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 Bridgeport, Connecticut 284
2 New York City 284
3 Palo Alto, California 280
4 San Francisco, California 270
5 Walnut Creek, California 265
6 Mountain View, California 260
7 Washington D.C. 259
8 Billings, Montana 258
9 Berkeley, California 242
10 Honolulu, Hawaii 235
11 San Jose, California 229
12 Boston, Massachusetts 226
13 Maui 224
14 Jersey City, New Jersey 219
15 Los Angeles, California 218
16 Oakland, California 215
17 Seattle, Washington 211
18 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 209
19 San Diego, California 208
20 Boulder, Colorado 207
21 Santa Ana, California 206
22 Chicago, Illinois 205
23 Miami, Florida 200
24 Anchorage, Alaska 200
25 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota 199
26 Long Beach, California 199
27 Denver, Colorado 198
28 Portland, Oregon 197
29 Burlington 189
30 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 189
31 Tyler, Texas 188
32 Baltimore, Maryland 186
33 Sacramento, California 186
34 Atlanta, Georgia 186
35 Austin, Texas 184
36 Tacoma, Washington 184
37 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 183
38 Houston, Texas 183
39 Hartford, Connecticut 183
40 Nashville, Tennessee 181
41 Dallas, Texas 179
42 Providence, Rhode Island 178
43 New Orleans, Louisiana 177
44 Madison, Wisconsin 175
45 Salt Lake City, Utah 175
46 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 173
47 Charlotte, North Carolina 173
48 Orlando, Florida 172
49 Albany, New York 172
50 Virginia Beach, Virginia 172
51 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 170
52 Durham, North Carolina 170
53 Tampa, Florida 170
54 Riverside, California 170
55 Grand Rapids 169
56 Ann Arbor, Michigan 168
57 St. Louis, Missouri 168
58 Vancouver, Washington 168
59 Fort Worth, Texas 167
60 Charlottesville, Virginia 166
61 Richmond, Virginia 166
62 Scottsdale, Arizona 165
63 Cleveland, Ohio 165
64 Newark, New Jersey 165
65 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 164
66 Las Vegas, Nevada 162
67 Tulsa, Oklahoma 162
68 Reno, Nevada 162
69 Buffalo, New York 161
70 Jacksonville, Florida 160
71 Eugene, Oregon 159
72 Tallahassee, Florida 158
73 Jackson, Mississippi 158
74 Colorado Springs, Colorado 158
75 Albuquerque, New Mexico 158
76 Omaha, Nebraska 157
77 Fresno, California 157
78 Fort Collins, Colorado 156
79 Columbus, Ohio 156
80 Cincinnati, Ohio 156
81 Huntsville, Alabama 155
82 Phoenix, Arizona 155
83 Raleigh, North Carolina 155
84 Lincoln, Nebraska 155
85 Spokane, Washington 154
86 Rochester, New York 153
87 Kansas City, Missouri 153
88 Birmingham, Alabama 152
89 Des Moines, Iowa 152
90 Gainesville, Florida 151
91 Asheville, North Carolina 151
92 San Antonio, Texas 150
93 Knoxville, Tennessee 150
94 Greensboro, North Carolina 150
95 Little Rock, Arkansas 150
96 Greenville, South Carolina 149
97 Toledo, Ohio 149
98 Wichita, Kansas 149
99 Tucson, Arizona 149
100 Akron, Ohio 148
101 Flint, Michigan 148
102 Detroit, Michigan 146
103 Memphis, Tennessee 146
104 Indianapolis, Indiana 145
105 Louisville, Kentucky 145
106 Iowa City, Iowa 144
107 Chattanooga, Tennessee 143
108 Boise, Idaho 139
109 Fort Wayne, Indiana 137
110 Lexington, Kentucky 135
111 El Paso, Texas 133
112 Cedar Falls, Iowa 115

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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