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

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 Raleigh, North Carolina.

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