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 Zurich (Switzerland) 295
2 Geneva (Switzerland) 283
3 Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 279
4 New York City (United States) 270
5 San Francisco, California (United States) 269
6 Washington D.C. (United States) 254
7 Basel (Switzerland) 251
8 London (United Kingdom) 250
9 Hong Kong 249
10 Lausanne (Switzerland) 248
11 Bern (Switzerland) 247
12 Tokyo (Japan) 243
13 Oslo (Norway) 239
14 Reykjavik (Iceland) 230
15 Singapore 229
16 Sydney (Australia) 227
17 Copenhagen (Denmark) 227
18 Perth (Australia) 224
19 San Jose, California (United States) 222
20 Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 220
21 Stavanger (Norway) 220
22 Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 219
23 Auckland (New Zealand) 218
24 Oakland, California (United States) 216
25 Dublin (Ireland) 215
26 Los Angeles, California (United States) 213
27 Paris (France) 212
28 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 211
29 Doha (Qatar) 211
30 Melbourne (Australia) 211
31 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 210
32 Wellington (New Zealand) 210
33 Brisbane (Australia) 209
34 Seattle, Washington (United States) 202
35 Chicago, Illinois (United States) 201
36 Stockholm (Sweden) 201
37 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 201
38 Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 199
39 San Diego, California (United States) 197
40 Miami, Florida (United States) 194
41 Cambridge (United Kingdom) 194
42 Canberra (Australia) 194
43 Portland, Oregon (United States) 192
44 Tel Aviv (Israel) 192
45 Denver, Colorado (United States) 191
46 Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 191
47 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 191
48 Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 188
49 Helsinki (Finland) 188
50 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 187
51 Luxembourg 186
52 Toronto (Canada) 185
53 The Hague (Netherlands) 185
54 Austin, Texas (United States) 182
55 Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 182
56 Mississauga (Canada) 181
57 Bristol (United Kingdom) 181
58 Adelaide (Australia) 180
59 Sacramento, California (United States) 178
60 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 177
61 Vancouver (Canada) 177
62 Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 176
63 Düsseldorf (Germany) 176
64 New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 176
65 Calgary (Canada) 176
66 Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 175
67 Gold Coast (Australia) 175
68 Gothenburg (Sweden) 174
69 Houston, Texas (United States) 173
70 Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 173
71 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 173
72 Ottawa (Canada) 172
73 Munich (Germany) 171
74 Birmingham (United Kingdom) 171
75 Hamburg (Germany) 170
76 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 169
77 Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 169
78 Milan (Italy) 169
79 Dallas, Texas (United States) 169
80 Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 169
81 San Juan (Puerto Rico) 169
82 Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 168
83 Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 167
84 Seoul (South Korea) 167
85 Brussels (Belgium) 167
86 Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 165
87 Tampa, Florida (United States) 165
88 Edmonton (Canada) 164
89 Orlando, Florida (United States) 164
90 Rome (Italy) 164
91 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 163
92 Columbus, Ohio (United States) 163
93 Antwerp (Belgium) 163
94 Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 162
95 Vienna (Austria) 161
96 Manchester (United Kingdom) 161
97 Nice (France) 160
98 Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 160
99 Detroit, Michigan (United States) 160
100 Berlin (Germany) 160
101 Lyon (France) 158
102 Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 158
103 Shanghai (China) 158
104 Leeds (United Kingdom) 157
105 Malmo (Sweden) 156
106 Victoria (Canada) 156
107 Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 155
108 Buffalo, New York (United States) 155
109 St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 155
110 Genoa (Italy) 154
111 Halifax (Canada) 154
112 Beirut (Lebanon) 154
113 Montreal (Canada) 154
114 Montevideo (Uruguay) 153
115 Winnipeg (Canada) 153
116 Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 152
117 Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 152
118 Kuwait City (Kuwait) 152
119 Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 152
120 Florence (Italy) 151
121 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 151
122 Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 151
123 Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 150
124 Bologna (Italy) 149
125 Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 149
126 Madrid (Spain) 148
127 Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 148
128 Rochester, New York (United States) 148
129 Panama City (Panama) 148
130 Belfast (United Kingdom) 147
131 Kelowna (Canada) 147
132 Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 147
133 Taipei (Taiwan) 147
134 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 146
135 Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 145
136 São Paulo (Brazil) 145
137 Toulouse (France) 145
138 Barcelona (Spain) 145
139 San Antonio, Texas (United States) 144
140 Naples (Italy) 144
141 Amman (Jordan) 144
142 Quebec City (Canada) 144
143 Sheffield (United Kingdom) 143
144 Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 143
145 San Jose (Costa Rica) 142
146 Turin (Italy) 140
147 Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 138
148 Tucson, Arizona (United States) 137
149 Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 136
150 Pisa (Italy) 136
151 Muscat (Oman) 136
152 Boise, Idaho (United States) 135
153 Campinas (Brazil) 133
154 Catania (Italy) 133
155 Lisbon (Portugal) 131
156 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 131
157 Valletta (Malta) 130
158 Palermo (Italy) 130
159 Brasília (Brazil) 130
160 Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 129
161 Shenzhen (China) 129
162 Santiago (Chile) 128
163 Istanbul (Turkey) 127
164 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 127
165 Athens (Greece) 126
166 Beijing (China) 126
167 Thessaloniki (Greece) 125
168 Recife (Brazil) 124
169 Limassol (Cyprus) 123
170 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 123
171 Curitiba (Brazil) 123
172 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 122
173 Nairobi (Kenya) 121
174 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 120
175 Salvador (Brazil) 120
176 Goiânia (Brazil) 120
177 Quito (Ecuador) 120
178 Niterói (Brazil) 120
179 Seville (Spain) 119
180 Zagreb - Centar (Croatia) 118
181 Split (Croatia) 118
182 Valencia (Spain) 117
183 Oporto (Portugal) 116
184 Guangzhou (China) 116
185 Florianopolis (Brazil) 116
186 Manila (Philippines) 115
187 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 115
188 Belém (Brazil) 115
189 Johannesburg (South Africa) 114
190 San Salvador (El Salvador) 114
191 Zagreb (Croatia) 114
192 Faro (Portugal) 113
193 Bangkok (Thailand) 113
194 Pretoria (South Africa) 112
195 Moscow (Russia) 112
196 Ribeirão Preto (Brazil) 112
197 Caxias do Sul (Brazil) 111
198 Riga (Latvia) 110
199 Tallinn (Estonia) 110
200 Coimbra (Portugal) 109
201 Lima (Peru) 109
202 Manaus (Brazil) 109
203 Ankara (Turkey) 106
204 Bratislava (Slovakia) 106
205 Buenos Aires (Argentina) 106
206 Fortaleza (Brazil) 106
207 Guatemala City (Guatemala) 105
208 Cape Town (South Africa) 104
209 Vitória (Brazil) 104
210 Vilnius (Lithuania) 102
211 Joinville (Brazil) 102
212 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 102
213 Monterrey (Mexico) 102
214 Gaborone (Botswana) 101
215 İzmir (Turkey) 101
216 Casablanca (Morocco) 101
217 Jakarta (Indonesia) 100
218 Podgorica (Montenegro) 100
219 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
220 Mexico City (Mexico) 100
221 Budapest (Hungary) 99
222 Warsaw (Poland) 98
223 Bogotá (Colombia) 97
224 Londrina (Brazil) 97
225 Dhaka (Bangladesh) 96
226 Durban (South Africa) 95
227 Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 91
228 Gdańsk (Poland) 91
229 Kraków (Poland) 90
230 Belgrade (Serbia) 89
231 Bucharest (Romania) 88
232 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 87
233 Antalya (Turkey) 87
234 Cairo (Egypt) 87
235 Medellín (Colombia) 86
236 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 86
237 Sofia (Bulgaria) 85
238 Wrocław (Poland) 84
239 Mumbai (India) 84
240 Kathmandu (Nepal) 82
241 Chiang Mai (Thailand) 81
242 Guadalajara (Mexico) 81
243 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 79
244 Gurgaon (India) 79
245 Yerevan (Armenia) 79
246 Delhi (India) 78
247 Skopje (Macedonia) 77
248 Yekaterinburg (Russia) 77
249 Timisoara (Romania) 77
250 Iasi (Romania) 77
251 Bangalore (India) 76
252 Tirana (Albania) 76
253 Colombo (Sri Lanka) 74
254 Tunis (Tunisia) 71
255 Tbilisi (Georgia) 71
256 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 70
257 Ahmedabad (India) 69
258 Baku (Azerbaijan) 68
259 Madras (India) 65
260 Kiev (Ukraine) 64
261 Hyderabad (India) 63
262 Pune (India) 62
263 Minsk (Belarus) 62
264 Chişinău (Moldova) 56

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 Las Vegas, Nevada.

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