* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Cost of living index, world average = 100 in the European union:

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
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
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
0
42.9
85.9
128.8
171.78



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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