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) 285
2 Zurich (Switzerland) 283
3 London (United Kingdom) 278
4 Geneva (Switzerland) 274
5 Singapore (Singapore) 259
6 New York City (United States) 248
7 Perth (Australia) 245
8 Lausanne (Switzerland) 242
9 Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 242
10 San Francisco (United States) 240
11 Basel (Switzerland) 239
12 Sydney (Australia) 236
13 Washington D.C. (United States) 231
14 Brisbane (Australia) 228
15 Paris (France) 224
16 Stockholm (Sweden) 223
17 Copenhagen (Denmark) 220
18 Melbourne (Australia) 217
19 The Hague (Netherlands) 216
20 Wellington (New Zealand) 212
21 Honolulu (United States) 209
22 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 208
23 Helsinki (Finland) 207
24 Dublin (Ireland) 206
25 Tokyo (Japan) 206
26 Canberra (Australia) 204
27 Adelaide (Australia) 203
28 Auckland (New Zealand) 203
29 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 203
30 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 202
31 Aarhus (Denmark) 201
32 Boston (United States) 201
33 Oklahoma City (United States) 197
34 Toronto (Canada) 191
35 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 190
36 Reykjavik (Iceland) 189
37 Munich (Germany) 186
38 Calgary (Canada) 184
39 Seattle (United States) 184
40 Vancouver (Canada) 184
41 Oakland, California (United States) 184
42 Chicago (United States) 181
43 Los Angeles (United States) 181
44 Anchorage (United States) 181
45 Cork (Ireland) 181
46 Philadelphia (United States) 180
47 Tel Aviv (Israel) 180
48 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 180
49 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 178
50 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 177
51 Genoa (Italy) 175
52 Charlotte (United States) 175
53 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 174
54 Brussels (Belgium) 174
55 Gothenburg (Sweden) 174
56 Miami (United States) 174
57 Hamburg (Germany) 174
58 Manchester (United Kingdom) 174
59 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 172
60 Doha (Qatar) 172
61 Milan (Italy) 172
62 Malmo (Sweden) 171
63 Portland (United States) 171
64 Rome (Italy) 170
65 Seoul (South Korea) 170
66 Nice (France) 170
67 Sacramento (United States) 170
68 San Jose (United States) 169
69 Vienna (Austria) 169
70 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 169
71 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 168
72 Düsseldorf (Germany) 168
73 Jerusalem (Israel) 168
74 San Diego (United States) 168
75 Lyon (France) 167
76 Buffalo (United States) 167
77 Stuttgart (Germany) 167
78 Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 166
79 Denver (United States) 166
80 Florence (Italy) 164
81 Bonn (Germany) 163
82 Atlanta (United States) 163
83 Belfast (United Kingdom) 163
84 Antwerp (Belgium) 162
85 Ottawa (Canada) 162
86 Shanghai (China) 160
87 Halifax (Canada) 160
88 Galway (Ireland) 160
89 São Paulo (Brazil) 159
90 Pittsburgh (United States) 159
91 Montreal (Canada) 159
92 Berlin (Germany) 158
93 Edmonton (Canada) 158
94 Austin (United States) 158
95 Baltimore (United States) 158
96 Victoria (Canada) 158
97 Cologne (Germany) 157
98 Bologna (Italy) 157
99 Turin (Italy) 156
100 Madrid (Spain) 156
101 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 155
102 Dallas (United States) 155
103 Houston (United States) 154
104 Moscow (Russia) 154
105 Barcelona (Spain) 153
106 Cleveland (United States) 153
107 Minneapolis - St. Paul (United States) 152
108 Kuwait City (Kuwait) 152
109 Naples (Italy) 151
110 Phoenix (United States) 149
111 Winnipeg (Canada) 149
112 Salt Lake City (United States) 148
113 Mannheim (Germany) 146
114 Trieste (Italy) 146
115 Brescia (Italy) 145
116 Quebec City (Canada) 145
Ranking City Price Index *
117 Orlando (United States) 144
118 Milwaukee (United States) 144
119 Tampa (United States) 144
120 Madison (United States) 143
121 Baku (Azerbaijan) 143
122 Nashville (United States) 143
123 Brasília (Brazil) 143
124 St. Louis (United States) 141
125 Columbus (United States) 140
126 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 140
127 Athens (Greece) 139
128 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 137
129 Panama City (Panama) 136
130 Lisbon (Portugal) 136
131 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 135
132 Jacksonville (United States) 134
133 Las Vegas (United States) 134
134 San Jose (Costa Rica) 133
135 Kansas City (United States) 133
136 Montevideo (Uruguay) 132
137 Omaha (United States) 132
138 San Antonio, California (United States) 132
139 Bogotá (Colombia) 132
140 Cincinnati (United States) 132
141 Indianapolis (United States) 131
142 Beijing (China) 130
143 Istanbul (Turkey) 130
144 Valencia (Spain) 130
145 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 130
146 Manama (Bahrain) 129
147 Knoxville, TN (United States) 128
148 Tucson (United States) 128
149 Campinas (Brazil) 128
150 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 126
151 Seville (Spain) 126
152 Thessaloniki (Greece) 124
153 Taipei (Taiwan) 124
154 Amman (Jordan) 123
155 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 123
156 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 122
157 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 120
158 Recife (Brazil) 120
159 Albuquerque (United States) 120
160 Curitiba (Brazil) 118
161 Malaga (Spain) 118
162 Salvador (Brazil) 117
163 Kampala (Uganda) 117
164 Santiago (Chile) 116
165 Tallinn (Estonia) 116
166 Warsaw (Poland) 116
167 Johannesburg (South Africa) 116
168 Oporto (Portugal) 115
169 Florianopolis (Brazil) 114
170 Riga (Latvia) 114
171 Zagreb (Croatia) 113
172 Coimbra (Portugal) 113
173 Yekaterinburg (Russia) 112
174 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 112
175 Manila (Philippines) 111
176 Mexico City (Mexico) 111
177 Bratislava (Slovakia) 111
178 Fortaleza (Brazil) 110
179 Nairobi (Kenya) 110
180 Bangkok (Thailand) 109
181 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 108
182 San Salvador (El Salvador) 108
183 Vilnius (Lithuania) 108
184 Jakarta (Indonesia) 108
185 Medellín (Colombia) 107
186 Ankara (Turkey) 106
187 Lima (Peru) 106
188 İzmir (Turkey) 104
189 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 103
190 Novosibirsk (Russia) 103
191 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
192 Cape Town (South Africa) 100
193 Budapest (Hungary) 100
194 Monterrey (Mexico) 99
195 Casablanca (Morocco) 99
196 Bucharest (Romania) 98
197 Belgrade (Serbia) 97
198 Kraków (Poland) 95
199 Pretoria (South Africa) 95
200 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 95
201 Wrocław (Poland) 94
202 Quito (Ecuador) 94
203 Poznan (Poland) 94
204 Guadalajara (Mexico) 92
205 Gdańsk (Poland) 91
206 Brno (Czech Republic) 90
207 Hanoi (Vietnam) 89
208 Szczecin (Poland) 88
209 Sofia (Bulgaria) 87
210 Timisoara (Romania) 87
211 Yerevan (Armenia) 86
212 Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 85
213 Cairo (Egypt) 85
214 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 83
215 Skopje (Macedonia) 82
216 Tirana (Albania) 80
217 Brasov (Romania) 80
218 Colombo (Sri Lanka) 78
219 Chiang Mai (Thailand) 78
220 Dhaka (Bangladesh) 77
221 Murree (Pakistan) 74
222 Mumbai (India) 72
223 Chişinău (Moldova) 66
224 Delhi (India) 66
225 Bangalore (India) 64
226 Madras (India) 57
227 Ahmedabad (India) 57
228 Pune (India) 56
229 Hyderabad (India) 52
230 Kolkata (India) 47

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 Ramallah.

Recent Prices Added

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  • 1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM50 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Perth costs AU$6.00 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk in Ashkhabad costs 2.00 Manat (about 3 hours ago)
  • 1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast in Seattle costs $9 (about 5 hours ago)