Cost of living in United States

Map of Cost of Living in United States

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This map shows only the top cities in United States. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of the markers corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
The size of the markers correspond with the population of each city.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of the city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each cities' Cost of Living Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been stablished, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

List of all cities available in United States

Akron   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Albany, NY   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Albuquerque   Medium accuracy, uneven or scarce data
Amarillo   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Anchorage   High accuracy, complete data Athens, Georgia   Medium accuracy, uneven or scarce data
Atlanta   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Austin   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Babylon   Medium accuracy, uneven or scarce data
Bakersfield   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Baltimore   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Baton Rouge   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Birmingham, Alabama   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Boise   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Boston   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data
Boulder, Colorado   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Bozeman, Montana   High accuracy, complete data Buffalo   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data
Butte, Montana   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Cedar Falls, Iowa   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Cedar Rapids, Iowa   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Charleston, South Carolina   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Charlotte   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Chattanooga   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Chicago   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Cincinnati   High accuracy, complete data Cleveland   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data
Colorado Springs   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Columbus   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Corpus Christi   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Dallas   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Denver   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Des Moines, Iowa   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Detroit   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Durham   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data El Paso   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Erie, Pennsylvania   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Fort Wayne   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Fort Worth   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Fresno   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Gainesville   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Greensboro   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Greenville, South Carolina   High accuracy, complete data Harrisburg, Pennsylvania   High accuracy, complete data Hartford, Connecticut   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Honolulu   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Houston   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Huntsville, Alabama   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Indianapolis   High accuracy, complete data Jackson, Mississippi   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Jacksonville   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data
Jersey City   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Kansas City   High accuracy, complete data Knoxville, TN   High accuracy, complete data
Lafayette, Louisiana   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Las Vegas   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Lexington   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Lincoln   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Little Rock, Arkansas   High accuracy, complete data Los Angeles   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data
Louisville   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Lubbock   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Madison   Medium accuracy, uneven or scarce data
McAllen, Texas   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Memphis   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Miami   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data
Milwaukee   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Minneapolis   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Modesto   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Montclair, New Jersey   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Mount Pleasant, South Carolina   Medium accuracy, uneven or scarce data Mountain View, California   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Nashville   Medium accuracy, uneven or scarce data New Orleans   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data New York City   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data
Oakland, California   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Oklahoma City   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Omaha   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data
Orlando   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Palo Alto   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Philadelphia   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data
Phoenix   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Pittsburgh   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Portland   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data
Providence, Rhode Island   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Raleigh, North Carolina   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Reno   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Richmond, Virginia   High accuracy, complete data Riverside   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Rochester, New York   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Sacramento   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Salt Lake City   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data San Antonio   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data
San Diego   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data San Francisco   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data San Jose   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data
Santa Ana   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Santa Cruz, California   Medium accuracy, uneven or scarce data Santa Fe (New Mexico)   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Savannah, Georgia   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Scottsdale   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Seattle   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data
Shreveport   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data St. Louis   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Staunton, Virginia   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Stockton   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Tampa   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Toledo   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Tucson   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Tulsa, Oklahoma   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Virginia Beach   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Washington D.C.   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Wichita   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Youngstown, Ohio   High accuracy, complete data

Recent Prices Added

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  • 1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk in Chicago costs $0.76 (1 day ago)
  • Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Chicago costs $12,000 (1 day ago)
  • Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt in Chicago costs $350 (1 day ago)
  • 1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast in Chicago costs $7 (1 day ago)
  • 1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) in Chicago costs $80 (1 day ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Chicago costs $25 (1 day ago)
  • Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub in Chicago costs $45 (1 day ago)
  • 1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) in Chicago costs $45 (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes in Chicago costs $4.40 (1 day ago)