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

The average for 2017 based on 27 countries was 112 index points. The highest value was in Denmark: 171.78 index points and the lowest value was in Bulgaria: 60.89 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
Denmark 171.78 1 2017 - 2017
Ireland 157.19 2 2017 - 2017
Luxembourg 156.4 3 2017 - 2017
Sweden 155.01 4 2017 - 2017
Finland 151.13 5 2017 - 2017
Netherlands 137.57 6 2017 - 2017
Belgium 136.89 7 2017 - 2017
France 135.27 8 2017 - 2017
Austria 134.56 9 2017 - 2017
Germany 127.47 10 2017 - 2017
Italy 124.24 11 2017 - 2017
Spain 113.82 12 2017 - 2017
Cyprus 108.2 13 2017 - 2017
Portugal 106.46 14 2017 - 2017
Greece 104.66 15 2017 - 2017
Slovenia 103.47 16 2017 - 2017
Malta 101.71 17 2017 - 2017
Estonia 96.58 18 2017 - 2017
Slovakia 93.82 19 2017 - 2017
Latvia 89.68 20 2017 - 2017
Czechia 83.97 21 2017 - 2017
Croatia 82.76 22 2017 - 2017
Lithuania 79.09 23 2017 - 2017
Hungary 77.19 24 2017 - 2017
Poland 70.08 25 2017 - 2017
Romania 63.98 26 2017 - 2017
Bulgaria 60.89 27 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.
171.78
157.19
156.40
155.01
151.13
137.57
136.89
135.27
134.56
127.47
124.24
113.82
108.20
106.46
104.66
103.47
101.71
96.58
93.82
89.68
83.97
82.76
79.09
77.19
70.08
63.98
60.89
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42.9
85.9
128.8
171.78
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