Expatistan's Cost of Living World Map

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This map shows only the top cities in the world. We also have 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.

Expatistan Cost of Living Index

Ranking City Price Index *
1 Zurich (Switzerland) 302
2 Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 301
3 London (United Kingdom) 296
4 Geneva (Switzerland) 296
5 Bern (Switzerland) 270
6 Washington D.C. (United States) 268
7 New York City (United States) 266
8 San Francisco, California (United States) 265
9 Hong Kong 260
10 Singapore 248
11 Oslo (Norway) 243
12 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 226
13 Chicago, Illinois (United States) 225
14 Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 222
15 Sydney (Australia) 221
16 Perth (Australia) 219
17 San Jose, California (United States) 218
18 Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 217
19 Los Angeles, California (United States) 216
20 Paris (France) 215
21 Melbourne (Australia) 213
22 Brisbane (Australia) 213
23 Seattle, Washington (United States) 212
24 Miami, Florida (United States) 212
25 Tokyo (Japan) 211
26 Dublin (Ireland) 209
27 Copenhagen (Denmark) 209
28 Stockholm (Sweden) 206
29 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 206
30 Oakland, California (United States) 205
31 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 205
32 Wellington (New Zealand) 204
33 Canberra (Australia) 200
34 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 200
35 Reykjavik (Iceland) 199
36 Adelaide (Australia) 199
37 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 198
38 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 197
39 Aarhus (Denmark) 193
40 Luxembourg 193
41 Manchester (United Kingdom) 192
42 Denver, Colorado (United States) 192
43 Toronto (Canada) 192
44 Tel Aviv (Israel) 191
45 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 190
46 Auckland (New Zealand) 190
47 Helsinki (Finland) 189
48 San Diego, California (United States) 187
49 Portland, Oregon (United States) 187
50 Sacramento, California (United States) 186
51 Calgary (Canada) 185
52 Christchurch (New Zealand) 185
53 Beirut (Lebanon) 185
54 Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 185
55 Vancouver (Canada) 183
56 Dallas, Texas (United States) 182
57 Houston, Texas (United States) 181
58 Austin, Texas (United States) 180
59 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 178
60 Belfast (United Kingdom) 177
61 Brussels (Belgium) 175
62 Seoul (South Korea) 173
63 Cork (Ireland) 173
64 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 173
65 Munich (Germany) 171
66 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 171
67 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 170
68 Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 170
69 Edmonton (Canada) 169
70 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 169
71 Hamburg (Germany) 169
72 Gothenburg (Sweden) 168
73 Bonn (Germany) 167
74 Rome (Italy) 167
75 Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 167
76 Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 166
77 Milan (Italy) 166
78 Ottawa (Canada) 163
79 Shanghai (China) 163
80 Orlando, Florida (United States) 163
81 Florence (Italy) 162
82 Malmo (Sweden) 162
83 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 162
84 San Juan (Puerto Rico) 161
85 Halifax (Canada) 161
86 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 161
87 Vienna (Austria) 160
88 Galway (Ireland) 158
89 Tampa, Florida (United States) 157
90 Montreal (Canada) 157
91 San Antonio, California (United States) 154
92 Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 153
93 Genoa (Italy) 153
94 Berlin (Germany) 153
95 Barcelona (Spain) 151
96 Winnipeg (Canada) 149
97 Rochester, New York (United States) 148
98 Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 148
99 Detroit, Michigan (United States) 148
100 Madrid (Spain) 147
101 San Antonio, Texas (United States) 146
102 Bologna (Italy) 145
103 Brescia (Italy) 144
104 Graz (Austria) 143
105 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 142
106 Beijing (China) 142
107 Trieste (Italy) 141
108 Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 141
109 San Jose (Costa Rica) 141
110 Turin (Italy) 140
111 Verona (Italy) 140
112 Naples (Italy) 139
113 São Paulo (Brazil) 138
114 Manama (Bahrain) 134
115 Moscow (Russia) 134
116 Catania (Italy) 132
117 Amman (Jordan) 132
118 Santiago (Chile) 132
119 Montevideo (Uruguay) 131
120 Bari (Italy) 130
121 Palermo (Italy) 130
122 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 130
123 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 129
124 Bhisho (South Africa) 127
125 Johannesburg (South Africa) 126
126 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 126
127 Athens (Greece) 126
128 Istanbul (Turkey) 125
129 Lisbon (Portugal) 124
130 Brasília (Brazil) 121
131 Nairobi (Kenya) 119
132 Split (Croatia) 118
133 Lima (Peru) 118
134 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 118
135 Campinas (Brazil) 116
136 Seville (Spain) 116
137 Zagreb (Croatia) 116
138 Bangkok (Thailand) 116
139 Cape Town (South Africa) 114
140 Baku (Azerbaijan) 114
141 Niterói (Brazil) 113
142 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 113
143 Zagreb - Centar (Croatia) 112
144 Riga (Latvia) 111
145 Guatemala City (Guatemala) 111
146 Tallinn (Estonia) 110
147 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 110
148 Oporto (Portugal) 110
149 Recife (Brazil) 109
150 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 109
151 Curitiba (Brazil) 109
152 Jakarta (Indonesia) 109
153 Manila (Philippines) 109
154 Mexico City (Mexico) 108
155 Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 106
156 Florianopolis (Brazil) 106
157 Salvador (Brazil) 106
158 Pretoria (South Africa) 105
159 Monterrey (Mexico) 104
160 Bogotá (Colombia) 104
161 Podgorica (Montenegro) 104
162 Warsaw (Poland) 104
163 Dubrovnik (Croatia) 104
164 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 103
165 Zadar (Croatia) 103
166 Goiânia (Brazil) 102
167 Ankara (Turkey) 102
168 Bucharest (Romania) 102
169 Fortaleza (Brazil) 101
170 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
171 Rijeka (Croatia) 99
172 Kraków (Poland) 93
173 Budapest (Hungary) 93
174 Belgrade (Serbia) 93
175 Medellín (Colombia) 92
176 Osijek (Croatia) 92
177 Wrocław (Poland) 91
178 Brno (Czech Republic) 90
179 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 90
180 Cairo (Egypt) 88
181 Mumbai (India) 87
182 Timisoara (Romania) 84
183 Skopje (Macedonia) 83
184 Gurgaon (India) 82
185 Łódź (Poland) 82
186 Tunis (Tunisia) 81
187 Yerevan (Armenia) 81
188 Sofia (Bulgaria) 81
189 Szeged (Hungary) 81
190 Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 81
191 Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 80
192 Debrecen (Hungary) 79
193 Delhi (India) 78
194 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 78
195 Vilnius (Lithuania) 77
196 Bangalore (India) 73
197 Novi Sad (Serbia) 71
198 Pune (India) 64
199 Madras (India) 61
200 Chişinău (Moldova) 59
201 Bhagyanagar (India) 54

Price 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.

What is Expatistan?

Expatistan is a cost of living calculator that allows you to compare the cost of living between cities around the world. The comparisons allow you to get a better understanding of the cost of living of any city before you move there.

What makes us unique is that we collect the prices that we use to calculate our cost of living index from visitors like you. Naturally, the more data entered, the more accurate the index and the calculations will be.

That's why we need your help to keep prices accurate and up to date. You can help by entering the prices that you know in London.

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