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 281
2 New York City 277
3 San Francisco, California 273
4 Mountain View, California 259
5 Washington D.C. 258
6 Walnut Creek, California 249
7 San Jose, California 224
8 Honolulu, Hawaii 223
9 Boston, Massachusetts 222
10 Oakland, California 219
11 Los Angeles, California 217
12 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 214
13 Seattle, Washington 205
14 Chicago, Illinois 204
15 Santa Ana, California 202
16 San Diego, California 200
17 Miami, Florida 197
18 Portland, Oregon 195
19 Anchorage, Alaska 194
20 Denver, Colorado 192
21 Hartford, Connecticut 191
22 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota 191
23 Baltimore, Maryland 185
24 Austin, Texas 184
25 Roanoke, Virginia 181
26 Sacramento, California 180
27 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 180
28 New Orleans, Louisiana 179
29 Atlanta, Georgia 179
30 Houston, Texas 178
31 Scottsdale, Arizona 177
32 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 176
33 Providence, Rhode Island 175
34 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 173
35 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 172
36 Virginia Beach, Virginia 172
37 Dallas, Texas 171
38 Las Vegas, Nevada 171
39 Nashville, Tennessee 171
40 Fort Worth, Texas 170
41 Charlotte, North Carolina 170
42 Vancouver, Washington 169
43 Durham, North Carolina 169
44 Tampa, Florida 168
45 Madison, Wisconsin 167
46 Columbus, Ohio 167
47 Orlando, Florida 167
48 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 166
49 Albany, New York 166
50 Riverside, California 165
51 Cleveland, Ohio 165
52 Detroit, Michigan 162
53 Salt Lake City, Utah 162
54 Jacksonville, Florida 158
55 St. Louis, Missouri 157
56 Buffalo, New York 157
57 Des Moines, Iowa 157
58 Lincoln, Nebraska 157
59 Reno, Nevada 157
60 Tulsa, Oklahoma 155
61 Jackson, Mississippi 155
62 Fresno, California 155
63 Birmingham, Alabama 155
64 Indianapolis, Indiana 154
65 Cincinnati, Ohio 154
66 Phoenix, Arizona 154
67 Raleigh, North Carolina 153
68 Colorado Springs, Colorado 153
69 Wichita, Kansas 153
70 Tyler, Texas 153
71 Greenville, South Carolina 153
72 Omaha, Nebraska 151
73 Kansas City, Missouri 151
74 Rochester, New York 150
75 Knoxville, Tennessee 149
76 Albuquerque, New Mexico 149
77 Little Rock, Arkansas 148
78 San Antonio, Texas 146
79 Louisville, Kentucky 144
80 Greensboro, North Carolina 144
81 Memphis, Tennessee 140
82 Tucson, Arizona 139
83 Fort Wayne, Indiana 138
84 Boise, Idaho 137
85 Chattanooga, Tennessee 135
86 Flint, Michigan 135
87 Lexington, Kentucky 135

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
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 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
Iowa City, Iowa 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 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
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 Wilmington, Delaware
Youngstown, Ohio Zanesville, Ohio

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Recent Prices Added

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  • Men’s leather business shoes in Atlanta, Georgia costs $115 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Atlanta, Georgia costs $70 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Atlanta, Georgia costs $30 (about 2 hours ago)
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  • Monthly rent - 480 sqft furnished studio in normal area in Atlanta, Georgia costs $757 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 480 sqft furnished studio in expensive area in Atlanta, Georgia costs $908 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 900 sqft in Atlanta, Georgia costs $356 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 900 sqft in Atlanta, Georgia costs $1,525 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Atlanta, Georgia costs $12 (about 2 hours ago)