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) 275
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 257
3rd Geneva (Switzerland) 248
4th Zurich (Switzerland) 244
5th London (United Kingdom) 237
6th Mountain View, California (United States) 235
7th New York City (United States) 233
8th San Francisco, California (United States) 229
9th Lausanne (Switzerland) 225
10th Reykjavik (Iceland) 217
11th Hong Kong 216
12th Sydney (Australia) 214
13th Lugano (Switzerland) 214
14th Dublin (Ireland) 210
15th Oslo (Norway) 206
16th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 204
17th Washington D.C. (United States) 204
18th San Jose, California (United States) 203
19th Paris (France) 201
20th Auckland (New Zealand) 200
21st Nassau (Bahamas) 200
22nd Copenhagen (Denmark) 198
23rd Los Angeles, California (United States) 198
24th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 197
25th Trondheim (Norway) 195
26th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 194
27th San Diego, California (United States) 194
28th Seattle, Washington (United States) 193
29th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 190
30th Singapore 190
31st Amsterdam (Netherlands) 189
32nd Miami, Florida (United States) 188
33rd Tel Aviv (Israel) 184
34th Denver, Colorado (United States) 183
35th Doha (Qatar) 182
36th Toronto (Canada) 178
37th Portland, Oregon (United States) 175
38th Utrecht (Netherlands) 175
39th Sacramento, California (United States) 173
40th Luxembourg 173
41st Wellington (New Zealand) 172
42nd Melbourne (Australia) 171
43rd Tokyo (Japan) 171
44th Hamburg (Germany) 171
45th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 171
46th Stockholm (Sweden) 170
47th Oxford (United Kingdom) 170
48th Perth (Australia) 169
49th Vancouver (Canada) 169
50th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 168
51st Helsinki (Finland) 167
52nd Brisbane (Australia) 167
53rd Bristol (United Kingdom) 167
54th Jerusalem (Israel) 166
55th Eindhoven (Netherlands) 165
56th Munich (Germany) 165
57th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 164
58th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 163
59th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 163
60th Austin, Texas (United States) 162
61st Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 162
62nd The Hague (Netherlands) 161
63rd Ottawa (Canada) 160
64th Cologne (Germany) 159
65th Gothenburg (Sweden) 159
66th Victoria (Canada) 158
67th Orlando, Florida (United States) 157
68th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 157
69th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 157
70th Lyon (France) 156
71st Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 155
72nd Calgary (Canada) 155
73rd Tampa, Florida (United States) 155
74th Manchester (United Kingdom) 155
75th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 155
76th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 154
77th Milan (Italy) 154
78th Dallas, Texas (United States) 153
79th Adelaide (Australia) 153
80th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 152
81st Burlington, Vermont (United States) 152
82nd Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 151
83rd Edmonton (Canada) 149
84th Brussels (Belgium) 149
85th Stuttgart (Germany) 149
86th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 148
87th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 148
88th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 148
89th Kelowna (Canada) 147
90th Berlin (Germany) 147
91st Nice (France) 146
92nd Malmo (Sweden) 146
93rd Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 146
94th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 145
95th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 145
96th Rome (Italy) 144
97th Winnipeg (Canada) 144
98th Montreal (Canada) 144
99th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 143
100th Houston, Texas (United States) 143
101st Shanghai (China) 142
102nd Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 141
103rd Belfast (United Kingdom) 140
104th Florence (Italy) 139
105th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 139
106th Barcelona (Spain) 139
107th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 138
108th Venice (Italy) 138
109th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 136
110th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 135
111th Madrid (Spain) 135
112th Bilbao (Spain) 133
113th Boise, Idaho (United States) 130
114th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 130
115th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 130
116th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 129
117th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 128
118th Quebec City (Canada) 126
119th Limassol (Cyprus) 126
120th Lisbon (Portugal) 124
121st Taipei (Taiwan) 123
122nd Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 122
123rd San Juan (Puerto Rico) 122
124th Turin (Italy) 121
125th Valencia (Spain) 120
126th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 118
127th Muscat (Oman) 118
128th Athens (Greece) 117
129th Zaragoza (Spain) 116
130th Malaga (Spain) 116
131st Oporto (Portugal) 113
132nd Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 113
133rd Tallinn (Estonia) 112
134th Manama (Bahrain) 111
135th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 111
136th Seville (Spain) 109
137th Riga (Latvia) 109
138th Panama City (Panama) 108
139th Alicante (Spain) 108
140th Zagreb (Croatia) 107
141st Montevideo (Uruguay) 107
142nd Murcia (Spain) 105
143rd Amman (Jordan) 105
144th Johannesburg (South Africa) 104
145th Cape Town (South Africa) 103
146th Bangkok (Thailand) 102
147th Pretoria (South Africa) 102
148th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
149th Vilnius (Lithuania) 99
150th Santiago (Chile) 98
151st San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 96
152nd San Salvador (El Salvador) 94
153rd Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 93
154th Warsaw (Poland) 92
155th Nairobi (Kenya) 91
156th Monterrey (Mexico) 89
157th Moscow (Russia) 89
158th Budapest (Hungary) 88
159th Quito (Ecuador) 87
160th São Paulo (Brazil) 87
161st Casablanca (Morocco) 86
162nd Belgrade (Serbia) 86
163rd Mexico City (Mexico) 86
164th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 84
165th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 84
166th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 83
167th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 83
168th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 83
169th Puebla (Mexico) 80
170th Kraków (Poland) 80
171st Jakarta (Indonesia) 80
172nd Sofia (Bulgaria) 80
173rd Bucharest (Romania) 80
174th Brasília (Brazil) 79
175th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 78
176th Campinas (Brazil) 78
177th Florianopolis (Brazil) 78
178th Guadalajara (Mexico) 77
179th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 77
180th Queretaro (Mexico) 77
181st Saint Petersburg (Russia) 76
182nd La Paz (Bolivia) 76
183rd Curitiba (Brazil) 75
184th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 75
185th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 75
186th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 75
187th Kyiv (Ukraine) 74
188th Lima (Peru) 72
189th Salvador (Brazil) 72
190th Bogotá (Colombia) 71
191st Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 71
192nd Recife (Brazil) 70
193rd Cochabamba (Bolivia) 69
194th Iasi (Romania) 69
195th Mumbai (India) 67
196th Medellín (Colombia) 65
197th Barranquilla (Colombia) 64
198th Cairo (Egypt) 63
199th Tunis (Tunisia) 62
200th Istanbul (Turkey) 62
201st Pune (India) 61
202nd Asunción (Paraguay) 61
203rd Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 60
204th Delhi (India) 60
205th Bangalore (India) 60
206th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 60
207th Baku (Azerbaijan) 60
208th Astana (Kazakhstan) 59
209th İzmir (Turkey) 58
210th Hyderabad, India (India) 56
211th Ankara (Turkey) 55
212th Arequipa (Peru) 55
213th Antalya (Turkey) 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 Liverpool.

Prices recently added

  • 1 ticket to the theater (best available seats) in Cuenca costs $50 (about 3 hours ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Warsaw costs 1.00 zł (about 3 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Atlanta, Georgia costs $1,423 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Munich costs €2,000 (about 4 hours ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Stockholm costs 69 kr (about 4 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Alicante costs €450 (about 5 hours ago)

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