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 the markers corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
The size of the markers correspond with the population of each city.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of the city.

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

Price Index:

To calculate each cities' Cost of Living 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 Jersey City, New Jersey.

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