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) 290
2nd Zurich (Switzerland) 244
3rd Mountain View, California (United States) 242
4th Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 242
5th Geneva (Switzerland) 242
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 239
7th Walnut Creek, California (United States) 234
8th New York City (United States) 233
9th Basel (Switzerland) 228
10th London (United Kingdom) 227
11th Hong Kong 224
12th Oslo (Norway) 223
13th Lausanne (Switzerland) 217
14th Reykjavik (Iceland) 216
15th Washington D.C. (United States) 212
16th Bern (Switzerland) 209
17th Dublin (Ireland) 203
18th Copenhagen (Denmark) 200
19th Los Angeles, California (United States) 200
20th Oakland, California (United States) 199
21st San Jose, California (United States) 198
22nd Seattle, Washington (United States) 195
23rd Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 195
24th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 195
25th Sydney (Australia) 194
26th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 192
27th Doha (Qatar) 191
28th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 191
29th Singapore 190
30th Paris (France) 189
31st Tokyo (Japan) 189
32nd Chicago, Illinois (United States) 187
33rd Santa Cruz, California (United States) 187
34th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 186
35th Miami, Florida (United States) 184
36th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 182
37th Auckland (New Zealand) 181
38th San Diego, California (United States) 180
39th Denver, Colorado (United States) 178
40th Tel Aviv (Israel) 175
41st Toronto (Canada) 175
42nd Sacramento, California (United States) 174
43rd Portland, Oregon (United States) 174
44th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 173
45th Helsinki (Finland) 172
46th Stockholm (Sweden) 172
47th Aarhus (Denmark) 172
48th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 172
49th Eugene, Oregon (United States) 172
50th Vancouver (Canada) 172
51st Melbourne (Australia) 172
52nd Luxembourg 170
53rd Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 170
54th Darwin (Australia) 169
55th The Hague (Netherlands) 168
56th Cambridge (United Kingdom) 168
57th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 167
58th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 167
59th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 167
60th Wellington (New Zealand) 166
61st Canberra (Australia) 166
62nd Cork (Ireland) 166
63rd Brisbane (Australia) 164
64th Bristol (United Kingdom) 163
65th Hamburg (Germany) 163
66th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 163
67th Bozeman, Montana (United States) 162
68th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 161
69th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 161
70th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 161
71st Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 160
72nd Munich (Germany) 160
73rd Mississauga (Canada) 160
74th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 159
75th Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom) 159
76th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 159
77th Lyon (France) 159
78th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 159
79th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 159
80th Jerusalem (Israel) 158
81st Riverside, California (United States) 158
82nd St. John's, NL (Canada) 158
83rd Kuwait City (Kuwait) 157
84th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 157
85th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 157
86th Calgary (Canada) 156
87th San Luis Obispo, California (United States) 156
88th Dallas, Texas (United States) 156
89th Adelaide (Australia) 154
90th Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 153
91st San Juan (Puerto Rico) 153
92nd New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 153
93rd Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 152
94th Cologne (Germany) 152
95th Orlando, Florida (United States) 152
96th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 151
97th Christchurch (New Zealand) 151
98th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 151
99th Milan (Italy) 151
100th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 151
101st Perth (Australia) 151
102nd Austin, Texas (United States) 151
103rd Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 151
104th Vienna (Austria) 150
105th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 150
106th Limerick (Ireland) 150
107th Reno, Nevada (United States) 150
108th Albany, New York (United States) 150
109th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 150
110th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 150
111th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 150
112th Gothenburg (Sweden) 149
113th Düsseldorf (Germany) 149
114th Berlin (Germany) 149
115th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 149
116th Ottawa (Canada) 149
117th Winnipeg (Canada) 149
118th Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States) 149
119th Stuttgart (Germany) 148
120th Edmonton (Canada) 148
121st Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 148
122nd Tempe, Arizona (United States) 148
123rd Houston, Texas (United States) 148
124th Manchester (United Kingdom) 147
125th Victoria (Canada) 147
126th Leeds (United Kingdom) 147
127th Durham, North Carolina (United States) 147
128th Grand Rapids (United States) 146
129th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 145
130th Rome (Italy) 145
131st Seoul (South Korea) 144
132nd Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 143
133rd St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 143
134th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 143
135th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 143
136th Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 142
137th Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 142
138th Malmo (Sweden) 142
139th Belfast (United Kingdom) 142
140th Brussels (Belgium) 141
141st Tampa, Florida (United States) 141
142nd Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 141
143rd Venice (Italy) 141
144th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 141
145th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 141
146th Hamilton (Canada) 141
147th Halifax (Canada) 140
148th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 140
149th Buffalo, New York (United States) 140
150th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 140
151st Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 139
152nd Kelowna (Canada) 138
153rd Antwerp (Belgium) 138
154th Toulouse (France) 138
155th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 137
156th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 137
157th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 137
158th Bologna (Italy) 137
159th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 137
160th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 136
161st Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 136
162nd Genoa (Italy) 136
163rd Madrid (Spain) 136
164th Montreal (Canada) 135
165th Florence (Italy) 135
166th Sheffield (United Kingdom) 135
167th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 135
168th Barcelona (Spain) 134
169th Hanover (Germany) 134
170th Amman (Jordan) 133
171st Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 133
172nd Valletta (Malta) 133
173rd Beirut (Lebanon) 131
174th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 131
175th Padua (Italy) 131
176th London, Ontario (Canada) 131
177th Quebec City (Canada) 130
178th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 130
179th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 130
180th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 129
181st Spokane, Washington (United States) 129
182nd Panama City (Panama) 129
183rd Tucson, Arizona (United States) 128
184th Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) 128
185th Rochester, New York (United States) 128
186th Bilbao (Spain) 127
187th Taipei (Taiwan) 126
188th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 126
189th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 126
190th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 126
191st Shanghai (China) 126
192nd Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 126
193rd Boise, Idaho (United States) 125
194th Naples (Italy) 125
195th Nicosia (Cyprus) 125
196th Turin (Italy) 124
197th Montevideo (Uruguay) 124
198th Lisbon (Portugal) 124
199th Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 124
200th Muscat (Oman) 123
201st Athens (Greece) 123
202nd Bangkok (Thailand) 122
203rd Valencia (Spain) 122
204th Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 121
205th Fort Wayne, Indiana (United States) 121
206th Lexington, Kentucky (United States) 121
207th Manama (Bahrain) 121
208th Pretoria (South Africa) 120
209th Beijing (China) 118
210th Limassol (Cyprus) 117
211th Catania (Italy) 117
212th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 116
213th São Paulo (Brazil) 116
214th Oporto (Portugal) 114
215th Springfield, Missouri (United States) 114
216th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 114
217th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 113
218th Malaga (Spain) 113
219th Thessaloniki (Greece) 111
220th Johannesburg (South Africa) 110
221st Santiago (Chile) 109
222nd Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 108
223rd Tallinn (Estonia) 108
224th Shenzhen (China) 108
225th Split (Croatia) 107
226th Brasília (Brazil) 107
227th Zagreb (Croatia) 106
228th Baghdad (Iraq) 106
229th Campinas (Brazil) 104
230th Riga (Latvia) 103
231st Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 102
232nd Guayaquil (Ecuador) 102
233rd Monterrey (Mexico) 101
234th Salvador (Brazil) 101
235th Nairobi (Kenya) 101
236th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 101
237th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
238th Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 100
239th Bratislava (Slovakia) 99
240th Florianopolis (Brazil) 99
241st Recife (Brazil) 99
242nd Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 99
243rd Cape Town (South Africa) 98
244th Goiânia (Brazil) 98
245th Vilnius (Lithuania) 98
246th Curitiba (Brazil) 98
247th Niterói (Brazil) 97
248th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 97
249th Moscow (Russia) 97
250th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 96
251st Rijeka (Croatia) 95
252nd San Salvador (El Salvador) 95
253rd Guatemala City (Guatemala) 95
254th Quito (Ecuador) 94
255th Budapest (Hungary) 93
256th Belém (Brazil) 93
257th Blumenau (Brazil) 93
258th Manaus (Brazil) 92
259th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 92
260th Warsaw (Poland) 92
261st Durban (South Africa) 91
262nd Fortaleza (Brazil) 91
263rd Lima (Peru) 91
264th Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 90
265th Mexico City (Mexico) 90
266th Brno (Czech Republic) 90
267th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 89
268th Asunción (Paraguay) 88
269th Poznan (Poland) 88
270th Casablanca (Morocco) 88
271st Windhoek (Namibia) 88
272nd Chiang Mai (Thailand) 88
273rd Bogotá (Colombia) 87
274th João Pessoa (Brazil) 87
275th Natal (Brazil) 87
276th Jundiai (Brazil) 87
277th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 87
278th Belgrade (Serbia) 86
279th Jakarta (Indonesia) 86
280th Tijuana (Mexico) 86
281st Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 85
282nd Lagos (Nigeria) 85
283rd Tirana (Albania) 85
284th Yangon (Myanmar) 84
285th Kraków (Poland) 84
286th Gdańsk (Poland) 84
287th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 83
288th Wrocław (Poland) 83
289th Manila (Philippines) 83
290th Sofia (Bulgaria) 81
291st Puebla (Mexico) 81
292nd Medellín (Colombia) 80
293rd Queretaro (Mexico) 79
294th Bucharest (Romania) 79
295th Mumbai (India) 78
296th Algiers (Algeria) 78
297th Georgetown (Penang) (Malaysia) 78
298th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 77
299th Guadalajara (Mexico) 77
300th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 76
301st Lucknow (India) 76
302nd Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 75
303rd Yekaterinburg (Russia) 75
304th Skopje (Macedonia) 75
305th Delhi (India) 74
306th Bangalore (India) 74
307th Kathmandu (Nepal) 73
308th Managua (Nicaragua) 73
309th Timisoara (Romania) 73
310th Colombo (Sri Lanka) 72
311th Iasi (Romania) 72
312th Pune (India) 72
313th Cairo (Egypt) 70
314th Hanoi (Vietnam) 69
315th Istanbul (Turkey) 69
316th Chişinău (Moldova) 69
317th Tunis (Tunisia) 69
318th Gurgaon (India) 68
319th Tbilisi (Georgia) 67
320th Yerevan (Armenia) 67
321st Baku (Azerbaijan) 67
322nd Almaty (Kazakhstan) 66
323rd Buenos Aires (Argentina) 66
324th Novosibirsk (Russia) 66
325th Kiev (Ukraine) 65
326th Minsk (Belarus) 65
327th Chandigarh (India) 65
328th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 65
329th Astana (Kazakhstan) 64
330th Hyderabad, India (India) 64
331st Niš (Serbia) 64
332nd İzmir (Turkey) 63
333rd Ahmedabad (India) 63
334th Kolkata (India) 62
335th Bhubaneswar (India) 62
336th Jaipur (India) 60
337th Madras (India) 60
338th Ankara (Turkey) 58
339th Lviv (Ukraine) 57
340th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 57
341st Antalya (Turkey) 57
342nd Córdoba (Argentina) 56
343rd Bursa (Turkey) 54

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 Seattle, Washington.

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