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Cost of Living Index by Country

  • 49: India (cheapest)
  • 100: Czech Republic
  • 209: Switzerland (most expensive)

Cost of Living Ranking by Country

Ranking Country Price Index
1st Switzerland 209
2nd Singapore 208
3rd Bahamas 198
4th Cayman Islands 194
5th United States 164
6th Ireland 162
7th Hong Kong 160
8th Denmark 157
9th Australia 152
10th Norway 150
64th Indonesia 67
65th Vietnam 65
66th Colombia 63
67th Malaysia 60
68th Bolivia 60
69th Russia 57
70th India 49
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Price Index: To calculate each country's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference country (that happens to be the Czech Republic). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other country in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in the Czech Republic.
Therefore, if a country has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in the Czech Republic.

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