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

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 San Francisco, California.

Recent Prices Added

  • One-way ticket in public transport in Bucharest costs 1.30 lei (22 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Enschede costs €15 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Vancouver costs C$500 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Dallas, Texas costs $2.00 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 2 liters of whole fat milk in Salalah costs ﷼‎ 0.500 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of boneless chicken breast in Ankara costs 8TL (about 2 hours ago)