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 New York City 289
2 Palo Alto, California 288
3 San Francisco, California 275
4 Mountain View, California 271
5 Washington D.C. 269
6 Walnut Creek, California 269
7 Honolulu, Hawaii 243
8 Berkeley, California 242
9 San Jose, California 236
10 Boston, Massachusetts 232
11 Maui 231
12 Los Angeles, California 225
13 Jersey City, New Jersey 225
14 Oakland, California 221
15 Seattle, Washington 218
16 San Diego, California 218
17 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 215
18 Santa Ana, California 214
19 Chicago, Illinois 213
20 Boulder, Colorado 212
21 Miami, Florida 208
22 Anchorage, Alaska 204
23 Denver, Colorado 204
24 Portland, Oregon 203
25 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota 201
26 Providence, Rhode Island 200
27 Tyler, Texas 198
28 Tacoma, Washington 195
29 Burlington 194
30 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 194
31 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 192
32 Atlanta, Georgia 191
33 Sacramento, California 190
34 Baltimore, Maryland 190
35 Houston, Texas 189
36 Hartford, Connecticut 188
37 Austin, Texas 188
38 Charlotte, North Carolina 182
39 Dallas, Texas 182
40 New Orleans, Louisiana 182
41 Long Beach, California 179
42 Salt Lake City, Utah 178
43 Virginia Beach, Virginia 177
44 Nashville, Tennessee 177
45 Ann Arbor, Michigan 176
46 Durham, North Carolina 175
47 Grand Rapids 175
48 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 174
49 Fort Worth, Texas 174
50 Orlando, Florida 174
51 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 173
52 Albany, New York 172
53 Newark, New Jersey 172
54 Madison, Wisconsin 172
55 Tampa, Florida 172
56 Scottsdale, Arizona 171
57 Richmond, Virginia 171
58 Vancouver, Washington 171
59 St. Louis, Missouri 171
60 Charlottesville, Virginia 171
61 Riverside, California 170
62 Las Vegas, Nevada 169
63 Cleveland, Ohio 168
64 Jackson, Mississippi 166
65 Tallahassee, Florida 166
66 Reno, Nevada 165
67 Jacksonville, Florida 165
68 Phoenix, Arizona 164
69 Eugene, Oregon 163
70 Fort Collins, Colorado 163
71 Colorado Springs, Colorado 162
72 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 161
73 Columbus, Ohio 161
74 Spokane, Washington 161
75 Fresno, California 161
76 Tulsa, Oklahoma 161
77 Omaha, Nebraska 160
78 Huntsville, Alabama 160
79 Albuquerque, New Mexico 160
80 Raleigh, North Carolina 159
81 Buffalo, New York 159
82 Lincoln, Nebraska 159
83 Cincinnati, Ohio 158
84 Des Moines, Iowa 157
85 Greenville, South Carolina 157
86 Birmingham, Alabama 156
87 Gainesville, Florida 156
88 Asheville, North Carolina 156
89 Tucson, Arizona 156
90 Kansas City, Missouri 156
91 Flint, Michigan 156
92 Knoxville, Tennessee 154
93 San Antonio, Texas 154
94 Little Rock, Arkansas 154
95 Greensboro, North Carolina 153
96 Wichita, Kansas 153
97 Rochester, New York 153
98 Toledo, Ohio 152
99 Indianapolis, Indiana 151
100 Detroit, Michigan 148
101 Iowa City, Iowa 148
102 Memphis, Tennessee 147
103 Boise, Idaho 147
104 Louisville, Kentucky 146
105 Chattanooga, Tennessee 145
106 Fort Wayne, Indiana 140
107 Lexington, Kentucky 138
108 El Paso, Texas 137
109 Cedar Falls, Iowa 118

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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Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Seattle, Washington costs $2,541 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Fort Worth, Texas costs $60 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Lawrence, Kansas costs $15 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 1 us gal of gasoline in Lawrence, Kansas costs $0.57 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Lawrence, Kansas costs $55 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 900 sqft in Lawrence, Kansas costs $1,017 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Lawrence, Kansas costs $12 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Lawrence, Kansas costs $2.58 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Lawrence, Kansas costs $10 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Lawrence, Kansas costs $15 (about 18 hours ago)