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) 291
2nd Zurich (Switzerland) 245
3rd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 244
4th Mountain View, California (United States) 243
5th Geneva (Switzerland) 241
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 241
7th Walnut Creek, California (United States) 234
8th New York City (United States) 233
9th Basel (Switzerland) 228
10th London (United Kingdom) 226
11th Hong Kong 225
12th Oslo (Norway) 222
13th Reykjavik (Iceland) 219
14th Lausanne (Switzerland) 217
15th Washington D.C. (United States) 212
16th Bern (Switzerland) 208
17th Dublin (Ireland) 203
18th Los Angeles, California (United States) 201
19th Oakland, California (United States) 199
20th Copenhagen (Denmark) 199
21st San Jose, California (United States) 198
22nd Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 197
23rd Seattle, Washington (United States) 196
24th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 195
25th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 195
26th Sydney (Australia) 194
27th Singapore 191
28th Tokyo (Japan) 191
29th Doha (Qatar) 189
30th Paris (France) 189
31st Chicago, Illinois (United States) 188
32nd Santa Cruz, California (United States) 188
33rd Amsterdam (Netherlands) 186
34th Miami, Florida (United States) 184
35th Auckland (New Zealand) 182
36th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 181
37th San Diego, California (United States) 181
38th Denver, Colorado (United States) 179
39th Sacramento, California (United States) 175
40th Portland, Oregon (United States) 175
41st Tel Aviv (Israel) 174
42nd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 173
43rd Aarhus (Denmark) 173
44th Toronto (Canada) 173
45th Eugene, Oregon (United States) 172
46th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 172
47th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 172
48th Helsinki (Finland) 172
49th Melbourne (Australia) 172
50th Stockholm (Sweden) 171
51st Luxembourg 170
52nd Darwin (Australia) 169
53rd Vancouver (Canada) 169
54th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 169
55th The Hague (Netherlands) 168
56th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 167
57th Cambridge (United Kingdom) 167
58th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 167
59th Wellington (New Zealand) 167
60th Cork (Ireland) 166
61st Canberra (Australia) 166
62nd Brisbane (Australia) 164
63rd Hamburg (Germany) 163
64th Bozeman, Montana (United States) 163
65th Bristol (United Kingdom) 163
66th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 162
67th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 161
68th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 161
69th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 161
70th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 161
71st Munich (Germany) 160
72nd Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 160
73rd Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 160
74th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 159
75th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 159
76th Lyon (France) 159
77th Jerusalem (Israel) 159
78th Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom) 158
79th Mississauga (Canada) 158
80th Riverside, California (United States) 158
81st Rotterdam (Netherlands) 157
82nd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 157
83rd San Luis Obispo, California (United States) 156
84th Dallas, Texas (United States) 156
85th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 155
86th Calgary (Canada) 154
87th Adelaide (Australia) 154
88th Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 153
89th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 153
90th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 153
91st Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 153
92nd Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 152
93rd Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 152
94th Orlando, Florida (United States) 152
95th Christchurch (New Zealand) 152
96th Milan (Italy) 152
97th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 151
98th Cologne (Germany) 151
99th Austin, Texas (United States) 151
100th Vienna (Austria) 151
101st Perth (Australia) 151
102nd Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 151
103rd Düsseldorf (Germany) 150
104th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 150
105th Limerick (Ireland) 150
106th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 150
107th Reno, Nevada (United States) 150
108th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 149
109th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 149
110th Albany, New York (United States) 149
111th Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States) 149
112th Berlin (Germany) 149
113th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 149
114th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 149
115th Stuttgart (Germany) 148
116th Gothenburg (Sweden) 148
117th Tempe, Arizona (United States) 148
118th Houston, Texas (United States) 148
119th Rome (Italy) 147
120th Grand Rapids (United States) 147
121st Victoria (Canada) 147
122nd Edmonton (Canada) 147
123rd Winnipeg (Canada) 147
124th Ottawa (Canada) 147
125th Durham, North Carolina (United States) 147
126th Manchester (United Kingdom) 146
127th Leeds (United Kingdom) 146
128th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 144
129th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 143
130th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 143
131st Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 143
132nd Seoul (South Korea) 143
133rd Richmond, Virginia (United States) 143
134th Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 142
135th Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 142
136th Tampa, Florida (United States) 142
137th Brussels (Belgium) 142
138th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 141
139th Belfast (United Kingdom) 141
140th Malmo (Sweden) 141
141st Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 141
142nd Venice (Italy) 141
143rd Buffalo, New York (United States) 140
144th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 140
145th Kelowna (Canada) 139
146th Hamilton (Canada) 139
147th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 139
148th Halifax (Canada) 139
149th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 138
150th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 138
151st Amman (Jordan) 138
152nd Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 138
153rd Toulouse (France) 138
154th Antwerp (Belgium) 137
155th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 137
156th Bologna (Italy) 136
157th Madrid (Spain) 136
158th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 136
159th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 136
160th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 136
161st Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 136
162nd Florence (Italy) 135
163rd Genoa (Italy) 135
164th Barcelona (Spain) 135
165th Hanover (Germany) 134
166th Sheffield (United Kingdom) 134
167th Harare (Zimbabwe) 134
168th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 134
169th Montreal (Canada) 134
170th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 133
171st Valletta (Malta) 133
172nd Beirut (Lebanon) 132
173rd Panama City (Panama) 132
174th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 131
175th London, Ontario (Canada) 131
176th Padua (Italy) 131
177th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 130
178th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 130
179th Spokane, Washington (United States) 130
180th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 129
181st Tucson, Arizona (United States) 129
182nd Quebec City (Canada) 129
183rd Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) 128
184th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 127
185th Bilbao (Spain) 127
186th Taipei (Taiwan) 127
187th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 126
188th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 126
189th Shanghai (China) 126
190th Montevideo (Uruguay) 126
191st Boise, Idaho (United States) 125
192nd Naples (Italy) 125
193rd Nicosia (Cyprus) 125
194th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 124
195th Turin (Italy) 124
196th Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 124
197th Lisbon (Portugal) 124
198th Muscat (Oman) 123
199th Bangkok (Thailand) 122
200th Valencia (Spain) 122
201st Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 122
202nd Athens (Greece) 122
203rd Manama (Bahrain) 122
204th Fort Wayne, Indiana (United States) 121
205th Lexington, Kentucky (United States) 121
206th Pretoria (South Africa) 119
207th Beijing (China) 118
208th Limassol (Cyprus) 117
209th Catania (Italy) 117
210th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 117
211th São Paulo (Brazil) 116
212th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 115
213th Oporto (Portugal) 114
214th Springfield, Missouri (United States) 114
215th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 114
216th Malaga (Spain) 113
217th Thessaloniki (Greece) 111
218th Johannesburg (South Africa) 110
219th Tallinn (Estonia) 109
220th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 109
221st Shenzhen (China) 108
222nd Brasília (Brazil) 107
223rd Santiago (Chile) 107
224th Baghdad (Iraq) 107
225th Split (Croatia) 107
226th Zagreb (Croatia) 106
227th Campinas (Brazil) 104
228th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 104
229th Riga (Latvia) 103
230th Salvador (Brazil) 103
231st Guayaquil (Ecuador) 103
232nd Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 103
233rd Nairobi (Kenya) 101
234th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 101
235th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
236th Recife (Brazil) 99
237th Bratislava (Slovakia) 99
238th Florianopolis (Brazil) 99
239th Niterói (Brazil) 98
240th Curitiba (Brazil) 98
241st Vilnius (Lithuania) 98
242nd Goiânia (Brazil) 97
243rd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 97
244th Moscow (Russia) 97
245th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 97
246th Cape Town (South Africa) 97
247th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 96
248th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 95
249th San Salvador (El Salvador) 95
250th Rijeka (Croatia) 95
251st Quito (Ecuador) 95
252nd Belém (Brazil) 94
253rd Monterrey (Mexico) 94
254th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 93
255th Blumenau (Brazil) 93
256th Budapest (Hungary) 93
257th Manaus (Brazil) 92
258th Warsaw (Poland) 92
259th Windhoek (Namibia) 91
260th Lima (Peru) 91
261st Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 91
262nd Fortaleza (Brazil) 91
263rd Durban (South Africa) 91
264th Brno (Czech Republic) 90
265th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 89
266th Asunción (Paraguay) 89
267th Mexico City (Mexico) 88
268th Natal (Brazil) 88
269th Poznan (Poland) 88
270th João Pessoa (Brazil) 88
271st Casablanca (Morocco) 88
272nd Chiang Mai (Thailand) 88
273rd Jundiai (Brazil) 87
274th Bogotá (Colombia) 87
275th Belgrade (Serbia) 86
276th Lagos (Nigeria) 86
277th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 86
278th Jakarta (Indonesia) 86
279th Yangon (Myanmar) 85
280th Tirana (Albania) 85
281st Tijuana (Mexico) 84
282nd Kraków (Poland) 84
283rd Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 84
284th Gdańsk (Poland) 84
285th Manila (Philippines) 83
286th Wrocław (Poland) 83
287th Sofia (Bulgaria) 81
288th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 80
289th Medellín (Colombia) 80
290th Puebla (Mexico) 80
291st Queretaro (Mexico) 80
292nd Bucharest (Romania) 79
293rd Mumbai (India) 79
294th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 78
295th Algiers (Algeria) 78
296th Georgetown (Penang) (Malaysia) 78
297th Kathmandu (Nepal) 77
298th Cebu City (Philippines) 77
299th Lucknow (India) 77
300th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 76
301st Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 75
302nd Guadalajara (Mexico) 75
303rd Skopje (Macedonia) 75
304th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 74
305th Delhi (India) 74
306th Bangalore (India) 74
307th Managua (Nicaragua) 74
308th Timisoara (Romania) 73
309th Pune (India) 72
310th Colombo (Sri Lanka) 72
311th Iasi (Romania) 72
312th Cairo (Egypt) 71
313th Istanbul (Turkey) 71
314th Chişinău (Moldova) 70
315th Hanoi (Vietnam) 70
316th Tunis (Tunisia) 69
317th Gurgaon (India) 69
318th Chandigarh (India) 68
319th Yerevan (Armenia) 68
320th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 67
321st Baku (Azerbaijan) 67
322nd Buenos Aires (Argentina) 66
323rd Novosibirsk (Russia) 66
324th Minsk (Belarus) 65
325th Astana (Kazakhstan) 65
326th Hyderabad, India (India) 65
327th İzmir (Turkey) 65
328th Kiev (Ukraine) 65
329th Niš (Serbia) 64
330th Ahmedabad (India) 63
331st Aguascalientes (Mexico) 63
332nd Tbilisi (Georgia) 63
333rd Kolkata (India) 62
334th Bhubaneswar (India) 62
335th Jaipur (India) 62
336th Madras (India) 60
337th Ankara (Turkey) 59
338th Lviv (Ukraine) 57
339th Antalya (Turkey) 57
340th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 57
341st Córdoba (Argentina) 56
342nd Bursa (Turkey) 55

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 Tehran.

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