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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-state for Expats in the world with an overall Cost of Living Index (COLI), for all 13 basket groups, of 139.14 (New York =100), mainly due to extremely high housing costs (which counts for around 30% of the overall cost of living for most Expats), with limited space available making rentals high.





Singapore Second Most Expensive Country - State

Singapore is the second most expensive country-state in the world for Expatriate’s to live, with an overall cot of living index of 138.52. 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.





Monaco Third Most Expensive Country - State

Monaco is the third most expensive country-state in the world for Expatriate's to live as well as the most expensive in Europe with an overall Cost of Living Index (COLI), for all 13 basket groups, of 119.61 (New York =100).







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: 264 cheapest) as at October 2020:

Afghanistan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (251)
Alabama AL (USA-Americas) Rank (120)
Alaska AK (USA-Americas) Rank (26)
Albania (Europe) Rank (228)
Algeria (Africa) Rank (247)
Angola (Africa) Rank (123)
Anguilla (Americas) Rank (30)
Antigua and Barbuda (Americas) Rank (35)
Argentina (Americas) Rank (229)
Arizona AZ (USA-Americas) Rank (92)
Arkansas AR (USA-Americas) Rank (147)
Armenia (Europe) Rank (232)
Aruba (Americas) Rank (31)
Australia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (102)
Austria (Europe) Rank (37)
Azerbaijan (Europe) Rank (236)
Bahamas (Americas) Rank (11)
Bahrain (Middle East) Rank (135)
Bangladesh (Asia-Pacific) Rank (207)
Barbados (Americas) Rank (14)
Belarus (Europe) Rank (191)
Belgium (Europe) Rank (70)
Belize (Americas) Rank (205)
Benin (Africa) Rank (204)
Bermuda (Americas) Rank (10)
Bhutan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (264)
Bolivia (Americas) Rank (239)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Europe) Rank (250)
Botswana (Africa) Rank (213)
Brazil (Americas) Rank (261)
British Virgin Islands (Americas) Rank (28)
Brunei (Asia-Pacific) Rank (169)
Bulgaria (Europe) Rank (241)
Burkina Faso (Africa) Rank (214)
Burundi (Africa) Rank (219)
California CA (USA-Americas) Rank (20)
Cambodia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (178)
Cameroon (Africa) Rank (193)
Canada (Americas) Rank (66)
Cape Verde (Africa) Rank (188)
Cayman Islands (Americas) Rank (5)
Central African Republic (Africa) Rank (126)
Chad (Africa) Rank (58)
Chile (Americas) Rank (210)
China (Asia-Pacific) Rank (150)
Colombia (Americas) Rank (255)
Comoros (Africa) Rank (164)
Congo (Africa) Rank (97)
Connecticut CT (USA-Americas) Rank (56)
Cook Islands (Asia-Pacific) Rank (122)
Costa Rica (Americas) Rank (177)
Cote D'Ivoire (Africa) Rank (142)
Croatia (Europe) Rank (222)
Cuba (Americas) Rank (117)
Cyprus (Europe) Rank (172)
Czech Republic (Europe) Rank (157)
Delaware DE (USA-Americas) Rank (72)
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Africa) Rank (55)
Denmark (Europe) Rank (9)
Djibouti (Africa) Rank (134)
Dominica (Americas) Rank (74)
Dominican Republic (Americas) Rank (216)
Ecuador (Americas) Rank (202)
Egypt (Africa) Rank (231)
El Salvador (Americas) Rank (212)
Equatorial Guinea (Africa) Rank (209)
Eritrea (Africa) Rank (129)
Estonia (Europe) Rank (171)
Ethiopia (Africa) Rank (107)
Falkland Islands (Americas) Rank (143)
Fiji (Asia-Pacific) Rank (187)
Finland (Europe) Rank (40)
Florida FL (USA-Americas) Rank (89)
France (Europe) Rank (75)
French Guiana (Americas) Rank (146)
French Polynesia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (34)
Gabon (Africa) Rank (82)
Gambia (Africa) Rank (196)
Georgia GA (USA-Americas) Rank (110)
Germany (Europe) Rank (59)
Ghana (Africa) Rank (94)
Gibraltar (Gibraltar-Europe) Rank (85)
Greece (Europe) Rank (174)
Greenland (Europe) Rank (45)
Grenada (Americas) Rank (7)
Guadeloupe (Americas) Rank (76)
Guam (Asia-Pacific) Rank (60)
Guatemala (Americas) Rank (199)
Guernsey (Europe) Rank (42)
Guinea (Africa) Rank (109)
Guinea-Bissau (Africa) Rank (176)
Guyana (Americas) Rank (159)
Haiti (Americas) Rank (116)
Hawaii HI (USA-Americas) Rank (13)
Honduras (Americas) Rank (215)
Hong Kong (China-Asia-Pacific) Rank (1)
Hungary (Europe) Rank (203)
Iceland (Europe) Rank (22)
Idaho ID (USA-Americas) Rank (111)
Illinois IL (USA-Americas) Rank (99)
India (Asia-Pacific) Rank (260)
Indiana IN (USA-Americas) Rank (132)
Indonesia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (252)
Iowa IA (USA-Americas) Rank (114)
Iraq (Middle East) Rank (233)
Ireland (Europe) Rank (38)
Isle of Man (Europe) Rank (52)
Israel (Middle East) Rank (15)
Italy (Europe) Rank (155)
Jamaica (Americas) Rank (71)
Japan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (29)
Jersey (Europe) Rank (27)
Jordan (Middle East) Rank (88)
Kansas KS (USA-Americas) Rank (121)
Kazakhstan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (249)
Kentucky KY (USA-Americas) Rank (127)
Kenya (Africa) Rank (185)
Kiribati (Asia-Pacific) Rank (167)
Kosovo (Europe) Rank (243)
Kuwait (Middle East) Rank (151)
Kyrgyzstan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (257)
Laos (Asia-Pacific) Rank (145)
Latvia (Europe) Rank (189)
Lebanon (Middle East) Rank (63)
Lesotho (Africa) Rank (240)
Liberia (Africa) Rank (103)
Libya (Africa) Rank (173)
Liechtenstein (Europe) Rank (16)
Lithuania (Europe) Rank (182)
Louisiana LA (USA-Americas) Rank (124)
Luxembourg (Europe) Rank (25)
Macedonia (Europe) Rank (227)
Madagascar (Africa) Rank (234)
Maine ME (USA-Americas) Rank (64)
Malawi (Africa) Rank (148)
Malaysia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (201)
Maldives (Asia-Pacific) Rank (163)
Mali (Africa) Rank (230)
Malta (Europe) Rank (86)
Marshall Islands (Asia-Pacific) Rank (152)
Martinique (Americas) Rank (36)
Maryland MD (USA-Americas) Rank (61)
Massachusetts MA (USA-Americas) Rank (32)
Mauritania (Africa) Rank (220)
Mauritius (Africa) Rank (194)
Mexico (Americas) Rank (195)
Michigan MI (USA-Americas) Rank (118)
Micronesia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (137)
Minnesota MN (USA-Americas) Rank (77)
Mississippi MS (USA-Americas) Rank (125)
Missouri MO (USA-Americas) Rank (119)
Moldova (Europe) Rank (206)
Monaco (Monaco-Europe) Rank (3)
Mongolia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (225)
Montana MT (USA-Americas) Rank (95)
Montenegro (Europe) Rank (237)
Montserrat (Americas) Rank (23)
Morocco (Africa) Rank (244)
Mozambique (Africa) Rank (200)
Myanmar (Asia-Pacific) Rank (192)
Namibia (Africa) Rank (246)
Nauru (Asia-Pacific) Rank (84)
Nebraska NE (USA-Americas) Rank (115)
Nepal (Asia-Pacific) Rank (245)
Netherlands Antilles (Americas) Rank (69)
Netherlands (Europe) Rank (57)
Nevada NV (USA-Americas) Rank (79)
New Caledonia (Asia-Pacific) Rank (54)
New Hampshire NH (USA-Americas) Rank (68)
New Jersey NJ (USA-Americas) Rank (46)
New Mexico NM (USA-Americas) Rank (112)
New York State (USA-Americas) Rank (43)
New Zealand (Asia-Pacific) Rank (62)
Nicaragua (Americas) Rank (211)
Niger (Africa) Rank (161)
Nigeria (Africa) Rank (190)
North Carolina NC (USA-Americas) Rank (105)
North Dakota ND (USA-Americas) Rank (80)
Northern Mariana Islands (Asia-Pacific) Rank (166)
Norway (Europe) Rank (6)
Ohio OH (USA-Americas) Rank (128)
Oklahoma OK (USA-Americas) Rank (136)
Oman (Middle East) Rank (168)
Oregon OR (USA-Americas) Rank (44)
Pakistan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (262)
Palau (Asia-Pacific) Rank (139)
Palestinian Territories (Middle East) Rank (104)
Panama (Americas) Rank (101)
Papua New Guinea (Asia-Pacific) Rank (51)
Paraguay (Americas) Rank (226)
Pennsylvania PA (USA-Americas) Rank (73)
Peru (Americas) Rank (181)
Philippines (Asia-Pacific) Rank (186)
Poland (Europe) Rank (218)
Portugal (Europe) Rank (160)
Puerto Rico (Americas) Rank (83)
Qatar (Middle East) Rank (41)
Republic of Georgia (Europe) Rank (256)
Republic of Korea (Asia-Pacific) Rank (48)
Reunion (Africa) Rank (65)
Rhode Island RI (USA-Americas) Rank (47)
Romania (Europe) Rank (253)
Russia (Europe) Rank (242)
Rwanda (Africa) Rank (158)
Saint Helena (Africa) Rank (149)
Saint Kitts and Nevis (Americas) Rank (21)
Saint Lucia (Americas) Rank (17)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Americas) Rank (8)
Samoa (Asia-Pacific) Rank (170)
San Marino (San Marino-Europe) Rank (78)
Sao Tome and Principe (Americas) Rank (153)
Saudi Arabia (Middle East) Rank (198)
Senegal (Africa) Rank (144)
Serbia (Europe) Rank (235)
Seychelles (Africa) Rank (108)
Sierra Leone (Africa) Rank (131)
Singapore (Singapore-Asia-Pacific) Rank (2)
Slovakia (Europe) Rank (184)
Slovenia (Europe) Rank (179)
Solomon Islands (Asia-Pacific) Rank (39)
Somalia (Africa) Rank (98)
South Africa (Africa) Rank (217)
South Carolina SC (USA-Americas) Rank (100)
South Dakota SD (USA-Americas) Rank (90)
Spain (Europe) Rank (162)
Sri Lanka (Asia-Pacific) Rank (224)
Sudan (Africa) Rank (33)
Suriname (Americas) Rank (154)
Swaziland (Africa) Rank (263)
Sweden (Europe) Rank (19)
Switzerland (Europe) Rank (4)
Taiwan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (18)
Tajikistan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (221)
Tanzania (Africa) Rank (183)
Tennessee TN (USA-Americas) Rank (140)
Texas TX (USA-Americas) Rank (130)
Thailand (Asia-Pacific) Rank (165)
Timor-Leste (Asia-Pacific) Rank (156)
Togo (Africa) Rank (197)
Tonga (Asia-Pacific) Rank (248)
Trinidad and Tobago (Americas) Rank (141)
Tunisia (Africa) Rank (254)
Turkey (Europe) Rank (258)
Turkmenistan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (67)
Turks and Caicos Islands (Americas) Rank (12)
Tuvalu (Asia-Pacific) Rank (113)
Uganda (Africa) Rank (223)
Ukraine (Europe) Rank (238)
United Arab Emirates (Middle East) Rank (53)
United Kingdom (Europe) Rank (91)
Uruguay (Americas) Rank (175)
US Virgin Islands (Americas) Rank (24)
USA (Americas) Rank (81)
Utah UT (USA-Americas) Rank (93)
Uzbekistan (Asia-Pacific) Rank (259)
Vanuatu (Asia-Pacific) Rank (138)
Vermont VT (USA-Americas) Rank (50)
Vietnam (Asia-Pacific) Rank (208)
Virginia VA (USA-Americas) Rank (87)
Washington WA (USA-Americas) Rank (49)
West Virginia WV (USA-Americas) Rank (133)
Wisconsin WI (USA-Americas) Rank (106)
Wyoming WY (USA-Americas) Rank (96)
Zambia (Africa) Rank (180)


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