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 *
1st Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 295
2nd Zurich (Switzerland) 293
3rd Geneva (Switzerland) 280
4th New York City (United States) 279
5th Reykjavik (Iceland) 268
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 267
7th Washington D.C. (United States) 258
8th London (United Kingdom) 247
9th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 245
10th Hong Kong 245
11th San Jose, California (United States) 237
12th Oslo (Norway) 236
13th Sydney (Australia) 228
14th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 222
15th Tokyo (Japan) 222
16th Singapore 221
17th Los Angeles, California (United States) 218
18th Perth (Australia) 217
19th Dublin (Ireland) 215
20th Copenhagen (Denmark) 213
21st Oakland, California (United States) 211
22nd Seattle, Washington (United States) 210
23rd Stavanger (Norway) 210
24th Melbourne (Australia) 210
25th Doha (Qatar) 210
26th Paris (France) 207
27th Auckland (New Zealand) 206
28th San Diego, California (United States) 206
29th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 204
30th Miami, Florida (United States) 203
31st Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 202
32nd Brisbane (Australia) 202
33rd Sacramento, California (United States) 200
34th Canberra (Australia) 197
35th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 196
36th Portland, Oregon (United States) 196
37th Tel Aviv (Israel) 195
38th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 194
39th Denver, Colorado (United States) 194
40th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 193
41st Jerusalem (Israel) 193
42nd Wellington (New Zealand) 192
43rd Stockholm (Sweden) 191
44th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 190
45th Luxembourg 188
46th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 185
47th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 183
48th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 182
49th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 182
50th Helsinki (Finland) 181
51st Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 181
52nd Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 181
53rd Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 181
54th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 180
55th Toronto (Canada) 180
56th Austin, Texas (United States) 179
57th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 178
58th Houston, Texas (United States) 178
59th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 177
60th Manchester (United Kingdom) 176
61st Munich (Germany) 176
62nd The Hague (Netherlands) 176
63rd Dallas, Texas (United States) 176
64th Cork (Ireland) 175
65th Vancouver (Canada) 174
66th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 174
67th Adelaide (Australia) 172
68th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 172
69th Düsseldorf (Germany) 172
70th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 168
71st Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 168
72nd Seoul (South Korea) 168
73rd Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 167
74th Hamburg (Germany) 166
75th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 166
76th Tampa, Florida (United States) 165
77th Orlando, Florida (United States) 165
78th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 164
79th Calgary (Canada) 164
80th Mississauga (Canada) 163
81st Lyon (France) 163
82nd Gothenburg (Sweden) 162
83rd Rotterdam (Netherlands) 162
84th Brussels (Belgium) 161
85th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 161
86th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 161
87th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 161
88th Milan (Italy) 160
89th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 160
90th Ottawa (Canada) 159
91st Edmonton (Canada) 158
92nd Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 157
93rd Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 157
94th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 156
95th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 156
96th Victoria (Canada) 156
97th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 155
98th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 155
99th Berlin (Germany) 155
100th Rome (Italy) 155
101st Stuttgart (Germany) 154
102nd São Paulo (Brazil) 153
103rd Vienna (Austria) 153
104th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 152
105th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 152
106th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 151
107th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 151
108th Montevideo (Uruguay) 151
109th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 150
110th Halifax (Canada) 149
111th Amman (Jordan) 147
112th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 147
113th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 147
114th Panama City (Panama) 147
115th Barcelona (Spain) 146
116th Shanghai (China) 146
117th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 145
118th Genoa (Italy) 145
119th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 145
120th Montreal (Canada) 145
121st Boise, Idaho (United States) 144
122nd Bologna (Italy) 143
123rd Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 142
124th Madrid (Spain) 142
125th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 141
126th Muscat (Oman) 141
127th Flint, Michigan (United States) 136
128th Naples (Italy) 136
129th Brasília (Brazil) 136
130th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 136
131st Campinas (Brazil) 134
132nd Pisa (Italy) 134
133rd Curitiba (Brazil) 131
134th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 131
135th Niterói (Brazil) 130
136th Turin (Italy) 130
137th Lisbon (Portugal) 129
138th San Jose (Costa Rica) 129
139th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 129
140th Moscow (Russia) 129
141st Ljubljana (Slovenia) 128
142nd Recife (Brazil) 128
143rd Catania (Italy) 127
144th Florianopolis (Brazil) 126
145th Santiago (Chile) 126
146th Thessaloniki (Greece) 124
147th Beijing (China) 124
148th Athens (Greece) 124
149th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 124
150th Limassol (Cyprus) 123
151st Nairobi (Kenya) 122
152nd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 122
153rd Valencia (Spain) 121
154th Pretoria (South Africa) 120
155th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 117
156th Johannesburg (South Africa) 117
157th Riga (Latvia) 114
158th Istanbul (Turkey) 113
159th Zagreb (Croatia) 113
160th Bangkok (Thailand) 112
161st Vilnius (Lithuania) 110
162nd Malaga (Spain) 110
163rd Windhoek (Namibia) 109
164th Cape Town (South Africa) 109
165th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 109
166th Quito (Ecuador) 108
167th San Salvador (El Salvador) 108
168th Tallinn (Estonia) 107
169th Oporto (Portugal) 106
170th Bratislava (Slovakia) 105
171st Jakarta (Indonesia) 105
172nd Lima (Peru) 104
173rd Durban (South Africa) 101
174th Mexico City (Mexico) 101
175th Manila (Philippines) 100
176th Córdoba (Argentina) 100
177th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
178th Budapest (Hungary) 99
179th Warsaw (Poland) 98
180th Bogotá (Colombia) 97
181st Medellín (Colombia) 97
182nd Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 96
183rd Ankara (Turkey) 95
184th İzmir (Turkey) 95
185th Gaborone (Botswana) 93
186th Gdańsk (Poland) 93
187th Mumbai (India) 91
188th Monterrey (Mexico) 90
189th Kraków (Poland) 90
190th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 90
191st Brno (Czech Republic) 90
192nd Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 89
193rd Yekaterinburg (Russia) 89
194th Poznan (Poland) 87
195th Belgrade (Serbia) 87
196th Wrocław (Poland) 86
197th Bucharest (Romania) 86
198th Gurgaon (India) 84
199th Kathmandu (Nepal) 84
200th Sofia (Bulgaria) 83
201st Queretaro (Mexico) 83
202nd Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 82
203rd Bangalore (India) 81
204th Delhi (India) 80
205th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 79
206th Guadalajara (Mexico) 79
207th Puebla (Mexico) 79
208th Colombo (Sri Lanka) 79
209th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 78
210th Skopje (Macedonia) 76
211th Kolkata (India) 73
212th Pune (India) 71
213th Ahmedabad (India) 71
214th Hyderabad (India) 70
215th Tunis (Tunisia) 68
216th Tbilisi (Georgia) 67
217th Kiev (Ukraine) 67
218th Cairo (Egypt) 62

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 Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Recent Prices Added

  • 1 year rent - 480 sqft furnished studio in normal area in Adelaide costs AU$42 (14 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Bogotá costs COL$12,000 (42 minutes ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Auckland costs NZ$50,000 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Sivas costs 950TL (about 1 hour ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota costs $12 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Guam costs $12 (about 2 hours ago)