and culture prices 57.16 2017 index points
 Education prices 33.67 2017 index points
 Machinery and equipment prices 127.39 2017 index points
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