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 New York City 295
2 Washington D.C. 281
3 San Francisco, California 275
4 Chicago, Illinois 238
5 Boston, Massachusetts 232
6 Miami, Florida 230
7 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 230
8 Honolulu, Hawaii 228
9 Los Angeles, California 226
10 Oakland, California 217
11 San Jose, California 217
12 Seattle, Washington 216
13 Anchorage, Alaska 213
14 San Diego, California 203
15 Portland, Oregon 198
16 Sacramento, California 197
17 Nashville, Tennessee 193
18 Baltimore, Maryland 192
19 Atlanta, Georgia 192
20 Denver, Colorado 190
21 Dallas, Texas 190
22 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 190
23 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 190
24 Austin, Texas 189
25 Houston, Texas 181
26 Cleveland, Ohio 181
27 Orlando, Florida 181
28 Columbus, Ohio 179
29 Detroit, Michigan 179
30 Tampa, Florida 178
31 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota 176
32 Jacksonville, Florida 175
33 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 174
34 Arlington, Texas 173
35 Phoenix, Arizona 173
36 Salt Lake City, Utah 172
37 Laguna Niguel, California 171
38 Charlotte, North Carolina 171
39 Raleigh, North Carolina 171
40 St. Louis, Missouri 169
41 Las Vegas, Nevada 169
42 Midland, Texas 165
43 Greenville, South Carolina 164
44 Omaha, Nebraska 164
45 San Antonio, California 164
46 Kansas City, Missouri 161
47 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 159
48 Indianapolis, Indiana 156
49 Albuquerque, New Mexico 155
50 Knoxville, Tennessee 155
51 San Antonio, Texas 152
52 Tucson, Arizona 150
53 Cocoa Beach, Florida 142
54 Green Bay, Wisconsin 138

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 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
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 Modesto, California Montclair, New Jersey
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Mountain View, California 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 Vancouver, Washington Virginia Beach, Virginia
Washington D.C. Wichita, Kansas Youngstown, Ohio

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Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Modesto, California costs $712 (about 8 hours ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, weekly rent - 2 bedrooms (85m2) in Dallas, Texas costs $5,160 (about 9 hours ago)
  • 1 ticket to the movies in Baltimore, Maryland costs $20 (about 11 hours ago)
  • 1 box of 32 of tampons (tampax, ob, ...) in Baltimore, Maryland costs $7 (about 11 hours ago)
  • 1 us gal of gasoline in Baltimore, Maryland costs $0.54 (about 11 hours ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or similar) in Baltimore, Maryland costs $95 (about 11 hours ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Baltimore, Maryland costs $55 (about 11 hours ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 900 sqft in Baltimore, Maryland costs $1,271 (about 11 hours ago)
  • 1 us gal of whole fat milk in Baltimore, Maryland costs $1.06 (about 11 hours ago)
  • 1 lb of boneless chicken breast in Baltimore, Maryland costs $3.31 (about 11 hours ago)