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

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