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Cost of living index, world average = 100, 2017 - Country rankings:

The average for 2017 based on 167 countries was 82.92 index points.The highest value was in Bermuda: 225.86 index points and the lowest value was in Egypt: 27.37 index points. The indicator is available from 2017 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: index points; Source: World Bank International Comparison Program
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Countries Cost of living, 2017 Global rank Available data
Bermuda 225.86 1 2017 - 2017
Iceland 209.1 2 2017 - 2017
Switzerland 197.89 3 2017 - 2017
Norway 186.52 4 2017 - 2017
Denmark 171.78 5 2017 - 2017
Barbados 169.9 6 2017 - 2017
Australia 168.02 7 2017 - 2017
Israel 167.52 8 2017 - 2017
New Zealand 160.18 9 2017 - 2017
Bahamas 158.09 10 2017 - 2017
Ireland 157.19 11 2017 - 2017
Luxembourg 156.4 12 2017 - 2017
Sweden 155.01 13 2017 - 2017
Finland 151.13 14 2017 - 2017
Japan 144.44 15 2017 - 2017
UK 144.03 16 2017 - 2017
USA 143.34 17 2017 - 2017
Canada 142.12 18 2017 - 2017
Netherlands 137.57 19 2017 - 2017
Belgium 136.89 20 2017 - 2017
France 135.27 21 2017 - 2017
Austria 134.56 22 2017 - 2017
Ant.& Barb. 131.03 23 2017 - 2017
Germany 127.47 24 2017 - 2017
Italy 124.24 25 2017 - 2017
Uruguay 124.24 26 2017 - 2017
South Korea 123.53 27 2017 - 2017
Aruba 118.56 28 2017 - 2017
Hong Kong 114.81 29 2017 - 2017
Spain 113.82 30 2017 - 2017
Qatar 113.61 31 2017 - 2017
Montserrat 112.43 32 2017 - 2017
Singapore 112.16 33 2017 - 2017
UA Emirates 110.65 34 2017 - 2017
Saint Lucia 110.38 35 2017 - 2017
Cyprus 108.2 36 2017 - 2017
Portugal 106.46 37 2017 - 2017
Belize 105.86 38 2017 - 2017
Chile 105.82 39 2017 - 2017
Greece 104.66 40 2017 - 2017
Brazil 104.54 41 2017 - 2017
Slovenia 103.47 42 2017 - 2017
Malta 101.71 43 2017 - 2017
Dominica 99.61 44 2017 - 2017
Estonia 96.58 45 2017 - 2017
St. Vincent & ... 95.93 46 2017 - 2017
Grenada 95.54 47 2017 - 2017
Seychelles 94.81 48 2017 - 2017
Costa Rica 94.13 49 2017 - 2017
Slovakia 93.82 50 2017 - 2017
Argentina 93.54 51 2017 - 2017
Angola 92.68 52 2017 - 2017
Maldives 91.24 53 2017 - 2017
Latvia 89.68 54 2017 - 2017
Tr.&Tobago 89.05 55 2017 - 2017
Kuwait 88.57 56 2017 - 2017
China 87.94 57 2017 - 2017
Djibouti 84.48 58 2017 - 2017
Czechia 83.97 59 2017 - 2017
Peru 83.26 60 2017 - 2017
Croatia 82.76 61 2017 - 2017
Ecuador 82.35 62 2017 - 2017
Lithuania 79.09 63 2017 - 2017
Oman 78.88 64 2017 - 2017
Jamaica 78.85 65 2017 - 2017
Gabon 78.6 66 2017 - 2017
Taiwan 78.15 67 2017 - 2017
Guyana 78.11 68 2017 - 2017
Bahrain 77.81 69 2017 - 2017
Hungary 77.19 70 2017 - 2017
C.A. Republic 75.56 71 2017 - 2017
Eq. Guinea 74.93 72 2017 - 2017
Mauritius 74.87 73 2017 - 2017
Mexico 74.69 74 2017 - 2017
Namibia 74.28 75 2017 - 2017
El Salvador 73.82 76 2017 - 2017
Domin. Rep. 73.55 77 2017 - 2017
Panama 72.83 78 2017 - 2017
Brunei 72.31 79 2017 - 2017
S.T.&Principe 70.92 80 2017 - 2017
R. of Congo 70.42 81 2017 - 2017
South Africa 70.41 82 2017 - 2017
Comoros 70.11 83 2017 - 2017
Poland 70.08 84 2017 - 2017
Haiti 70.01 85 2017 - 2017
Cape Verde 69.79 86 2017 - 2017
Zimbabwe 69.53 87 2017 - 2017
Botswana 69.39 88 2017 - 2017
Colombia 68.94 89 2017 - 2017
Fiji 68.38 90 2017 - 2017
Montenegro 67.81 91 2017 - 2017
Jordan 66.64 92 2017 - 2017
Saudi Arabia 65.89 93 2017 - 2017
Honduras 65.87 94 2017 - 2017
Swaziland 65.77 95 2017 - 2017
Paraguay 65.46 96 2017 - 2017
Bosnia & Herz. 64.74 97 2017 - 2017
Turkey 64.7 98 2017 - 2017
Serbia 64.05 99 2017 - 2017
Romania 63.98 100 2017 - 2017
Zambia 63.6 101 2017 - 2017
Morocco 63.47 102 2017 - 2017
Iraq 63.39 103 2017 - 2017
Russia 61.96 104 2017 - 2017
DR Congo 61.73 105 2017 - 2017
Liberia 61.04 106 2017 - 2017
Bulgaria 60.89 107 2017 - 2017
Ivory Coast 60.86 108 2017 - 2017
Albania 60.79 109 2017 - 2017
Togo 60.73 110 2017 - 2017
Niger 60.37 111 2017 - 2017
Iran 60.16 112 2017 - 2017
Senegal 58.75 113 2017 - 2017
Chad 58.53 114 2017 - 2017
Cameroon 58.34 115 2017 - 2017
North Macedonia 58.3 116 2017 - 2017
Kenya 57.71 117 2017 - 2017
Ghana 57.69 118 2017 - 2017
Malaysia 57.56 119 2017 - 2017
G.-Bissau 57.18 120 2017 - 2017
Lesotho 56.38 121 2017 - 2017
Thailand 56.12 122 2017 - 2017
Suriname 55.71 123 2017 - 2017
Philippines 55.15 124 2017 - 2017
Kazakhstan 55.08 125 2017 - 2017
Nicaragua 54.99 126 2017 - 2017
Indonesia 54.52 127 2017 - 2017
Burundi 54.25 128 2017 - 2017
Benin 54.05 129 2017 - 2017
Bolivia 53.79 130 2017 - 2017
Laos 53.79 131 2017 - 2017
Georgia 52.82 132 2017 - 2017
Cambodia 52.69 133 2017 - 2017
Bangladesh 52.6 134 2017 - 2017
Nigeria 52.55 135 2017 - 2017
Sri Lanka 52.19 136 2017 - 2017
Mongolia 51.32 137 2017 - 2017
Ethiopia 51.03 138 2017 - 2017
Rwanda 50.63 139 2017 - 2017
Mali 50.55 140 2017 - 2017
Guinea 50.48 141 2017 - 2017
Vietnam 50.03 142 2017 - 2017
Mauritania 49.9 143 2017 - 2017
Armenia 49.68 144 2017 - 2017
Mozambique 49.57 145 2017 - 2017
Moldova 49.48 146 2017 - 2017
Algeria 49.36 147 2017 - 2017
Burkina Faso 49.19 148 2017 - 2017
Tanzania 48.53 149 2017 - 2017
Uganda 48.47 150 2017 - 2017
Malawi 47.49 151 2017 - 2017
Gambia 46.48 152 2017 - 2017
Belarus 45.75 153 2017 - 2017
Pakistan 45.2 154 2017 - 2017
Bhutan 45.07 155 2017 - 2017
Madagascar 44.3 156 2017 - 2017
Tunisia 43.98 157 2017 - 2017
Tajikistan 43.51 158 2017 - 2017
India 42.86 159 2017 - 2017
Nepal 41.85 160 2017 - 2017
Sierra Leone 41.32 161 2017 - 2017
Burma 41.08 162 2017 - 2017
Azerbaijan 40.56 163 2017 - 2017
Kyrgyzstan 40.38 164 2017 - 2017
Sudan 38.29 165 2017 - 2017
Ukraine 37.76 166 2017 - 2017
Egypt 27.37 167 2017 - 2017


Economic outlook around the world

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.
225.86
209.10
197.89
186.52
171.78
169.90
168.02
167.52
160.18
158.09
157.19
156.40
155.01
151.13
144.44
144.03
143.34
142.12
137.57
136.89
135.27
134.56
131.03
127.47
124.24
124.24
123.53
118.56
114.81
113.82
113.61
112.43
112.16
110.65
110.38
108.20
106.46
105.86
105.82
104.66
104.54
103.47
101.71
99.61
96.58
95.93
95.54
94.81
94.13
93.82
93.54
92.68
91.24
89.68
89.05
88.57
87.94
84.48
83.97
83.26
82.76
82.35
79.09
78.88
78.85
78.60
78.15
78.11
77.81
77.19
75.56
74.93
74.87
74.69
74.28
73.82
73.55
72.83
72.31
70.92
70.42
70.41
70.11
70.08
70.01
69.79
69.53
69.39
68.94
68.38
67.81
66.64
65.89
65.87
65.77
65.46
64.74
64.70
64.05
63.98
63.60
63.47
63.39
61.96
61.73
61.04
60.89
60.86
60.79
60.73
60.37
60.16
58.75
58.53
58.34
58.30
57.71
57.69
57.56
57.18
56.38
56.12
55.71
55.15
55.08
54.99
54.52
54.25
54.05
53.79
53.79
52.82
52.69
52.60
52.55
52.19
51.32
51.03
50.63
50.55
50.48
50.03
49.90
49.68
49.57
49.48
49.36
49.19
48.53
48.47
47.49
46.48
45.75
45.20
45.07
44.30
43.98
43.51
42.86
41.85
41.32
41.08
40.56
40.38
38.29
37.76
27.37
0
56.5
112.9
169.4
225.86
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