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) 304
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 249
3rd Geneva (Switzerland) 249
4th Luanda (Angola) 249
5th Zurich (Switzerland) 246
6th Reykjavik (Iceland) 239
7th New York City (United States) 239
8th San Francisco, California (United States) 236
9th Washington D.C. (United States) 224
10th London (United Kingdom) 223
11th Mountain View, California (United States) 222
12th Basel (Switzerland) 221
13th Lausanne (Switzerland) 218
14th Oslo (Norway) 217
15th Bern (Switzerland) 215
16th Hong Kong 213
17th Sydney (Australia) 209
18th San Jose, California (United States) 205
19th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 202
20th Oakland, California (United States) 201
21st Dublin (Ireland) 199
22nd Maui (United States) 196
23rd Singapore 195
24th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 194
25th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 194
26th Paris (France) 194
27th Copenhagen (Denmark) 192
28th Seattle, Washington (United States) 190
29th Los Angeles, California (United States) 188
30th Tokyo (Japan) 188
31st Doha (Qatar) 186
32nd Perth (Australia) 186
33rd Auckland (New Zealand) 183
34th Melbourne (Australia) 183
35th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 183
36th Wellington (New Zealand) 183
37th Tel Aviv (Israel) 182
38th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 182
39th Brisbane (Australia) 181
40th San Diego, California (United States) 180
41st Luxembourg 180
42nd Boulder, Colorado (United States) 177
43rd Stockholm (Sweden) 176
44th Oxford (United Kingdom) 174
45th Helsinki (Finland) 173
46th Newark, New Jersey (United States) 173
47th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 173
48th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 173
49th Miami, Florida (United States) 173
50th Bristol (United Kingdom) 172
51st Canberra (Australia) 172
52nd Portland, Oregon (United States) 172
53rd Munich (Germany) 171
54th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 169
55th Denver, Colorado (United States) 168
56th Vancouver (Canada) 168
57th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 168
58th Jerusalem (Israel) 168
59th Cork (Ireland) 168
60th Toronto (Canada) 167
61st Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 166
62nd Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 166
63rd Sacramento, California (United States) 166
64th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 165
65th The Hague (Netherlands) 163
66th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 163
67th Christchurch (New Zealand) 162
68th Adelaide (Australia) 161
69th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 160
70th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 160
71st Lyon (France) 160
72nd Mississauga (Canada) 159
73rd Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 158
74th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 157
75th Calgary (Canada) 156
76th Galway (Ireland) 156
77th Cologne (Germany) 155
78th Austin, Texas (United States) 154
79th Hamburg (Germany) 154
80th Brussels (Belgium) 154
81st Tacoma, Washington (United States) 153
82nd Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 153
83rd Dallas, Texas (United States) 153
84th Leeds (United Kingdom) 153
85th Gothenburg (Sweden) 153
86th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 153
87th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 153
88th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 152
89th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 151
90th Ottawa (Canada) 151
91st Milan (Italy) 150
92nd Manchester (United Kingdom) 150
93rd Seoul (South Korea) 150
94th Rome (Italy) 150
95th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 150
96th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 149
97th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 148
98th Houston, Texas (United States) 148
99th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 148
100th Edmonton (Canada) 148
101st Vienna (Austria) 148
102nd Limerick (Ireland) 147
103rd Berlin (Germany) 147
104th Belfast (United Kingdom) 147
105th Grand Rapids (United States) 147
106th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 146
107th Stuttgart (Germany) 146
108th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 145
109th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 145
110th Victoria (Canada) 144
111th Riverside, California (United States) 143
112th Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 143
113th Venice (Italy) 143
114th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 142
115th Eugene, Oregon (United States) 141
116th Barcelona (Spain) 141
117th Reno, Nevada (United States) 141
118th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 141
119th Tampa, Florida (United States) 141
120th Malmo (Sweden) 140
121st Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 140
122nd Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 140
123rd Antwerp (Belgium) 140
124th Fresno, California (United States) 140
125th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 139
126th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 139
127th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 139
128th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 139
129th Beirut (Lebanon) 139
130th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 138
131st Orlando, Florida (United States) 138
132nd Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 138
133rd Jackson, Mississippi (United States) 138
134th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 138
135th Asheville, North Carolina (United States) 138
136th Winnipeg (Canada) 138
137th Genoa (Italy) 138
138th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 138
139th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 136
140th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 136
141st Madrid (Spain) 136
142nd Halifax (Canada) 135
143rd Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 135
144th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 135
145th Buffalo, New York (United States) 135
146th Florence (Italy) 135
147th Montevideo (Uruguay) 135
148th Montreal (Canada) 135
149th Bologna (Italy) 135
150th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 134
151st Liverpool (United Kingdom) 134
152nd Kuwait City (Kuwait) 133
153rd Columbus, Ohio (United States) 133
154th Padua (Italy) 133
155th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 132
156th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 132
157th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 132
158th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 132
159th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 132
160th Rochester, New York (United States) 132
161st San Antonio, Texas (United States) 131
162nd Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 130
163rd Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 130
164th Quebec City (Canada) 130
165th Spokane, Washington (United States) 130
166th Wichita, Kansas (United States) 129
167th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 129
168th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 129
169th Shanghai (China) 129
170th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 129
171st Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 129
172nd London, Ontario (Canada) 128
173rd Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 128
174th Valletta (Malta) 128
175th Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 128
176th Harare (Zimbabwe) 127
177th Bilbao (Spain) 127
178th São Paulo (Brazil) 127
179th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 127
180th Panama City (Panama) 126
181st Toledo, Ohio (United States) 125
182nd Amman (Jordan) 124
183rd Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 123
184th Lisbon (Portugal) 122
185th Athens (Greece) 122
186th Turin (Italy) 122
187th El Paso, Texas (United States) 121
188th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 121
189th Valencia (Spain) 121
190th Boise, Idaho (United States) 121
191st Beijing (China) 120
192nd Tucson, Arizona (United States) 120
193rd Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 120
194th Catania (Italy) 118
195th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 118
196th San Jose (Costa Rica) 118
197th Nicosia (Cyprus) 117
198th Limassol (Cyprus) 117
199th Thessaloniki (Greece) 117
200th Manama (Bahrain) 116
201st Brasília (Brazil) 116
202nd Lexington, Kentucky (United States) 115
203rd Muscat (Oman) 114
204th Moscow (Russia) 114
205th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 114
206th Salvador (Brazil) 113
207th Pretoria (South Africa) 113
208th Taipei (Taiwan) 113
209th Florianopolis (Brazil) 112
210th Santiago (Chile) 112
211th Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 112
212th Malaga (Spain) 111
213th Port Louis (Mauritius) 111
214th Kingston (Jamaica) 111
215th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 111
216th Bangkok (Thailand) 110
217th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 110
218th Campinas (Brazil) 110
219th Recife (Brazil) 110
220th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 109
221st Goiânia (Brazil) 109
222nd Seville (Spain) 109
223rd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 109
224th Johannesburg (South Africa) 108
225th Niterói (Brazil) 108
226th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 108
227th Curitiba (Brazil) 107
228th Tallinn (Estonia) 107
229th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 106
230th Split (Croatia) 106
231st Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 106
232nd Caxias do Sul (Brazil) 105
233rd Riga (Latvia) 104
234th Zagreb (Croatia) 103
235th Belém (Brazil) 103
236th Ribeirão Preto (Brazil) 103
237th Fortaleza (Brazil) 103
238th Nairobi (Kenya) 102
239th Oporto (Portugal) 102
240th Suva (Fiji) 101
241st Bratislava (Slovakia) 101
242nd Joinville (Brazil) 101
243rd Windhoek (Namibia) 100
244th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 100
245th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
246th Vilnius (Lithuania) 100
247th Coimbra (Portugal) 99
248th Manaus (Brazil) 99
249th Braga (Portugal) 98
250th Cape Town (South Africa) 97
251st Guayaquil (Ecuador) 97
252nd Uberlandia (Brazil) 97
253rd Kampala (Uganda) 97
254th Vitória (Brazil) 95
255th Budapest (Hungary) 93
256th Natal (Brazil) 93
257th Rijeka (Croatia) 93
258th San Salvador (El Salvador) 93
259th Istanbul (Turkey) 93
260th Warsaw (Poland) 92
261st Quito (Ecuador) 91
262nd Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 91
263rd Saint Petersburg (Russia) 90
264th Durban (South Africa) 90
265th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 89
266th Rosario (Argentina) 88
267th Jakarta (Indonesia) 88
268th Brno (Czech Republic) 88
269th Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 88
270th Kraków (Poland) 88
271st Asunción (Paraguay) 88
272nd Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 88
273rd Poznan (Poland) 86
274th Gdańsk (Poland) 86
275th Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 86
276th Lima (Peru) 86
277th Monterrey (Mexico) 86
278th Podgorica (Montenegro) 86
279th Port Elizabeth (South Africa) 86
280th Bogotá (Colombia) 86
281st Casablanca (Morocco) 85
282nd Mexico City (Mexico) 85
283rd Pattaya (Thailand) 85
284th Belgrade (Serbia) 84
285th Córdoba (Argentina) 84
286th Wrocław (Poland) 83
287th Manila (Philippines) 83
288th Kazan' (Russia) 82
289th Sofia (Bulgaria) 82
290th Gaborone (Botswana) 82
291st La Paz (Bolivia) 81
292nd Medellín (Colombia) 81
293rd İzmir (Turkey) 79
294th Ankara (Turkey) 78
295th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 78
296th Tirana (Albania) 78
297th Bucharest (Romania) 78
298th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 77
299th Mumbai (India) 77
300th Algiers (Algeria) 77
301st Kathmandu (Nepal) 76
302nd Cuenca (Ecuador) 76
303rd Georgetown (Penang) (Malaysia) 76
304th Gurgaon (India) 74
305th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 74
306th Skopje (Macedonia) 74
307th Puebla (Mexico) 73
308th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 72
309th Iasi (Romania) 71
310th Antalya (Turkey) 71
311th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 70
312th Novosibirsk (Russia) 70
313th Queretaro (Mexico) 70
314th Ulan Bator (Mongolia) 70
315th Timisoara (Romania) 70
316th Chihuahua (Mexico) 69
317th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 69
318th Lucknow (India) 69
319th Chişinău (Moldova) 69
320th Chandigarh (India) 68
321st Astana (Kazakhstan) 68
322nd Hanoi (Vietnam) 67
323rd Guadalajara (Mexico) 67
324th Delhi (India) 67
325th Prishtina (Kosovo) 66
326th Yerevan (Armenia) 66
327th Bangalore (India) 65
328th Colombo (Sri Lanka) 65
329th Tbilisi (Georgia) 63
330th Kiev (Ukraine) 63
331st Baku (Azerbaijan) 62
332nd Pune (India) 61
333rd Madras (India) 60
334th Hyderabad (India) 58
335th Tunis (Tunisia) 58
336th Kolkata (India) 57
337th Ahmedabad (India) 57
338th Cairo (Egypt) 56
339th Jaipur (India) 56
340th Kochi (India) 56
341st Bhubaneswar (India) 53
342nd Indore (India) 53
343rd Odessa (Ukraine) 51

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 London.

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