Most Expensive Countries To Live In 2019

The cost of living can be expensive. Paying for necessities like housing, power, water, groceries, clothing, and gas for your vehicle can really add up. But in some nations, the cost of living is very expensive, making it a struggle for many hardworking individuals and families to make a living.

Various studies and surveys have been performed to determine which countries are the most expensive to live in. One such survey was conducted by MoveHub. This survey took several factors into consideration, including the price of groceries, utility bills, rent, and transportation. Then, the countries were compared to a benchmark – the city of New York, which is notoriously expensive.

On the survey, New York’s index score was 100, and countries were ranked against this benchmark. Any country with a index score exceeding 100 was determined to have a higher cost of living than NYC.

On this survey, just one country exceeded the benchmark. Bermuda, with a score of 126.34, was determined to be the most expensive country in the world. The capital city of Hamilton was also deemed as the most expensive city to live in.

In second place was Switzerland. Although it was determined that this nation wasn’t as expensive as New York City, a score of 90.68 indicates that it has a much higher cost of living than other nations.

In third place was Hong Kong, which had a score of 81.93. Rent in this nation was found to be particularly expensive, and most residents live in small, cramped apartments that come at a premium.

Country Cost of Living Index Population 2019
Cayman Islands141.6464,948
Bermuda138.2262,506
Switzerland122.678,591,365
Norway104.495,378,857
Iceland97.22339,031
Bahamas85.96389,482
Japan85.52126,860,301
Luxembourg84.68615,729
Denmark83.885,771,876
Barbados80.32287,025
Singapore80.235,804,337
Israel79.548,519,377
Hong Kong79.217,436,154
Ireland76.334,882,495
Netherlands75.2217,097,130
South Korea75.1651,225,308
France74.6265,129,728
Australia73.3925,203,198
Belgium73.1311,539,328
New Zealand73.014,783,063
Seychelles72.7597,739
Finland72.185,532,156
Austria72.158,955,102
United States70.95329,064,917
Sweden70.1110,036,379
Italy69.0260,550,075
Canada68.1637,411,047
Puerto Rico66.812,933,408
Germany66.5783,517,045
Malta65.43440,372
United Kingdom65.3367,530,172
United Arab Emirates63.589,770,529
Qatar62.222,832,067
Libya61.256,777,452
Lebanon59.746,855,713
Taiwan58.7723,773,876
Cyprus58.391,198,575
Bahrain58.361,641,172
Greece56.7210,473,455
Jamaica56.442,948,279
Ethiopia55.52112,078,730
Jordan55.3610,101,694
Costa Rica55.095,047,561
Uruguay54.913,461,734
Spain54.7446,736,776
Zimbabwe54.7214,645,468
Trinidad And Tobago54.171,394,973
Slovenia54.172,078,654
Panama52.984,246,439
Mauritius51.61,269,668
Estonia50.991,325,648
Portugal50.7710,226,187
Kuwait50.334,207,083
Croatia50.054,130,304
Thailand49.8669,625,582
Fiji49.67889,953
Latvia49.551,906,743
Chile49.1518,952,038
Belize49.06390,353
Saudi Arabia48.7134,268,528
Oman48.554,974,986
Myanmar48.0654,045,420
Cambodia47.8216,486,542
El Salvador47.696,453,553
Dominican Republic46.1710,738,958
Nicaragua45.876,545,502
Czech Republic45.710,689,209
Lithuania45.412,759,627
Slovakia44.655,457,013
Mozambique44.6530,366,036
Brunei44.33433,285
Namibia44.12,494,530
South Africa43.7458,558,270
Ghana43.1130,417,856
Guatemala43.0417,581,472
Brazil42.64211,049,527
Honduras42.349,746,117
Ecuador41.9917,373,662
Cuba41.7311,333,483
Hungary41.79,684,679
Iran41.3982,913,906
China40.541,433,783,686
Iraq39.8439,309,783
Suriname39.58581,372
Malaysia39.4631,949,777
Poland39.3837,887,768
Botswana39.372,303,697
Montenegro39.37627,987
Kenya39.2652,573,973
Peru38.8232,510,453
Argentina38.7244,780,677
Russia38.59145,872,256
Vietnam38.1796,462,106
Bulgaria37.377,000,119
Philippines36.97108,116,615
Indonesia36.86270,625,568
Albania36.632,880,917
Serbia36.38,772,235
Bosnia And Herzegovina36.193,301,000
Romania36.0719,364,557
Turkey35.6683,429,615
Zambia35.4917,861,030
Tanzania35.0758,005,463
Morocco34.5936,471,769
Mongolia34.433,225,167
Mexico34.29127,575,529
Bolivia34.0711,513,100
Rwanda34.0112,626,950
Paraguay33.327,044,636
Belarus33.029,452,411
Sri Lanka32.9521,323,733
Armenia32.72,957,731
Moldova32.634,043,263
Bangladesh32.62163,046,161
Nigeria31.75200,963,599
Uganda31.7244,269,594
Ukraine30.9443,993,638
Nepal30.6928,608,710
Algeria30.5443,053,054
Colombia30.2550,339,443
Kazakhstan30.0618,551,427
Azerbaijan29.8110,047,718
Egypt29.09100,388,073
Kyrgyzstan28.136,415,850
Georgia27.783,996,765
Venezuela27.2228,515,829
Uzbekistan25.7932,981,716
Tunisia25.4311,694,719
Syria25.3117,070,135
India25.141,366,417,754
Afghanistan24.5138,041,754
Pakistan18.58216,565,318