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 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.

Expatistan Cost of Living Index (Table form)

Ranking City Price Index *
1 Zurich (Switzerland) 285
2 Geneva (Switzerland) 278
3 London (United Kingdom) 275
4 Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 267
5 Singapore (Singapore) 262
6 New York City (United States) 255
7 Oslo (Norway) 255
8 San Francisco (United States) 254
9 Lausanne (Switzerland) 248
10 Washington D.C. (United States) 243
11 Basel (Switzerland) 241
12 Perth (Australia) 240
13 Paris (France) 229
14 Sydney (Australia) 224
15 Copenhagen (Denmark) 223
16 The Hague (Netherlands) 221
17 Boston (United States) 220
18 Brisbane (Australia) 215
19 Wellington (New Zealand) 215
20 Stockholm (Sweden) 214
21 Lugano (Switzerland) 214
22 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 209
23 Dublin (Ireland) 209
24 Helsinki (Finland) 209
25 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 207
26 Aarhus (Denmark) 203
27 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 202
28 Melbourne (Australia) 202
29 Cork (Ireland) 197
30 Chicago (United States) 194
31 Seattle (United States) 194
32 Tokyo (Japan) 194
33 Auckland (New Zealand) 194
34 Doha (Qatar) 193
35 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 192
36 Toronto (Canada) 192
37 Adelaide (Australia) 192
38 Anchorage (United States) 192
39 Los Angeles (United States) 191
40 Philadelphia (United States) 189
41 Munich (Germany) 188
42 Odense (Denmark) 186
43 Christchurch (New Zealand) 185
44 Charlotte (United States) 185
45 Birmingham (United Kingdom) 185
46 Calgary (Canada) 183
47 Oakland, California (United States) 183
48 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 183
49 Miami (United States) 183
50 Vancouver (Canada) 180
51 Portland (United States) 180
52 San Jose (United States) 179
53 Hamburg (Germany) 178
54 Brussels (Belgium) 178
55 San Diego (United States) 178
56 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 178
57 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 177
58 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 176
59 Denver (United States) 175
60 Liverpool (United Kingdom) 175
61 Genoa (Italy) 175
62 Rome (Italy) 174
63 Atlanta (United States) 174
64 Manchester (United Kingdom) 174
65 Milan (Italy) 173
66 Tel Aviv (Israel) 173
67 Vienna (Austria) 172
68 Düsseldorf (Germany) 171
69 Gothenburg (Sweden) 170
70 Sacramento (United States) 170
71 Nice (France) 168
72 Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 168
73 Shanghai (China) 168
74 Baltimore (United States) 167
75 Belfast (United Kingdom) 167
76 Lyon (France) 167
77 Dallas (United States) 167
78 Stuttgart (Germany) 167
79 Austin (United States) 166
80 Florence (Italy) 165
81 Beirut (Lebanon) 165
82 Minneapolis - St. Paul (United States) 165
83 Antwerp (Belgium) 164
84 Seoul (South Korea) 163
85 Richmond, Virginia (United States) 163
86 Galway (Ireland) 161
87 Berlin (Germany) 161
88 Houston (United States) 161
89 Jerusalem (Israel) 160
90 Cleveland (United States) 160
91 Montreal (Canada) 160
92 Ottawa (Canada) 160
93 Hamilton (Canada) 160
94 Cologne (Germany) 159
95 Bologna (Italy) 159
96 Edmonton (Canada) 159
97 Barcelona (Spain) 158
98 Phoenix (United States) 157
99 Salt Lake City (United States) 157
100 Halifax (Canada) 157
101 Madrid (Spain) 156
102 Madison (United States) 155
103 Bergamo (Italy) 154
104 Turin (Italy) 154
105 Tampa (United States) 153
106 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 153
107 Orlando (United States) 153
108 Kuwait City (Kuwait) 153
109 Naples (Italy) 152
110 Toulouse (France) 152
111 Baku (Azerbaijan) 152
112 Milwaukee (United States) 151
113 Panama City (Panama) 150
114 Nashville (United States) 150
115 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 150
116 Columbus (United States) 149
117 St. Louis (United States) 149
Ranking City Price Index *
118 Verona (Italy) 149
119 Trieste (Italy) 148
120 Bilbao (Spain) 148
121 São Paulo (Brazil) 148
122 Winnipeg (Canada) 147
123 Brescia (Italy) 146
124 Mannheim (Germany) 144
125 Quebec City (Canada) 144
126 San Jose (Costa Rica) 141
127 Kansas City (United States) 141
128 Omaha (United States) 141
129 Las Vegas (United States) 140
130 Detroit (United States) 140
131 Jacksonville (United States) 139
132 Indianapolis (United States) 139
133 Cincinnati (United States) 138
134 San Antonio, California (United States) 138
135 Montevideo (Uruguay) 137
136 Catania (Italy) 137
137 Zaragoza (Spain) 137
138 Knoxville, TN (United States) 136
139 Lisbon (Portugal) 136
140 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 136
141 Athens (Greece) 136
142 Rochester, New York (United States) 135
143 Manama (Bahrain) 135
144 Brasília (Brazil) 132
145 Beijing (China) 129
146 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 129
147 Valencia (Spain) 128
148 Nairobi (Kenya) 126
149 Istanbul (Turkey) 126
150 Albuquerque (United States) 126
151 Murcia (Spain) 125
152 Taipei (Taiwan) 124
153 Seville (Spain) 123
154 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 123
155 Thessaloniki (Greece) 122
156 Tallinn (Estonia) 121
157 San Salvador (El Salvador) 120
158 Santiago (Chile) 120
159 Malaga (Spain) 119
160 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 119
161 Campinas (Brazil) 118
162 Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 118
163 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 118
164 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 117
165 Manila (Philippines) 115
166 Johannesburg (South Africa) 115
167 Oporto (Portugal) 114
168 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 114
169 Bogotá (Colombia) 114
170 Florianopolis (Brazil) 114
171 Zagreb (Croatia) 114
172 Goiânia (Brazil) 113
173 Bangkok (Thailand) 113
174 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 113
175 Vitória (Brazil) 113
176 Warsaw (Poland) 113
177 Ankara (Turkey) 112
178 Bratislava (Slovakia) 112
179 Curitiba (Brazil) 111
180 Recife (Brazil) 110
181 Lima (Peru) 108
182 Salvador (Brazil) 108
183 Vilnius (Lithuania) 107
184 Mexico City (Mexico) 105
185 Fortaleza (Brazil) 104
186 Rijeka (Croatia) 103
187 İzmir (Turkey) 102
188 Quito (Ecuador) 101
189 Jakarta (Indonesia) 100
190 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
191 Cape Town (South Africa) 99
192 Budapest (Hungary) 98
193 Bucharest (Romania) 97
194 Moscow (Russia) 97
195 Gdańsk (Poland) 97
196 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 95
197 Kraków (Poland) 95
198 Wrocław (Poland) 95
199 Poznan (Poland) 94
200 Monterrey (Mexico) 94
201 Belgrade (Serbia) 93
202 Brno (Czech Republic) 91
203 Hanoi (Vietnam) 90
204 Cairo (Egypt) 90
205 Medellín (Colombia) 90
206 Szczecin (Poland) 89
207 Sofia (Bulgaria) 88
208 Łódź (Poland) 88
209 Guadalajara (Mexico) 86
210 Durban (South Africa) 86
211 Skopje (Macedonia) 84
212 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 84
213 Szeged (Hungary) 82
214 Chiang Mai (Thailand) 81
215 Yerevan (Armenia) 80
216 Tunis (Tunisia) 79
217 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 79
218 Brasov (Romania) 79
219 Murree (Pakistan) 77
220 Mumbai (India) 75
221 Yekaterinburg (Russia) 70
222 Delhi (India) 67
223 Bangalore (India) 65
224 Chişinău (Moldova) 65
225 Novosibirsk (Russia) 63
226 Kiev (Ukraine) 61
227 Ahmedabad (India) 58
228 Pune (India) 58
229 Hyderabad (India) 56
230 Kolkata (India) 49
231 Coimbatore (India) 48
232 Kharkiv (Ukraine) 47

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 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.

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 Adelaide.

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