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) 337
2 Lausanne (Switzerland) 302
3 Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 300
4 Bern (Switzerland) 297
5 Basel (Switzerland) 292
6 London (United Kingdom) 292
7 Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 291
8 New York City (United States) 286
9 San Francisco (United States) 283
10 Washington D.C. (United States) 279
11 Singapore (Singapore) 276
12 Oslo (Norway) 269
13 Lugano (Switzerland) 260
14 Boston (United States) 244
15 Perth (Australia) 243
16 Wellington (New Zealand) 237
17 Sydney (Australia) 229
18 Chicago (United States) 228
19 Brisbane (Australia) 226
20 Copenhagen (Denmark) 224
21 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 223
22 Paris (France) 221
23 Melbourne (Australia) 220
24 Stockholm (Sweden) 218
25 Seattle (United States) 215
26 Dublin (Ireland) 213
27 Miami (United States) 213
28 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 212
29 Doha (Qatar) 212
30 Anchorage (United States) 212
31 Los Angeles (United States) 211
32 Helsinki (Finland) 210
33 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 206
34 Charlotte (United States) 204
35 Auckland (New Zealand) 204
36 San Diego (United States) 203
37 Oakland, California (United States) 202
38 Philadelphia (United States) 202
39 Aarhus (Denmark) 202
40 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 199
41 Portland (United States) 199
42 Toronto (Canada) 199
43 Christchurch (New Zealand) 198
44 Calgary (Canada) 196
45 Birmingham (United Kingdom) 196
46 Cork (Ireland) 195
47 Denver (United States) 194
48 New Orleans (United States) 189
49 Atlanta (United States) 189
50 Vancouver (Canada) 187
51 Baltimore (United States) 186
52 Liverpool (United Kingdom) 185
53 Tel Aviv (Israel) 185
54 Austin (United States) 185
55 Munich (Germany) 185
56 Manchester (United Kingdom) 185
57 Odense (Denmark) 185
58 Dallas (United States) 184
59 Richmond, Virginia (United States) 181
60 Brussels (Belgium) 179
61 Seoul (South Korea) 179
62 Jerusalem (Israel) 178
63 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 178
64 Minneapolis - St. Paul (United States) 178
65 Houston (United States) 177
66 Phoenix (United States) 174
67 Gothenburg (Sweden) 173
68 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 172
69 Rome (Italy) 172
70 Vienna (Austria) 172
71 Madison (United States) 171
72 Edmonton (Canada) 171
73 Hamilton (Canada) 170
74 Tampa (United States) 170
75 Milan (Italy) 169
76 São Paulo (Brazil) 168
77 Lyon (France) 167
78 Nice (France) 167
79 Nashville (United States) 167
80 Baku (Azerbaijan) 166
81 Kuwait City (Kuwait) 166
82 Stuttgart (Germany) 165
83 Panama City (Panama) 165
84 St. Louis (United States) 165
85 Florence (Italy) 165
86 Montreal (Canada) 163
87 Galway (Ireland) 162
88 San Jose (Costa Rica) 161
89 Berlin (Germany) 160
90 Antwerp (Belgium) 158
91 Bologna (Italy) 157
92 Kansas City (United States) 157
93 Barcelona (Spain) 156
94 Las Vegas (United States) 155
95 Madrid (Spain) 155
96 Indianapolis (United States) 155
97 Graz (Austria) 155
98 Detroit (United States) 153
99 Cincinnati (United States) 153
100 Turin (Italy) 153
101 San Antonio, California (United States) 153
102 Bergamo (Italy) 153
103 Winnipeg (Canada) 152
104 Naples (Italy) 151
105 Toulouse (France) 151
106 Quebec City (Canada) 150
107 Brasília (Brazil) 150
108 Rochester, New York (United States) 149
Ranking City Price Index *
109 Trieste (Italy) 148
110 Montevideo (Uruguay) 148
111 Verona (Italy) 148
112 Brescia (Italy) 147
113 Manaus (Brazil) 147
114 Manama (Bahrain) 146
115 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 142
116 Istanbul (Turkey) 142
117 Albuquerque (United States) 140
118 Taipei (Taiwan) 140
119 Campinas (Brazil) 138
120 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 137
121 Zaragoza (Spain) 136
122 Beijing (China) 136
123 Caxias do Sul (Brazil) 135
124 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 134
125 Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 134
126 Florianopolis (Brazil) 134
127 Catania (Italy) 134
128 Santiago (Chile) 133
129 Lisbon (Portugal) 133
130 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 133
131 Athens (Greece) 132
132 Goiânia (Brazil) 132
133 Johannesburg (South Africa) 132
134 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 131
135 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 129
136 Vitória (Brazil) 129
137 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 129
138 Curitiba (Brazil) 128
139 Valencia (Spain) 127
140 Recife (Brazil) 127
141 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 127
142 Ankara (Turkey) 126
143 Murcia (Spain) 125
144 Salvador (Brazil) 124
145 Bangkok (Thailand) 123
146 Seville (Spain) 123
147 Jakarta (Indonesia) 123
148 Thessaloniki (Greece) 122
149 Split (Croatia) 121
150 Tallinn (Estonia) 120
151 Fortaleza (Brazil) 119
152 Malaga (Spain) 119
153 San Salvador (El Salvador) 118
154 Lima (Peru) 117
155 Mexico City (Mexico) 117
156 Zagreb - Centar (Croatia) 115
157 Cape Town (South Africa) 114
158 Zagreb (Croatia) 114
159 Bogotá (Colombia) 114
160 Oporto (Portugal) 114
161 Pretoria (South Africa) 113
162 Bratislava (Slovakia) 113
163 İzmir (Turkey) 113
164 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 113
165 Vilnius (Lithuania) 113
166 Warsaw (Poland) 112
167 Quito (Ecuador) 111
168 Moscow (Russia) 110
169 Dubrovnik (Croatia) 108
170 Podgorica (Montenegro) 107
171 Zadar (Croatia) 103
172 Medellín (Colombia) 102
173 Rijeka (Croatia) 101
174 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
175 Monterrey (Mexico) 100
176 Bucharest (Romania) 99
177 Hanoi (Vietnam) 99
178 Guadalajara (Mexico) 99
179 Budapest (Hungary) 98
180 Durban (South Africa) 97
181 Dhaka (Bangladesh) 96
182 Osijek (Croatia) 96
183 Cairo (Egypt) 95
184 Gdańsk (Poland) 95
185 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 95
186 Wrocław (Poland) 93
187 Poznan (Poland) 93
188 Belgrade (Serbia) 91
189 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 90
190 Chiang Mai (Thailand) 89
191 Skopje (Macedonia) 87
192 Yerevan (Armenia) 87
193 Sofia (Bulgaria) 86
194 Łódź (Poland) 86
195 Mumbai (India) 85
196 Tunis (Tunisia) 84
197 Murree (Pakistan) 84
198 Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 83
199 Szeged (Hungary) 83
200 Debrecen (Hungary) 82
201 Yekaterinburg (Russia) 81
202 Novi Sad (Serbia) 81
203 Brasov (Romania) 78
204 Delhi (India) 78
205 Bangalore (India) 74
206 Novosibirsk (Russia) 71
207 Kiev (Ukraine) 69
208 Madras (India) 69
209 Ahmedabad (India) 67
210 Pune (India) 67
211 Chişinău (Moldova) 66
212 Hyderabad (India) 65
213 Kolkata (India) 56
214 Kharkiv (Ukraine) 55
215 Coimbatore (India) 54

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 Prague.

Recent Prices Added

  • Daily menu in the business district in Guangzhou costs 元50 (6 minutes ago)
  • 1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) in Hong Kong costs HK$200 (33 minutes ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Vancouver costs C$30 (44 minutes ago)
  • Monthly ticket public transport in Seoul costs ₩66,000 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Daily menu in the business district in Dallas costs $9 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area in Lima costs S/. 3,500 (about 2 hours ago)