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 Oslo (Norway) 287
2 Zurich (Switzerland) 279
3 London (United Kingdom) 271
4 Geneva (Switzerland) 271
5 Lausanne (Switzerland) 244
6 Singapore (Singapore) 238
7 Basel (Switzerland) 236
8 New York City (United States) 234
9 Perth (Australia) 229
10 Sydney (Australia) 229
11 Stockholm (Sweden) 224
12 Paris (France) 222
13 Copenhagen (Denmark) 221
14 Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 219
15 Brisbane (Australia) 219
16 San Francisco (United States) 215
17 The Hague (Netherlands) 213
18 Helsinki (Finland) 212
19 Wellington (New Zealand) 209
20 Washington D.C. (United States) 207
21 Melbourne (Australia) 207
22 Tokyo (Japan) 205
23 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 204
24 Dublin (Ireland) 201
25 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 197
26 Canberra (Australia) 196
27 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 195
28 Honolulu (United States) 195
29 Adelaide (Australia) 194
30 Auckland (New Zealand) 193
31 Reykjavik (Iceland) 191
32 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 182
33 Boston (United States) 182
34 Munich (Germany) 181
35 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 180
36 Los Angeles (United States) 179
37 Toronto (Canada) 179
38 Tel Aviv (Israel) 178
39 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 177
40 Gothenburg (Sweden) 174
41 Seattle (United States) 174
42 Rome (Italy) 174
43 Brussels (Belgium) 174
44 Nice (France) 174
45 Philadelphia (United States) 173
46 Genoa (Italy) 173
47 Jerusalem (Israel) 171
48 Milan (Italy) 171
49 Hamburg (Germany) 170
50 Vancouver (Canada) 170
51 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 169
52 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 168
53 Lyon (France) 168
54 Seoul (South Korea) 168
55 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 167
56 Düsseldorf (Germany) 167
57 Malmo (Sweden) 167
58 Oakland, California (United States) 167
59 Anchorage (United States) 167
60 Chicago (United States) 166
61 Calgary (Canada) 166
62 Stuttgart (Germany) 165
63 Manchester (United Kingdom) 165
64 Florence (Italy) 164
65 Vienna (Austria) 164
66 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 163
67 Doha (Qatar) 162
68 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 161
69 Miami (United States) 161
70 Antwerp (Belgium) 161
71 San Diego (United States) 159
72 Portland (United States) 159
73 Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 158
74 Sacramento (United States) 158
75 Bologna (Italy) 158
76 Madrid (Spain) 158
77 Buffalo (United States) 157
78 Berlin (Germany) 156
79 Cologne (Germany) 156
80 Moscow (Russia) 156
81 Oklahoma City (United States) 155
82 São Paulo (Brazil) 154
83 Belfast (United Kingdom) 154
84 Atlanta (United States) 154
85 Dallas (United States) 153
86 Padua (Italy) 153
87 Beirut (Lebanon) 152
88 Turin (Italy) 152
89 Barcelona (Spain) 151
90 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 150
91 Lagos (Nigeria) 150
92 Pittsburgh (United States) 150
93 Denver (United States) 150
94 Kuwait (Kuwait) 149
95 Naples (Italy) 149
96 Baltimore (United States) 149
97 Victoria (Canada) 148
98 Mannheim (Germany) 148
99 Ottawa (Canada) 148
100 Halifax (Canada) 147
101 Trieste (Italy) 147
102 Montreal (Canada) 146
103 Houston (United States) 146
104 Shanghai (China) 146
105 Edmonton (Canada) 146
106 Tampa (United States) 144
107 Minneapolis (United States) 144
108 Detroit (United States) 143
109 San Jose (United States) 143
110 Brasília (Brazil) 140
111 Athens (Greece) 140
112 San Juan (Puerto Rico) 138
113 Cleveland (United States) 137
114 Austin (United States) 137
Ranking City Price Index *
115 Catania (Italy) 137
116 St. Louis (United States) 137
117 Winnipeg (Canada) 136
118 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 136
119 Phoenix (United States) 136
120 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 136
121 Valencia (Spain) 135
122 Orlando (United States) 134
123 Quebec City (Canada) 133
124 Madison (United States) 133
125 Nashville (United States) 133
126 Milwaukee (United States) 133
127 Baku (Azerbaijan) 133
128 Lisbon (Portugal) 132
129 Columbus (United States) 131
130 Salt Lake City (United States) 130
131 Panama City (Panama) 129
132 Las Vegas (United States) 129
133 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 128
134 Cincinnati (United States) 127
135 Campinas (Brazil) 126
136 Istanbul (Turkey) 126
137 Montevideo (Uruguay) 126
138 Seville (Spain) 125
139 Thessaloniki (Greece) 125
140 Omaha (United States) 124
141 Bogotá (Colombia) 123
142 Beijing (China) 123
143 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 123
144 Tucson (United States) 123
145 Jacksonville (United States) 122
146 Kansas City (United States) 122
147 San Antonio (United States) 122
148 Indianapolis (United States) 121
149 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 120
150 Curitiba (Brazil) 119
151 Malaga (Spain) 118
152 Tallinn (Estonia) 118
153 Recife (Brazil) 118
154 Oporto (Portugal) 118
155 Santiago (Chile) 118
156 Amman (Jordan) 118
157 San Jose (Costa Rica) 117
158 Riga (Latvia) 117
159 Salvador (Brazil) 116
160 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 115
161 Zagreb (Croatia) 114
162 Warsaw (Poland) 114
163 Bangkok (Thailand) 114
164 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 114
165 Coimbra (Portugal) 113
166 Albuquerque (United States) 113
167 Fortaleza (Brazil) 111
168 Yekaterinburg (Russia) 110
169 Florianopolis (Brazil) 110
170 Taipei (Taiwan) 110
171 Johannesburg (South Africa) 110
172 Bratislava (Slovakia) 109
173 Vilnius (Lithuania) 109
174 Mexico City (Mexico) 109
175 Monterrey (Mexico) 108
176 Nairobi (Kenya) 108
177 Kampala (Uganda) 107
178 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 107
179 Manila (Philippines) 105
180 San Salvador (El Salvador) 105
181 Jakarta (Indonesia) 103
182 Lima (Peru) 102
183 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 102
184 Budapest (Hungary) 102
185 Belgrade (Serbia) 102
186 Medellín (Colombia) 102
187 İzmir (Turkey) 102
188 Ankara (Turkey) 100
189 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 100
190 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
191 Casablanca (Morocco) 99
192 Bucharest (Romania) 99
193 Kraków (Poland) 96
194 Poznan (Poland) 95
195 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 95
196 Wrocław (Poland) 94
197 Brno (Czech Republic) 93
198 Gdańsk (Poland) 92
199 Pretoria (South Africa) 91
200 Cape Town (South Africa) 91
201 Sofia (Bulgaria) 89
202 Quito (Ecuador) 89
203 Szczecin (Poland) 89
204 Hanoi (Vietnam) 83
205 Guadalajara (Mexico) 83
206 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 83
207 Timisoara (Romania) 83
208 Brasov (Romania) 82
209 Tirana (Albania) 81
210 Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 80
211 Cairo (Egypt) 80
212 Skopje (Macedonia) 80
213 Yerevan (Armenia) 79
214 Chiang Mai (Thailand) 76
215 Murree (Pakistan) 75
216 Colombo (Sri Lanka) 70
217 Chişinău (Moldova) 69
218 Mumbai (India) 68
219 Delhi (India) 63
220 Bangalore (India) 62
221 Kiev (Ukraine) 60
222 Madras (India) 53
223 Pune (India) 51
224 Ahmedabad (India) 50
225 Kharkiv (Ukraine) 50
226 Hyderabad (India) 48
227 Kolkata (India) 42

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 Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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