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 established, 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

Ranking City Price Index *
1 Zurich (Switzerland) 304
2 Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 302
3 London (United Kingdom) 300
4 Geneva (Switzerland) 299
5 San Francisco, California (United States) 291
6 Washington D.C. (United States) 280
7 New York City (United States) 276
8 Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 269
9 Singapore (Singapore) 268
10 Oslo (Norway) 251
11 Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 235
12 Chicago, Illinois (United States) 229
13 Perth (Australia) 228
14 Los Angeles, California (United States) 226
15 Miami, Florida (United States) 226
16 San Jose, California (United States) 225
17 Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 225
18 Sydney (Australia) 225
19 Melbourne (Australia) 222
20 Seattle, Washington (United States) 222
21 Brisbane (Australia) 221
22 Paris (France) 220
23 Wellington (New Zealand) 220
24 Tokyo (Japan) 215
25 Oakland, California (United States) 212
26 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 211
27 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 210
28 Stockholm (Sweden) 209
29 Copenhagen (Denmark) 208
30 Dublin (Ireland) 208
31 Auckland (New Zealand) 207
32 Adelaide (Australia) 204
33 Denver, Colorado (United States) 202
34 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 201
35 Reykjavik (Iceland) 201
36 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 198
37 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 198
38 Aarhus (Denmark) 198
39 Helsinki (Finland) 197
40 Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 197
41 Toronto (Canada) 195
42 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 195
43 Portland, Oregon (United States) 194
44 Christchurch (New Zealand) 194
45 Sacramento, California (United States) 193
46 San Diego, California (United States) 193
47 Tel Aviv (Israel) 192
48 Calgary (Canada) 191
49 Houston, Texas (United States) 190
50 Manchester (United Kingdom) 189
51 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 188
52 Vancouver (Canada) 187
53 Austin, Texas (United States) 186
54 Dallas, Texas (United States) 185
55 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 184
56 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 183
57 Belfast (United Kingdom) 183
58 Seoul (South Korea) 182
59 Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 181
60 The Hague (Netherlands) 179
61 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 178
62 Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 176
63 Munich (Germany) 176
64 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 175
65 Brussels (Belgium) 175
66 Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 174
67 Cork (Ireland) 174
68 Edmonton (Canada) 172
69 Gothenburg (Sweden) 172
70 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 170
71 Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 169
72 Bonn (Germany) 169
73 Rome (Italy) 169
74 Hamburg (Germany) 168
75 Milan (Italy) 168
76 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 167
77 Tampa, Florida (United States) 167
78 Halifax (Canada) 166
79 Shanghai (China) 165
80 Florence (Italy) 165
81 Ottawa (Canada) 164
82 Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 164
83 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 164
84 Orlando, Florida (United States) 163
85 San Juan (Puerto Rico) 162
86 Vienna (Austria) 162
87 Montreal (Canada) 160
88 Galway (Ireland) 159
89 San Antonio, California (United States) 159
90 Quebec City (Canada) 156
91 Berlin (Germany) 156
92 Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 155
93 Genoa (Italy) 154
94 Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 154
95 Detroit, Michigan (United States) 154
96 Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 153
97 Rochester, New York (United States) 152
98 Barcelona (Spain) 151
99 San Antonio, Texas (United States) 151
100 Madrid (Spain) 149
101 Beijing (China) 147
102 Bologna (Italy) 147
103 Brescia (Italy) 145
104 Moscow (Russia) 145
105 San Jose (Costa Rica) 145
106 Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 145
107 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 144
108 Turin (Italy) 143
109 Trieste (Italy) 142
110 São Paulo (Brazil) 142
111 Graz (Austria) 142
112 Manama (Bahrain) 141
113 Naples (Italy) 140
114 Santiago (Chile) 140
115 Verona (Italy) 138
116 Amman (Jordan) 137
117 Catania (Italy) 135
118 Palermo (Italy) 134
119 Bari (Italy) 133
120 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 132
121 Bhisho (South Africa) 131
122 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 131
123 Istanbul (Turkey) 129
124 Athens (Greece) 127
125 Johannesburg (South Africa) 127
126 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 126
127 Brasília (Brazil) 124
128 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 124
129 Lisbon (Portugal) 123
130 Baku (Azerbaijan) 122
131 Bangkok (Thailand) 121
132 Nairobi (Kenya) 121
133 Lima (Peru) 120
134 Campinas (Brazil) 120
135 Split (Croatia) 119
136 Seville (Spain) 117
137 Zagreb (Croatia) 117
138 Cape Town (South Africa) 117
139 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 117
140 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 116
141 Niterói (Brazil) 116
142 Tallinn (Estonia) 114
143 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 114
144 Manila (Philippines) 113
145 Guatemala City (Guatemala) 113
146 Mexico City (Mexico) 113
147 Oporto (Portugal) 113
148 Jakarta (Indonesia) 112
149 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 111
150 Recife (Brazil) 111
151 Zagreb - Centar (Croatia) 110
152 Monterrey (Mexico) 110
153 Curitiba (Brazil) 109
154 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 109
155 Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 109
156 Bogotá (Colombia) 109
157 Florianopolis (Brazil) 108
158 Dubrovnik (Croatia) 107
159 Pretoria (South Africa) 107
160 Salvador (Brazil) 106
161 Podgorica (Montenegro) 104
162 Warsaw (Poland) 103
163 Pattaya (Thailand) 103
164 Ankara (Turkey) 103
165 Zadar (Croatia) 103
166 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
167 Fortaleza (Brazil) 100
168 Medellín (Colombia) 96
169 Gurgaon (India) 96
170 Bucharest (Romania) 95
171 Budapest (Hungary) 95
172 Belgrade (Serbia) 92
173 Osijek (Croatia) 92
174 Wrocław (Poland) 91
175 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 90
176 Mumbai (India) 89
177 Cairo (Egypt) 89
178 Łódź (Poland) 84
179 Skopje (Macedonia) 84
180 Novi Sad (Serbia) 83
181 Murree (Pakistan) 83
182 Yerevan (Armenia) 82
183 Szeged (Hungary) 81
184 Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 81
185 Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 81
186 Sofia (Bulgaria) 80
187 Debrecen (Hungary) 80
188 Brasov (Romania) 79
189 Delhi (India) 79
190 Bangalore (India) 71
191 Pune (India) 64
192 Chişinău (Moldova) 62
193 Madras (India) 61
194 Bhagyanagar (India) 55

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 established, 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 Dublin.

Recent Prices Added

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  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Rio de Janeiro costs R$ 5,000 (7 minutes ago)
  • Lunchtime menu in the business district in Brussels costs €12 (39 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Chandigarh costs ₨15,000 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Lunchtime menu in the business district in Delhi costs ₨700 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 24 tablets box of cold medicine (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex ...) in Bangalore costs ₨70 (about 1 hour ago)