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 each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price 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 Zurich (Switzerland) 289
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 279
3rd Geneva (Switzerland) 273
4th Reykjavik (Iceland) 273
5th New York City (United States) 264
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 256
7th Washington D.C. (United States) 249
8th Bern (Switzerland) 247
9th London (United Kingdom) 240
10th Hong Kong 238
11th Oslo (Norway) 232
12th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 230
13th San Jose, California (United States) 228
14th Sydney (Australia) 219
15th Tokyo (Japan) 218
16th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 213
17th Singapore 212
18th Dublin (Ireland) 211
19th Copenhagen (Denmark) 210
20th Los Angeles, California (United States) 209
21st Perth (Australia) 208
22nd Stavanger (Norway) 206
23rd Paris (France) 203
24th Seattle, Washington (United States) 202
25th Oakland, California (United States) 202
26th San Diego, California (United States) 199
27th Auckland (New Zealand) 199
28th Doha (Qatar) 198
29th Melbourne (Australia) 197
30th Brisbane (Australia) 195
31st Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 195
32nd Chicago, Illinois (United States) 195
33rd Sacramento, California (United States) 192
34th Canberra (Australia) 190
35th Tel Aviv (Israel) 190
36th Miami, Florida (United States) 189
37th Jerusalem (Israel) 188
38th Portland, Oregon (United States) 188
39th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 188
40th Wellington (New Zealand) 188
41st Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 188
42nd Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 186
43rd Denver, Colorado (United States) 186
44th Luxembourg 186
45th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 184
46th Stockholm (Sweden) 184
47th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 183
48th Helsinki (Finland) 179
49th Christchurch (New Zealand) 179
50th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 178
51st Manchester (United Kingdom) 175
52nd Munich (Germany) 175
53rd Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 174
54th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 174
55th Toronto (Canada) 174
56th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 174
57th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 174
58th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 173
59th Dallas, Texas (United States) 172
60th Cork (Ireland) 171
61st Vancouver (Canada) 171
62nd The Hague (Netherlands) 171
63rd Houston, Texas (United States) 171
64th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 170
65th Austin, Texas (United States) 170
66th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 170
67th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 170
68th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 170
69th Düsseldorf (Germany) 169
70th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 168
71st Seoul (South Korea) 168
72nd Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 167
73rd Adelaide (Australia) 165
74th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 162
75th Hamburg (Germany) 161
76th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 161
77th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 160
78th Gothenburg (Sweden) 160
79th Lyon (France) 160
80th Beirut (Lebanon) 159
81st Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 159
82nd Calgary (Canada) 158
83rd Brussels (Belgium) 158
84th Mississauga (Canada) 158
85th Milan (Italy) 158
86th Tampa, Florida (United States) 158
87th Ottawa (Canada) 157
88th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 157
89th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 156
90th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 156
91st Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 156
92nd Riverside, California (United States) 155
93rd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 155
94th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 155
95th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 153
96th Edmonton (Canada) 153
97th Berlin (Germany) 152
98th Rome (Italy) 152
99th Orlando, Florida (United States) 152
100th Vienna (Austria) 152
101st Stuttgart (Germany) 151
102nd Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 151
103rd Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 150
104th Victoria (Canada) 149
105th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 149
106th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 148
107th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 147
108th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 147
109th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 145
110th Halifax (Canada) 145
111th Barcelona (Spain) 144
112th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 144
113th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 144
114th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 143
115th Genoa (Italy) 143
116th São Paulo (Brazil) 143
117th Montevideo (Uruguay) 143
118th Amman (Jordan) 143
119th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 142
120th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 141
121st Manama (Bahrain) 141
122nd Bologna (Italy) 141
123rd Shanghai (China) 141
124th Florence (Italy) 140
125th Madrid (Spain) 140
126th Panama City (Panama) 139
127th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 139
128th Montreal (Canada) 138
129th Kelowna (Canada) 138
130th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 138
131st Quebec City (Canada) 136
132nd Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 135
133rd Muscat (Oman) 134
134th Naples (Italy) 134
135th Flint, Michigan (United States) 133
136th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 133
137th Boise, Idaho (United States) 132
138th Pisa (Italy) 132
139th Turin (Italy) 128
140th Lisbon (Portugal) 128
141st Brasília (Brazil) 127
142nd Ljubljana (Slovenia) 126
143rd Catania (Italy) 125
144th Campinas (Brazil) 125
145th Moscow (Russia) 124
146th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 123
147th Athens (Greece) 122
148th Thessaloniki (Greece) 122
149th San Jose (Costa Rica) 122
150th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 121
151st Niterói (Brazil) 120
152nd Taipei (Taiwan) 119
153rd Curitiba (Brazil) 119
154th Santiago (Chile) 119
155th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 118
156th Florianopolis (Brazil) 118
157th Beijing (China) 118
158th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 118
159th Nairobi (Kenya) 118
160th Valencia (Spain) 117
161st Recife (Brazil) 117
162nd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 115
163rd Goiânia (Brazil) 114
164th Riga (Latvia) 112
165th Johannesburg (South Africa) 111
166th Zagreb (Croatia) 111
167th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 111
168th Vilnius (Lithuania) 110
169th Malaga (Spain) 110
170th Bangkok (Thailand) 108
171st Windhoek (Namibia) 108
172nd Istanbul (Turkey) 107
173rd Cape Town (South Africa) 107
174th Tallinn (Estonia) 106
175th San Salvador (El Salvador) 106
176th Oporto (Portugal) 105
177th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 105
178th Bratislava (Slovakia) 104
179th Vitória (Brazil) 103
180th Quito (Ecuador) 102
181st Lima (Peru) 101
182nd Prague (Czech Republic) 100
183rd Manila (Philippines) 100
184th Budapest (Hungary) 99
185th Durban (South Africa) 98
186th Mexico City (Mexico) 97
187th Jakarta (Indonesia) 97
188th Warsaw (Poland) 97
189th Bogotá (Colombia) 94
190th Gdańsk (Poland) 93
191st Ankara (Turkey) 93
192nd İzmir (Turkey) 92
193rd Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 92
194th Gurgaon (India) 92
195th Córdoba (Argentina) 92
196th Gaborone (Botswana) 90
197th Brno (Czech Republic) 90
198th Kraków (Poland) 89
199th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 88
200th Monterrey (Mexico) 87
201st Poznan (Poland) 87
202nd Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 86
203rd Belgrade (Serbia) 86
204th Wrocław (Poland) 86
205th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 85
206th Bucharest (Romania) 84
207th Mumbai (India) 83
208th Sofia (Bulgaria) 82
209th Chiang Mai (Thailand) 81
210th Kathmandu (Nepal) 80
211th Queretaro (Mexico) 80
212th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 79
213th Puebla (Mexico) 78
214th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 78
215th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 77
216th Guadalajara (Mexico) 76
217th Delhi (India) 76
218th Skopje (Macedonia) 74
219th Bangalore (India) 73
220th Timisoara (Romania) 73
221st Hyderabad (India) 70
222nd Ahmedabad (India) 69
223rd Tbilisi (Georgia) 68
224th Kiev (Ukraine) 68
225th Kolkata (India) 68
226th Pune (India) 66
227th Tunis (Tunisia) 65
228th Cairo (Egypt) 58

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price 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 Riyadh.

Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Brussels costs €1,500 (21 minutes ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Nice costs €1.50 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Mexico City costs Mex$ 5,000 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Abu Dhabi costs Dirham 22 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Cincinnati, Ohio costs $11 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Riverside, California costs $50 (about 2 hours ago)