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Cost of living index, world average = 100, 2017:

The average for 2017 based on 39 countries was 70.56 index points. The highest value was in Israel: 167.52 index points and the lowest value was in Kyrgyzstan: 40.38 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
Israel 167.52 1 2017 - 2017
Japan 144.44 2 2017 - 2017
South Korea 123.53 3 2017 - 2017
Hong Kong 114.81 4 2017 - 2017
Qatar 113.61 5 2017 - 2017
Singapore 112.16 6 2017 - 2017
UA Emirates 110.65 7 2017 - 2017
Maldives 91.24 8 2017 - 2017
Kuwait 88.57 9 2017 - 2017
China 87.94 10 2017 - 2017
Oman 78.88 11 2017 - 2017
Taiwan 78.15 12 2017 - 2017
Bahrain 77.81 13 2017 - 2017
Brunei 72.31 14 2017 - 2017
Jordan 66.64 15 2017 - 2017
Saudi Arabia 65.89 16 2017 - 2017
Iraq 63.39 17 2017 - 2017
Iran 60.16 18 2017 - 2017
Malaysia 57.56 19 2017 - 2017
Thailand 56.12 20 2017 - 2017
Philippines 55.15 21 2017 - 2017
Kazakhstan 55.08 22 2017 - 2017
Indonesia 54.52 23 2017 - 2017
Laos 53.79 24 2017 - 2017
Georgia 52.82 25 2017 - 2017
Cambodia 52.69 26 2017 - 2017
Bangladesh 52.6 27 2017 - 2017
Sri Lanka 52.19 28 2017 - 2017
Mongolia 51.32 29 2017 - 2017
Vietnam 50.03 30 2017 - 2017
Armenia 49.68 31 2017 - 2017
Pakistan 45.2 32 2017 - 2017
Bhutan 45.07 33 2017 - 2017
Tajikistan 43.51 34 2017 - 2017
India 42.86 35 2017 - 2017
Nepal 41.85 36 2017 - 2017
Burma 41.08 37 2017 - 2017
Azerbaijan 40.56 38 2017 - 2017
Kyrgyzstan 40.38 39 2017 - 2017



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.
167.52
144.44
123.53
114.81
113.61
112.16
110.65
91.24
88.57
87.94
78.88
78.15
77.81
72.31
66.64
65.89
63.39
60.16
57.56
56.12
55.15
55.08
54.52
53.79
52.82
52.69
52.60
52.19
51.32
50.03
49.68
45.20
45.07
43.51
42.86
41.85
41.08
40.56
40.38
0
41.9
83.8
125.6
167.52
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