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) 312
2 Geneva (Switzerland) 310
3 San Francisco, California (United States) 302
4 London (United Kingdom) 299
5 New York City (United States) 295
6 Washington D.C. (United States) 288
7 Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 288
8 Singapore (Singapore) 277
9 Oslo (Norway) 255
10 Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 247
11 Perth (Australia) 240
12 Sydney (Australia) 235
13 Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 234
14 Chicago, Illinois (United States) 232
15 Tokyo (Japan) 228
16 Doha (Qatar) 228
17 Melbourne (Australia) 226
18 Los Angeles, California (United States) 225
19 Seattle, Washington (United States) 224
20 Oakland, California (United States) 222
21 Brisbane (Australia) 221
22 Paris (France) 220
23 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 219
24 Dublin (Ireland) 218
25 Auckland (New Zealand) 213
26 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 212
27 Copenhagen (Denmark) 212
28 Adelaide (Australia) 212
29 Stockholm (Sweden) 206
30 Christchurch (New Zealand) 205
31 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 203
32 Sacramento, California (United States) 202
33 Denver, Colorado (United States) 201
34 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 201
35 Helsinki (Finland) 200
36 Reykjavik (Iceland) 200
37 Houston, Texas (United States) 200
38 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 199
39 San Diego, California (United States) 198
40 Aarhus (Denmark) 198
41 Toronto (Canada) 197
42 Portland, Oregon (United States) 196
43 Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 196
44 Calgary (Canada) 195
45 Austin, Texas (United States) 195
46 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 194
47 Seoul (South Korea) 192
48 Tel Aviv (Israel) 191
49 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 191
50 Vancouver (Canada) 191
51 Dallas, Texas (United States) 187
52 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 187
53 Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 187
54 Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 186
55 Manchester (United Kingdom) 186
56 The Hague (Netherlands) 184
57 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 183
58 Munich (Germany) 180
59 Richmond, Virginia (United States) 179
60 Brussels (Belgium) 179
61 Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 178
62 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 178
63 Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 177
64 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 177
65 Bonn (Germany) 177
66 Düsseldorf (Germany) 177
67 Hamburg (Germany) 174
68 Cork (Ireland) 174
69 Rome (Italy) 174
70 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 173
71 Shanghai (China) 173
72 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 173
73 Belfast (United Kingdom) 173
74 Edmonton (Canada) 172
75 Milan (Italy) 171
76 Gothenburg (Sweden) 170
77 Halifax (Canada) 170
78 Orlando, Florida (United States) 169
79 Ottawa (Canada) 169
80 Florence (Italy) 169
81 Columbus, Ohio (United States) 168
82 Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 168
83 Tampa, Florida (United States) 167
84 San Juan (Puerto Rico) 167
85 Vienna (Austria) 165
86 Galway (Ireland) 165
87 Stuttgart (Germany) 163
88 Montreal (Canada) 163
89 San Antonio, California (United States) 163
90 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 161
91 Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 159
92 Berlin (Germany) 159
93 Winnipeg (Canada) 158
94 Detroit, Michigan (United States) 158
95 Genoa (Italy) 158
96 Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 157
97 Barcelona (Spain) 157
98 Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 156
Ranking City Price Index *
99 Antwerp (Belgium) 156
100 Rochester, New York (United States) 156
101 Madrid (Spain) 155
102 San Antonio, Texas (United States) 155
103 Quebec City (Canada) 153
104 Bologna (Italy) 149
105 Brescia (Italy) 147
106 Manama (Bahrain) 147
107 Beijing (China) 146
108 Trieste (Italy) 145
109 Montevideo (Uruguay) 145
110 Turin (Italy) 145
111 San Jose (Costa Rica) 145
112 Amman (Jordan) 144
113 Graz (Austria) 144
114 Naples (Italy) 143
115 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 142
116 São Paulo (Brazil) 141
117 Santiago (Chile) 141
118 Verona (Italy) 140
119 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 139
120 Catania (Italy) 137
121 Palermo (Italy) 136
122 Istanbul (Turkey) 136
123 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 136
124 Bari (Italy) 135
125 Moscow (Russia) 133
126 Nairobi (Kenya) 132
127 Bangkok (Thailand) 129
128 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 128
129 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 128
130 Johannesburg (South Africa) 128
131 Baku (Azerbaijan) 127
132 Lisbon (Portugal) 126
133 Athens (Greece) 126
134 Lima (Peru) 125
135 Brasília (Brazil) 123
136 Split (Croatia) 120
137 Seville (Spain) 119
138 Niterói (Brazil) 119
139 Guatemala City (Guatemala) 118
140 Campinas (Brazil) 117
141 Mexico City (Mexico) 116
142 Jakarta (Indonesia) 116
143 Manila (Philippines) 115
144 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 115
145 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 114
146 Zagreb - Centar (Croatia) 114
147 Oporto (Portugal) 113
148 Zagreb (Croatia) 112
149 Warsaw (Poland) 112
150 Pattaya (Thailand) 111
151 Pretoria (South Africa) 111
152 Monterrey (Mexico) 111
153 Florianopolis (Brazil) 111
154 Bogotá (Colombia) 110
155 Curitiba (Brazil) 109
156 Dubrovnik (Croatia) 108
157 Goiânia (Brazil) 108
158 Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 108
159 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 108
160 Recife (Brazil) 108
161 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 107
162 Podgorica (Montenegro) 105
163 Salvador (Brazil) 104
164 Zadar (Croatia) 103
165 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 102
166 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
167 Budapest (Hungary) 99
168 Ankara (Turkey) 98
169 Medellín (Colombia) 97
170 Bucharest (Romania) 96
171 Fortaleza (Brazil) 96
172 Wrocław (Poland) 95
173 Belgrade (Serbia) 95
174 Osijek (Croatia) 94
175 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 92
176 Cairo (Egypt) 90
177 Mumbai (India) 90
178 Łódź (Poland) 87
179 Tunis (Tunisia) 86
180 Murree (Pakistan) 85
181 Szeged (Hungary) 84
182 Skopje (Macedonia) 84
183 Sofia (Bulgaria) 83
184 Debrecen (Hungary) 82
185 Novi Sad (Serbia) 82
186 Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 82
187 Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 82
188 Delhi (India) 81
189 Brasov (Romania) 79
190 Bangalore (India) 74
191 Pune (India) 66
192 Madras (India) 64
193 Chişinău (Moldova) 62
194 Bhagyanagar (India) 58
195 Kolkata (India) 58

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 Łódź.

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