Cost of living in United States

Map of Cost of Living in United States


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 established, 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.

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List of all cities available in United States

Akron, Ohio Albany, New York Albuquerque, New Mexico
Amarillo, Texas Anchorage, Alaska Arlington, Texas
Athens, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Austin, Texas
Babylon, New York Bakersfield, California Baltimore, Maryland
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Birmingham, Alabama Bismarck, North Dakota
Boise, Idaho Boston, Massachusetts Boulder, Colorado
Bozeman, Montana Buffalo, New York Butte, Montana
Cedar Falls, Iowa Cedar Rapids, Iowa Charleston, South Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina Chattanooga, Tennessee Chicago, Illinois
Cincinnati, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Cocoa Beach, Florida
Colorado Springs, Colorado Columbus, Ohio Corpus Christi, Texas
Dallas, Texas Denver, Colorado Des Moines, Iowa
Detroit, Michigan Durham, North Carolina El Paso, Texas
Erie, Pennsylvania Fargo Fort Collins, Colorado
Fort Wayne, Indiana Fort Worth, Texas Fresno, California
Gainesville, Florida Green Bay, Wisconsin Greensboro, North Carolina
Greenville, South Carolina Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Hartford, Connecticut
Honolulu, Hawaii Houston, Texas Huntsville, Alabama
Indianapolis, Indiana Ithaca, New York Jackson, Mississippi
Jacksonville, Florida Jersey City, New Jersey Kansas City, Missouri
Knoxville, Tennessee Lafayette, Louisiana Laguna Niguel, California
Las Vegas, Nevada Lexington, Kentucky Lincoln, Nebraska
Little Rock, Arkansas Los Angeles, California Louisville, Kentucky
Lubbock, Texas Madison, Wisconsin McAllen, Texas
Memphis, Tennessee Miami, Florida Midland, Texas
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota Modesto, California
Montclair, New Jersey Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Mountain View, California
Nashville, Tennessee New Orleans, Louisiana New York City
Niagara Falls, New York Oakland, California Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Omaha, Nebraska Orlando, Florida Palo Alto, California
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Phoenix, Arizona Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Portland, Oregon Providence, Rhode Island Provo, Utah
Raleigh, North Carolina Reno, Nevada Richmond, Virginia
Riverside, California Rochester, New York Sacramento, California
Salt Lake City, Utah San Antonio, California San Antonio, Texas
San Diego, California San Francisco, California San Jose, California
San Luis Obispo, California Santa Ana, California Santa Cruz, California
Santa Fe, New Mexico Savannah, Georgia Scottsdale, Arizona
Seattle, Washington Shreveport, Louisiana St. Louis, Missouri
Staunton, Virginia Stockton, California Tampa, Florida
Tempe, Arizona Toledo, Ohio Tucson, Arizona
Tulsa, Oklahoma Vancouver, Washington Virginia Beach, Virginia
Washington D.C. Wichita, Kansas Youngstown, Ohio

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Fresno, California costs $30 (about 13 hours ago)
  • 16 oz beer in neighbourhood pub in Fresno, California costs $5.28 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Fresno, California costs $7 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Dinner at an italian restaurant including wine and dessert, dinner for two in Fresno, California costs $60 (about 13 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Fresno, California costs $28 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Fresno, California costs $40 (about 13 hours ago)
  • 1 us gal of gasoline in Fresno, California costs $0.74 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or similar) in Fresno, California costs $40 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Fresno, California costs $20 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Utilities (heating, electricity, gas ...), monthly for 2 people in 900 sqft in Fresno, California costs $152 (about 13 hours ago)