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

The average for 2017 based on 11 countries was 83.25 index points. The highest value was in Uruguay: 124.24 index points and the lowest value was in Bolivia: 53.79 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
Uruguay 124.24 1 -
Chile 105.82 2 -
Brazil 104.54 3 -
Argentina 93.54 4 -
Peru 83.26 5 -
Ecuador 82.35 6 -
Guyana 78.11 7 -
Colombia 68.94 8 -
Paraguay 65.46 9 -
Suriname 55.71 10 -
Bolivia 53.79 11 -



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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