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) 308
2 Zurich (Switzerland) 301
3 London (United Kingdom) 300
4 Geneva (Switzerland) 294
5 New York City (United States) 275
6 Bern (Switzerland) 268
7 San Francisco, California (United States) 268
8 Washington D.C. (United States) 267
9 Hong Kong 263
10 Singapore 249
11 Oslo (Norway) 238
12 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 236
13 Chicago, Illinois (United States) 231
14 Doha (Qatar) 228
15 Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 222
16 Los Angeles, California (United States) 222
17 Tokyo (Japan) 218
18 Paris (France) 218
19 Seattle, Washington (United States) 217
20 San Jose, California (United States) 217
21 Sydney (Australia) 214
22 Miami, Florida (United States) 214
23 Copenhagen (Denmark) 213
24 Brisbane (Australia) 211
25 Perth (Australia) 210
26 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 209
27 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 208
28 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 208
29 Stockholm (Sweden) 207
30 Dublin (Ireland) 207
31 Melbourne (Australia) 205
32 Oakland, California (United States) 204
33 Reykjavik (Iceland) 202
34 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 200
35 Wellington (New Zealand) 197
36 Manchester (United Kingdom) 197
37 Tel Aviv (Israel) 195
38 Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 195
39 Canberra (Australia) 195
40 Aarhus (Denmark) 195
41 San Diego, California (United States) 194
42 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 193
43 Beirut (Lebanon) 193
44 Luxembourg 192
45 Portland, Oregon (United States) 192
46 Auckland (New Zealand) 190
47 Sacramento, California (United States) 190
48 Dallas, Texas (United States) 190
49 Toronto (Canada) 190
50 Helsinki (Finland) 189
51 Adelaide (Australia) 189
52 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 186
53 Denver, Colorado (United States) 185
54 Houston, Texas (United States) 184
55 Christchurch (New Zealand) 184
56 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 181
57 Austin, Texas (United States) 181
58 Brussels (Belgium) 179
59 Belfast (United Kingdom) 179
60 Calgary (Canada) 178
61 Vancouver (Canada) 176
62 Tampa, Florida (United States) 176
63 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 175
64 Cork (Ireland) 174
65 Munich (Germany) 174
66 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 174
67 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 173
68 Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 171
69 Seoul (South Korea) 171
70 Hamburg (Germany) 171
71 Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 170
72 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 170
73 Milan (Italy) 169
74 Gothenburg (Sweden) 168
75 Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 168
76 Bonn (Germany) 168
77 Rome (Italy) 167
78 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 167
79 Shanghai (China) 166
80 San Juan (Puerto Rico) 165
81 Orlando, Florida (United States) 165
82 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 164
83 Edmonton (Canada) 163
84 Florence (Italy) 161
85 Ottawa (Canada) 161
86 Vienna (Austria) 160
87 Malmo (Sweden) 160
88 San Antonio, California (United States) 158
89 Berlin (Germany) 156
90 Halifax (Canada) 156
91 Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 155
92 Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 155
93 Detroit, Michigan (United States) 154
94 Genoa (Italy) 154
95 Barcelona (Spain) 152
96 Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 152
97 Rochester, New York (United States) 151
98 San Antonio, Texas (United States) 150
99 Montreal (Canada) 150
100 Bologna (Italy) 147
101 Madrid (Spain) 147
102 Brescia (Italy) 146
103 Winnipeg (Canada) 144
104 San Jose (Costa Rica) 144
105 Graz (Austria) 144
106 Trieste (Italy) 142
107 Turin (Italy) 142
108 Verona (Italy) 141
109 Naples (Italy) 141
110 Beijing (China) 140
111 Manama (Bahrain) 138
112 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 137
113 Amman (Jordan) 137
114 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 133
115 Catania (Italy) 132
116 São Paulo (Brazil) 132
117 Moscow (Russia) 132
118 Bari (Italy) 132
119 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 131
120 Palermo (Italy) 131
121 Montevideo (Uruguay) 131
122 Athens (Greece) 129
123 Lisbon (Portugal) 129
124 Santiago (Chile) 129
125 Bhisho (South Africa) 128
126 Campinas (Brazil) 128
127 Istanbul (Turkey) 127
128 Johannesburg (South Africa) 123
129 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 122
130 Nairobi (Kenya) 122
131 Split (Croatia) 120
132 Lima (Peru) 118
133 Baku (Azerbaijan) 117
134 Zagreb (Croatia) 117
135 Brasília (Brazil) 116
136 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 115
137 Bangkok (Thailand) 115
138 Guatemala City (Guatemala) 114
139 Manaus (Brazil) 113
140 Zagreb - Centar (Croatia) 113
141 Riga (Latvia) 113
142 Tallinn (Estonia) 111
143 Manila (Philippines) 111
144 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 111
145 Jakarta (Indonesia) 111
146 Cape Town (South Africa) 110
147 Oporto (Portugal) 110
148 Curitiba (Brazil) 108
149 Mexico City (Mexico) 108
150 Niterói (Brazil) 108
151 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 107
152 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 106
153 Podgorica (Montenegro) 105
154 Dubrovnik (Croatia) 105
155 Recife (Brazil) 105
156 Zadar (Croatia) 104
157 Warsaw (Poland) 104
158 Monterrey (Mexico) 104
159 Florianopolis (Brazil) 103
160 Salvador (Brazil) 103
161 Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 102
162 Bucharest (Romania) 102
163 Ankara (Turkey) 100
164 Rijeka (Croatia) 100
165 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
166 Fortaleza (Brazil) 100
167 Pretoria (South Africa) 99
168 Pattaya (Thailand) 99
169 Goiânia (Brazil) 98
170 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 98
171 Bogotá (Colombia) 96
172 Budapest (Hungary) 95
173 Belgrade (Serbia) 94
174 Osijek (Croatia) 94
175 Durban (South Africa) 93
176 Kraków (Poland) 93
177 Wrocław (Poland) 92
178 Brno (Czech Republic) 92
179 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 91
180 Mumbai (India) 88
181 Cairo (Egypt) 88
182 Medellín (Colombia) 86
183 Skopje (Macedonia) 84
184 Sofia (Bulgaria) 83
185 Łódź (Poland) 83
186 Gurgaon (India) 83
187 Yerevan (Armenia) 83
188 Szeged (Hungary) 82
189 Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 82
190 Tunis (Tunisia) 81
191 Vilnius (Lithuania) 80
192 Delhi (India) 80
193 Debrecen (Hungary) 80
194 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 79
195 Bangalore (India) 74
196 Novi Sad (Serbia) 71
197 Pune (India) 64
198 Madras (India) 61

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 Karlsruhe.

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