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

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 Las Vegas, Nevada.

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