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) 300
2 Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 294
3 London (United Kingdom) 289
4 Geneva (Switzerland) 284
5 New York City (United States) 282
6 San Francisco, California (United States) 275
7 Washington D.C. (United States) 273
8 Basel (Switzerland) 259
9 Bern (Switzerland) 256
10 Lausanne (Switzerland) 254
11 Hong Kong 251
12 Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 240
13 Oslo (Norway) 236
14 Singapore 229
15 Cambridge (United Kingdom) 226
16 Chicago, Illinois (United States) 226
17 Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 225
18 Copenhagen (Denmark) 225
19 Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 225
20 Los Angeles, California (United States) 223
21 Oakland, California (United States) 223
22 San Jose, California (United States) 222
23 Doha (Qatar) 217
24 Sydney (Australia) 217
25 Paris (France) 217
26 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 216
27 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 212
28 Reykjavik (Iceland) 211
29 Dublin (Ireland) 210
30 Seattle, Washington (United States) 210
31 Miami, Florida (United States) 209
32 Stockholm (Sweden) 208
33 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 206
34 Melbourne (Australia) 206
35 Brisbane (Australia) 205
36 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 204
37 Perth (Australia) 203
38 Auckland (New Zealand) 202
39 Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 201
40 Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 197
41 San Diego, California (United States) 197
42 Manchester (United Kingdom) 196
43 Bristol (United Kingdom) 195
44 Luxembourg 194
45 Tel Aviv (Israel) 192
46 Guam 191
47 Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 190
48 Canberra (Australia) 190
49 Sacramento, California (United States) 189
50 Denver, Colorado (United States) 189
51 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 189
52 Portland, Oregon (United States) 189
53 Adelaide (Australia) 186
54 Wellington (New Zealand) 186
55 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 185
56 Helsinki (Finland) 185
57 Dallas, Texas (United States) 185
58 Orlando, Florida (United States) 185
59 Austin, Texas (United States) 184
60 Leeds (United Kingdom) 184
61 Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 183
62 The Hague (Netherlands) 183
63 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 180
64 Munich (Germany) 178
65 Toronto (Canada) 176
66 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 174
67 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 174
68 Hamburg (Germany) 174
69 Sheffield (United Kingdom) 173
70 Cork (Ireland) 173
71 San Juan (Puerto Rico) 173
72 Düsseldorf (Germany) 173
73 Columbus, Ohio (United States) 173
74 Milan (Italy) 172
75 Shanghai (China) 172
76 Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 172
77 Gothenburg (Sweden) 172
78 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 172
79 Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 172
80 Calgary (Canada) 171
81 Gold Coast (Australia) 171
82 Detroit, Michigan (United States) 170
83 Vancouver (Canada) 169
84 Rome (Italy) 168
85 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 167
86 Belfast (United Kingdom) 167
87 Brussels (Belgium) 166
88 St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 166
89 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 166
90 Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 166
91 Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 165
92 Houston, Texas (United States) 165
93 Tampa, Florida (United States) 164
94 Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 164
95 Beirut (Lebanon) 164
96 Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 164
97 Nice (France) 164
98 Vienna (Austria) 164
99 Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 163
100 Kuwait City (Kuwait) 162
101 Ottawa (Canada) 161
102 Stuttgart (Germany) 161
103 Lyon (France) 159
104 Seoul (South Korea) 159
105 Florence (Italy) 159
106 Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 158
107 Berlin (Germany) 157
108 Malmo (Sweden) 157
109 Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 156
110 Cologne (Germany) 155
111 Genoa (Italy) 155
112 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 154
113 Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 154
114 Edmonton (Canada) 153
115 San Jose (Costa Rica) 153
116 Bologna (Italy) 152
117 Halifax (Canada) 151
118 Barcelona (Spain) 150
119 Victoria (Canada) 150
120 Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 150
121 Panama City (Panama) 150
122 Montreal (Canada) 150
123 Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 148
124 Madrid (Spain) 148
125 Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 147
126 Trieste (Italy) 145
127 Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 145
128 San Antonio, Texas (United States) 145
129 Tucson, Arizona (United States) 144
130 Verona (Italy) 144
131 Turin (Italy) 143
132 Naples (Italy) 143
133 Amman (Jordan) 143
134 Cagliari (Italy) 143
135 Winnipeg (Canada) 140
136 Pisa (Italy) 138
137 Nicosia (Cyprus) 136
138 Quebec City (Canada) 136
139 Beijing (China) 135
140 Catania (Italy) 135
141 Bari (Italy) 134
142 Palermo (Italy) 131
143 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 131
144 Lisbon (Portugal) 130
145 Athens (Greece) 130
146 Montevideo (Uruguay) 129
147 Istanbul (Turkey) 127
148 Thessaloniki (Greece) 124
149 Nairobi (Kenya) 123
150 Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 121
151 Santiago (Chile) 120
152 Malaga (Spain) 120
153 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 119
154 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 118
155 Taipei (Taiwan) 118
156 São Paulo (Brazil) 117
157 Buenos Aires (Argentina) 115
158 Quito (Ecuador) 115
159 San Salvador (El Salvador) 115
160 Zagreb - Centar (Croatia) 112
161 Split (Croatia) 112
162 Oporto (Portugal) 111
163 Manila (Philippines) 111
164 Zagreb (Croatia) 110
165 Riga (Latvia) 110
166 Tallinn (Estonia) 110
167 Lima (Peru) 109
168 Campinas (Brazil) 108
169 Bangkok (Thailand) 108
170 Bhisho (South Africa) 108
171 Bratislava (Slovakia) 107
172 Guatemala City (Guatemala) 106
173 Ankara (Turkey) 105
174 Brasília (Brazil) 105
175 Jakarta (Indonesia) 103
176 Johannesburg (South Africa) 100
177 Podgorica (Montenegro) 100
178 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
179 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 99
180 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 99
181 Niterói (Brazil) 98
182 Budapest (Hungary) 97
183 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 96
184 Warsaw (Poland) 96
185 İzmir (Turkey) 96
186 Moscow (Russia) 96
187 Curitiba (Brazil) 96
188 Dhaka (Bangladesh) 96
189 Florianopolis (Brazil) 95
190 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 94
191 Mexico City (Mexico) 94
192 Recife (Brazil) 94
193 Bucharest (Romania) 92
194 Cairo (Egypt) 92
195 Salvador (Brazil) 92
196 Manaus (Brazil) 91
197 Brno (Czech Republic) 91
198 Osijek (Croatia) 91
199 Caxias do Sul (Brazil) 91
200 Belgrade (Serbia) 89
201 Cape Town (South Africa) 89
202 Gdańsk (Poland) 89
203 Mumbai (India) 89
204 Goiânia (Brazil) 88
205 Kraków (Poland) 86
206 Fortaleza (Brazil) 85
207 Vilnius (Lithuania) 85
208 Sofia (Bulgaria) 85
209 Vitória (Brazil) 85
210 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 85
211 Wrocław (Poland) 84
212 Bogotá (Colombia) 84
213 Hanoi (Vietnam) 81
214 Londrina (Brazil) 81
215 Joinville (Brazil) 81
216 Pretoria (South Africa) 79
217 Gurgaon (India) 79
218 Delhi (India) 79
219 Bangalore (India) 79
220 Skopje (Macedonia) 78
221 Durban (South Africa) 78
222 Tunis (Tunisia) 77
223 Guadalajara (Mexico) 77
224 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 77
225 Yerevan (Armenia) 76
226 Iasi (Romania) 76
227 Medellín (Colombia) 76
228 Colombo (Sri Lanka) 76
229 Timisoara (Romania) 75
230 Tirana (Albania) 74
231 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 73
232 Novi Sad (Serbia) 70
233 Tbilisi (Georgia) 69
234 Baku (Azerbaijan) 67
235 Kolkata (India) 67
236 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 64
237 Hyderabad (India) 63
238 Pune (India) 62
239 Madras (India) 61
240 Chişinău (Moldova) 53

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 Seattle, Washington.

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