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) 289
2 Oslo (Norway) 284
3 Geneva (Switzerland) 280
4 London (United Kingdom) 279
5 Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 268
6 Singapore (Singapore) 263
7 New York City (United States) 259
8 San Francisco (United States) 255
9 Perth (Australia) 250
10 Lausanne (Switzerland) 248
11 Washington D.C. (United States) 245
12 Basel (Switzerland) 242
13 Sydney (Australia) 235
14 Paris (France) 228
15 Brisbane (Australia) 228
16 Copenhagen (Denmark) 227
17 The Hague (Netherlands) 222
18 Stockholm (Sweden) 222
19 Wellington (New Zealand) 219
20 Boston (United States) 216
21 Lugano (Switzerland) 215
22 Melbourne (Australia) 215
23 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 210
24 Helsinki (Finland) 210
25 Dublin (Ireland) 210
26 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 208
27 Auckland (New Zealand) 208
28 Honolulu (United States) 206
29 Aarhus (Denmark) 204
30 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 204
31 Adelaide (Australia) 200
32 Toronto (Canada) 200
33 Cork (Ireland) 199
34 Canberra (Australia) 199
35 Chicago (United States) 196
36 Seattle (United States) 194
37 Doha (Qatar) 194
38 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 194
39 Anchorage (United States) 193
40 Tokyo (Japan) 192
41 Los Angeles (United States) 192
42 Munich (Germany) 191
43 Calgary (Canada) 191
44 Philadelphia (United States) 190
45 Reykjavik (Iceland) 190
46 Christchurch (New Zealand) 190
47 Vancouver (Canada) 189
48 Birmingham (United Kingdom) 186
49 Odense (Denmark) 186
50 Charlotte (United States) 186
51 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 185
52 Miami (United States) 185
53 Oakland, California (United States) 185
54 San Jose (United States) 181
55 Portland (United States) 181
56 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 180
57 Hamburg (Germany) 179
58 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 179
59 Brussels (Belgium) 179
60 San Diego (United States) 179
61 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 178
62 Buffalo (United States) 177
63 Tel Aviv (Israel) 177
64 Liverpool (United Kingdom) 177
65 Denver (United States) 176
66 Gothenburg (Sweden) 176
67 Genoa (Italy) 175
68 Manchester (United Kingdom) 175
69 Atlanta (United States) 175
70 Rome (Italy) 175
71 Milan (Italy) 175
72 Sacramento (United States) 174
73 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 172
74 Nice (France) 172
75 Vienna (Austria) 171
76 Düsseldorf (Germany) 171
77 Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 169
78 Pittsburgh (United States) 169
79 Lyon (France) 168
80 Baltimore (United States) 168
81 Shanghai (China) 167
82 Belfast (United Kingdom) 167
83 Montreal (Canada) 167
84 Stuttgart (Germany) 167
85 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 167
86 Dallas (United States) 167
87 Hamilton (Canada) 166
88 Florence (Italy) 166
89 Ottawa (Canada) 166
90 Victoria (Canada) 166
91 Beirut (Lebanon) 166
92 Antwerp (Belgium) 165
93 Jerusalem (Israel) 165
94 Edmonton (Canada) 165
95 Richmond, Virginia (United States) 164
96 Halifax (Canada) 163
97 Houston (United States) 163
98 Austin (United States) 162
99 Seoul (South Korea) 162
100 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 162
101 Galway (Ireland) 162
102 Cleveland (United States) 162
103 Berlin (Germany) 162
104 Bologna (Italy) 160
105 Minneapolis - St. Paul (United States) 160
106 Phoenix (United States) 158
107 Madrid (Spain) 158
108 Cologne (Germany) 158
109 Barcelona (Spain) 157
110 Kuwait City (Kuwait) 157
111 São Paulo (Brazil) 157
112 Madison (United States) 156
113 Salt Lake City (United States) 156
114 Bergamo (Italy) 155
115 Turin (Italy) 154
116 Tampa (United States) 154
117 Orlando (United States) 154
118 Winnipeg (Canada) 153
119 Toulouse (France) 153
120 Naples (Italy) 153
121 Milwaukee (United States) 152
Ranking City Price Index *
122 Verona (Italy) 151
123 Nashville (United States) 151
124 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 151
125 Quebec City (Canada) 150
126 Baku (Azerbaijan) 150
127 Columbus (United States) 150
128 St. Louis (United States) 150
129 Panama City (Panama) 149
130 Trieste (Italy) 149
131 Bilbao (Spain) 149
132 Brescia (Italy) 146
133 Mannheim (Germany) 146
134 Kansas City (United States) 143
135 Moscow (Russia) 142
136 Montevideo (Uruguay) 142
137 Omaha (United States) 142
138 San Jose (Costa Rica) 141
139 Las Vegas (United States) 141
140 Detroit (United States) 141
141 Cincinnati (United States) 141
142 Jacksonville (United States) 140
143 Indianapolis (United States) 140
144 San Antonio, California (United States) 139
145 Brasília (Brazil) 139
146 Catania (Italy) 138
147 Zaragoza (Spain) 137
148 Knoxville, TN (United States) 137
149 Athens (Greece) 136
150 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 136
151 Lisbon (Portugal) 136
152 Rochester, New York (United States) 136
153 Manama (Bahrain) 135
154 Istanbul (Turkey) 135
155 Beijing (China) 133
156 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 132
157 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 129
158 Valencia (Spain) 129
159 Bogotá (Colombia) 129
160 Nairobi (Kenya) 127
161 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 127
162 Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 127
163 Johannesburg (South Africa) 127
164 Campinas (Brazil) 126
165 Taipei (Taiwan) 126
166 Albuquerque (United States) 126
167 Murcia (Spain) 126
168 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 124
169 Seville (Spain) 124
170 Santiago (Chile) 124
171 Thessaloniki (Greece) 123
172 Florianopolis (Brazil) 123
173 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 121
174 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 121
175 Goiânia (Brazil) 120
176 Vitória (Brazil) 120
177 Malaga (Spain) 120
178 Curitiba (Brazil) 119
179 Recife (Brazil) 119
180 Tallinn (Estonia) 117
181 Manila (Philippines) 117
182 Oporto (Portugal) 115
183 Salvador (Brazil) 114
184 Mexico City (Mexico) 114
185 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 114
186 Zagreb (Croatia) 114
187 Warsaw (Poland) 114
188 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 113
189 Bangkok (Thailand) 113
190 San Salvador (El Salvador) 112
191 Bratislava (Slovakia) 112
192 Fortaleza (Brazil) 112
193 Ankara (Turkey) 111
194 Lima (Peru) 111
195 İzmir (Turkey) 108
196 Vilnius (Lithuania) 108
197 Cape Town (South Africa) 106
198 Jakarta (Indonesia) 106
199 Rijeka (Croatia) 103
200 Monterrey (Mexico) 102
201 Medellín (Colombia) 102
202 Quito (Ecuador) 102
203 Budapest (Hungary) 101
204 Yekaterinburg (Russia) 101
205 Pretoria (South Africa) 100
206 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
207 Bucharest (Romania) 98
208 Gdańsk (Poland) 97
209 Kraków (Poland) 96
210 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 96
211 Belgrade (Serbia) 95
212 Wrocław (Poland) 95
213 Poznan (Poland) 94
214 Guadalajara (Mexico) 94
215 Durban (South Africa) 93
216 Novosibirsk (Russia) 92
217 Hanoi (Vietnam) 92
218 Brno (Czech Republic) 92
219 Cairo (Egypt) 91
220 Szczecin (Poland) 89
221 Łódź (Poland) 88
222 Sofia (Bulgaria) 88
223 Timisoara (Romania) 87
224 Yerevan (Armenia) 86
225 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 85
226 Skopje (Macedonia) 84
227 Chiang Mai (Thailand) 81
228 Brasov (Romania) 80
229 Tunis (Tunisia) 80
230 Murree (Pakistan) 76
231 Mumbai (India) 76
232 Delhi (India) 69
233 Bangalore (India) 67
234 Chişinău (Moldova) 67
235 Kiev (Ukraine) 64
236 Ahmedabad (India) 62
237 Hyderabad (India) 58
238 Pune (India) 58
239 Kolkata (India) 51
240 Coimbatore (India) 50
241 Kharkiv (Ukraine) 49

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 Jundiai.

Recent Prices Added

  • 12 eggs, large in São Paulo costs R$ 4.00 (28 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area in Belo Horizonte costs R$ 2,500 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Daily menu in the business district in Honolulu costs $12 (about 4 hours ago)
  • Daily menu in the business district in Graz costs €7 (about 4 hours ago)
  • 1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) in Bangalore costs ₨693 (about 6 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area in Frankfurt am Main costs €250 (about 6 hours ago)