My Destinations

This is a list of countries, along with cost of living indexes from 2013, that I am considering staying at for an extended period of time.

Cost of Living Index: The index numbers listed below are the percentage of costs as compared to the cost in New York City, New York.

North America

Mexico

Consumer Price Index:  53.56
Rent Index:  13.29
Consumer Price + Rent Index:  34.23
Groceries Index:  52.48
Restaurant Price Index:  37.40
Local Purchasing Power Index:  59.77

Country specific travel information including crime, natural disasters, visa, medical, transportation, and other important information can be found at:
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html

Panama

Consumer Price Index:  53.38
Rent Index:  28.26
Consumer Price + Rent Index:  41.32
Groceries Index:  58.83
Restaurant Price Index:  36.26
Local Purchasing Power Index:  37.52

Country specific travel information including crime, natural disasters, visa, medical, transportation, and other important information can be found at:
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_994.html

South America

Ecuador

Consumer Price Index:  46.61
Rent Index:  12.91
Consumer Price + Rent Index:  30.44
Groceries Index:  48.18
Restaurant Price Index:  26.45
Local Purchasing Power Index:  25.47

Country specific travel information including crime, natural disasters, visa, medical, transportation, and other important information can be found at:
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1106.html

Asia

Thailand

Consumer Price Index:  51.78
Rent Index:  21.30
Consumer Price + Rent Index:  37.15
Groceries Index:  57.93
Restaurant Price Index:  25.48
Local Purchasing Power Index:  35.01

Country specific travel information including crime, natural disasters, visa, medical, transportation, and other important information can be found at:
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1040.html

Philippines

Consumer Price Index:  48.01
Rent Index:  10.91
Consumer Price + Rent Index:  30.20
Groceries Index:  51.23
Restaurant Price Index:  26.89
Local Purchasing Power Index:  25.66

Country specific travel information including crime, natural disasters, visa, medical, transportation, and other important information can be found at:
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_999.html

Cost of living indexes were taken from http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/rankings_by_country.jsp

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