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) 278
2nd Geneva (Switzerland) 263
3rd Zurich (Switzerland) 249
4th Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 248
5th Mountain View, California (United States) 247
6th New York City (United States) 243
7th San Francisco, California (United States) 237
8th Basel (Switzerland) 236
9th Lausanne (Switzerland) 227
10th Lugano (Switzerland) 219
11th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 219
12th London (United Kingdom) 217
13th Hong Kong 211
14th Washington D.C. (United States) 210
15th Oakland, California (United States) 207
16th Dublin (Ireland) 207
17th Oslo (Norway) 205
18th Nassau (Bahamas) 203
19th Copenhagen (Denmark) 201
20th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 200
21st Sydney (Australia) 196
22nd Los Angeles, California (United States) 195
23rd Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 192
24th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 191
25th Seattle, Washington (United States) 190
26th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 189
27th Paris (France) 186
28th San Jose, California (United States) 186
29th Miami, Florida (United States) 185
30th Tel Aviv (Israel) 183
31st Auckland (New Zealand) 182
32nd Denver, Colorado (United States) 181
33rd Singapore 180
34th Tokyo (Japan) 179
35th San Diego, California (United States) 178
36th Portland, Oregon (United States) 178
37th Sacramento, California (United States) 175
38th Stockholm (Sweden) 175
39th Doha (Qatar) 175
40th Luxembourg 173
41st Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 173
42nd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 171
43rd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 170
44th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 169
45th Toronto (Canada) 168
46th Helsinki (Finland) 167
47th Canberra (Australia) 166
48th Brisbane (Australia) 165
49th Munich (Germany) 164
50th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 163
51st Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 163
52nd Oxford (United Kingdom) 163
53rd Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 162
54th Vancouver (Canada) 162
55th Hamburg (Germany) 161
56th Wellington (New Zealand) 160
57th Lyon (France) 159
58th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 159
59th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 159
60th Orlando, Florida (United States) 159
61st Austin, Texas (United States) 159
62nd Cork (Ireland) 158
63rd Bristol (United Kingdom) 158
64th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 157
65th Cologne (Germany) 157
66th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 156
67th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 156
68th Manchester (United Kingdom) 155
69th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 155
70th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 155
71st Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 154
72nd Milan (Italy) 154
73rd Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 152
74th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 152
75th Tampa, Florida (United States) 152
76th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 151
77th Adelaide (Australia) 151
78th Perth (Australia) 151
79th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 150
80th Brussels (Belgium) 150
81st Gothenburg (Sweden) 150
82nd Stuttgart (Germany) 150
83rd Dallas, Texas (United States) 149
84th Victoria (Canada) 147
85th Ottawa (Canada) 147
86th Berlin (Germany) 147
87th Nice (France) 146
88th Rome (Italy) 146
89th Riverside, California (United States) 146
90th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 145
91st Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 145
92nd New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 145
93rd Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 144
94th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 144
95th Calgary (Canada) 143
96th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 143
97th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 142
98th Vienna (Austria) 140
99th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 140
100th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 140
101st Spokane, Washington (United States) 139
102nd Barcelona (Spain) 139
103rd Venice (Italy) 139
104th Houston, Texas (United States) 139
105th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 138
106th Madrid (Spain) 138
107th Florence (Italy) 136
108th Taipei (Taiwan) 136
109th Edmonton (Canada) 136
110th Kelowna (Canada) 136
111th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 135
112th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 135
113th Valletta (Malta) 135
114th Genoa (Italy) 135
115th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 134
116th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 133
117th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 132
118th Boise, Idaho (United States) 132
119th Winnipeg (Canada) 132
120th Halifax (Canada) 131
121st Bilbao (Spain) 131
122nd Montreal (Canada) 131
123rd Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 130
124th Bologna (Italy) 130
125th Turin (Italy) 126
126th Limassol (Cyprus) 125
127th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 125
128th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 124
129th Lisbon (Portugal) 123
130th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 122
131st Quebec City (Canada) 122
132nd Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 121
133rd Shanghai (China) 121
134th Naples (Italy) 121
135th Valencia (Spain) 120
136th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 120
137th Athens (Greece) 120
138th Malaga (Spain) 118
139th Manama (Bahrain) 117
140th Amman (Jordan) 117
141st Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 115
142nd Oporto (Portugal) 115
143rd Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 115
144th Zaragoza (Spain) 114
145th Thessaloniki (Greece) 114
146th Tallinn (Estonia) 113
147th Seville (Spain) 112
148th Alicante (Spain) 112
149th Panama City (Panama) 110
150th Riga (Latvia) 109
151st Bangkok (Thailand) 108
152nd Murcia (Spain) 107
153rd Zagreb (Croatia) 107
154th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 105
155th Montevideo (Uruguay) 105
156th Beijing (China) 103
157th Vilnius (Lithuania) 102
158th Bratislava (Slovakia) 102
159th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
160th Port Louis (Mauritius) 100
161st Warsaw (Poland) 96
162nd Santiago (Chile) 93
163rd Quito (Ecuador) 93
164th Manila (Philippines) 92
165th Budapest (Hungary) 92
166th Nairobi (Kenya) 91
167th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 90
168th Jakarta (Indonesia) 88
169th Belgrade (Serbia) 88
170th Casablanca (Morocco) 86
171st Moscow (Russia) 86
172nd Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 86
173rd Tirana (Albania) 84
174th Kraków (Poland) 84
175th Wrocław (Poland) 83
176th La Paz (Bolivia) 83
177th Bucharest (Romania) 83
178th Monterrey (Mexico) 83
179th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 82
180th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 81
181st Sofia (Bulgaria) 81
182nd Cape Town (South Africa) 81
183rd Pretoria (South Africa) 81
184th Johannesburg (South Africa) 79
185th São Paulo (Brazil) 79
186th Valparaiso (Chile) 79
187th Lima (Peru) 79
188th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 78
189th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 78
190th Durban (South Africa) 77
191st Tijuana (Mexico) 77
192nd Cochabamba (Bolivia) 76
193rd Gaborone (Botswana) 76
194th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 76
195th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 74
196th Mexico City (Mexico) 73
197th Cairo (Egypt) 73
198th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 72
199th Zapopan (Mexico) 72
200th Cancún (Mexico) 71
201st Guadalajara (Mexico) 71
202nd Brasília (Brazil) 71
203rd Queretaro (Mexico) 71
204th Campinas (Brazil) 71
205th Iasi (Romania) 70
206th Florianopolis (Brazil) 70
207th Mumbai (India) 70
208th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 69
209th Bogotá (Colombia) 69
210th San Luis Potosí (Mexico) 68
211th Kiev (Ukraine) 68
212th Medellín (Colombia) 68
213th Curitiba (Brazil) 68
214th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 67
215th Istanbul (Turkey) 66
216th Tunis (Tunisia) 65
217th Baku (Azerbaijan) 65
218th Barranquilla (Colombia) 64
219th Salvador (Brazil) 64
220th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 63
221st Asunción (Paraguay) 63
222nd İzmir (Turkey) 62
223rd Mérida (Mexico) 62
224th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 62
225th Bucaramanga (Colombia) 61
226th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 60
227th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 59
228th Delhi (India) 59
229th Bangalore (India) 59
230th Tbilisi (Georgia) 58
231st Aguascalientes (Mexico) 57
232nd Kolkata (India) 56
233rd Ankara (Turkey) 55
234th Pune (India) 55
235th Antalya (Turkey) 54
236th Madras (India) 53
237th Coimbatore (India) 49

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 Shanghai.

Prices recently added

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  • Public transport in Durango costs Mex$ 4,200 (42 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Tandil costs ARS $720 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Mérida costs Mex$ 125 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Bhubaneswar costs ₨1.20 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in San Diego, California costs $200 (about 2 hours ago)