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

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 Houston, Texas.

Recent Prices Added

  • One-way ticket in public transport in Vancouver costs C$2.75 (2 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Mexico City costs Mex$ 5,000 (33 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Namur costs €900 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Guayaquil costs $2.50 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Podgorica costs €20 (about 1 hour ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Honolulu, Hawaii costs $2.50 (about 1 hour ago)