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 281
2 New York City 277
3 San Francisco, California 273
4 Mountain View, California 260
5 Washington D.C. 258
6 Walnut Creek, California 248
7 San Jose, California 224
8 Boston, Massachusetts 223
9 Honolulu, Hawaii 219
10 Jersey City, New Jersey 217
11 Oakland, California 217
12 Los Angeles, California 217
13 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 210
14 Seattle, Washington 206
15 Chicago, Illinois 205
16 San Diego, California 201
17 Santa Ana, California 201
18 Miami, Florida 196
19 Portland, Oregon 195
20 Denver, Colorado 195
21 Anchorage, Alaska 195
22 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota 191
23 Hartford, Connecticut 190
24 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 189
25 Austin, Texas 184
26 Baltimore, Maryland 184
27 Atlanta, Georgia 183
28 Charleston, South Carolina 181
29 Roanoke, Virginia 179
30 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 178
31 Sacramento, California 178
32 New Orleans, Louisiana 178
33 Scottsdale, Arizona 177
34 Houston, Texas 176
35 Providence, Rhode Island 176
36 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 174
37 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 174
38 Virginia Beach, Virginia 172
39 Fort Worth, Texas 171
40 Las Vegas, Nevada 171
41 Nashville, Tennessee 171
42 Dallas, Texas 170
43 Durham, North Carolina 169
44 Orlando, Florida 169
45 St. Louis, Missouri 168
46 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 168
47 Madison, Wisconsin 167
48 Columbus, Ohio 167
49 Charlotte, North Carolina 166
50 Vancouver, Washington 166
51 Tampa, Florida 166
52 Albany, New York 165
53 Riverside, California 165
54 Cleveland, Ohio 163
55 Charlottesville, Virginia 163
56 Salt Lake City, Utah 162
57 Raleigh, North Carolina 161
58 Jacksonville, Florida 159
59 Des Moines, Iowa 158
60 Lincoln, Nebraska 158
61 Buffalo, New York 158
62 Detroit, Michigan 158
63 Fort Collins, Colorado 157
64 Billings, Montana 157
65 Tulsa, Oklahoma 157
66 Fresno, California 156
67 Jackson, Mississippi 156
68 Phoenix, Arizona 156
69 Birmingham, Alabama 154
70 Wichita, Kansas 154
71 Cincinnati, Ohio 153
72 Reno, Nevada 153
73 Tyler, Texas 153
74 Indianapolis, Indiana 153
75 Colorado Springs, Colorado 153
76 Greenville, South Carolina 152
77 Kansas City, Missouri 151
78 Omaha, Nebraska 151
79 Albuquerque, New Mexico 149
80 Little Rock, Arkansas 149
81 Rochester, New York 149
82 San Antonio, Texas 148
83 Louisville, Kentucky 148
84 Knoxville, Tennessee 147
85 Greensboro, North Carolina 144
86 Tucson, Arizona 140
87 Memphis, Tennessee 140
88 Fort Wayne, Indiana 138
89 Boise, Idaho 137
90 Chattanooga, Tennessee 135
91 Lexington, Kentucky 135
92 Flint, Michigan 128

List of all cities available in United States

Akron, Ohio Albany, New York Albuquerque, New Mexico
Amarillo, Texas Anchorage, Alaska Arcata, California
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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