Compare country prices using World Bank data
The chart below shows the relative price levels of 130 countries. A higher index indicates that a country is more expensive. In other words, the same products and services would cost more compared to another country with a lower index. For example, the index for hotels and restaurants in Germany is equal to 50 and in Japan it is 60. Therefore, hotels and restaurants in Japan are (60-50)/50 = 20 percent more expensive compared to Germany.
The data are broken down in several categories: hotels and restaurants, groceries, health care services, communications, transport, alcohol products, clothes, and entertainment. Use the drop down menu or the filters on the left to see the relative prices for each category. The information comes from a 2005 survey of international prices by the World Bank, which is a major international organization. Although the comparisons are a few years old, they are still valid for most countries. Country rankings in terms of prices change very slowly over time.