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

Recent Prices Added

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Perth costs AU$70 (2 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Khartoum costs 50 Pound (7 minutes ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in San Salvador costs $40 (15 minutes ago)
  • Public transport in Joinville costs R$ 160 (44 minutes ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Santiago costs CH$30,000 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Delhi costs ₨60 (about 1 hour ago)