Currency +/- Value in Nicaragua compared to Latin America

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Uruguay $ 0.77
Costa Rica $ 0.69
Argentina $ 0.68
Brazil $ 0.65
Panama $ 0.59
Chile $ 0.58
Guyana $ 0.56
Venezuela $ 0.55
Ecuador $ 0.52
Guatemala $ 0.51
Honduras $ 0.50
Peru $ 0.49
El Salvador $ 0.48
Mexico $ 0.47
Suriname $ 0.46
Bolivia $ 0.45
Colombia $ 0.43
Paraguay $ 0.42
Nicaragua $ 0.38
Fr. Guiana $ 0.00

Nicaragua: Currency +/- valuation index

This is a cost of living indicator. The figure shows how much how much a bundle of goods and services costing US$1 in the US would cost in other countries (similar to The Economist's Big Mac Index).

To arrive at the figure, the Global Property Guide takes the difference between the IMF's nominal GDP figures, and their purchasing power parity GDP figures for the latest year available.

Note that currency undervaluation (as measured by PPP) is not a good predictor of future currency movements.

These cost of living indicators refer to data collected annually (for date of collection, see Data FAQ )

Source: calculated using figures from the IMF World Economic Outlook Database


Nicaragua has no house price statistics. The site of the Central Bank (Banco Central de Nicaragua) has quite good time-series, monthly and annual. Statistics are also published by the Instituto Nacional de Estad'sticas y Censos, but the site is somewhat eccentric, with many time-series apparently broken into two, 1990-1999, and 200-2002 ' and data only available in pdf format. There is also some statistical material in report format on the Ministerio de Econom'a y Finanzas site.