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 274
2 San Francisco, California 270
3 New York City 266
4 Washington D.C. 247
5 Honolulu, Hawaii 219
6 Jersey City, New Jersey 217
7 San Jose, California 216
8 Boston, Massachusetts 214
9 Oakland, California 214
10 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 208
11 Los Angeles, California 207
12 Chicago, Illinois 203
13 Seattle, Washington 198
14 Miami, Florida 197
15 Walnut Creek, California 191
16 San Diego, California 191
17 Santa Ana, California 189
18 Portland, Oregon 188
19 Anchorage, Alaska 188
20 Denver, Colorado 187
21 Hartford, Connecticut 183
22 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 182
23 Baltimore, Maryland 181
24 Providence, Rhode Island 181
25 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 180
26 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota 178
27 Austin, Texas 177
28 Sacramento, California 175
29 Charleston, South Carolina 174
30 Atlanta, Georgia 173
31 Vancouver, Washington 171
32 New Orleans, Louisiana 170
33 Dallas, Texas 170
34 Fort Worth, Texas 169
35 Scottsdale, Arizona 169
36 Nashville, Tennessee 169
37 Orlando, Florida 169
38 Roanoke, Virginia 168
39 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 166
40 Virginia Beach, Virginia 166
41 Charlotte, North Carolina 165
42 Houston, Texas 165
43 Madison, Wisconsin 165
44 Durham, North Carolina 164
45 Albany, New York 164
46 Cleveland, Ohio 161
47 Columbus, Ohio 161
48 Riverside, California 161
49 Detroit, Michigan 160
50 Tampa, Florida 158
51 Las Vegas, Nevada 157
52 St. Louis, Missouri 157
53 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 156
54 Buffalo, New York 156
55 Jacksonville, Florida 155
56 Salt Lake City, Utah 154
57 Raleigh, North Carolina 153
58 Reno, Nevada 153
59 Birmingham, Alabama 151
60 Des Moines, Iowa 151
61 Jackson, Mississippi 151
62 Cincinnati, Ohio 150
63 Lincoln, Nebraska 149
64 Phoenix, Arizona 149
65 Indianapolis, Indiana 148
66 Omaha, Nebraska 148
67 Rochester, New York 147
68 Greenville, South Carolina 146
69 Kansas City, Missouri 146
70 Little Rock, Arkansas 146
71 Knoxville, Tennessee 146
72 Fresno, California 146
73 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 144
74 Louisville, Kentucky 141
75 Tulsa, Oklahoma 140
76 Albuquerque, New Mexico 140
77 San Antonio, Texas 139
78 Memphis, Tennessee 136
79 Tucson, Arizona 135
80 Boise, Idaho 134
81 Flint, Michigan 130

List of all cities available in United States

Akron, Ohio Albany, New York Albuquerque, New Mexico
Amarillo, Texas Anchorage, Alaska Arlington, Texas
Athens, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Austin, Texas
Babylon, New York Bakersfield, California Baltimore, Maryland
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Billings, Montana Birmingham, Alabama
Bismarck, North Dakota Boise, Idaho Boston, Massachusetts
Boulder, Colorado Bozeman, Montana Bridgeport, Connecticut
Buffalo, New York Butte, Montana Cedar Falls, Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Charleston, South Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina
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
Fargo Flint, Michigan Fort Collins, Colorado
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Fort Wayne, Indiana Fort Worth, Texas
Fresno, California Gainesville, Florida Green Bay, Wisconsin
Greensboro, North Carolina Greenville, South Carolina Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Hartford, Connecticut Honolulu, Hawaii Houston, Texas
Huntsville, Alabama Indianapolis, Indiana Ithaca, New York
Jackson, Mississippi Jacksonville, Florida Jersey City, New Jersey
Kansas City, Missouri Knoxville, Tennessee Lafayette, Louisiana
Laguna Niguel, California Las Vegas, Nevada Lexington, Kentucky
Lincoln, Nebraska Little Rock, Arkansas Los Angeles, California
Louisville, Kentucky Lubbock, Texas Madison, Wisconsin
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
Niagara Falls, New York Oakland, California Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Omaha, Nebraska Orlando, 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
St. Louis, Missouri Staunton, Virginia Stockton, California
Tampa, Florida Tempe, Arizona Toledo, Ohio
Tucson, Arizona Tulsa, Oklahoma Tyler, Texas
Vancouver, Washington Virginia Beach, Virginia Walnut Creek, California
Washington D.C. Wichita, Kansas Youngstown, Ohio
Zanesville, Ohio

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Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in San Francisco, California costs $6,607 (about 6 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Dallas, Texas costs $1,525 (about 7 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Seattle, Washington costs $325 (about 8 hours ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Nashville, Tennessee costs $7 (about 11 hours ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Nashville, Tennessee costs $75 (about 11 hours ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Nashville, Tennessee costs $13 (about 11 hours ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Nashville, Tennessee costs $75 (about 11 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Nashville, Tennessee costs $450 (about 11 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Nashville, Tennessee costs $25 (about 11 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Nashville, Tennessee costs $35 (about 11 hours ago)