Expatistan's Cost of Living World Map


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 Hamilton (Bermuda) 301
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 250
3rd Mountain View, California (United States) 249
4th Geneva (Switzerland) 248
5th Zurich (Switzerland) 248
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 244
7th Reykjavik (Iceland) 243
8th Walnut Creek, California (United States) 240
9th New York City (United States) 236
10th Basel (Switzerland) 225
11th London (United Kingdom) 224
12th Oslo (Norway) 224
13th Washington D.C. (United States) 224
14th Lausanne (Switzerland) 223
15th Hong Kong 222
16th Bern (Switzerland) 215
17th San Jose, California (United States) 207
18th Sydney (Australia) 206
19th Oakland, California (United States) 205
20th Dublin (Ireland) 204
21st Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 202
22nd Seattle, Washington (United States) 202
23rd Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 201
24th Doha (Qatar) 200
25th Los Angeles, California (United States) 199
26th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 197
27th Copenhagen (Denmark) 196
28th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 195
29th Singapore 194
30th Santa Cruz, California (United States) 193
31st Chicago, Illinois (United States) 193
32nd Paris (France) 192
33rd Miami, Florida (United States) 187
34th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 187
35th Tokyo (Japan) 186
36th San Diego, California (United States) 186
37th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 183
38th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 181
39th Auckland (New Zealand) 181
40th Melbourne (Australia) 180
41st Newark, New Jersey (United States) 179
42nd Portland, Oregon (United States) 179
43rd Denver, Colorado (United States) 178
44th Tel Aviv (Israel) 178
45th Sacramento, California (United States) 176
46th Canberra (Australia) 175
47th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 175
48th Luxembourg 174
49th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 174
50th Helsinki (Finland) 174
51st Toronto (Canada) 173
52nd Brisbane (Australia) 173
53rd Vancouver (Canada) 172
54th Stockholm (Sweden) 171
55th Wellington (New Zealand) 170
56th The Hague (Netherlands) 170
57th Aarhus (Denmark) 169
58th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 169
59th Cork (Ireland) 168
60th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 168
61st Bozeman, Montana (United States) 166
62nd Gold Coast (Australia) 166
63rd Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 166
64th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 166
65th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 165
66th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 165
67th Cambridge (United Kingdom) 165
68th Hamburg (Germany) 164
69th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 164
70th Perth (Australia) 164
71st Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 164
72nd Jerusalem (Israel) 163
73rd Kuwait City (Kuwait) 163
74th Bristol (United Kingdom) 163
75th Riverside, California (United States) 162
76th Munich (Germany) 162
77th Orlando, Florida (United States) 161
78th Adelaide (Australia) 161
79th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 161
80th Mississauga (Canada) 161
81st San Luis Obispo, California (United States) 161
82nd Rotterdam (Netherlands) 160
83rd Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 160
84th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 160
85th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 159
86th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 159
87th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 159
88th Lyon (France) 159
89th Dallas, Texas (United States) 158
90th Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom) 158
91st Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 158
92nd Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 157
93rd Calgary (Canada) 157
94th Galway (Ireland) 156
95th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 156
96th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 154
97th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 154
98th Austin, Texas (United States) 153
99th Milan (Italy) 153
100th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 153
101st Tempe, Arizona (United States) 153
102nd Albany, New York (United States) 153
103rd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 153
104th Cologne (Germany) 153
105th Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States) 153
106th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 153
107th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 152
108th Ottawa (Canada) 152
109th Christchurch (New Zealand) 152
110th Limerick (Ireland) 152
111th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 151
112th Eugene, Oregon (United States) 150
113th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 150
114th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 150
115th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 150
116th Houston, Texas (United States) 150
117th Durham, North Carolina (United States) 150
118th Berlin (Germany) 150
119th Stuttgart (Germany) 150
120th Reno, Nevada (United States) 149
121st Vienna (Austria) 149
122nd Düsseldorf (Germany) 149
123rd Edmonton (Canada) 149
124th Victoria (Canada) 149
125th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 148
126th Gothenburg (Sweden) 147
127th Winnipeg (Canada) 147
128th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 146
129th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 146
130th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 145
131st Birmingham (United Kingdom) 145
132nd Richmond, Virginia (United States) 145
133rd Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 145
134th Rome (Italy) 145
135th Manchester (United Kingdom) 144
136th Brussels (Belgium) 144
137th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 144
138th Seoul (South Korea) 144
139th Leeds (United Kingdom) 143
140th Buffalo, New York (United States) 143
141st Venice (Italy) 142
142nd Hamilton (Canada) 142
143rd Tampa, Florida (United States) 142
144th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 142
145th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 141
146th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 141
147th Belfast (United Kingdom) 141
148th Halifax (Canada) 141
149th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 140
150th Malmo (Sweden) 140
151st Toulouse (France) 139
152nd Glasgow (United Kingdom) 139
153rd Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 139
154th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 138
155th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 138
156th Bologna (Italy) 138
157th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 137
158th Genoa (Italy) 137
159th Suva (Fiji) 137
160th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 137
161st Barcelona (Spain) 136
162nd Montreal (Canada) 136
163rd Madrid (Spain) 136
164th Florence (Italy) 136
165th Montevideo (Uruguay) 136
166th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 135
167th Beirut (Lebanon) 135
168th Hanover (Germany) 135
169th Valletta (Malta) 135
170th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 134
171st Sheffield (United Kingdom) 134
172nd Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 133
173rd Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 133
174th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 132
175th Spokane, Washington (United States) 132
176th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 132
177th Padua (Italy) 132
178th Taipei (Taiwan) 131
179th Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) 130
180th Rochester, New York (United States) 130
181st Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 130
182nd London, Ontario (Canada) 129
183rd Tucson, Arizona (United States) 129
184th Panama City (Panama) 129
185th Amman (Jordan) 128
186th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 128
187th Akron, Ohio (United States) 128
188th Boise, Idaho (United States) 128
189th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 127
190th Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 126
191st Toledo, Ohio (United States) 126
192nd Naples (Italy) 126
193rd Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 126
194th Bilbao (Spain) 125
195th Shanghai (China) 125
196th Muscat (Oman) 124
197th Turin (Italy) 124
198th Nicosia (Cyprus) 124
199th Athens (Greece) 124
200th Fort Wayne, Indiana (United States) 124
201st Lisbon (Portugal) 123
202nd Lexington, Kentucky (United States) 123
203rd Pretoria (South Africa) 123
204th Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 122
205th Valencia (Spain) 121
206th Manama (Bahrain) 120
207th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 120
208th Bangkok (Thailand) 119
209th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 119
210th Limassol (Cyprus) 119
211th Beijing (China) 118
212th Catania (Italy) 117
213th Springfield, Missouri (United States) 116
214th Thessaloniki (Greece) 114
215th Malaga (Spain) 114
216th Johannesburg (South Africa) 112
217th São Paulo (Brazil) 112
218th Santiago (Chile) 112
219th Oporto (Portugal) 111
220th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 110
221st Baghdad (Iraq) 110
222nd Shenzhen (China) 110
223rd Tallinn (Estonia) 108
224th Split (Croatia) 107
225th Nairobi (Kenya) 107
226th Zagreb (Croatia) 106
227th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 104
228th Kingston (Jamaica) 104
229th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 104
230th Brasília (Brazil) 103
231st Riga (Latvia) 102
232nd Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 102
233rd Bratislava (Slovakia) 101
234th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 101
235th Campinas (Brazil) 100
236th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
237th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 99
238th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 99
239th Vilnius (Lithuania) 99
240th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 99
241st Braga (Portugal) 99
242nd Quito (Ecuador) 98
243rd Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 98
244th Cape Town (South Africa) 98
245th Moscow (Russia) 97
246th Salvador (Brazil) 97
247th San Salvador (El Salvador) 97
248th Florianopolis (Brazil) 96
249th Curitiba (Brazil) 95
250th Goiânia (Brazil) 95
251st Niterói (Brazil) 95
252nd Monterrey (Mexico) 95
253rd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 95
254th Lima (Peru) 95
255th Windhoek (Namibia) 94
256th Kampala (Uganda) 94
257th Recife (Brazil) 94
258th Budapest (Hungary) 92
259th Bogotá (Colombia) 92
260th Warsaw (Poland) 91
261st Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 91
262nd Belém (Brazil) 90
263rd Manaus (Brazil) 90
264th Sorocaba (Brazil) 90
265th Casablanca (Morocco) 90
266th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 90
267th Durban (South Africa) 90
268th Mexico City (Mexico) 89
269th Asunción (Paraguay) 89
270th Brno (Czech Republic) 89
271st Poznan (Poland) 89
272nd Fortaleza (Brazil) 89
273rd Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 88
274th Joinville (Brazil) 88
275th Chiang Mai (Thailand) 87
276th Lagos (Nigeria) 87
277th Belgrade (Serbia) 86
278th Jundiai (Brazil) 86
279th Medellín (Colombia) 85
280th João Pessoa (Brazil) 85
281st Kraków (Poland) 84
282nd Saint Petersburg (Russia) 84
283rd Jakarta (Indonesia) 84
284th Kazan' (Russia) 84
285th La Paz (Bolivia) 84
286th Gdańsk (Poland) 84
287th Manila (Philippines) 84
288th Tirana (Albania) 84
289th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 84
290th Natal (Brazil) 83
291st Sofia (Bulgaria) 83
292nd Wrocław (Poland) 83
293rd Mumbai (India) 81
294th Puebla (Mexico) 81
295th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 80
296th Bucharest (Romania) 80
297th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 80
298th Georgetown (Penang) (Malaysia) 79
299th Algiers (Algeria) 78
300th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 78
301st Queretaro (Mexico) 78
302nd Buenos Aires (Argentina) 76
303rd Kathmandu (Nepal) 76
304th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 75
305th Guadalajara (Mexico) 75
306th Skopje (Macedonia) 75
307th Delhi (India) 75
308th Managua (Nicaragua) 74
309th Pune (India) 73
310th Gurgaon (India) 73
311th Chişinău (Moldova) 73
312th Colombo (Sri Lanka) 73
313th Timisoara (Romania) 73
314th Hanoi (Vietnam) 71
315th Tunis (Tunisia) 71
316th Bangalore (India) 69
317th Cairo (Egypt) 69
318th Tbilisi (Georgia) 69
319th Yerevan (Armenia) 68
320th Kiev (Ukraine) 68
321st Almaty (Kazakhstan) 67
322nd Minsk (Belarus) 66
323rd Baku (Azerbaijan) 66
324th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 65
325th Ahmedabad (India) 65
326th Jaipur (India) 64
327th Novosibirsk (Russia) 63
328th Hyderabad, India (India) 62
329th Bhubaneswar (India) 62
330th Madras (India) 62
331st Kolkata (India) 61
332nd Córdoba (Argentina) 60
333rd Lviv (Ukraine) 59
334th Istanbul (Turkey) 58
335th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 57
336th Rosario (Argentina) 56
337th Vadodara (India) 56
338th İzmir (Turkey) 52
339th Ankara (Turkey) 47
340th Bursa (Turkey) 45
341st Antalya (Turkey) 44

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 Taipei.

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