Expatistan's Cost of Living World Map

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This map shows only the top cities in the world. We also have 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.

Expatistan Cost of Living Index

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 310
2nd Zurich (Switzerland) 302
3rd New York City (United States) 290
4th Geneva (Switzerland) 284
5th San Francisco, California (United States) 276
6th Washington D.C. (United States) 270
7th Reykjavik (Iceland) 264
8th Hong Kong 257
9th Lausanne (Switzerland) 256
10th Oslo (Norway) 254
11th Bern (Switzerland) 253
12th London (United Kingdom) 249
13th Sydney (Australia) 244
14th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 244
15th Perth (Australia) 241
16th San Jose, California (United States) 237
17th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 233
18th Singapore 230
19th Tokyo (Japan) 229
20th Stavanger (Norway) 227
21st Auckland (New Zealand) 226
22nd Los Angeles, California (United States) 225
23rd Melbourne (Australia) 225
24th Wellington (New Zealand) 224
25th Copenhagen (Denmark) 222
26th Brisbane (Australia) 222
27th Oakland, California (United States) 222
28th Seattle, Washington (United States) 218
29th San Diego, California (United States) 218
30th Dublin (Ireland) 216
31st Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 216
32nd Chicago, Illinois (United States) 214
33rd Doha (Qatar) 212
34th Canberra (Australia) 211
35th Paris (France) 210
36th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 207
37th Miami, Florida (United States) 206
38th Denver, Colorado (United States) 205
39th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 205
40th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 205
41st Portland, Oregon (United States) 204
42nd Tel Aviv (Israel) 202
43rd Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 202
44th Stockholm (Sweden) 196
45th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 196
46th Toronto (Canada) 195
47th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 193
48th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 192
49th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 192
50th Sacramento, California (United States) 191
51st Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 191
52nd Houston, Texas (United States) 190
53rd Birmingham (United Kingdom) 190
54th Vancouver (Canada) 189
55th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 188
56th Austin, Texas (United States) 188
57th Adelaide (Australia) 188
58th Helsinki (Finland) 186
59th Luxembourg 186
60th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 183
61st Dallas, Texas (United States) 183
62nd New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 182
63rd The Hague (Netherlands) 179
64th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 179
65th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 178
66th Orlando, Florida (United States) 178
67th Calgary (Canada) 176
68th Munich (Germany) 175
69th Edmonton (Canada) 175
70th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 174
71st Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 174
72nd Ottawa (Canada) 174
73rd Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 173
74th Cork (Ireland) 173
75th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 172
76th Tampa, Florida (United States) 171
77th Seoul (South Korea) 171
78th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 171
79th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 171
80th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 169
81st Gothenburg (Sweden) 169
82nd Victoria (Canada) 169
83rd Hamburg (Germany) 168
84th Milan (Italy) 165
85th Manchester (United Kingdom) 165
86th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 165
87th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 165
88th São Paulo (Brazil) 164
89th Brussels (Belgium) 164
90th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 163
91st Columbus, Ohio (United States) 163
92nd Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 163
93rd Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 162
94th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 162
95th Halifax (Canada) 162
96th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 161
97th Lyon (France) 160
98th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 160
99th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 159
100th Berlin (Germany) 159
101st Rome (Italy) 159
102nd Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 158
103rd Montreal (Canada) 158
104th Stuttgart (Germany) 157
105th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 156
106th Flint, Michigan (United States) 156
107th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 155
108th Shanghai (China) 154
109th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 154
110th Montevideo (Uruguay) 154
111th Vienna (Austria) 152
112th Beirut (Lebanon) 152
113th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 152
114th Muscat (Oman) 152
115th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 151
116th Panama City (Panama) 149
117th Barcelona (Spain) 148
118th Genoa (Italy) 147
119th Amman (Jordan) 147
120th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 147
121st Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 147
122nd Brasília (Brazil) 146
123rd Bologna (Italy) 146
124th London, Ontario (Canada) 146
125th Sheffield (United Kingdom) 145
126th Madrid (Spain) 145
127th Curitiba (Brazil) 142
128th Campinas (Brazil) 142
129th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 141
130th Santiago (Chile) 139
131st Naples (Italy) 139
132nd Porto Alegre (Brazil) 137
133rd Buenos Aires (Argentina) 137
134th Pisa (Italy) 136
135th San Jose (Costa Rica) 136
136th Recife (Brazil) 135
137th Turin (Italy) 134
138th Moscow (Russia) 134
139th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 133
140th Florianopolis (Brazil) 133
141st Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 131
142nd Ljubljana (Slovenia) 131
143rd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 130
144th Lisbon (Portugal) 130
145th Catania (Italy) 129
146th Beijing (China) 128
147th Palermo (Italy) 128
148th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 127
149th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 126
150th Nairobi (Kenya) 125
151st Athens (Greece) 124
152nd Johannesburg (South Africa) 124
153rd Limassol (Cyprus) 123
154th Thessaloniki (Greece) 123
155th Valencia (Spain) 120
156th Pretoria (South Africa) 120
157th Windhoek (Namibia) 118
158th Cape Town (South Africa) 118
159th Istanbul (Turkey) 117
160th Vitória (Brazil) 116
161st Bangkok (Thailand) 116
162nd Zagreb (Croatia) 115
163rd Saint Petersburg (Russia) 113
164th Malaga (Spain) 113
165th Jakarta (Indonesia) 113
166th Quito (Ecuador) 111
167th Riga (Latvia) 110
168th Oporto (Portugal) 110
169th Lima (Peru) 110
170th Tallinn (Estonia) 109
171st Bratislava (Slovakia) 107
172nd Vilnius (Lithuania) 107
173rd Manila (Philippines) 106
174th Bogotá (Colombia) 106
175th Coimbra (Portugal) 106
176th Durban (South Africa) 105
177th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 104
178th Budapest (Hungary) 101
179th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 100
180th Mexico City (Mexico) 100
181st Prague (Czech Republic) 100
182nd Warsaw (Poland) 99
183rd Medellín (Colombia) 99
184th İzmir (Turkey) 96
185th Gaborone (Botswana) 96
186th Ankara (Turkey) 95
187th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 93
188th Monterrey (Mexico) 93
189th Gdańsk (Poland) 93
190th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 91
191st Mumbai (India) 90
192nd Kraków (Poland) 90
193rd Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 90
194th Guadalajara (Mexico) 87
195th Bucharest (Romania) 87
196th Wrocław (Poland) 87
197th Belgrade (Serbia) 86
198th Poznan (Poland) 85
199th Chiang Mai (Thailand) 85
200th Gurgaon (India) 83
201st Sofia (Bulgaria) 83
202nd Kathmandu (Nepal) 83
203rd Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 82
204th Bangalore (India) 82
205th Antalya (Turkey) 82
206th Delhi (India) 81
207th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 78
208th Tirana (Albania) 78
209th Tunis (Tunisia) 76
210th Skopje (Macedonia) 75
211th Ahmedabad (India) 73
212th Prishtina (Kosovo) 70
213th Pune (India) 69
214th Kiev (Ukraine) 69
215th Madras (India) 69
216th Hyderabad (India) 66
217th Tbilisi (Georgia) 64

Price 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.

What is Expatistan?

Expatistan is a cost of living calculator that allows you to compare the cost of living between cities around the world. The comparisons allow you to get a better understanding of the cost of living of any city before you move there.

What makes us unique is that we collect the prices that we use to calculate our cost of living index from visitors like you. Naturally, the more data entered, the more accurate the index and the calculations will be.

That's why we need your help to keep prices accurate and up to date. You can help by entering the prices that you know in Mountain View, California.

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