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 Oslo (Norway) 297
2 Zurich (Switzerland) 290
3 London (United Kingdom) 286
4 Geneva (Switzerland) 280
5 Singapore (Singapore) 261
6 Perth (Australia) 253
7 New York City (United States) 250
8 Lausanne (Switzerland) 247
9 Basel (Switzerland) 244
10 Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 244
11 Sydney (Australia) 243
12 San Francisco (United States) 240
13 Brisbane (Australia) 235
14 Washington D.C. (United States) 231
15 Stockholm (Sweden) 230
16 Paris (France) 229
17 Copenhagen (Denmark) 226
18 Melbourne (Australia) 223
19 The Hague (Netherlands) 221
20 Wellington (New Zealand) 216
21 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 214
22 Tokyo (Japan) 212
23 Helsinki (Finland) 211
24 Dublin (Ireland) 211
25 Honolulu (United States) 210
26 Auckland (New Zealand) 210
27 Canberra (Australia) 210
28 Adelaide (Australia) 209
29 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 207
30 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 206
31 Aarhus (Denmark) 204
32 Boston (United States) 202
33 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 194
34 Reykjavik (Iceland) 194
35 Toronto (Canada) 192
36 Munich (Germany) 190
37 Cork (Ireland) 186
38 Tel Aviv (Israel) 186
39 Seattle (United States) 185
40 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 185
41 Calgary (Canada) 184
42 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 184
43 Oakland, California (United States) 184
44 Vancouver (Canada) 184
45 Chicago (United States) 182
46 Los Angeles (United States) 182
47 Philadelphia (United States) 182
48 Anchorage (United States) 181
49 Brussels (Belgium) 180
50 Genoa (Italy) 180
51 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 179
52 Gothenburg (Sweden) 179
53 Hamburg (Germany) 178
54 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 178
55 Manchester (United Kingdom) 177
56 Nice (France) 177
57 Malmo (Sweden) 176
58 Vienna (Austria) 175
59 Milan (Italy) 175
60 Doha (Qatar) 175
61 Charlotte (United States) 175
62 Rome (Italy) 174
63 Seoul (South Korea) 174
64 Miami (United States) 174
65 Jerusalem (Israel) 174
66 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 173
67 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 172
68 Düsseldorf (Germany) 172
69 Lyon (France) 171
70 Stuttgart (Germany) 171
71 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 171
72 Portland (United States) 170
73 Sacramento (United States) 170
74 San Jose (United States) 170
75 Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 168
76 Florence (Italy) 167
77 Bonn (Germany) 167
78 Buffalo (United States) 167
79 Denver (United States) 166
80 San Diego (United States) 166
81 Antwerp (Belgium) 166
82 Moscow (Russia) 165
83 Belfast (United Kingdom) 165
84 São Paulo (Brazil) 164
85 Galway (Ireland) 164
86 Atlanta (United States) 163
87 Berlin (Germany) 162
88 Bologna (Italy) 161
89 Cologne (Germany) 161
90 Shanghai (China) 161
91 Madrid (Spain) 160
92 Ottawa (Canada) 160
93 Pittsburgh (United States) 159
94 Turin (Italy) 159
95 Halifax (Canada) 159
96 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 159
97 Montreal (Canada) 159
98 Edmonton (Canada) 158
99 Baltimore (United States) 158
100 Victoria (Canada) 158
101 Austin (United States) 157
102 Barcelona (Spain) 157
103 Lagos (Nigeria) 156
104 Dallas (United States) 155
105 Naples (Italy) 155
106 Kuwait City (Kuwait) 155
107 Cleveland (United States) 153
108 Houston (United States) 153
109 Minneapolis - St. Paul (United States) 153
110 Phoenix (United States) 150
111 Winnipeg (Canada) 150
112 Mannheim (Germany) 149
113 Trieste (Italy) 149
114 Brescia (Italy) 148
115 Salt Lake City (United States) 148
Ranking City Price Index *
116 Brasília (Brazil) 146
117 Tampa (United States) 145
118 Quebec City (Canada) 145
119 Orlando (United States) 145
120 Baku (Azerbaijan) 144
121 Athens (Greece) 144
122 Madison (United States) 144
123 Nashville (United States) 143
124 Milwaukee (United States) 142
125 St. Louis (United States) 141
126 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 141
127 Columbus (United States) 141
128 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 140
129 Lisbon (Portugal) 139
130 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 138
131 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 137
132 Panama City (Panama) 137
133 Las Vegas (United States) 134
134 Beijing (China) 134
135 San Jose (Costa Rica) 134
136 Kansas City (United States) 133
137 Bogotá (Colombia) 133
138 Valencia (Spain) 133
139 Omaha (United States) 132
140 San Antonio, California (United States) 132
141 Istanbul (Turkey) 132
142 Montevideo (Uruguay) 132
143 Indianapolis (United States) 131
144 Cincinnati (United States) 131
145 Manama (Bahrain) 130
146 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 130
147 Seville (Spain) 129
148 Knoxville, TN (United States) 128
149 Tucson (United States) 128
150 Thessaloniki (Greece) 127
151 Recife (Brazil) 125
152 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 125
153 Taipei (Taiwan) 124
154 Amman (Jordan) 124
155 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 123
156 Curitiba (Brazil) 121
157 Malaga (Spain) 121
158 Yekaterinburg (Russia) 120
159 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 120
160 Salvador (Brazil) 120
161 Albuquerque (United States) 120
162 Warsaw (Poland) 119
163 Oporto (Portugal) 119
164 Tallinn (Estonia) 119
165 Santiago (Chile) 119
166 Johannesburg (South Africa) 119
167 Kampala (Uganda) 117
168 Florianopolis (Brazil) 117
169 Riga (Latvia) 116
170 Zagreb (Croatia) 116
171 Coimbra (Portugal) 115
172 Fortaleza (Brazil) 115
173 Nairobi (Kenya) 114
174 Mexico City (Mexico) 113
175 Bratislava (Slovakia) 113
176 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 112
177 Manila (Philippines) 112
178 Jakarta (Indonesia) 111
179 Medellín (Colombia) 111
180 Bangkok (Thailand) 110
181 Vilnius (Lithuania) 110
182 Novosibirsk (Russia) 110
183 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 109
184 San Salvador (El Salvador) 108
185 Ankara (Turkey) 107
186 Lima (Peru) 107
187 İzmir (Turkey) 106
188 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 105
189 Budapest (Hungary) 102
190 Belgrade (Serbia) 101
191 Casablanca (Morocco) 101
192 Cape Town (South Africa) 101
193 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
194 Bucharest (Romania) 100
195 Monterrey (Mexico) 99
196 Kraków (Poland) 99
197 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 98
198 Guadalajara (Mexico) 98
199 Pretoria (South Africa) 97
200 Wrocław (Poland) 96
201 Poznan (Poland) 96
202 Quito (Ecuador) 95
203 Gdańsk (Poland) 93
204 Brno (Czech Republic) 91
205 Szczecin (Poland) 90
206 Sofia (Bulgaria) 90
207 Hanoi (Vietnam) 89
208 Timisoara (Romania) 88
209 Dhaka (Bangladesh) 87
210 Yerevan (Armenia) 87
211 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 85
212 Cairo (Egypt) 85
213 Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 85
214 Skopje (Macedonia) 84
215 Tirana (Albania) 83
216 Brasov (Romania) 82
217 Colombo (Sri Lanka) 78
218 Chiang Mai (Thailand) 78
219 Murree (Pakistan) 75
220 Mumbai (India) 73
221 Chişinău (Moldova) 68
222 Delhi (India) 67
223 Bangalore (India) 65
224 Madras (India) 59
225 Pune (India) 57
226 Ahmedabad (India) 56
227 Hyderabad (India) 52
228 Kolkata (India) 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 Cincinnati.

Recent Prices Added

  • Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) in Bauru costs R$ 20 (6 minutes ago)
  • Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) in Guwahati costs ₨894 (21 minutes ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) in Detroit costs $5.00 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) in Marseille costs €30 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) in Bangalore costs ₨60 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket in Darmstadt costs €0.55 (about 2 hours ago)