USA: Cost of living

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 USA

Cost of living index, world average = 100

 Latest value 143.34
 Year 2017
 Measure index points
 Data availability 2017 - 2017
 Average 143.34
 Min - Max 143.34 - 143.34
 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 the USA 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 143.34 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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Cost of living 143.34 2017 index points
 Food prices 123.827 2017 index points
 Fruit prices 136.28 2017 index points
 Vegetable prices 167.11 2017 index points
 Bread and cereal prices 128.30 2017 index points
 Milk, cheese, and eggs prices 109.91 2017 index points
 Meat prices 125.64 2017 index points
 Fish and seafood prices 147.33 2017 index points
 Alcohol beverage prices 109.67 2017 index points
 Clothing and footwear prices 133.26 2017 index points
 Housing and utilities prices 170.234 2017 index points
 Furniture and household maintenance prices 117.01 2017 index points
 Healthcare prices 179.52 2017 index points
 Transport prices 110.32 2017 index points
 Hotel and restaurant prices 127.71 2017 index points
 Vehicle prices 103.89 2017 index points
 Communication prices 202.03 2017 index points
 Recreation and culture prices 117.83 2017 index points
 Education prices 272.75 2017 index points
 Machinery and equipment prices 90.83 2017 index points
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