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 Zurich (Switzerland) 286
2 Oslo (Norway) 280
3 London (United Kingdom) 278
4 Geneva (Switzerland) 277
5 Singapore (Singapore) 261
6 New York City (United States) 252
7 Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 249
8 San Francisco (United States) 248
9 Perth (Australia) 246
10 Lausanne (Switzerland) 246
11 Basel (Switzerland) 242
12 Washington D.C. (United States) 237
13 Sydney (Australia) 232
14 Copenhagen (Denmark) 225
15 Paris (France) 225
16 Brisbane (Australia) 224
17 Stockholm (Sweden) 222
18 The Hague (Netherlands) 217
19 Honolulu (United States) 215
20 Melbourne (Australia) 212
21 Helsinki (Finland) 212
22 Tokyo (Japan) 211
23 Wellington (New Zealand) 210
24 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 209
25 Dublin (Ireland) 208
26 Boston (United States) 208
27 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 204
28 Aarhus (Denmark) 203
29 Canberra (Australia) 201
30 Auckland (New Zealand) 199
31 Oklahoma City (United States) 199
32 Adelaide (Australia) 198
33 Reykjavik (Iceland) 193
34 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 192
35 Toronto (Canada) 191
36 Munich (Germany) 189
37 Seattle (United States) 188
38 Chicago (United States) 187
39 Oakland, California (United States) 187
40 Los Angeles (United States) 186
41 Anchorage (United States) 185
42 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 184
43 Philadelphia (United States) 184
44 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 182
45 Calgary (Canada) 182
46 Vancouver (Canada) 181
47 Cork (Ireland) 181
48 Tel Aviv (Israel) 179
49 Brussels (Belgium) 179
50 Charlotte (United States) 178
51 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 178
52 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 177
53 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 177
54 Hamburg (Germany) 177
55 Miami (United States) 176
56 Gothenburg (Sweden) 176
57 Doha (Qatar) 176
58 Genoa (Italy) 175
59 Portland (United States) 174
60 Milan (Italy) 174
61 San Jose (United States) 173
62 Manchester (United Kingdom) 173
63 Rome (Italy) 172
64 San Diego (United States) 172
65 Buffalo (United States) 171
66 Nice (France) 171
67 Vienna (Austria) 171
68 Düsseldorf (Germany) 170
69 Denver (United States) 170
70 Jerusalem (Israel) 169
71 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 169
72 Lyon (France) 169
73 Stuttgart (Germany) 168
74 Atlanta (United States) 167
75 Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 167
76 Seoul (South Korea) 166
77 Shanghai (China) 166
78 Florence (Italy) 165
79 Belfast (United Kingdom) 165
80 Bonn (Germany) 165
81 Austin (United States) 164
82 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 164
83 Pittsburgh (United States) 163
84 Antwerp (Belgium) 163
85 Baltimore (United States) 163
86 Sacramento (United States) 162
87 Dallas (United States) 162
88 Galway (Ireland) 161
89 Berlin (Germany) 161
90 Ottawa (Canada) 160
91 Montreal (Canada) 159
92 Madrid (Spain) 159
93 Bologna (Italy) 159
94 Beirut (Lebanon) 159
95 Cologne (Germany) 158
96 Halifax (Canada) 158
97 Edmonton (Canada) 158
98 Houston (United States) 157
99 Cleveland (United States) 157
100 Minneapolis - St. Paul (United States) 156
101 Victoria (Canada) 156
102 São Paulo (Brazil) 156
103 Barcelona (Spain) 156
104 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 156
105 Turin (Italy) 155
106 Kuwait City (Kuwait) 155
107 Phoenix (United States) 154
108 Naples (Italy) 153
109 Salt Lake City (United States) 152
110 Tampa (United States) 149
111 Moscow (Russia) 149
112 Orlando (United States) 148
113 Winnipeg (Canada) 148
Ranking City Price Index *
114 Trieste (Italy) 148
115 Madison (United States) 147
116 Milwaukee (United States) 147
117 Baku (Azerbaijan) 146
118 Nashville (United States) 146
119 Brescia (Italy) 146
120 Mannheim (Germany) 145
121 St. Louis (United States) 145
122 Columbus (United States) 145
123 Quebec City (Canada) 145
124 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 144
125 Panama City (Panama) 141
126 Brasília (Brazil) 138
127 Kansas City (United States) 138
128 Lisbon (Portugal) 138
129 Las Vegas (United States) 137
130 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 137
131 Athens (Greece) 136
132 San Jose (Costa Rica) 136
133 Omaha (United States) 135
134 Cincinnati (United States) 135
135 San Antonio, California (United States) 135
136 Jacksonville (United States) 135
137 Montevideo (Uruguay) 134
138 Indianapolis (United States) 133
139 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 132
140 Campinas (Brazil) 132
141 Manama (Bahrain) 131
142 Beijing (China) 130
143 Valencia (Spain) 130
144 Tucson (United States) 130
145 Knoxville, TN (United States) 130
146 Bogotá (Colombia) 129
147 Istanbul (Turkey) 129
148 Seville (Spain) 127
149 Amman (Jordan) 125
150 Taipei (Taiwan) 125
151 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 124
152 Thessaloniki (Greece) 123
153 Albuquerque (United States) 123
154 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 123
155 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 121
156 Nairobi (Kenya) 121
157 Santiago (Chile) 120
158 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 120
159 Malaga (Spain) 119
160 Kampala (Uganda) 119
161 Recife (Brazil) 117
162 Tallinn (Estonia) 117
163 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 117
164 Curitiba (Brazil) 117
165 Warsaw (Poland) 115
166 Goiânia (Brazil) 115
167 Coimbra (Portugal) 115
168 Oporto (Portugal) 115
169 Riga (Latvia) 115
170 Johannesburg (South Africa) 115
171 Zagreb (Croatia) 114
172 Salvador (Brazil) 114
173 Bratislava (Slovakia) 112
174 Florianopolis (Brazil) 111
175 Mexico City (Mexico) 111
176 San Salvador (El Salvador) 110
177 Manila (Philippines) 110
178 Bangkok (Thailand) 110
179 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 110
180 Lima (Peru) 108
181 Vilnius (Lithuania) 108
182 Yekaterinburg (Russia) 107
183 Jakarta (Indonesia) 106
184 Ankara (Turkey) 106
185 Medellín (Colombia) 104
186 İzmir (Turkey) 103
187 Cape Town (South Africa) 102
188 Budapest (Hungary) 101
189 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
190 Casablanca (Morocco) 99
191 Monterrey (Mexico) 99
192 Novosibirsk (Russia) 98
193 Bucharest (Romania) 98
194 Quito (Ecuador) 97
195 Belgrade (Serbia) 97
196 Pretoria (South Africa) 96
197 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 96
198 Kraków (Poland) 95
199 Wrocław (Poland) 94
200 Poznan (Poland) 94
201 Hanoi (Vietnam) 91
202 Brno (Czech Republic) 91
203 Guadalajara (Mexico) 91
204 Gdańsk (Poland) 91
205 Yerevan (Armenia) 89
206 Sofia (Bulgaria) 88
207 Szczecin (Poland) 88
208 Timisoara (Romania) 87
209 Cairo (Egypt) 87
210 Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 86
211 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 85
212 Skopje (Macedonia) 83
213 Brasov (Romania) 80
214 Chiang Mai (Thailand) 79
215 Mumbai (India) 73
216 Murree (Pakistan) 73
217 Kiev (Ukraine) 71
218 Delhi (India) 67
219 Chişinău (Moldova) 66
220 Bangalore (India) 65
221 Madras (India) 58
222 Ahmedabad (India) 58
223 Pune (India) 56
224 Hyderabad (India) 56
225 Kharkiv (Ukraine) 56

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 Brisbane.

Recent Prices Added

  • 1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) in Austin costs $20 (15 minutes ago)
  • 1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) in Rio de Janeiro costs R$ 300 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk in Las Vegas costs $0.99 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk in Volta Redonda costs R$ 2.50 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area in Sydney costs AU$4,300 (about 6 hours ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) in Cairo costs E£ 35 (about 7 hours ago)