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) 284
3 London (United Kingdom) 284
4 Geneva (Switzerland) 276
5 Singapore (Singapore) 253
6 Perth (Australia) 246
7 Lausanne (Switzerland) 243
8 New York City (United States) 243
9 Sydney (Australia) 241
10 Basel (Switzerland) 239
11 San Francisco (United States) 231
12 Brisbane (Australia) 231
13 Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 229
14 Paris (France) 225
15 Copenhagen (Denmark) 222
16 Washington D.C. (United States) 222
17 Stockholm (Sweden) 221
18 Melbourne (Australia) 220
19 The Hague (Netherlands) 218
20 Wellington (New Zealand) 213
21 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 210
22 Tokyo (Japan) 210
23 Auckland (New Zealand) 210
24 Helsinki (Finland) 209
25 Canberra (Australia) 207
26 Dublin (Ireland) 206
27 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 206
28 Adelaide (Australia) 205
29 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 204
30 Honolulu (United States) 202
31 Boston (United States) 197
32 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 194
33 Reykjavik (Iceland) 194
34 Toronto (Canada) 190
35 Munich (Germany) 187
36 Tel Aviv (Israel) 187
37 Vancouver (Canada) 182
38 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 181
39 Calgary (Canada) 181
40 Seattle (United States) 180
41 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 180
42 Oakland, California (United States) 178
43 Los Angeles (United States) 177
44 Manchester (United Kingdom) 177
45 Brussels (Belgium) 176
46 Chicago (United States) 176
47 Anchorage (United States) 176
48 Gothenburg (Sweden) 175
49 Genoa (Italy) 175
50 Hamburg (Germany) 175
51 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 175
52 Jerusalem (Israel) 174
53 Nice (France) 174
54 Philadelphia (United States) 174
55 Milan (Italy) 174
56 Malmo (Sweden) 173
57 Rome (Italy) 172
58 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 172
59 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 170
60 Charlotte (United States) 170
61 Miami (United States) 169
62 Düsseldorf (Germany) 169
63 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 169
64 Doha (Qatar) 168
65 Seoul (South Korea) 168
66 Stuttgart (Germany) 168
67 Lyon (France) 167
68 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 167
69 Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 167
70 Vienna (Austria) 166
71 Portland (United States) 166
72 Florence (Italy) 165
73 Moscow (Russia) 165
74 Sacramento (United States) 165
75 Belfast (United Kingdom) 164
76 Antwerp (Belgium) 164
77 São Paulo (Brazil) 163
78 Buffalo (United States) 162
79 San Jose (United States) 162
80 Atlanta (United States) 160
81 San Diego (United States) 160
82 Bologna (Italy) 159
83 Ottawa (Canada) 159
84 Berlin (Germany) 159
85 Denver (United States) 159
86 Cologne (Germany) 159
87 Madrid (Spain) 158
88 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 158
89 Montreal (Canada) 157
90 Halifax (Canada) 157
91 Victoria (Canada) 156
92 Pittsburgh (United States) 156
93 Turin (Italy) 156
94 Edmonton (Canada) 155
95 Minneapolis - St. Paul (United States) 155
96 Barcelona (Spain) 154
97 Austin (United States) 153
98 Baltimore (United States) 153
99 Naples (Italy) 153
100 Shanghai (China) 151
101 Lagos (Nigeria) 151
102 Dallas (United States) 148
103 Houston (United States) 148
104 Mannheim (Germany) 148
105 Phoenix (United States) 148
106 Winnipeg (Canada) 147
107 Trieste (Italy) 147
108 Brescia (Italy) 146
109 Brasília (Brazil) 146
110 Quebec City (Canada) 143
Ranking City Price Index *
111 Cleveland (United States) 142
112 Athens (Greece) 142
113 Salt Lake City (United States) 141
114 Tampa (United States) 141
115 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 140
116 Orlando (United States) 140
117 Madison (United States) 140
118 Nashville (United States) 138
119 Baku (Azerbaijan) 138
120 Columbus (United States) 138
121 St. Louis (United States) 138
122 Milwaukee (United States) 137
123 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 136
124 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 136
125 Lisbon (Portugal) 134
126 Panama City (Panama) 134
127 Bogotá (Colombia) 133
128 Montevideo (Uruguay) 133
129 Valencia (Spain) 133
130 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 133
131 Istanbul (Turkey) 133
132 Campinas (Brazil) 132
133 Las Vegas (United States) 131
134 Cincinnati (United States) 130
135 Kansas City (United States) 129
136 Beijing (China) 129
137 San Antonio, California (United States) 128
138 Omaha (United States) 128
139 Indianapolis (United States) 128
140 Seville (Spain) 127
141 Thessaloniki (Greece) 125
142 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 125
143 Tucson (United States) 124
144 Recife (Brazil) 124
145 San Jose (Costa Rica) 123
146 Curitiba (Brazil) 122
147 Salvador (Brazil) 121
148 Taipei (Taiwan) 121
149 Yekaterinburg (Russia) 121
150 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 120
151 Amman (Jordan) 119
152 Malaga (Spain) 118
153 Warsaw (Poland) 118
154 Santiago (Chile) 118
155 Tallinn (Estonia) 118
156 Oporto (Portugal) 117
157 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 116
158 Albuquerque (United States) 116
159 Florianopolis (Brazil) 115
160 Riga (Latvia) 115
161 Zagreb (Croatia) 114
162 Fortaleza (Brazil) 114
163 Johannesburg (South Africa) 114
164 Coimbra (Portugal) 114
165 Jakarta (Indonesia) 113
166 Medellín (Colombia) 112
167 Mexico City (Mexico) 112
168 Novosibirsk (Russia) 112
169 Manila (Philippines) 111
170 Bratislava (Slovakia) 110
171 Nairobi (Kenya) 109
172 Vilnius (Lithuania) 108
173 Bangkok (Thailand) 108
174 Lima (Peru) 107
175 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 107
176 Ankara (Turkey) 107
177 İzmir (Turkey) 106
178 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 106
179 San Salvador (El Salvador) 105
180 Budapest (Hungary) 103
181 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 102
182 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
183 Casablanca (Morocco) 100
184 Belgrade (Serbia) 100
185 Cape Town (South Africa) 99
186 Bucharest (Romania) 99
187 Kraków (Poland) 98
188 Pretoria (South Africa) 97
189 Wrocław (Poland) 97
190 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 96
191 Poznan (Poland) 96
192 Gdańsk (Poland) 94
193 Brno (Czech Republic) 92
194 Quito (Ecuador) 91
195 Guadalajara (Mexico) 90
196 Szczecin (Poland) 90
197 Sofia (Bulgaria) 89
198 Timisoara (Romania) 87
199 Hanoi (Vietnam) 86
200 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 84
201 Yerevan (Armenia) 83
202 Skopje (Macedonia) 83
203 Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 82
204 Tirana (Albania) 82
205 Cairo (Egypt) 81
206 Chiang Mai (Thailand) 75
207 Colombo (Sri Lanka) 75
208 Murree (Pakistan) 75
209 Dhaka (Bangladesh) 73
210 Mumbai (India) 72
211 Chişinău (Moldova) 66
212 Delhi (India) 65
213 Bangalore (India) 64
214 Madras (India) 58
215 Pune (India) 56
216 Ahmedabad (India) 55
217 Hyderabad (India) 50
218 Kolkata (India) 46

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 Seattle.

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