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 Hamilton (Bermuda) 291
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 275
3rd New York City (United States) 272
4th San Francisco, California (United States) 255
5th London (United Kingdom) 242
6th Hong Kong 240
7th Maui (United States) 238
8th Geneva (Switzerland) 238
9th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 227
10th Los Angeles, California (United States) 226
11th Basel (Switzerland) 221
12th Washington D.C. (United States) 221
13th Lausanne (Switzerland) 218
14th Singapore 216
15th Reykjavik (Iceland) 214
16th Dublin (Ireland) 208
17th Seattle, Washington (United States) 208
18th Denver, Colorado (United States) 208
19th Nassau (Bahamas) 208
20th San Diego, California (United States) 207
21st Portland, Oregon (United States) 205
22nd Sacramento, California (United States) 203
23rd Vancouver (Canada) 202
24th Sydney (Australia) 199
25th Auckland (New Zealand) 197
26th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 197
27th Irvine, California (United States) 195
28th Lugano (Switzerland) 194
29th Toronto (Canada) 194
30th Copenhagen (Denmark) 194
31st Tel Aviv (Israel) 191
32nd Trondheim (Norway) 190
33rd Cocoa Beach, Florida (United States) 189
34th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 187
35th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 185
36th Paris (France) 183
37th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 183
38th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 178
39th Doha (Qatar) 177
40th Brisbane (Australia) 176
41st Newark, New Jersey (United States) 174
42nd Perth (Australia) 174
43rd Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 173
44th Wellington (New Zealand) 173
45th Austin, Texas (United States) 173
46th Victoria (Canada) 171
47th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 171
48th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 171
49th Jerusalem (Israel) 170
50th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 170
51st Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 168
52nd Luxembourg 168
53rd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 167
54th Hamburg (Germany) 166
55th Utrecht (Netherlands) 166
56th Ottawa (Canada) 166
57th Orlando, Florida (United States) 165
58th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 164
59th Edmonton (Canada) 164
60th Stockholm (Sweden) 163
61st Helsinki (Finland) 163
62nd Munich (Germany) 163
63rd Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 162
64th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 161
65th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 160
66th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 160
67th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 160
68th Oxford (United Kingdom) 160
69th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 160
70th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 159
71st Santa Fe, New Mexico (United States) 158
72nd Cairns (Australia) 157
73rd Newcastle (Australia) 156
74th Houston, Texas (United States) 156
75th Bridgetown (Barbados) 154
76th Barrie (Canada) 154
77th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 154
78th Kelowna (Canada) 153
79th Darwin (Australia) 153
80th Eindhoven (Netherlands) 153
81st Cologne (Germany) 151
82nd The Hague (Netherlands) 151
83rd Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 150
84th Cork (Ireland) 150
85th Tallahassee, Florida (United States) 149
86th Wollongong (Australia) 149
87th Berlin (Germany) 148
88th Brussels (Belgium) 148
89th Winnipeg (Canada) 148
90th Lyon (France) 147
91st London, Ontario (Canada) 147
92nd Valletta (Malta) 145
93rd Gothenburg (Sweden) 145
94th Modesto, California (United States) 145
95th Milan (Italy) 144
96th Limerick (Ireland) 142
97th Macao 142
98th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 142
99th Osaka (Japan) 142
100th Seoul (South Korea) 142
101st Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 142
102nd Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) 141
103rd Shanghai (China) 141
104th Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (Canada) 140
105th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 140
106th Guelph (Canada) 139
107th Stuttgart (Germany) 139
108th Abbotsford (Canada) 139
109th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 138
110th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 138
111th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 137
112th Belfast (United Kingdom) 137
113th San Sebastian (Spain) 137
114th Antwerp (Belgium) 136
115th Innsbruck (Austria) 135
116th Malmo (Sweden) 135
117th Nice (France) 135
118th Marseille (France) 135
119th Montevideo (Uruguay) 133
120th Montpellier (France) 131
121st Barcelona (Spain) 131
122nd Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 131
123rd Quebec City (Canada) 130
124th Florence (Italy) 130
125th Freiburg (Germany) 129
126th Strasbourg (France) 128
127th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 128
128th Lille (France) 127
129th Ghent (Belgium) 127
130th Bordeaux (France) 127
131st Youngstown, Ohio (United States) 127
132nd Madrid (Spain) 127
133rd Essen (Germany) 126
134th Andorra la Vella (Andorra) 126
135th Venice (Italy) 126
136th Hanover (Germany) 125
137th Varese (Italy) 125
138th Cedar Rapids, Iowa (United States) 123
139th Bilbao (Spain) 122
140th Dortmund (Germany) 122
141st Bologna (Italy) 122
142nd Taipei (Taiwan) 120
143rd San Antonio, California (United States) 120
144th Valencia (Spain) 119
145th Lisbon (Portugal) 119
146th Beijing (China) 118
147th Perugia (Italy) 118
148th Pamplona (Spain) 117
149th Maracaibo (Venezuela) 117
150th Manama (Bahrain) 117
151st Dresden (Germany) 117
152nd Pisa (Italy) 116
153rd Amman (Jordan) 114
154th Abidjan (Ivory Coast) 114
155th Pescara (Italy) 114
156th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 113
157th Naples (Italy) 112
158th Valladolid (Spain) 112
159th Shenzhen (China) 111
160th Turin (Italy) 110
161st Athens (Greece) 109
162nd Tarragona (Spain) 109
163rd Dakar (Senegal) 108
164th Malaga (Spain) 108
165th Corunna (Spain) 108
166th Oporto (Portugal) 108
167th Thessaloniki (Greece) 107
168th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 107
169th Zaragoza (Spain) 106
170th Monterrey (Mexico) 106
171st Bangkok (Thailand) 106
172nd Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 106
173rd São Paulo (Brazil) 106
174th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 106
175th Tallinn (Estonia) 105
176th Caracas (Venezuela) 105
177th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 103
178th Riga (Latvia) 103
179th San Salvador (El Salvador) 102
180th Seville (Spain) 102
181st Georgetown (Guyana) 102
182nd Alicante (Spain) 102
183rd Johannesburg (South Africa) 102
184th Zagreb (Croatia) 101
185th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
186th Manila (Philippines) 100
187th Santiago (Chile) 99
188th Almería (Spain) 99
189th Quito (Ecuador) 96
190th Mexico City (Mexico) 96
191st Port Louis (Mauritius) 96
192nd Hangzhou (China) 95
193rd Murcia (Spain) 95
194th Vilnius (Lithuania) 94
195th Suva (Fiji) 94
196th Punta Arenas (Chile) 94
197th Pretoria (South Africa) 93
198th Kampala (Uganda) 91
199th Bratislava (Slovakia) 91
200th Campinas (Brazil) 90
201st Guayaquil (Ecuador) 90
202nd Yakutsk (Russia) 89
203rd Cuenca (Ecuador) 89
204th Cape Town (South Africa) 88
205th Puebla (Mexico) 88
206th Phnom Penh (Cambodia) 87
207th Budapest (Hungary) 86
208th Lima (Peru) 86
209th Warsaw (Poland) 85
210th Barquisimeto (Venezuela) 85
211th Chengdu (China) 85
212th Belgrade (Serbia) 84
213th Casablanca (Morocco) 84
214th La Serena (Chile) 84
215th Guadalajara (Mexico) 84
216th Curitiba (Brazil) 84
217th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 83
218th Nairobi (Kenya) 83
219th Osasco (Brazil) 82
220th Salvador (Brazil) 82
221st Santo André (Brazil) 82
222nd Playa del Carmen (Mexico) 82
223rd Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 81
224th Qingdao (China) 81
225th Valparaiso (Chile) 80
226th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 79
227th Johor Bahru (Malaysia) 78
228th Kraków (Poland) 78
229th Wrocław (Poland) 77
230th Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) 77
231st Gaborone (Botswana) 76
232nd Yekaterinburg (Russia) 75
233rd Mazatlán (Mexico) 75
234th Piracicaba (Brazil) 74
235th Bogotá (Colombia) 74
236th Medellín (Colombia) 74
237th Culiacán (Mexico) 73
238th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 73
239th Veracruz (Mexico) 71
240th Guarulhos (Brazil) 70
241st Bandung (Indonesia) 70
242nd Maceió (Brazil) 70
243rd Pelotas (Brazil) 67
244th Perm (Russia) 66
245th Krasnodar (Russia) 65
246th Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 65
247th Asunción (Paraguay) 65
248th Iasi (Romania) 65
249th Bangalore (India) 64
250th Plovdiv (Bulgaria) 64
251st Burgas (Bulgaria) 63
252nd Almaty (Kazakhstan) 63
253rd Krasnoyarsk (Russia) 63
254th Arequipa (Peru) 63
255th Sao Jose do Rio Preto (Brazil) 63
256th Tunis (Tunisia) 62
257th Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 61
258th Irkutsk (Russia) 61
259th Juiz de Fora (Brazil) 61
260th Baku (Azerbaijan) 61
261st Chişinău (Moldova) 60
262nd Kharkiv (Ukraine) 60
263rd Prishtina (Kosovo) 59
264th Cairo (Egypt) 58
265th Chelyabinsk (Russia) 57
266th Târgu Mureş (Romania) 56
267th Thane (India) 56
268th Yogyakarta (Indonesia) 54
269th Nagpur (India) 52
270th Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) 52
271st Alexandria (Egypt) 51
272nd Visakhapatnam (India) 48

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 Akola.

Prices recently added

  • 1 kg of rice in Campina Grande costs R$ 6.00 (5 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Brussels costs €800 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Tirana costs 3,000 Lek (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Istanbul costs 29TL (about 4 hours ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Comayagua costs L 100 (about 5 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Montevideo costs $U400 (about 5 hours ago)

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