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 *
1 Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 297
2 Zurich (Switzerland) 297
3 Geneva (Switzerland) 288
4 New York City (United States) 286
5 San Francisco, California (United States) 282
6 Washington D.C. (United States) 267
7 Reykjavik (Iceland) 260
8 Hong Kong 258
9 London (United Kingdom) 256
10 Lausanne (Switzerland) 255
11 Basel (Switzerland) 255
12 Bern (Switzerland) 250
13 Oslo (Norway) 248
14 Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 246
15 Sydney (Australia) 236
16 San Jose, California (United States) 234
17 Tokyo (Japan) 234
18 Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 234
19 Copenhagen (Denmark) 230
20 Auckland (New Zealand) 230
21 Singapore 229
22 Stavanger (Norway) 227
23 Oakland, California (United States) 226
24 Wellington (New Zealand) 225
25 Perth (Australia) 225
26 Los Angeles, California (United States) 224
27 Doha (Qatar) 222
28 Melbourne (Australia) 221
29 Brisbane (Australia) 220
30 Dublin (Ireland) 219
31 Chicago, Illinois (United States) 217
32 San Diego, California (United States) 217
33 Seattle, Washington (United States) 216
34 Paris (France) 213
35 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 209
36 Cambridge (United Kingdom) 208
37 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 207
38 Canberra (Australia) 206
39 Denver, Colorado (United States) 205
40 Miami, Florida (United States) 204
41 Portland, Oregon (United States) 204
42 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 203
43 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 203
44 Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 203
45 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 200
46 Tel Aviv (Israel) 198
47 Sacramento, California (United States) 197
48 Stockholm (Sweden) 195
49 Toronto (Canada) 194
50 Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 194
51 Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 193
52 Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 193
53 Gold Coast (Australia) 193
54 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 192
55 Luxembourg 189
56 Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 189
57 New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 188
58 Helsinki (Finland) 188
59 Adelaide (Australia) 187
60 Austin, Texas (United States) 187
61 Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 187
62 Mississauga (Canada) 185
63 Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 184
64 Houston, Texas (United States) 184
65 Vancouver (Canada) 183
66 The Hague (Netherlands) 183
67 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 183
68 Cork (Ireland) 181
69 Dallas, Texas (United States) 181
70 Orlando, Florida (United States) 179
71 Calgary (Canada) 177
72 Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 176
73 Düsseldorf (Germany) 176
74 Birmingham (United Kingdom) 175
75 Tampa, Florida (United States) 175
76 Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 174
77 St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 174
78 Ottawa (Canada) 173
79 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 173
80 Edmonton (Canada) 173
81 San Juan (Puerto Rico) 173
82 Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 172
83 Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 171
84 Munich (Germany) 171
85 Hamburg (Germany) 170
86 Seoul (South Korea) 169
87 Manchester (United Kingdom) 169
88 Columbus, Ohio (United States) 169
89 Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 168
90 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 168
91 Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 168
92 Brussels (Belgium) 168
93 Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 167
94 Beirut (Lebanon) 167
95 Gothenburg (Sweden) 167
96 Milan (Italy) 166
97 Rome (Italy) 166
98 Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 166
99 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 165
100 Victoria (Canada) 164
101 Winnipeg (Canada) 163
102 Halifax (Canada) 162
103 Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 162
104 Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 161
105 Shanghai (China) 161
106 Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 161
107 Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 160
108 Montreal (Canada) 160
109 Belfast (United Kingdom) 160
110 Berlin (Germany) 159
111 Vienna (Austria) 158
112 Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 158
113 Detroit, Michigan (United States) 157
114 Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 157
115 Lyon (France) 157
116 Stuttgart (Germany) 156
117 Kuwait City (Kuwait) 155
118 Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 154
119 San Antonio, Texas (United States) 154
120 Florence (Italy) 153
121 Malmo (Sweden) 153
122 Genoa (Italy) 153
123 Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 152
124 Montevideo (Uruguay) 151
125 Kelowna (Canada) 151
126 Panama City (Panama) 150
127 Muscat (Oman) 149
128 Bologna (Italy) 148
129 Sheffield (United Kingdom) 148
130 Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 147
131 Barcelona (Spain) 147
132 Madrid (Spain) 147
133 São Paulo (Brazil) 146
134 Amman (Jordan) 146
135 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 145
136 Boise, Idaho (United States) 142
137 Naples (Italy) 142
138 Taipei (Taiwan) 140
139 Pisa (Italy) 139
140 Turin (Italy) 138
141 Buenos Aires (Argentina) 136
142 Santiago (Chile) 136
143 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 136
144 Salvador (Brazil) 135
145 San Jose (Costa Rica) 134
146 Lisbon (Portugal) 134
147 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 133
148 Nairobi (Kenya) 132
149 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 132
150 Catania (Italy) 132
151 Guayaquil (Ecuador) 130
152 Palermo (Italy) 130
153 Beijing (China) 129
154 Campinas (Brazil) 129
155 Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 128
156 Brasília (Brazil) 128
157 Athens (Greece) 127
158 Thessaloniki (Greece) 125
159 Limassol (Cyprus) 125
160 Moscow (Russia) 124
161 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 122
162 Quito (Ecuador) 121
163 Niterói (Brazil) 121
164 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 121
165 Recife (Brazil) 120
166 Valencia (Spain) 120
167 Malaga (Spain) 119
168 Istanbul (Turkey) 119
169 Curitiba (Brazil) 119
170 Johannesburg (South Africa) 117
171 Zagreb (Croatia) 117
172 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 117
173 Goiânia (Brazil) 117
174 Florianopolis (Brazil) 116
175 Pretoria (South Africa) 115
176 Bangkok (Thailand) 115
177 Oporto (Portugal) 114
178 Manila (Philippines) 112
179 Belém (Brazil) 112
180 Riga (Latvia) 111
181 Cape Town (South Africa) 110
182 Tallinn (Estonia) 108
183 Jakarta (Indonesia) 108
184 Vilnius (Lithuania) 107
185 Bratislava (Slovakia) 107
186 Lima (Peru) 107
187 Gaborone (Botswana) 105
188 Casablanca (Morocco) 105
189 Fortaleza (Brazil) 104
190 Dhaka (Bangladesh) 102
191 Vitória (Brazil) 102
192 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 101
193 Budapest (Hungary) 101
194 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 100
195 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
196 Bogotá (Colombia) 99
197 Durban (South Africa) 98
198 Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 97
199 Ankara (Turkey) 97
200 Warsaw (Poland) 97
201 Mumbai (India) 96
202 Londrina (Brazil) 95
203 İzmir (Turkey) 95
204 Mexico City (Mexico) 94
205 Monterrey (Mexico) 93
206 Medellín (Colombia) 92
207 Belgrade (Serbia) 90
208 Kraków (Poland) 88
209 Bangalore (India) 88
210 Bucharest (Romania) 88
211 Chiang Mai (Thailand) 84
212 Sofia (Bulgaria) 84
213 Gurgaon (India) 84
214 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 84
215 Yekaterinburg (Russia) 83
216 Prishtina (Kosovo) 82
217 Kathmandu (Nepal) 82
218 Timisoara (Romania) 82
219 Guadalajara (Mexico) 81
220 Wrocław (Poland) 81
221 Poznan (Poland) 81
222 Colombo (Sri Lanka) 80
223 Delhi (India) 79
224 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 79
225 Iasi (Romania) 78
226 Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 78
227 Tirana (Albania) 78
228 Ulan Bator (Mongolia) 77
229 Skopje (Macedonia) 76
230 Tunis (Tunisia) 75
231 Ahmedabad (India) 72
232 Baku (Azerbaijan) 70
233 Hyderabad (India) 69
234 Pune (India) 68
235 Kiev (Ukraine) 68
236 Madras (India) 68
237 Tbilisi (Georgia) 66
238 Cairo (Egypt) 53

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 Denver, Colorado.

Recent Prices Added

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  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Monaco costs €500 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Public transport in São José dos Campos costs R$ 150 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Kuwait City costs Dinar 300 (about 1 hour ago)