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's Cost of Living Index (Table form)

Ranking City Price Index *
1 Zurich (Switzerland) 286
2 Oslo (Norway) 282
3 London (United Kingdom) 281
4 Geneva (Switzerland) 278
5 Singapore (Singapore) 262
6 Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 253
7 New York City (United States) 252
8 San Francisco (United States) 248
9 Perth (Australia) 248
10 Lausanne (Switzerland) 248
11 Basel (Switzerland) 242
12 Washington D.C. (United States) 238
13 Sydney (Australia) 234
14 Copenhagen (Denmark) 226
15 Paris (France) 225
16 Brisbane (Australia) 224
17 Stockholm (Sweden) 223
18 The Hague (Netherlands) 217
19 Honolulu (United States) 215
20 Melbourne (Australia) 213
21 Helsinki (Finland) 212
22 Wellington (New Zealand) 211
23 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 210
24 Tokyo (Japan) 209
25 Dublin (Ireland) 209
26 Boston (United States) 209
27 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 203
28 Aarhus (Denmark) 203
29 Canberra (Australia) 202
30 Auckland (New Zealand) 200
31 Adelaide (Australia) 200
32 Oklahoma City (United States) 199
33 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 194
34 Toronto (Canada) 193
35 Reykjavik (Iceland) 191
36 Munich (Germany) 189
37 Seattle (United States) 188
38 Chicago (United States) 188
39 Oakland, California (United States) 187
40 Los Angeles (United States) 186
41 Anchorage (United States) 186
42 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 185
43 Philadelphia (United States) 184
44 Vancouver (Canada) 184
45 Calgary (Canada) 184
46 Cork (Ireland) 181
47 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 181
48 Brussels (Belgium) 179
49 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 179
50 Charlotte (United States) 179
51 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 178
52 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 177
53 Tel Aviv (Israel) 177
54 Hamburg (Germany) 177
55 Gothenburg (Sweden) 177
56 Miami (United States) 176
57 Genoa (Italy) 175
58 Manchester (United Kingdom) 175
59 Rome (Italy) 175
60 Portland (United States) 175
61 Milan (Italy) 174
62 San Jose (United States) 173
63 San Diego (United States) 172
64 Sacramento (United States) 172
65 Nice (France) 171
66 Buffalo (United States) 171
67 Vienna (Austria) 171
68 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 170
69 Düsseldorf (Germany) 170
70 Denver (United States) 170
71 Lyon (France) 169
72 Stuttgart (Germany) 169
73 Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 169
74 Seoul (South Korea) 167
75 Atlanta (United States) 167
76 Jerusalem (Israel) 167
77 Belfast (United Kingdom) 167
78 Florence (Italy) 166
79 Shanghai (China) 166
80 Bonn (Germany) 165
81 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 164
82 Pittsburgh (United States) 163
83 Antwerp (Belgium) 163
84 Baltimore (United States) 163
85 Galway (Ireland) 162
86 Dallas (United States) 162
87 Austin (United States) 161
88 Berlin (Germany) 161
89 Ottawa (Canada) 161
90 Montreal (Canada) 161
91 Edmonton (Canada) 160
92 Bologna (Italy) 159
93 Madrid (Spain) 159
94 Beirut (Lebanon) 159
95 Halifax (Canada) 159
96 Cologne (Germany) 158
97 Houston (United States) 158
98 Victoria (Canada) 158
99 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 157
100 Cleveland (United States) 157
101 Minneapolis - St. Paul (United States) 157
102 Barcelona (Spain) 156
103 São Paulo (Brazil) 156
104 Turin (Italy) 155
105 Kuwait City (Kuwait) 155
106 Phoenix (United States) 154
107 Naples (Italy) 153
108 Salt Lake City (United States) 152
109 Tampa (United States) 149
110 Moscow (Russia) 149
111 Winnipeg (Canada) 149
112 Orlando (United States) 149
Ranking City Price Index *
113 Trieste (Italy) 148
114 Milwaukee (United States) 147
115 Madison (United States) 147
116 Nashville (United States) 146
117 Brescia (Italy) 146
118 Baku (Azerbaijan) 146
119 Quebec City (Canada) 146
120 Mannheim (Germany) 146
121 St. Louis (United States) 145
122 Columbus (United States) 145
123 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 144
124 Panama City (Panama) 141
125 Brasília (Brazil) 138
126 Kansas City (United States) 138
127 Lisbon (Portugal) 138
128 Las Vegas (United States) 137
129 Athens (Greece) 137
130 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 136
131 San Jose (Costa Rica) 136
132 Omaha (United States) 135
133 Cincinnati (United States) 135
134 San Antonio, California (United States) 135
135 Jacksonville (United States) 135
136 Indianapolis (United States) 135
137 Montevideo (Uruguay) 134
138 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 133
139 Campinas (Brazil) 132
140 Manama (Bahrain) 132
141 Beijing (China) 131
142 Valencia (Spain) 131
143 Tucson (United States) 130
144 Knoxville, TN (United States) 130
145 Istanbul (Turkey) 130
146 Bogotá (Colombia) 129
147 Taipei (Taiwan) 126
148 Amman (Jordan) 125
149 Seville (Spain) 124
150 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 124
151 Thessaloniki (Greece) 123
152 Albuquerque (United States) 123
153 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 123
154 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 123
155 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 122
156 Nairobi (Kenya) 121
157 Santiago (Chile) 120
158 Malaga (Spain) 119
159 Kampala (Uganda) 119
160 Recife (Brazil) 118
161 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 117
162 Curitiba (Brazil) 117
163 Tallinn (Estonia) 117
164 Warsaw (Poland) 116
165 Oporto (Portugal) 115
166 Coimbra (Portugal) 115
167 Johannesburg (South Africa) 115
168 Riga (Latvia) 115
169 Goiânia (Brazil) 115
170 Florianopolis (Brazil) 114
171 Salvador (Brazil) 114
172 Zagreb (Croatia) 113
173 Bratislava (Slovakia) 112
174 Mexico City (Mexico) 112
175 Bangkok (Thailand) 111
176 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 111
177 Manila (Philippines) 110
178 San Salvador (El Salvador) 110
179 Lima (Peru) 108
180 Jakarta (Indonesia) 108
181 Vilnius (Lithuania) 108
182 Yekaterinburg (Russia) 108
183 Ankara (Turkey) 107
184 Medellín (Colombia) 107
185 İzmir (Turkey) 104
186 Cape Town (South Africa) 103
187 Budapest (Hungary) 102
188 Monterrey (Mexico) 100
189 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
190 Casablanca (Morocco) 99
191 Novosibirsk (Russia) 98
192 Bucharest (Romania) 98
193 Pretoria (South Africa) 97
194 Belgrade (Serbia) 97
195 Quito (Ecuador) 97
196 Kraków (Poland) 96
197 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 94
198 Wrocław (Poland) 94
199 Poznan (Poland) 94
200 Gdańsk (Poland) 92
201 Guadalajara (Mexico) 92
202 Brno (Czech Republic) 91
203 Yerevan (Armenia) 89
204 Szczecin (Poland) 88
205 Timisoara (Romania) 88
206 Cairo (Egypt) 88
207 Sofia (Bulgaria) 88
208 Skopje (Macedonia) 85
209 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 85
210 Brasov (Romania) 80
211 Chiang Mai (Thailand) 79
212 Mumbai (India) 73
213 Murree (Pakistan) 73
214 Kiev (Ukraine) 71
215 Delhi (India) 67
216 Chişinău (Moldova) 67
217 Bangalore (India) 65
218 Madras (India) 59
219 Ahmedabad (India) 58
220 Pune (India) 57
221 Hyderabad (India) 56
222 Kharkiv (Ukraine) 56

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 Munich.

Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area in Harbin costs 元1,000 (10 minutes ago)
  • 1 kg (2 lb.) of apples in Graz costs €1.19 (12 minutes ago)
  • Daily menu in the business district in Kolkata costs ₨220 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Daily menu in the business district in Kuala Lumpur costs RM120 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Monthly ticket public transport in Toronto costs C$120 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area in Fort Worth costs $1,525 (about 3 hours ago)