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

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 Budapest.

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