Cost of living in United States

Map of Cost of Living in United States

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This map shows only the top cities in United States. We also have on this page 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 established, 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.

Cost of Living Ranking in United States (top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index
1 Palo Alto, California 283
2 Bridgeport, Connecticut 281
3 New York City 279
4 San Francisco, California 267
5 Washington D.C. 258
6 Walnut Creek, California 257
7 Mountain View, California 256
8 Billings, Montana 254
9 Honolulu, Hawaii 245
10 Berkeley, California 237
11 San Jose, California 237
12 Boston, Massachusetts 222
13 Maui 219
14 Los Angeles, California 218
15 Jersey City, New Jersey 216
16 Oakland, California 211
17 Seattle, Washington 210
18 Santa Ana, California 207
19 San Diego, California 206
20 Chicago, Illinois 204
21 Boulder, Colorado 204
22 Miami, Florida 203
23 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 202
24 Sacramento, California 200
25 Anchorage, Alaska 199
26 Long Beach, California 197
27 Portland, Oregon 196
28 Denver, Colorado 194
29 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota 190
30 Newark, New Jersey 190
31 Burlington 186
32 Tyler, Texas 184
33 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 183
34 Providence, Rhode Island 182
35 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 181
36 Hartford, Connecticut 181
37 Atlanta, Georgia 181
38 Nashville, Tennessee 180
39 Austin, Texas 179
40 New Orleans, Louisiana 179
41 Baltimore, Maryland 178
42 Houston, Texas 178
43 Tacoma, Washington 177
44 Dallas, Texas 176
45 Charlotte, North Carolina 174
46 Albany, New York 172
47 Madison, Wisconsin 170
48 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 170
49 Virginia Beach, Virginia 169
50 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 168
51 Salt Lake City, Utah 168
52 Fort Worth, Texas 167
53 Durham, North Carolina 167
54 Ann Arbor, Michigan 167
55 Riverside, California 166
56 St. Louis, Missouri 166
57 Tampa, Florida 165
58 Orlando, Florida 165
59 Reno, Nevada 165
60 Richmond, Virginia 165
61 Grand Rapids 164
62 Cleveland, Ohio 164
63 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 164
64 Vancouver, Washington 164
65 Scottsdale, Arizona 164
66 Charlottesville, Virginia 163
67 Tallahassee, Florida 163
68 Raleigh, North Carolina 161
69 Buffalo, New York 161
70 Las Vegas, Nevada 160
71 Colorado Springs, Colorado 157
72 Jacksonville, Florida 157
73 Asheville, North Carolina 157
74 Cincinnati, Ohio 156
75 Traverse City, Michigan 156
76 Jackson, Mississippi 156
77 Phoenix, Arizona 155
78 Tulsa, Oklahoma 155
79 Albuquerque, New Mexico 155
80 Fresno, California 155
81 Eugene, Oregon 154
82 Fort Collins, Colorado 154
83 Lincoln, Nebraska 153
84 Wichita, Kansas 153
85 Kansas City, Missouri 152
86 Rochester, New York 152
87 Indianapolis, Indiana 152
88 Spokane, Washington 151
89 San Antonio, Texas 151
90 Columbus, Ohio 150
91 Birmingham, Alabama 149
92 Omaha, Nebraska 149
93 Greenville, South Carolina 149
94 Des Moines, Iowa 148
95 Gainesville, Florida 148
96 Little Rock, Arkansas 148
97 Greensboro, North Carolina 148
98 Akron, Ohio 147
99 Knoxville, Tennessee 145
100 Memphis, Tennessee 144
101 Tucson, Arizona 144
102 Boise, Idaho 144
103 Huntsville, Alabama 143
104 Toledo, Ohio 142
105 Iowa City, Iowa 142
106 Louisville, Kentucky 142
107 Chattanooga, Tennessee 141
108 Flint, Michigan 136
109 Detroit, Michigan 136
110 Fort Wayne, Indiana 135
111 Lexington, Kentucky 135
112 El Paso, Texas 131
113 Cedar Falls, Iowa 119

List of all cities available in United States

Akron, Ohio Albany, New York Albuquerque, New Mexico
Allentown, Pennsylvania Amarillo, Texas Anchorage, Alaska
Ann Arbor, Michigan Arcata, California Arlington, Texas
Asheville, North Carolina Athens, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia
Austin, Texas Babylon, New York Bakersfield, California
Baltimore, Maryland Baton Rouge, Louisiana Berkeley, California
Billings, Montana Birmingham, Alabama Bismarck, North Dakota
Boise, Idaho Boston, Massachusetts Boulder, Colorado
Bozeman, Montana Bridgeport, Connecticut Buffalo, New York
Burlington Butte, Montana Cedar Falls, Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Charleston, South Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlottesville, Virginia Chattanooga, Tennessee Chicago, Illinois
Cincinnati, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Cocoa Beach, Florida
Colorado Springs, Colorado Columbus, Ohio Corpus Christi, Texas
Dallas, Texas Denver, Colorado Des Moines, Iowa
Detroit, Michigan Durham, North Carolina El Paso, Texas
Erie, Pennsylvania Eugene, Oregon Fargo
Flint, Michigan Fort Collins, Colorado Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Wayne, Indiana Fort Worth, Texas Fresno, California
Gainesville, Florida Grand Rapids Green Bay, Wisconsin
Greensboro, North Carolina Greenville, South Carolina Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Hartford, Connecticut Honolulu, Hawaii Houston, Texas
Huntsville, Alabama Indianapolis, Indiana Iowa City, Iowa
Irvine, California Ithaca, New York Jackson, Mississippi
Jacksonville, Florida Jersey City, New Jersey Kansas City, Missouri
Knoxville, Tennessee Lafayette, Louisiana Laguna Niguel, California
Las Vegas, Nevada Lawrence, Kansas Lexington, Kentucky
Lincoln, Nebraska Little Rock, Arkansas Long Beach, California
Los Angeles, California Louisville, Kentucky Lubbock, Texas
Lynchburg, Virginia Madison, Wisconsin Maui
McAllen, Texas Memphis, Tennessee Miami, Florida
Midland, Texas Milwaukee, Wisconsin Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota
Moab, Utah Modesto, California Montclair, New Jersey
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Mountain View, California Naknek, Alaska
Nashville, Tennessee New Orleans, Louisiana New York City
Newark, New Jersey Niagara Falls, New York Oakland, California
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Omaha, Nebraska Orlando, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida Palo Alto, California Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix, Arizona Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Portland, Oregon
Providence, Rhode Island Provo, Utah Raleigh, North Carolina
Reno, Nevada Richmond, Virginia Riverside, California
Roanoke, Virginia Rochester, New York Sacramento, California
Salt Lake City, Utah San Antonio, California San Antonio, Texas
San Diego, California San Francisco, California San Jose, California
San Luis Obispo, California Santa Ana, California Santa Cruz, California
Santa Fe, New Mexico Savannah, Georgia Scottsdale, Arizona
Seattle, Washington Shreveport, Louisiana Spokane, Washington
Springfield, Illinois Springfield, Massachusetts St. Louis, Missouri
Staunton, Virginia Stockton, California Tacoma, Washington
Tallahassee, Florida Tampa, Florida Tempe, Arizona
Toledo, Ohio Traverse City, Michigan Tucson, Arizona
Tulsa, Oklahoma Tyler, Texas Vancouver, Washington
Virginia Beach, Virginia Walnut Creek, California Washington D.C.
Wichita, Kansas Wilmington, Delaware Youngstown, Ohio
Zanesville, Ohio

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