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 Cost of Living Index (Table form)

Ranking City Price Index *
1 Zurich (Switzerland) 308
2 Geneva (Switzerland) 300
3 London (United Kingdom) 298
4 San Francisco, California (United States) 298
5 New York City (United States) 281
6 Singapore (Singapore) 271
7 Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 271
8 Washington D.C. (United States) 271
9 Oslo (Norway) 255
10 Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 243
11 Perth (Australia) 235
12 Sydney (Australia) 228
13 Chicago, Illinois (United States) 228
14 Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 227
15 Miami, Florida (United States) 226
16 Copenhagen (Denmark) 221
17 Los Angeles, California (United States) 219
18 Brisbane (Australia) 217
19 Melbourne (Australia) 217
20 Dublin (Ireland) 216
21 Paris (France) 216
22 Oakland, California (United States) 214
23 Doha (Qatar) 214
24 Seattle, Washington (United States) 214
25 Tokyo (Japan) 213
26 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 212
27 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 212
28 Adelaide (Australia) 208
29 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 208
30 Stockholm (Sweden) 206
31 San Diego, California (United States) 203
32 Auckland (New Zealand) 202
33 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 201
34 Helsinki (Finland) 201
35 Aarhus (Denmark) 200
36 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 200
37 Christchurch (New Zealand) 199
38 Reykjavik (Iceland) 199
39 Calgary (Canada) 195
40 Toronto (Canada) 195
41 Denver, Colorado (United States) 194
42 Portland, Oregon (United States) 194
43 Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 191
44 New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 191
45 Manchester (United Kingdom) 189
46 Vancouver (Canada) 189
47 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 189
48 Houston, Texas (United States) 187
49 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 186
50 Austin, Texas (United States) 185
51 Sacramento, California (United States) 185
52 The Hague (Netherlands) 184
53 Tel Aviv (Israel) 184
54 Dallas, Texas (United States) 184
55 Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 182
56 Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 181
57 Seoul (South Korea) 180
58 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 180
59 Brussels (Belgium) 178
60 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 178
61 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 178
62 Munich (Germany) 177
63 Bonn (Germany) 177
64 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 177
65 Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 176
66 Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 176
67 Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 175
68 Rome (Italy) 174
69 Richmond, Virginia (United States) 174
70 Belfast (United Kingdom) 174
71 Düsseldorf (Germany) 174
72 Cork (Ireland) 174
73 Gothenburg (Sweden) 173
74 Hamburg (Germany) 173
75 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 172
76 Vienna (Austria) 171
77 Edmonton (Canada) 170
78 Ottawa (Canada) 168
79 Milan (Italy) 168
80 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 167
81 Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 165
82 Galway (Ireland) 164
83 Orlando, Florida (United States) 164
84 Columbus, Ohio (United States) 163
85 Stuttgart (Germany) 163
86 Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 162
87 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 162
88 Tampa, Florida (United States) 162
89 Shanghai (China) 160
90 Montreal (Canada) 160
91 Halifax (Canada) 160
92 Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 160
93 San Antonio, California (United States) 158
94 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 157
95 Berlin (Germany) 157
96 Antwerp (Belgium) 156
97 Winnipeg (Canada) 156
98 Barcelona (Spain) 155
99 San Antonio, Texas (United States) 155
100 Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 154
Ranking City Price Index *
101 Detroit, Michigan (United States) 154
102 Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 154
103 Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 153
104 Madrid (Spain) 152
105 Bologna (Italy) 152
106 Rochester, New York (United States) 152
107 São Paulo (Brazil) 152
108 Padua (Italy) 151
109 Turin (Italy) 149
110 Bergamo (Italy) 149
111 Montevideo (Uruguay) 149
112 Trieste (Italy) 146
113 Manama (Bahrain) 145
114 Graz (Austria) 144
115 Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 143
116 Beijing (China) 143
117 San Jose (Costa Rica) 142
118 Santiago (Chile) 140
119 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 137
120 Manaus (Brazil) 137
121 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 135
122 Brasília (Brazil) 134
123 Istanbul (Turkey) 134
124 Lisbon (Portugal) 133
125 Bangkok (Thailand) 132
126 Niterói (Brazil) 132
127 Athens (Greece) 131
128 Johannesburg (South Africa) 130
129 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 128
130 Nairobi (Kenya) 126
131 Campinas (Brazil) 126
132 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 126
133 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 125
134 Caxias do Sul (Brazil) 123
135 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 122
136 Baku (Azerbaijan) 121
137 Moscow (Russia) 120
138 Split (Croatia) 120
139 Florianopolis (Brazil) 120
140 Goiânia (Brazil) 120
141 Lima (Peru) 119
142 Curitiba (Brazil) 119
143 Seville (Spain) 119
144 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 119
145 Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 118
146 Recife (Brazil) 118
147 Vitória (Brazil) 117
148 Guatemala City (Guatemala) 116
149 Zagreb - Centar (Croatia) 115
150 Jakarta (Indonesia) 114
151 Cape Town (South Africa) 113
152 Oporto (Portugal) 113
153 Pretoria (South Africa) 112
154 Mexico City (Mexico) 112
155 Salvador (Brazil) 111
156 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 111
157 Zagreb (Croatia) 111
158 Warsaw (Poland) 110
159 Bogotá (Colombia) 109
160 Dubrovnik (Croatia) 108
161 Fortaleza (Brazil) 107
162 Podgorica (Montenegro) 106
163 Zadar (Croatia) 103
164 Rijeka (Croatia) 102
165 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
166 Budapest (Hungary) 99
167 Hanoi (Vietnam) 98
168 Monterrey (Mexico) 96
169 Medellín (Colombia) 95
170 Bucharest (Romania) 95
171 Durban (South Africa) 95
172 Osijek (Croatia) 94
173 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 94
174 Belgrade (Serbia) 93
175 Wrocław (Poland) 92
176 Poznan (Poland) 91
177 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 91
178 Mumbai (India) 88
179 Łódź (Poland) 86
180 Yerevan (Armenia) 85
181 Skopje (Macedonia) 84
182 Szeged (Hungary) 84
183 Tunis (Tunisia) 83
184 Murree (Pakistan) 83
185 Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 82
186 Debrecen (Hungary) 82
187 Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 82
188 Novi Sad (Serbia) 82
189 Sofia (Bulgaria) 82
190 Brasov (Romania) 79
191 Delhi (India) 78
192 Bangalore (India) 74
193 Pune (India) 67
194 Ahmedabad (India) 65
195 Madras (India) 63
196 Chişinău (Moldova) 61
197 Bhagyanagar (India) 57
198 Kolkata (India) 56
199 Coimbatore (India) 54

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 Viljandi.

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