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) 278
2nd Geneva (Switzerland) 249
3rd Zurich (Switzerland) 240
4th London (United Kingdom) 235
5th Basel (Switzerland) 232
6th New York City (United States) 232
7th San Francisco, California (United States) 229
8th Sydney (Australia) 220
9th Lugano (Switzerland) 216
10th Hong Kong 214
11th Dublin (Ireland) 211
12th Oslo (Norway) 204
13th Washington D.C. (United States) 203
14th Auckland (New Zealand) 200
15th Paris (France) 199
16th Nassau (Bahamas) 198
17th Copenhagen (Denmark) 198
18th Los Angeles, California (United States) 193
19th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 193
20th Seattle, Washington (United States) 190
21st Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 190
22nd Amsterdam (Netherlands) 189
23rd Chicago, Illinois (United States) 188
24th Singapore 188
25th San Diego, California (United States) 187
26th Miami, Florida (United States) 184
27th Tel Aviv (Israel) 184
28th Denver, Colorado (United States) 182
29th Wellington (New Zealand) 180
30th Luxembourg 178
31st Tokyo (Japan) 177
32nd Perth (Australia) 175
33rd Doha (Qatar) 175
34th Melbourne (Australia) 174
35th Stockholm (Sweden) 174
36th Portland, Oregon (United States) 173
37th Sacramento, California (United States) 173
38th Hamburg (Germany) 171
39th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 171
40th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 171
41st Helsinki (Finland) 170
42nd Toronto (Canada) 170
43rd Oxford (United Kingdom) 170
44th Munich (Germany) 168
45th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 166
46th Bristol (United Kingdom) 165
47th Jerusalem (Israel) 165
48th Vancouver (Canada) 163
49th Brisbane (Australia) 163
50th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 161
51st Cork (Ireland) 161
52nd Adelaide (Australia) 160
53rd Cologne (Germany) 160
54th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 159
55th Lyon (France) 159
56th Orlando, Florida (United States) 158
57th Austin, Texas (United States) 158
58th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 157
59th Milan (Italy) 156
60th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 156
61st Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 156
62nd Gothenburg (Sweden) 155
63rd Ottawa (Canada) 155
64th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 153
65th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 152
66th Victoria (Canada) 152
67th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 152
68th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 151
69th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 151
70th Brussels (Belgium) 150
71st Tampa, Florida (United States) 150
72nd Dallas, Texas (United States) 150
73rd Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 149
74th Berlin (Germany) 149
75th Calgary (Canada) 148
76th Rome (Italy) 147
77th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 146
78th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 146
79th Vienna (Austria) 146
80th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 145
81st Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 145
82nd Seoul (South Korea) 145
83rd Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 145
84th Riverside, California (United States) 143
85th Barcelona (Spain) 143
86th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 143
87th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 143
88th Madrid (Spain) 143
89th Edmonton (Canada) 142
90th Shanghai (China) 141
91st Houston, Texas (United States) 141
92nd Kelowna (Canada) 141
93rd Spokane, Washington (United States) 140
94th Venice (Italy) 140
95th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 140
96th Winnipeg (Canada) 140
97th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 138
98th Florence (Italy) 137
99th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 137
100th Montreal (Canada) 137
101st London, Ontario (Canada) 136
102nd Valletta (Malta) 135
103rd Genoa (Italy) 135
104th Bilbao (Spain) 134
105th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 129
106th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 128
107th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 128
108th Limassol (Cyprus) 126
109th Lisbon (Portugal) 126
110th Quebec City (Canada) 124
111th Turin (Italy) 123
112th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 122
113th Valencia (Spain) 120
114th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 120
115th Malaga (Spain) 119
116th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 119
117th Athens (Greece) 119
118th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 118
119th Zaragoza (Spain) 117
120th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 116
121st Thessaloniki (Greece) 115
122nd Tallinn (Estonia) 114
123rd Oporto (Portugal) 113
124th Manama (Bahrain) 112
125th Seville (Spain) 112
126th Panama City (Panama) 111
127th Alicante (Spain) 109
128th Amman (Jordan) 107
129th Murcia (Spain) 107
130th Zagreb (Croatia) 106
131st Bangkok (Thailand) 106
132nd Montevideo (Uruguay) 106
133rd Vilnius (Lithuania) 101
134th Santiago (Chile) 100
135th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
136th Port Louis (Mauritius) 97
137th Johannesburg (South Africa) 96
138th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 96
139th Warsaw (Poland) 96
140th Cape Town (South Africa) 96
141st Manila (Philippines) 95
142nd San Salvador (El Salvador) 93
143rd Nairobi (Kenya) 90
144th Quito (Ecuador) 90
145th Budapest (Hungary) 89
146th Belgrade (Serbia) 88
147th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 87
148th Monterrey (Mexico) 87
149th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 86
150th Moscow (Russia) 86
151st Guatemala City (Guatemala) 84
152nd Mexico City (Mexico) 83
153rd Tijuana (Mexico) 83
154th Kraków (Poland) 82
155th Jakarta (Indonesia) 82
156th Wrocław (Poland) 81
157th Sofia (Bulgaria) 81
158th La Paz (Bolivia) 80
159th Bucharest (Romania) 79
160th São Paulo (Brazil) 78
161st Dhaka (Bangladesh) 77
162nd Cancún (Mexico) 77
163rd Guadalajara (Mexico) 76
164th Lima (Peru) 76
165th Puebla (Mexico) 74
166th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 74
167th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 74
168th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 73
169th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 72
170th Mumbai (India) 72
171st Bogotá (Colombia) 71
172nd Kyiv (Ukraine) 70
173rd Istanbul (Turkey) 70
174th Iasi (Romania) 70
175th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 70
176th Cairo (Egypt) 70
177th Campinas (Brazil) 68
178th Brasília (Brazil) 68
179th Medellín (Colombia) 68
180th Curitiba (Brazil) 67
181st Florianopolis (Brazil) 66
182nd Tunis (Tunisia) 66
183rd Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 66
184th Mérida (Mexico) 66
185th İzmir (Turkey) 64
186th Salvador (Brazil) 64
187th Barranquilla (Colombia) 63
188th Ankara (Turkey) 63
189th Asunción (Paraguay) 63
190th Baku (Azerbaijan) 62
191st Bangalore (India) 62
192nd Almaty (Kazakhstan) 61
193rd Delhi (India) 61
194th Astana (Kazakhstan) 60
195th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 60
196th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 60
197th Antalya (Turkey) 58
198th Hyderabad, India (India) 57
199th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 56
200th Tbilisi (Georgia) 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 Buffalo, New York.

Prices recently added

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  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Houston, Texas costs $1,830 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in La Plata costs ARS $750 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 us gal of whole fat milk in Detroit, Michigan costs $1.06 (about 2 hours ago)