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 286
2 New York City 286
3 San Francisco, California 275
4 Mountain View, California 273
5 Washington D.C. 264
6 Honolulu, Hawaii 252
7 Walnut Creek, California 246
8 San Jose, California 234
9 Maui 234
10 Boston, Massachusetts 228
11 Oakland, California 225
12 Los Angeles, California 225
13 Jersey City, New Jersey 222
14 Seattle, Washington 217
15 San Diego, California 215
16 Chicago, Illinois 212
17 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 212
18 Boulder, Colorado 211
19 Santa Ana, California 207
20 Anchorage, Alaska 204
21 Portland, Oregon 203
22 Denver, Colorado 200
23 Miami, Florida 200
24 Sacramento, California 199
25 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 198
26 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota 196
27 Baltimore, Maryland 191
28 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 191
29 Tacoma, Washington 190
30 Tyler, Texas 189
31 Hartford, Connecticut 188
32 Austin, Texas 188
33 Atlanta, Georgia 187
34 Providence, Rhode Island 187
35 Houston, Texas 184
36 New Orleans, Louisiana 183
37 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 181
38 Charlotte, North Carolina 180
39 Dallas, Texas 180
40 Nashville, Tennessee 178
41 Long Beach, California 177
42 Virginia Beach, Virginia 176
43 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 175
44 Las Vegas, Nevada 175
45 Durham, North Carolina 175
46 Eugene, Oregon 174
47 Orlando, Florida 174
48 Tampa, Florida 173
49 Jacksonville, Florida 172
50 Vancouver, Washington 171
51 Richmond, Virginia 170
52 Ann Arbor, Michigan 170
53 Cleveland, Ohio 170
54 Charlottesville, Virginia 170
55 Fort Worth, Texas 170
56 Scottsdale, Arizona 169
57 Albany, New York 169
58 Madison, Wisconsin 167
59 St. Louis, Missouri 167
60 Salt Lake City, Utah 165
61 Riverside, California 165
62 Jackson, Mississippi 164
63 Phoenix, Arizona 162
64 Asheville, North Carolina 161
65 Reno, Nevada 161
66 Columbus, Ohio 161
67 Greenville, South Carolina 161
68 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 160
69 Fresno, California 160
70 Raleigh, North Carolina 160
71 Fort Collins, Colorado 160
72 Lincoln, Nebraska 160
73 Huntsville, Alabama 160
74 Colorado Springs, Colorado 159
75 Des Moines, Iowa 159
76 Buffalo, New York 159
77 Spokane, Washington 159
78 Cincinnati, Ohio 158
79 Tulsa, Oklahoma 158
80 Birmingham, Alabama 158
81 Albuquerque, New Mexico 158
82 Omaha, Nebraska 157
83 Detroit, Michigan 157
84 Tucson, Arizona 156
85 Gainesville, Florida 156
86 Indianapolis, Indiana 156
87 Kansas City, Missouri 156
88 Little Rock, Arkansas 155
89 Wichita, Kansas 154
90 Tallahassee, Florida 154
91 San Antonio, Texas 154
92 Rochester, New York 153
93 Knoxville, Tennessee 153
94 Toledo, Ohio 152
95 Flint, Michigan 150
96 Memphis, Tennessee 148
97 Greensboro, North Carolina 147
98 Iowa City, Iowa 147
99 Louisville, Kentucky 147
100 Chattanooga, Tennessee 144
101 Boise, Idaho 141
102 El Paso, Texas 141
103 Fort Wayne, Indiana 140
104 Lexington, Kentucky 138
105 Grand Rapids 133
106 Cedar Falls, Iowa 119

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
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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