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

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 Bern.

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