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 288
2 Bridgeport, Connecticut 285
3 New York City 282
4 San Francisco, California 272
5 Walnut Creek, California 262
6 Washington D.C. 261
7 Mountain View, California 260
8 Billings, Montana 258
9 Berkeley, California 241
10 Honolulu, Hawaii 240
11 San Jose, California 233
12 Boston, Massachusetts 225
13 Maui 223
14 Los Angeles, California 220
15 Jersey City, New Jersey 220
16 Oakland, California 214
17 Seattle, Washington 214
18 San Diego, California 209
19 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 208
20 Chicago, Illinois 208
21 Boulder, Colorado 207
22 Miami, Florida 206
23 Santa Ana, California 203
24 Sacramento, California 203
25 Anchorage, Alaska 202
26 Long Beach, California 200
27 Portland, Oregon 199
28 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota 199
29 Denver, Colorado 198
30 Newark, New Jersey 193
31 Burlington 189
32 Tyler, Texas 188
33 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 187
34 Providence, Rhode Island 186
35 Atlanta, Georgia 185
36 Hartford, Connecticut 184
37 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 183
38 Austin, Texas 183
39 Nashville, Tennessee 183
40 New Orleans, Louisiana 182
41 Houston, Texas 181
42 Baltimore, Maryland 181
43 Tacoma, Washington 180
44 Dallas, Texas 178
45 Charlotte, North Carolina 177
46 Albany, New York 176
47 Madison, Wisconsin 173
48 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 173
49 Virginia Beach, Virginia 172
50 Salt Lake City, Utah 171
51 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 171
52 Durham, North Carolina 170
53 Riverside, California 169
54 St. Louis, Missouri 169
55 Tampa, Florida 169
56 Ann Arbor, Michigan 168
57 Vancouver, Washington 168
58 Orlando, Florida 168
59 Fort Worth, Texas 168
60 Grand Rapids 168
61 Cleveland, Ohio 167
62 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 167
63 Scottsdale, Arizona 166
64 Richmond, Virginia 166
65 Charlottesville, Virginia 166
66 Tallahassee, Florida 165
67 Buffalo, New York 164
68 Las Vegas, Nevada 163
69 Reno, Nevada 162
70 Jacksonville, Florida 159
71 Tulsa, Oklahoma 159
72 Jackson, Mississippi 159
73 Traverse City, Michigan 159
74 Cincinnati, Ohio 159
75 Albuquerque, New Mexico 158
76 Omaha, Nebraska 158
77 Fresno, California 158
78 Phoenix, Arizona 158
79 Eugene, Oregon 158
80 Colorado Springs, Colorado 157
81 Raleigh, North Carolina 157
82 Fort Collins, Colorado 156
83 Lincoln, Nebraska 156
84 Kansas City, Missouri 155
85 Spokane, Washington 155
86 Rochester, New York 155
87 Indianapolis, Indiana 154
88 Asheville, North Carolina 154
89 San Antonio, Texas 154
90 Columbus, Ohio 153
91 Birmingham, Alabama 152
92 Des Moines, Iowa 151
93 Greenville, South Carolina 151
94 Little Rock, Arkansas 151
95 Wichita, Kansas 151
96 Gainesville, Florida 151
97 Greensboro, North Carolina 150
98 Akron, Ohio 149
99 Knoxville, Tennessee 148
100 Tucson, Arizona 147
101 Memphis, Tennessee 147
102 Huntsville, Alabama 146
103 Toledo, Ohio 145
104 Iowa City, Iowa 145
105 Louisville, Kentucky 144
106 Boise, Idaho 143
107 Chattanooga, Tennessee 143
108 Flint, Michigan 139
109 Detroit, Michigan 138
110 Fort Wayne, Indiana 137
111 Lexington, Kentucky 137
112 El Paso, Texas 134
113 Cedar Falls, Iowa 121

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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