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) 296
2 Zurich (Switzerland) 289
3 London (United Kingdom) 286
4 Geneva (Switzerland) 280
5 Singapore (Singapore) 261
6 Perth (Australia) 253
7 New York City (United States) 250
8 Lausanne (Switzerland) 247
9 Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 245
10 Basel (Switzerland) 244
11 Sydney (Australia) 240
12 San Francisco (United States) 239
13 Brisbane (Australia) 235
14 Washington D.C. (United States) 229
15 Stockholm (Sweden) 228
16 Paris (France) 227
17 Copenhagen (Denmark) 225
18 Melbourne (Australia) 222
19 The Hague (Netherlands) 220
20 Wellington (New Zealand) 217
21 Tokyo (Japan) 212
22 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 212
23 Helsinki (Finland) 210
24 Honolulu (United States) 210
25 Canberra (Australia) 210
26 Dublin (Ireland) 209
27 Auckland (New Zealand) 209
28 Adelaide (Australia) 209
29 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 206
30 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 206
31 Aarhus (Denmark) 203
32 Boston (United States) 201
33 Oklahoma City (United States) 196
34 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 194
35 Toronto (Canada) 193
36 Reykjavik (Iceland) 192
37 Munich (Germany) 189
38 Vancouver (Canada) 186
39 Calgary (Canada) 185
40 Seattle (United States) 185
41 Cork (Ireland) 185
42 Tel Aviv (Israel) 184
43 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 183
44 Oakland, California (United States) 183
45 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 183
46 Chicago (United States) 182
47 Los Angeles (United States) 182
48 Philadelphia (United States) 181
49 Anchorage (United States) 181
50 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 180
51 Genoa (Italy) 179
52 Gothenburg (Sweden) 178
53 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 177
54 Brussels (Belgium) 177
55 Hamburg (Germany) 177
56 Manchester (United Kingdom) 177
57 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 175
58 Seoul (South Korea) 175
59 Malmo (Sweden) 175
60 Charlotte (United States) 174
61 Milan (Italy) 174
62 Rome (Italy) 174
63 Miami (United States) 174
64 Vienna (Austria) 174
65 Doha (Qatar) 173
66 Nice (France) 173
67 Jerusalem (Israel) 172
68 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 171
69 Düsseldorf (Germany) 171
70 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 170
71 Lyon (France) 170
72 Portland (United States) 170
73 Stuttgart (Germany) 170
74 Sacramento (United States) 170
75 San Jose (United States) 169
76 Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 168
77 Buffalo (United States) 167
78 Florence (Italy) 167
79 Bonn (Germany) 166
80 São Paulo (Brazil) 166
81 Denver (United States) 166
82 San Diego (United States) 166
83 Moscow (Russia) 165
84 Antwerp (Belgium) 165
85 Belfast (United Kingdom) 164
86 Atlanta (United States) 163
87 Galway (Ireland) 163
88 Ottawa (Canada) 161
89 Berlin (Germany) 161
90 Shanghai (China) 161
91 Bologna (Italy) 160
92 Cologne (Germany) 160
93 Montreal (Canada) 160
94 Halifax (Canada) 160
95 Edmonton (Canada) 159
96 Madrid (Spain) 159
97 Victoria (Canada) 159
98 Pittsburgh (United States) 159
99 Baltimore (United States) 158
100 Turin (Italy) 158
101 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 158
102 Austin (United States) 157
103 Barcelona (Spain) 156
104 Lagos (Nigeria) 156
105 Dallas (United States) 155
106 Kuwait City (Kuwait) 154
107 Naples (Italy) 154
108 Houston (United States) 153
109 Cleveland (United States) 153
110 Minneapolis - St. Paul (United States) 153
111 Winnipeg (Canada) 150
112 Phoenix (United States) 149
113 Mannheim (Germany) 148
114 Trieste (Italy) 148
115 Brasília (Brazil) 148
116 Salt Lake City (United States) 147
Ranking City Price Index *
117 Brescia (Italy) 147
118 Quebec City (Canada) 146
119 Tampa (United States) 145
120 Orlando (United States) 144
121 Milwaukee (United States) 144
122 Baku (Azerbaijan) 144
123 Madison (United States) 143
124 Nashville (United States) 143
125 Athens (Greece) 143
126 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 142
127 St. Louis (United States) 141
128 Columbus (United States) 140
129 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 140
130 Lisbon (Portugal) 139
131 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 137
132 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 137
133 Panama City (Panama) 137
134 Jacksonville (United States) 134
135 Las Vegas (United States) 134
136 Istanbul (Turkey) 133
137 Montevideo (Uruguay) 133
138 Kansas City (United States) 133
139 San Jose (Costa Rica) 133
140 Bogotá (Colombia) 133
141 Valencia (Spain) 132
142 Omaha (United States) 132
143 San Antonio, California (United States) 132
144 Indianapolis (United States) 131
145 Beijing (China) 131
146 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 131
147 Cincinnati (United States) 131
148 Manama (Bahrain) 130
149 Seville (Spain) 128
150 Knoxville, TN (United States) 128
151 Tucson (United States) 127
152 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 127
153 Recife (Brazil) 126
154 Thessaloniki (Greece) 126
155 Taipei (Taiwan) 125
156 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 123
157 Amman (Jordan) 123
158 Curitiba (Brazil) 123
159 Salvador (Brazil) 121
160 Malaga (Spain) 120
161 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 120
162 Yekaterinburg (Russia) 119
163 Albuquerque (United States) 119
164 Oporto (Portugal) 119
165 Johannesburg (South Africa) 119
166 Warsaw (Poland) 119
167 Tallinn (Estonia) 118
168 Florianopolis (Brazil) 118
169 Santiago (Chile) 117
170 Fortaleza (Brazil) 116
171 Kampala (Uganda) 116
172 Riga (Latvia) 116
173 Zagreb (Croatia) 115
174 Coimbra (Portugal) 114
175 Mexico City (Mexico) 113
176 Nairobi (Kenya) 113
177 Bratislava (Slovakia) 113
178 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 112
179 Manila (Philippines) 112
180 Jakarta (Indonesia) 110
181 Medellín (Colombia) 110
182 Bangkok (Thailand) 110
183 Novosibirsk (Russia) 110
184 Vilnius (Lithuania) 109
185 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 109
186 Ankara (Turkey) 108
187 San Salvador (El Salvador) 108
188 Lima (Peru) 106
189 İzmir (Turkey) 106
190 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 105
191 Budapest (Hungary) 102
192 Cape Town (South Africa) 101
193 Belgrade (Serbia) 101
194 Casablanca (Morocco) 100
195 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
196 Bucharest (Romania) 100
197 Monterrey (Mexico) 99
198 Pretoria (South Africa) 98
199 Guadalajara (Mexico) 98
200 Kraków (Poland) 98
201 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 97
202 Wrocław (Poland) 96
203 Poznan (Poland) 95
204 Quito (Ecuador) 95
205 Gdańsk (Poland) 93
206 Brno (Czech Republic) 91
207 Szczecin (Poland) 90
208 Hanoi (Vietnam) 89
209 Sofia (Bulgaria) 89
210 Timisoara (Romania) 88
211 Dhaka (Bangladesh) 86
212 Yerevan (Armenia) 86
213 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 85
214 Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 85
215 Cairo (Egypt) 85
216 Skopje (Macedonia) 83
217 Tirana (Albania) 82
218 Brasov (Romania) 81
219 Chiang Mai (Thailand) 78
220 Colombo (Sri Lanka) 78
221 Murree (Pakistan) 75
222 Mumbai (India) 73
223 Chişinău (Moldova) 68
224 Delhi (India) 66
225 Bangalore (India) 65
226 Madras (India) 59
227 Pune (India) 57
228 Ahmedabad (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 Xiamen.

Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly ticket public transport in Prague costs 550 Kč (15 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area in Philadelphia costs $1,830 (20 minutes ago)
  • Daily menu in the business district in Córdoba costs ARS $86 (36 minutes ago)
  • Daily menu in the business district in Freiburg costs €11 (38 minutes ago)
  • 1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk in Washington D.C. costs $1.06 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast in Port Louis costs ₨70 (about 1 hour ago)