Cost of living in United States

Map of Cost of Living in United States


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 289
2 New York City 285
3 San Francisco, California 281
4 Mountain View, California 266
5 Washington D.C. 265
6 Walnut Creek, California 252
7 San Jose, California 231
8 Boston, Massachusetts 231
9 Honolulu, Hawaii 230
10 Los Angeles, California 228
11 Oakland, California 224
12 Jersey City, New Jersey 219
13 Seattle, Washington 213
14 Chicago, Illinois 213
15 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 209
16 San Diego, California 207
17 Santa Ana, California 207
18 Portland, Oregon 200
19 Anchorage, Alaska 200
20 Denver, Colorado 199
21 Miami, Florida 198
22 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota 196
23 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 194
24 Hartford, Connecticut 194
25 Baltimore, Maryland 191
26 Atlanta, Georgia 188
27 Charleston, South Carolina 186
28 Sacramento, California 185
29 Austin, Texas 185
30 Roanoke, Virginia 184
31 New Orleans, Louisiana 184
32 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 183
33 Scottsdale, Arizona 182
34 Providence, Rhode Island 180
35 Houston, Texas 179
36 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 179
37 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 178
38 Dallas, Texas 177
39 Nashville, Tennessee 177
40 Virginia Beach, Virginia 176
41 Las Vegas, Nevada 176
42 Fort Worth, Texas 176
43 Orlando, Florida 174
44 Durham, North Carolina 174
45 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 173
46 Charlotte, North Carolina 172
47 Madison, Wisconsin 172
48 Columbus, Ohio 171
49 Vancouver, Washington 171
50 Tampa, Florida 171
51 Albany, New York 170
52 Charlottesville, Virginia 170
53 Riverside, California 169
54 Cleveland, Ohio 169
55 St. Louis, Missouri 169
56 Salt Lake City, Utah 168
57 Jacksonville, Florida 166
58 Raleigh, North Carolina 165
59 Lincoln, Nebraska 163
60 Buffalo, New York 162
61 Des Moines, Iowa 162
62 Huntsville, Alabama 162
63 Fresno, California 162
64 Fort Collins, Colorado 161
65 Billings, Montana 161
66 Jackson, Mississippi 160
67 Phoenix, Arizona 159
68 Tulsa, Oklahoma 159
69 Birmingham, Alabama 158
70 Reno, Nevada 158
71 Wichita, Kansas 158
72 Cincinnati, Ohio 157
73 Kansas City, Missouri 157
74 Greenville, South Carolina 157
75 Detroit, Michigan 157
76 Tyler, Texas 156
77 Indianapolis, Indiana 156
78 Colorado Springs, Colorado 156
79 Omaha, Nebraska 155
80 Flint, Michigan 155
81 Albuquerque, New Mexico 154
82 Rochester, New York 154
83 Little Rock, Arkansas 153
84 San Antonio, Texas 152
85 Tucson, Arizona 152
86 Knoxville, Tennessee 151
87 Greensboro, North Carolina 151
88 Louisville, Kentucky 148
89 Memphis, Tennessee 144
90 Fort Wayne, Indiana 142
91 Boise, Idaho 140
92 Chattanooga, Tennessee 139
93 Lexington, Kentucky 138

List of all cities available in United States

Akron, Ohio Albany, New York Albuquerque, New Mexico
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
Lexington, Kentucky Lincoln, Nebraska Little Rock, Arkansas
Long Beach, California Los Angeles, California Louisville, Kentucky
Lubbock, Texas 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 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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