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 Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 299
2 Zurich (Switzerland) 297
3 London (United Kingdom) 291
4 Geneva (Switzerland) 287
5 New York City (United States) 270
6 San Francisco, California (United States) 262
7 Washington D.C. (United States) 261
8 Hong Kong 257
9 Oslo (Norway) 235
10 Singapore 229
11 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 229
12 Chicago, Illinois (United States) 228
13 Paris (France) 221
14 Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 218
15 Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 218
16 Doha (Qatar) 218
17 Miami, Florida (United States) 215
18 Los Angeles, California (United States) 215
19 Tokyo (Japan) 211
20 Copenhagen (Denmark) 210
21 Seattle, Washington (United States) 209
22 San Jose, California (United States) 209
23 Dublin (Ireland) 209
24 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 208
25 Sydney (Australia) 207
26 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 206
27 Brisbane (Australia) 205
28 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 205
29 Stockholm (Sweden) 201
30 Perth (Australia) 200
31 Oakland, California (United States) 200
32 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 199
33 Melbourne (Australia) 199
34 Manchester (United Kingdom) 195
35 Leeds (United Kingdom) 191
36 Aarhus (Denmark) 191
37 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 189
38 Luxembourg 189
39 Canberra (Australia) 189
40 Dallas, Texas (United States) 189
41 Wellington (New Zealand) 188
42 San Diego, California (United States) 188
43 Adelaide (Australia) 188
44 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 187
45 Sacramento, California (United States) 186
46 Tel Aviv (Israel) 185
47 Helsinki (Finland) 185
48 Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 184
49 Toronto (Canada) 184
50 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 183
51 Portland, Oregon (United States) 183
52 Beirut (Lebanon) 182
53 Denver, Colorado (United States) 180
54 Hamburg (Germany) 179
55 Houston, Texas (United States) 179
56 Auckland (New Zealand) 179
57 Tampa, Florida (United States) 175
58 Belfast (United Kingdom) 175
59 Brussels (Belgium) 174
60 Munich (Germany) 174
61 Calgary (Canada) 174
62 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 173
63 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 172
64 Austin, Texas (United States) 172
65 Gothenburg (Sweden) 171
66 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 170
67 Milan (Italy) 170
68 Vancouver (Canada) 168
69 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 167
70 Bonn (Germany) 166
71 Rome (Italy) 166
72 Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 166
73 Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 165
74 Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 164
75 Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 164
76 Seoul (South Korea) 163
77 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 162
78 San Juan (Puerto Rico) 161
79 Shanghai (China) 160
80 Malmo (Sweden) 159
81 Florence (Italy) 158
82 Vienna (Austria) 158
83 Berlin (Germany) 157
84 Edmonton (Canada) 156
85 Ottawa (Canada) 155
86 San Antonio, California (United States) 154
87 Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 153
88 Detroit, Michigan (United States) 153
89 Genoa (Italy) 152
90 Halifax (Canada) 149
91 Barcelona (Spain) 149
92 Rochester, New York (United States) 148
93 San Antonio, Texas (United States) 148
94 Madrid (Spain) 147
95 Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 146
96 Bologna (Italy) 146
97 Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 146
98 Montreal (Canada) 146
99 Brescia (Italy) 145
100 San Jose (Costa Rica) 145
101 Graz (Austria) 143
102 Trieste (Italy) 142
103 Turin (Italy) 141
104 Verona (Italy) 141
105 Naples (Italy) 140
106 Winnipeg (Canada) 140
107 Amman (Jordan) 137
108 Beijing (China) 133
109 Bari (Italy) 133
110 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 133
111 Catania (Italy) 132
112 Palermo (Italy) 131
113 Montevideo (Uruguay) 129
114 Lisbon (Portugal) 127
115 Athens (Greece) 127
116 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 126
117 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 124
118 São Paulo (Brazil) 121
119 Santiago (Chile) 121
120 Nairobi (Kenya) 120
121 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 119
122 Split (Croatia) 119
123 Istanbul (Turkey) 117
124 Seville (Spain) 117
125 Bhisho (South Africa) 117
126 Zagreb (Croatia) 116
127 Lima (Peru) 115
128 Tallinn (Estonia) 113
129 Zagreb - Centar (Croatia) 113
130 Moscow (Russia) 113
131 Johannesburg (South Africa) 113
132 Baku (Azerbaijan) 112
133 Campinas (Brazil) 112
134 Riga (Latvia) 111
135 Oporto (Portugal) 110
136 Bangkok (Thailand) 108
137 Manila (Philippines) 107
138 Dubrovnik (Croatia) 104
139 Brasília (Brazil) 104
140 Jakarta (Indonesia) 104
141 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 103
142 Zadar (Croatia) 103
143 Manaus (Brazil) 103
144 Mexico City (Mexico) 103
145 Cape Town (South Africa) 102
146 Warsaw (Poland) 102
147 Podgorica (Montenegro) 101
148 Niterói (Brazil) 100
149 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 100
150 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 100
151 Bucharest (Romania) 100
152 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
153 Rijeka (Croatia) 100
154 Curitiba (Brazil) 99
155 Monterrey (Mexico) 99
156 Ankara (Turkey) 98
157 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 98
158 Recife (Brazil) 96
159 Florianopolis (Brazil) 96
160 Budapest (Hungary) 94
161 Pretoria (South Africa) 94
162 Pattaya (Thailand) 94
163 Osijek (Croatia) 93
164 Fortaleza (Brazil) 93
165 Salvador (Brazil) 93
166 Belgrade (Serbia) 92
167 Wrocław (Poland) 92
168 Brno (Czech Republic) 91
169 Kraków (Poland) 91
170 Goiânia (Brazil) 90
171 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 89
172 Bogotá (Colombia) 87
173 Cairo (Egypt) 86
174 Durban (South Africa) 86
175 Mumbai (India) 85
176 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 85
177 Skopje (Macedonia) 84
178 Sofia (Bulgaria) 82
179 Timisoara (Romania) 82
180 Iasi (Romania) 81
181 Szeged (Hungary) 81
182 Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 80
183 Medellín (Colombia) 79
184 Tunis (Tunisia) 79
185 Debrecen (Hungary) 78
186 Gurgaon (India) 78
187 Delhi (India) 78
188 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 77
189 Tbilisi (Georgia) 77
190 Vilnius (Lithuania) 76
191 Novi Sad (Serbia) 71
192 Bangalore (India) 69
193 Pune (India) 61
194 Madras (India) 59

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 Tokyo.

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