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

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