Expatistan's Cost of Living World Map


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

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 Edmonton.

Recent Prices Added

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  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Sacramento, California costs $9 (26 minutes ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Auckland costs NZ$37,490 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in São Paulo costs R$ 80 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Curitiba costs R$ 255 (about 2 hours ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Melbourne costs AU$4.30 (about 2 hours ago)