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) 288
2 Oslo (Norway) 284
3 London (United Kingdom) 283
4 Geneva (Switzerland) 280
5 Singapore (Singapore) 264
6 Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 255
7 New York City (United States) 254
8 Perth (Australia) 252
9 San Francisco (United States) 250
10 Lausanne (Switzerland) 248
11 Basel (Switzerland) 242
12 Washington D.C. (United States) 241
13 Sydney (Australia) 238
14 Paris (France) 230
15 Brisbane (Australia) 229
16 Copenhagen (Denmark) 228
17 Stockholm (Sweden) 221
18 The Hague (Netherlands) 219
19 Melbourne (Australia) 217
20 Honolulu (United States) 217
21 Wellington (New Zealand) 213
22 Helsinki (Finland) 212
23 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 211
24 Boston (United States) 211
25 Dublin (Ireland) 210
26 Tokyo (Japan) 208
27 Canberra (Australia) 205
28 Aarhus (Denmark) 205
29 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 205
30 Adelaide (Australia) 203
31 Auckland (New Zealand) 202
32 Oklahoma City (United States) 201
33 Toronto (Canada) 196
34 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 196
35 Munich (Germany) 192
36 Reykjavik (Iceland) 192
37 Seattle (United States) 190
38 Chicago (United States) 190
39 Oakland, California (United States) 188
40 Los Angeles (United States) 188
41 Anchorage (United States) 188
42 Calgary (Canada) 187
43 Vancouver (Canada) 187
44 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 186
45 Philadelphia (United States) 186
46 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 183
47 Cork (Ireland) 182
48 Brussels (Belgium) 181
49 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 181
50 Tel Aviv (Israel) 180
51 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 179
52 Hamburg (Germany) 179
53 Miami (United States) 178
54 Charlotte (United States) 178
55 Manchester (United Kingdom) 177
56 Genoa (Italy) 176
57 Portland (United States) 176
58 Rome (Italy) 176
59 Milan (Italy) 175
60 San Jose (United States) 175
61 Gothenburg (Sweden) 175
62 San Diego (United States) 174
63 Buffalo (United States) 174
64 Sacramento (United States) 173
65 Nice (France) 173
66 Denver (United States) 172
67 Vienna (Austria) 172
68 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 172
69 Düsseldorf (Germany) 171
70 Seoul (South Korea) 171
71 Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 170
72 Lyon (France) 170
73 Stuttgart (Germany) 170
74 Atlanta (United States) 169
75 Jerusalem (Israel) 169
76 Belfast (United Kingdom) 169
77 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 168
78 Florence (Italy) 167
79 Shanghai (China) 167
80 Bonn (Germany) 166
81 Antwerp (Belgium) 165
82 Pittsburgh (United States) 165
83 Baltimore (United States) 164
84 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 164
85 Ottawa (Canada) 164
86 Montreal (Canada) 163
87 Dallas (United States) 163
88 Austin (United States) 163
89 Galway (Ireland) 163
90 Berlin (Germany) 162
91 Edmonton (Canada) 162
92 Halifax (Canada) 161
93 Bologna (Italy) 161
94 Beirut (Lebanon) 161
95 Victoria (Canada) 160
96 Madrid (Spain) 160
97 Cologne (Germany) 160
98 Houston (United States) 160
99 Cleveland (United States) 158
100 Minneapolis - St. Paul (United States) 158
101 Barcelona (Spain) 158
102 Turin (Italy) 157
103 Kuwait City (Kuwait) 156
104 São Paulo (Brazil) 156
105 Phoenix (United States) 155
106 Naples (Italy) 154
107 Salt Lake City (United States) 153
108 Tampa (United States) 151
109 Orlando (United States) 150
110 Trieste (Italy) 149
111 Milwaukee (United States) 149
Ranking City Price Index *
112 Madison (United States) 149
113 Quebec City (Canada) 148
114 Nashville (United States) 148
115 Baku (Azerbaijan) 148
116 Brescia (Italy) 148
117 Moscow (Russia) 147
118 St. Louis (United States) 147
119 Mannheim (Germany) 147
120 Columbus (United States) 147
121 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 145
122 Panama City (Panama) 143
123 Kansas City (United States) 140
124 Lisbon (Portugal) 139
125 Brasília (Brazil) 138
126 Las Vegas (United States) 138
127 San Jose (Costa Rica) 138
128 Athens (Greece) 137
129 Omaha (United States) 137
130 Cincinnati (United States) 137
131 San Antonio, California (United States) 137
132 Jacksonville (United States) 137
133 Montevideo (Uruguay) 137
134 Indianapolis (United States) 136
135 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 136
136 Istanbul (Turkey) 134
137 Knoxville, TN (United States) 133
138 Manama (Bahrain) 133
139 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 133
140 Beijing (China) 132
141 Tucson (United States) 132
142 Campinas (Brazil) 132
143 Valencia (Spain) 132
144 Bogotá (Colombia) 131
145 Taipei (Taiwan) 127
146 Amman (Jordan) 127
147 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 126
148 Seville (Spain) 125
149 Thessaloniki (Greece) 124
150 Albuquerque (United States) 124
151 Santiago (Chile) 123
152 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 123
153 Nairobi (Kenya) 122
154 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 121
155 Malaga (Spain) 120
156 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 119
157 Kampala (Uganda) 119
158 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 119
159 Johannesburg (South Africa) 118
160 Tallinn (Estonia) 118
161 Recife (Brazil) 118
162 Curitiba (Brazil) 118
163 Warsaw (Poland) 117
164 Oporto (Portugal) 116
165 Coimbra (Portugal) 116
166 Riga (Latvia) 116
167 Zagreb (Croatia) 115
168 Goiânia (Brazil) 115
169 Florianopolis (Brazil) 114
170 Salvador (Brazil) 114
171 Mexico City (Mexico) 113
172 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 113
173 Bratislava (Slovakia) 113
174 Bangkok (Thailand) 112
175 San Salvador (El Salvador) 112
176 Manila (Philippines) 111
177 Ankara (Turkey) 110
178 Vilnius (Lithuania) 109
179 Lima (Peru) 109
180 Medellín (Colombia) 108
181 İzmir (Turkey) 107
182 Cape Town (South Africa) 106
183 Yekaterinburg (Russia) 105
184 Jakarta (Indonesia) 105
185 Budapest (Hungary) 102
186 Monterrey (Mexico) 101
187 Casablanca (Morocco) 100
188 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
189 Pretoria (South Africa) 100
190 Bucharest (Romania) 99
191 Quito (Ecuador) 98
192 Kraków (Poland) 96
193 Belgrade (Serbia) 96
194 Novosibirsk (Russia) 96
195 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 95
196 Wrocław (Poland) 95
197 Poznan (Poland) 95
198 Guadalajara (Mexico) 93
199 Gdańsk (Poland) 93
200 Brno (Czech Republic) 91
201 Yerevan (Armenia) 90
202 Szczecin (Poland) 89
203 Timisoara (Romania) 88
204 Sofia (Bulgaria) 88
205 Cairo (Egypt) 88
206 Skopje (Macedonia) 85
207 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 85
208 Brasov (Romania) 81
209 Chiang Mai (Thailand) 80
210 Mumbai (India) 74
211 Murree (Pakistan) 74
212 Kiev (Ukraine) 72
213 Delhi (India) 68
214 Chişinău (Moldova) 67
215 Bangalore (India) 66
216 Madras (India) 59
217 Ahmedabad (India) 59
218 Pune (India) 58
219 Hyderabad (India) 57
220 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 Austin.

Recent Prices Added

  • Daily menu in the business district in Londrina costs R$ 21 (14 minutes ago)
  • 1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) in Paris costs €25 (34 minutes ago)
  • 1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) in Abu Dhabi costs Dirham 100 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) in Ljubljana costs €80 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) in Caracas costs Bs 2,500 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Daily menu in the business district in Brussels costs €20 (about 1 hour ago)