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

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 Huntsville, Alabama.

Recent Prices Added

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