The country with the lowest income was Colombia, where the average monthly earning is US$297. This is US$5,732 per month less than Switzerland, which had the highest monthly salary.
Costa Rica had the highest unemployment rate of the 34 OECD countries on our index at 16.43%, which is 11.34% higher than the Czech Republic, who had the lowest unemployment rate at 2.4%.
Based on a price per square metre for capital city two-bedroom properties, the United Kingdom had the highest average property price at US$26,262 per square metre. This was US$24,324 per m2 more than Costa Rica, who had the cheapest price per m2 for property.
The USA had the highest average monthly rent at US$2,775. This is US$2,377 more per month than Colombia, who had the lowest average monthly rent of US$398.
It was Switzerland that had the highest average cost of living, with a family of four facing an average cost of US$5,857 per month. This is US$4,597 more per month than the lowest average cost of living, which was in Colombia.