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 283
2 San Francisco, California 277
3 New York City 274
4 Mountain View, California 260
5 Washington D.C. 259
6 Honolulu, Hawaii 223
7 San Jose, California 222
8 Oakland, California 222
9 Boston, Massachusetts 220
10 Los Angeles, California 219
11 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 217
12 Jersey City, New Jersey 216
13 Chicago, Illinois 208
14 Seattle, Washington 205
15 Walnut Creek, California 203
16 Santa Ana, California 200
17 San Diego, California 198
18 Miami, Florida 196
19 Anchorage, Alaska 194
20 Portland, Oregon 193
21 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota 193
22 Denver, Colorado 192
23 Hartford, Connecticut 190
24 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 187
25 Baltimore, Maryland 184
26 Austin, Texas 183
27 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 183
28 Atlanta, Georgia 181
29 Roanoke, Virginia 181
30 New Orleans, Louisiana 179
31 Sacramento, California 178
32 Providence, Rhode Island 177
33 Houston, Texas 176
34 Scottsdale, Arizona 175
35 Charleston, South Carolina 173
36 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 171
37 Fort Worth, Texas 171
38 Dallas, Texas 171
39 Virginia Beach, Virginia 171
40 Nashville, Tennessee 170
41 Vancouver, Washington 170
42 Charlotte, North Carolina 170
43 Orlando, Florida 169
44 Durham, North Carolina 169
45 Madison, Wisconsin 168
46 Cleveland, Ohio 167
47 Las Vegas, Nevada 165
48 Columbus, Ohio 165
49 Albany, New York 165
50 Riverside, California 165
51 Tampa, Florida 164
52 Jacksonville, Florida 163
53 Detroit, Michigan 163
54 St. Louis, Missouri 161
55 Salt Lake City, Utah 161
56 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 160
57 Buffalo, New York 159
58 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 158
59 Reno, Nevada 157
60 Cincinnati, Ohio 156
61 Birmingham, Alabama 155
62 Des Moines, Iowa 155
63 Jackson, Mississippi 154
64 Phoenix, Arizona 154
65 Indianapolis, Indiana 154
66 Lincoln, Nebraska 154
67 Colorado Springs, Colorado 154
68 Raleigh, North Carolina 153
69 Wichita, Kansas 152
70 Fresno, California 152
71 Tyler, Texas 152
72 Omaha, Nebraska 151
73 Rochester, New York 151
74 Knoxville, Tennessee 149
75 Greenville, South Carolina 149
76 Tulsa, Oklahoma 148
77 Kansas City, Missouri 148
78 Louisville, Kentucky 147
79 Little Rock, Arkansas 146
80 Albuquerque, New Mexico 145
81 San Antonio, Texas 145
82 Greensboro, North Carolina 142
83 Memphis, Tennessee 141
84 Tucson, Arizona 139
85 Fort Wayne, Indiana 137
86 Boise, Idaho 137
87 Flint, Michigan 136

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 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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