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Most Expensive Countries

Name the world's most expensive countries, based on the ratio of prices levels to those of the United States.
  • For the year 2014
  • According to the World Bank. Population > 100,000 only due to limitations in the data set
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Jun 24, 2016
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Ratio
Country
1.54
1.45
1.43
1.31
1.31
1.19
1.16
Ratio
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1.16
1.13
1.11
1.10
1.10
1.09
1.07
Ratio
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1.07
1.06
1.06
1.05
1.01
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level 7
May 11, 2014
I wouldn't have never thought in little countries from Oceania!!!
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level 33
May 20, 2014
Same here. WOW Europe, though.
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level 49
Jan 19, 2015
Europe is likey more expensive due to taxes but for those taxes they get better services..
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level 53
May 10, 2017
The only countries from Oceania are Australia and New Zealand, which are not small.
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level 43
Sep 7, 2017
So the update says they remvoed countries with fewer than 100K pop, probably some Oceania small island states were there before
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level 61
Jun 2, 2014
The only reason I got 100% is because I saw your comment with a minute left and started guessing all of those pacific island nations hahahaha, so thanks for the help :D
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level 34
Dec 12, 2015
Same!
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level 55
Jun 27, 2016
That's amazing! Given that Barbados is a Caribbean island, you must be a mindreader!
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level 35
Jun 29, 2016
Please bare in mind that this comment was written two years ago before being a smart ass. Fiji used to be on this list, but was knocked off.
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level 26
Apr 11, 2017
What Pacific islands? You counting Australia as a Pacific Island. That just leaves NZ.
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level 26
Apr 11, 2017
PS:even if you count Fiji - the comment 'all those pacific islands' is still not making sense.
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level 43
Sep 7, 2017
Manukarose: So the update says they remvoed countries with fewer than 100K pop, probably some Oceania small island states were there before, so the comment used to make sense.
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level 72
Jun 2, 2014
I missed those, too. Though should have thought of them, Often specific items can be very specific to get on remote islands because everything has to be flown in, even though some things like housing might be cheap. So, it depends on the methodology being used... if they are comparing the prices of specific items in different places then those remote areas will seem very expensive. Hawaii and Alaska are two of the most expensive US states to live in for this reason, too. Also, Vanuatu has become a popular place for obscenely wealthy people to go and buy their own private islands.
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level 72
Jun 3, 2014
*expensive to get
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level 72
Jun 27, 2016
Got everything this time around. Though looks like Fiji is gone. Picked up Barbados with almost 2 minutes left.
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level 61
Jun 2, 2014
Yeah. I tried Fiji, but since it wasn't on the list, I figured none of the other pacific states would be either.
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level 69
Jun 2, 2014
Did exactly the same thing, I guess Fiji is the easiest one to type
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level 43
Jun 2, 2014
Haha, I did the same thing three. And Fiji, as ruudsje has noted, is the easiest to spell. :)
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level 48
Jun 2, 2014
Same, tried Nauru and Tuvalu before thinking I must be barking up the wrong tree here.
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level 17
Jun 2, 2014
me to
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level 37
Jun 4, 2014
Same. I tried guessing all the developed countries, I would've never expected such small, developing nations.
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level 53
Jun 27, 2016
I take it this quiz has been updated then ha? I guessed Aus and NZ right and then tried a few of the smaller nations to no avail so moved on to another area. But then got confused when I saw the comments, could've sworn I tried them all!
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level 53
Jun 27, 2016
If you're talking about Barbados then thats in the Caribbean.
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level 53
Jun 27, 2016
By the looks of comments Solomon Islands and Vanuatu previously featured.
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level 44
Jun 27, 2016
NZ has high GST, currently 15%. Also housing market is mad at the moment.
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level 25
Jun 27, 2016
Australia and New Zealand aren't very little.
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level 30
Jun 27, 2016
fun fact: barbados is in teh carribeas
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level 56
Sep 6, 2017
Barbados is in the Caribbean Sea, if you've referred to it
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level 71
Jun 2, 2014
I thought Monaco would be much more expensive than the US. Never considered the Pacific islands, although it makes sense that most of their goods need to be imported. Also surprised Singapore is not on the list.
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level 48
Jun 2, 2014
Not sure about Singapore but this quiz is for countries with a population greater than 100,00 hence Monaco's absence.
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level 74
Jun 2, 2014
It also has to be said that they have no taxes in Monaco.
+1
level 65
Jan 28, 2018
Quite right, you have to walk everywhere!
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level 3
Jun 2, 2014
Agree, it really doesn't feel right that Singapore isn't on there.
+1
level ∞
Jun 2, 2014
Monaco < 100,000. Singapore probably doesn't make the list because migrant labor keeps costs low. (Just a guess).
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level 72
Jun 3, 2014
I've been to Singapore a bunch of times. In general, things are cheap there, such as food, transportation, and some kinds of entertainment. Certain things are insanely expensive- anything having to do with taking up space, such as buying real estate or registering a car. Space is the most precious commodity in Singapore as there is so little of it. It is more expensive than any other country in the region, though.
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level 51
Jun 27, 2016
Lol, "Some kinds of entertainment"....I love SE Asia
+1
level 48
Dec 3, 2014
Monaco is pretty much the same as France I think, only a 20 min drive into Nice and no border control so no reason to pay more.
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level 36
Sep 16, 2014
I got everything but one, Canada. I feel stupid on that.
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level 53
Mar 19, 2018
Me too! Amazing.
+1
level 32
Sep 25, 2014
Guys, hint: Scandinavia, Low Countries, Northwestern Europe, Western Europe.
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level 32
Sep 25, 2014
And Oceania and East Asia
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level 60
Jan 29, 2016
And northern North America. And eastern Middle East.
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level 73
Jun 29, 2016
and Earth
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level 26
Jan 28, 2018
and life. ( in Hungary :'( )
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level 53
Sep 27, 2014
It's a bit silly to restrict the quiz to a minimum of 100k population, it becomes more about how much you know about the size of a smaller ones than their finances.
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level 67
Nov 6, 2014
I'd like to know your sources for this?
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level ∞
Jun 24, 2016
http://www.jetpunk.com/blog/most-expensive-and-cheapest-countries
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level 13
Dec 3, 2014
Never would have guessed Israel! I guess that makes sense though, since it's practically a constant war zone.
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level 72
Jun 27, 2016
No, it's not. :P And that has nothing to do with it. Kind of the opposite. Quality of life in Israel is very high, and there's not a lot of space and yet lots of immigration. Rent and real estate prices are crazy.
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level 44
Feb 22, 2015
... no ... How? How!? I missed Austra... Australi... Australia ☹ HOW?! I also missed Israel and Solomon Islands... cool because those were the 3 (with Vanuatu) least guessed countries! Lol ツ
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level 53
Jun 27, 2016
Dammit Barbados.
+1
level 45
Jun 27, 2016
The day that it got featured there was also a blog post on it as well haha
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level 72
Jun 27, 2016
Wow that's crazy. Sort of like how Lou Gehrig died of Lou Gehrig's Disease. What are the odds!??
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level 35
Jun 27, 2016
I hate Barbados..... Everything, but Barbados
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level 73
Jun 27, 2016
Barbados hates you too.
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level 44
Jun 27, 2016
This quiz is also known as "Name the Countries in Western Europe."
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level 73
Jun 27, 2016
I didn't know Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Israel, Japan, and Barbados were in Western Europe.
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level 53
Jun 27, 2016
Plate tectonics are tricky
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level 61
Jun 29, 2016
LIRLAT :D
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level 61
Jun 29, 2016
ew israel
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level 73
Jul 1, 2016
That's not very nice.
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level 18
Jul 2, 2016
I missed israel and barbados
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level 43
Jul 9, 2016
would never have thought of Barbados 19/20
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level 48
Feb 21, 2017
Me too - guessed Antigua, St. Kitts, Bahamas and then gave up on the Caribbean.
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level 20
Aug 15, 2016
dude update this this quiz is wrong qatar and luxembourg is first Where is the uae and usa
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level 1
Jan 20, 2017
What is with Liechtenstein?
+1
level 21
Apr 11, 2017
No singapore
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level 42
Apr 11, 2017
I was thinking that it would be kind of hard to buy a country when I looked at the title...
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level 34
Sep 6, 2017
nearly every west european country, japan, australia, canada and then BARBADOS lol
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level 34
Oct 3, 2017
I question whether Australia is so much more expensive than NZ, being a kiwi we always hear Australia is cheaper living than NZ?
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level 65
Jan 28, 2018
That's only a furphy to get you to leave.
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level 72
Jan 28, 2018
I paid 3x as much in Norway for a bunk bed in a hostel dormitory room as I was paying in Ukraine for a nice modern condo in a high-rise building adjacent to the beach with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Black Sea and free garage parking. Insanity. And for the cost of the bridge toll going from Malmo to Copenhagen I probably could live for a month in the Philippines if I was willing to give up certain comforts.
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level 65
Jan 28, 2018
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