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The Most Expensive Countries - States in the World for Expatriate Professional Migrants

Most Expensive Countries - States in 2020

What is the most expensive country - state in the world in 2020?

Hong Kong is the most expensive country due to the very high cost of housing and healthcare, as well as the strong Hong Kong dollar which is fixed against the US Dollar. An interesting observation is the fact that if 4 of the 13 baskets are excluded from the cost of living index calculation (namely Housing, Education, Medical and Transport) then Hong Kong drops out of the top 10 most expensive cities in the world. This illustrates that not everything in Hong Kong is expensive. It is therefore very important it is to ensure that the correct baskets are included in a cost of living index calculation. In running Xpatulator.com reports users will see that any of the 13 baskets can be included or excluded as needed. If for example an expatriate professional migrant is provided with housing, education (schooling for children) and medical insurance by their employer, then these baskets should be excluded from the cost of living calculation. Only those baskets that the employee will spend their salary on should be included in a cost of living index for an international assignment.

Singapore Second Most Expensive Country

Singapore is the second most expensive country in the world for Expatriate’s to live. Singapore's education system, which is widely regarded as the best in the world, is also the most expensive for expatriates when priced in US Dollars, the cost of housing is also extremely high due to the limited space and premium on high quality expatriate accommodation, while the complex Certificate of Entitlement system makes car prices excessive, resulting in Singapore’s transport costs being amongst the highest in the world.

Expat Cost of Living Country - State Ranking

The list of all countries, including US States for comparative purposes with the cost of living rank (1 most expensive: 261 cheapest) as at July 2020:

Afghanistan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (243)
Alabama AL (USA-Americas) Rank (127)
Alaska AK (USA-Americas) Rank (23)
Albania (Europe) Rank (226)
Algeria (Africa) Rank (238)
Angola (Africa) Rank (97)
Anguilla (Americas) Rank (20)
Antigua and Barbuda (Americas) Rank (24)
Argentina (Americas) Rank (217)
Arizona AZ (USA-Americas) Rank (91)
Arkansas AR (USA-Americas) Rank (151)
Armenia (Europe) Rank (233)
Aruba (Americas) Rank (41)
Australia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (134)
Austria (Europe) Rank (50)
Azerbaijan (Europe) Rank (232)
Bahamas (Americas) Rank (5)
Bahrain (Middle East) Rank (105)
Bangladesh (Asia-Pacific) Rank (198)
Barbados (Americas) Rank (9)
Belarus (Europe) Rank (193)
Belgium (Europe) Rank (76)
Belize (Americas) Rank (196)
Benin (Africa) Rank (205)
Bermuda (Americas) Rank (13)
Bhutan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (260)
Bolivia (Americas) Rank (234)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Europe) Rank (249)
Botswana (Africa) Rank (223)
Brazil (Americas) Rank (254)
British Virgin Islands (Americas) Rank (25)
Brunei (Asia-Pacific) Rank (152)
Bulgaria (Europe) Rank (241)
Burkina Faso (Africa) Rank (213)
Burundi (Africa) Rank (221)
California CA (USA-Americas) Rank (17)
Cambodia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (158)
Cameroon (Africa) Rank (192)
Canada (Americas) Rank (68)
Cape Verde (Africa) Rank (206)
Central African Republic (Africa) Rank (115)
Chad (Africa) Rank (56)
Chile (Americas) Rank (209)
China (Asia-Pacific) Rank (135)
Colombia (Americas) Rank (259)
Comoros (Africa) Rank (185)
Congo (Africa) Rank (112)
Connecticut CT (USA-Americas) Rank (47)
Cook Islands (Asia-Pacific) Rank (143)
Costa Rica (Americas) Rank (168)
Cote D'Ivoire (Africa) Rank (138)
Croatia (Europe) Rank (224)
Cuba (Americas) Rank (98)
Cyprus (Europe) Rank (175)
Czech Republic (Europe) Rank (155)
Delaware DE (USA-Americas) Rank (69)
Democratic Republic of Korea (Asia-Pacific) Rank (71)
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Africa) Rank (44)
Denmark (Europe) Rank (11)
Djibouti (Africa) Rank (118)
Dominica (Americas) Rank (63)
Dominican Republic (Americas) Rank (197)
Ecuador (Americas) Rank (194)
Egypt (Africa) Rank (222)
El Salvador (Americas) Rank (203)
Equatorial Guinea (Africa) Rank (210)
Eritrea (Africa) Rank (101)
Estonia (Europe) Rank (176)
Ethiopia (Africa) Rank (136)
Falkland Islands (Americas) Rank (132)
Fiji (Asia-Pacific) Rank (183)
Finland (Europe) Rank (46)
Florida FL (USA-Americas) Rank (90)
France (Europe) Rank (87)
French Guiana (Americas) Rank (163)
French Polynesia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (49)
Gabon (Africa) Rank (103)
Gambia (Africa) Rank (219)
Georgia GA (USA-Americas) Rank (111)
Germany (Europe) Rank (62)
Ghana (Africa) Rank (100)
Greece (Europe) Rank (172)
Greenland (Europe) Rank (59)
Grenada (Americas) Rank (10)
Guadeloupe (Americas) Rank (67)
Guam (Asia-Pacific) Rank (14)
Guatemala (Americas) Rank (189)
Guernsey (Europe) Rank (48)
Guinea (Africa) Rank (104)
Guinea-Bissau (Africa) Rank (187)
Guyana (Americas) Rank (173)
Haiti (Americas) Rank (81)
Hawaii HI (USA-Americas) Rank (7)
Honduras (Americas) Rank (207)
Hong Kong (China-Asia-Pacific) Rank (1)
Hungary (Europe) Rank (208)
Iceland (Europe) Rank (32)
Idaho ID (USA-Americas) Rank (110)
Illinois IL (USA-Americas) Rank (108)
India (Asia-Pacific) Rank (258)
Indiana IN (USA-Americas) Rank (140)
Indonesia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (255)
Iowa IA (USA-Americas) Rank (124)
Iraq (Middle East) Rank (228)
Ireland (Europe) Rank (45)
Isle of Man (Europe) Rank (53)
Israel (Middle East) Rank (16)
Italy (Europe) Rank (156)
Jamaica (Americas) Rank (54)
Japan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (30)
Jersey (Europe) Rank (27)
Jordan (Middle East) Rank (78)
Kansas KS (USA-Americas) Rank (128)
Kazakhstan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (242)
Kentucky KY (USA-Americas) Rank (133)
Kenya (Africa) Rank (166)
Kiribati (Asia-Pacific) Rank (179)
Kosovo (Europe) Rank (237)
Kuwait (Middle East) Rank (148)
Kyrgyzstan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (256)
Laos (Asia-Pacific) Rank (122)
Latvia (Europe) Rank (184)
Lebanon (Middle East) Rank (66)
Lesotho (Africa) Rank (246)
Liberia (Africa) Rank (94)
Libya (Africa) Rank (162)
Liechtenstein (Europe) Rank (21)
Lithuania (Europe) Rank (177)
Louisiana LA (USA-Americas) Rank (129)
Luxembourg (Europe) Rank (35)
Macedonia (Europe) Rank (215)
Madagascar (Africa) Rank (231)
Maine ME (USA-Americas) Rank (58)
Malawi (Africa) Rank (114)
Malaysia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (182)
Maldives (Asia-Pacific) Rank (73)
Mali (Africa) Rank (229)
Malta (Europe) Rank (107)
Marshall Islands (Asia-Pacific) Rank (145)
Martinique (Americas) Rank (31)
Maryland MD (USA-Americas) Rank (51)
Massachusetts MA (USA-Americas) Rank (26)
Mauritania (Africa) Rank (211)
Mauritius (Africa) Rank (181)
Mexico (Americas) Rank (202)
Michigan MI (USA-Americas) Rank (117)
Micronesia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (126)
Minnesota MN (USA-Americas) Rank (72)
Mississippi MS (USA-Americas) Rank (119)
Missouri MO (USA-Americas) Rank (130)
Moldova (Europe) Rank (204)
Mongolia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (214)
Montana MT (USA-Americas) Rank (92)
Montenegro (Europe) Rank (236)
Montserrat (Americas) Rank (19)
Morocco (Africa) Rank (240)
Mozambique (Africa) Rank (188)
Myanmar (Asia-Pacific) Rank (190)
Namibia (Africa) Rank (248)
Nauru (Asia-Pacific) Rank (82)
Nebraska NE (USA-Americas) Rank (120)
Nepal (Asia-Pacific) Rank (235)
Netherlands Antilles (Americas) Rank (61)
Netherlands (Europe) Rank (64)
Nevada NV (USA-Americas) Rank (79)
New Caledonia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (60)
New Hampshire NH (USA-Americas) Rank (65)
New Jersey NJ (USA-Americas) Rank (39)
New Mexico NM (USA-Americas) Rank (113)
New York State (USA-Americas) Rank (29)
New Zealand (Asia-Pacific) Rank (74)
Nicaragua (Americas) Rank (200)
Niger (Africa) Rank (167)
Nigeria (Africa) Rank (178)
North Carolina NC (USA-Americas) Rank (109)
North Dakota ND (USA-Americas) Rank (77)
Northern Mariana Islands (Asia-Pacific) Rank (150)
Norway (Europe) Rank (8)
Ohio OH (USA-Americas) Rank (125)
Oklahoma OK (USA-Americas) Rank (137)
Oman (Middle East) Rank (153)
Oregon OR (USA-Americas) Rank (38)
Pakistan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (257)
Palau (Asia-Pacific) Rank (131)
Palestinian Territories (Middle East) Rank (89)
Panama (Americas) Rank (86)
Papua New Guinea (Asia-Pacific) Rank (55)
Paraguay (Americas) Rank (220)
Pennsylvania PA (USA-Americas) Rank (75)
Peru (Americas) Rank (161)
Philippines (Asia-Pacific) Rank (171)
Poland (Europe) Rank (227)
Portugal (Europe) Rank (160)
Puerto Rico (Americas) Rank (70)
Qatar (Middle East) Rank (40)
Republic of Georgia (Europe) Rank (252)
Republic of Korea (Asia-Pacific) Rank (42)
Reunion (Africa) Rank (52)
Rhode Island RI (USA-Americas) Rank (34)
Romania (Europe) Rank (250)
Russia (Europe) Rank (247)
Rwanda (Africa) Rank (164)
Saint Helena (Africa) Rank (141)
Saint Kitts and Nevis (Americas) Rank (15)
Saint Lucia (Americas) Rank (18)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Americas) Rank (4)
Samoa (Asia-Pacific) Rank (159)
Sao Tome and Principe (Americas) Rank (149)
Saudi Arabia (Middle East) Rank (191)
Senegal (Africa) Rank (157)
Serbia (Europe) Rank (230)
Seychelles (Africa) Rank (93)
Sierra Leone (Africa) Rank (116)
Singapore (Singapore-Asia-Pacific) Rank (2)
Slovakia (Europe) Rank (180)
Slovenia (Europe) Rank (174)
Solomon Islands (Asia-Pacific) Rank (43)
Somalia (Africa) Rank (102)
South Africa (Africa) Rank (218)
South Carolina SC (USA-Americas) Rank (99)
South Dakota SD (USA-Americas) Rank (85)
Spain (Europe) Rank (165)
Sri Lanka (Asia-Pacific) Rank (216)
Sudan (Africa) Rank (83)
Suriname (Americas) Rank (186)
Swaziland (Africa) Rank (261)
Sweden (Europe) Rank (28)
Switzerland (Europe) Rank (3)
Taiwan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (22)
Tajikistan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (212)
Tanzania (Africa) Rank (170)
Tennessee TN (USA-Americas) Rank (144)
Texas TX (USA-Americas) Rank (139)
Thailand (Asia-Pacific) Rank (154)
Timor-Leste (Asia-Pacific) Rank (146)
Togo (Africa) Rank (201)
Tonga (Asia-Pacific) Rank (245)
Trinidad and Tobago (Americas) Rank (121)
Tunisia (Africa) Rank (244)
Turkey (Europe) Rank (253)
Turkmenistan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (57)
Turks and Caicos Islands (Americas) Rank (12)
Tuvalu (Asia-Pacific) Rank (123)
Uganda (Africa) Rank (225)
Ukraine (Europe) Rank (239)
United Arab Emirates (Middle East) Rank (36)
United Kingdom (Europe) Rank (95)
Uruguay (Americas) Rank (169)
US Virgin Islands (Americas) Rank (6)
USA (Americas) Rank (80)
Utah UT (USA-Americas) Rank (88)
Uzbekistan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (251)
Vanuatu (Asia-Pacific) Rank (147)
Vermont VT (USA-Americas) Rank (33)
Vietnam (Asia-Pacific) Rank (199)
Virginia VA (USA-Americas) Rank (84)
Washington WA (USA-Americas) Rank (37)
West Virginia WV (USA-Americas) Rank (142)
Wisconsin WI (USA-Americas) Rank (106)
Wyoming WY (USA-Americas) Rank (96)
Zambia (Africa) Rank (195)

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