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 London (United Kingdom) 231
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 223
3rd New York City (United States) 222
4th Zurich (Switzerland) 222
5th San Francisco, California (United States) 213
6th Geneva (Switzerland) 212
7th Miami, Florida (United States) 205
8th Basel (Switzerland) 202
9th Lausanne (Switzerland) 202
10th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 202
11th San Jose, California (United States) 200
12th Singapore 196
13th Lugano (Switzerland) 194
14th Oakland, California (United States) 184
15th Washington D.C. (United States) 184
16th Los Angeles, California (United States) 182
17th Denver, Colorado (United States) 182
18th Sydney (Australia) 180
19th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 180
20th Seattle, Washington (United States) 173
21st Chicago, Illinois (United States) 170
22nd Dallas, Texas (United States) 168
23rd Auckland (New Zealand) 166
24th Melbourne (Australia) 165
25th Portland, Oregon (United States) 165
26th Copenhagen (Denmark) 164
27th Toronto (Canada) 164
28th Dublin (Ireland) 164
29th Nassau (Bahamas) 163
30th Austin, Texas (United States) 161
31st Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 161
32nd Sacramento, California (United States) 161
33rd Paris (France) 160
34th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 159
35th Hong Kong 157
36th Orlando, Florida (United States) 156
37th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 155
38th Oslo (Norway) 154
39th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 153
40th Houston, Texas (United States) 152
41st Vancouver (Canada) 151
42nd Tampa, Florida (United States) 148
43rd Boise, Idaho (United States) 148
44th Brisbane (Australia) 146
45th Tel Aviv (Israel) 144
46th Walnut Creek, California (United States) 144
47th Wellington (New Zealand) 143
48th Trondheim (Norway) 143
49th Luxembourg 139
50th St. Petersburg, Florida (United States) 139
51st Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 139
52nd Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 139
53rd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 139
54th Stockholm (Sweden) 137
55th Calgary (Canada) 137
56th Newark, New Jersey (United States) 137
57th Helsinki (Finland) 136
58th Manchester (United Kingdom) 136
59th Milan (Italy) 135
60th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 135
61st Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 133
62nd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 132
63rd Rotterdam (Netherlands) 132
64th Berlin (Germany) 131
65th Munich (Germany) 131
66th Brussels (Belgium) 130
67th Montreal (Canada) 129
68th Doha (Qatar) 128
69th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 126
70th Edmonton (Canada) 125
71st San Antonio, Texas (United States) 124
72nd Hamburg (Germany) 123
73rd Santa Fe, New Mexico (United States) 123
74th Cairns (Australia) 122
75th Nice (France) 121
76th Hamilton, New Zealand (New Zealand) 121
77th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 120
78th Haifa (Israel) 119
79th Barrie (Canada) 119
80th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 119
81st Vienna (Austria) 119
82nd Lyon (France) 118
83rd San Sebastian (Spain) 116
84th Marseille (France) 116
85th Rome (Italy) 115
86th Montevideo (Uruguay) 114
87th Newcastle, Australia (Australia) 114
88th Antwerp (Belgium) 114
89th Valletta (Malta) 112
90th Tallahassee, Florida (United States) 111
91st Seoul (South Korea) 111
92nd Tijuana (Mexico) 110
93rd Tokyo (Japan) 110
94th Madrid (Spain) 110
95th Wollongong (Australia) 110
96th Grenoble (France) 110
97th Lisbon (Portugal) 110
98th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 109
99th Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 109
100th Macao 109
101st Darwin (Australia) 108
102nd Innsbruck (Austria) 108
103rd Barcelona, Spain (Spain) 107
104th Lille (France) 107
105th Nantes (France) 107
106th Florence (Italy) 105
107th Bergamo (Italy) 105
108th Ghent (Belgium) 104
109th Dortmund (Germany) 104
110th Essen (Germany) 103
111th Bilbao (Spain) 101
112th Varese (Italy) 101
113th Abbotsford (Canada) 101
114th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
115th Bologna (Italy) 99
116th Osaka (Japan) 99
117th Youngstown, Ohio (United States) 98
118th Pamplona (Spain) 97
119th Dresden (Germany) 97
120th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 97
121st Ljubljana (Slovenia) 96
122nd Valencia, Spain (Spain) 96
123rd San Antonio, California (United States) 95
124th Mexico City (Mexico) 95
125th Perugia (Italy) 94
126th Monterrey (Mexico) 94
127th Panama City (Panama) 94
128th Amman (Jordan) 94
129th Thessaloniki (Greece) 94
130th Turin (Italy) 94
131st Zagreb (Croatia) 93
132nd Taipei (Taiwan) 92
133rd Naples (Italy) 92
134th Shanghai (China) 92
135th Pescara (Italy) 91
136th Cedar Rapids, Iowa (United States) 90
137th Valladolid (Spain) 89
138th Warsaw (Poland) 89
139th São Paulo (Brazil) 89
140th Zaragoza (Spain) 88
141st Corunna (Spain) 88
142nd Florianopolis (Brazil) 88
143rd Gijón (Spain) 88
144th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 87
145th Oviedo (Spain) 87
146th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 87
147th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 86
148th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 84
149th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 83
150th Caracas (Venezuela) 82
151st Bratislava (Slovakia) 82
152nd Curitiba (Brazil) 82
153rd San Salvador (El Salvador) 82
154th Guadalajara (Mexico) 81
155th Beijing (China) 81
156th Queretaro (Mexico) 81
157th Budapest (Hungary) 81
158th Santiago, Chile (Chile) 80
159th Bangkok (Thailand) 80
160th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 80
161st Brasília (Brazil) 79
162nd Almería (Spain) 79
163rd Moscow (Russia) 79
164th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 77
165th Barquisimeto (Venezuela) 74
166th Lima (Peru) 74
167th Johannesburg (South Africa) 74
168th Pula (Croatia) 72
169th Bogotá (Colombia) 71
170th Cape Town (South Africa) 71
171st Recife (Brazil) 71
172nd Bucharest (Romania) 71
173rd Goiânia (Brazil) 70
174th Medellín (Colombia) 70
175th Suva (Fiji) 70
176th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 69
177th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 69
178th Fortaleza (Brazil) 68
179th Manila (Philippines) 66
180th Pretoria (South Africa) 65
181st Jakarta (Indonesia) 64
182nd Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 63
183rd Chengdu (China) 60
184th La Paz, Bolivia (Bolivia) 60
185th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 60
186th Mumbai (India) 57
187th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 57
188th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 56
189th Plovdiv (Bulgaria) 55
190th Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 54
191st Burgas (Bulgaria) 52
192nd Nairobi (Kenya) 50
193rd Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 50
194th Delhi (India) 47
195th Yogyakarta (Indonesia) 38

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 Wichita, Kansas.

Prices recently added

  • Public transport in Basel costs CHF 85 (34 minutes ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Bogotá costs COL$150,000 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 us gal of gasoline in Sacramento, California costs $1.20 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Weekly rent - 85m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Leeds costs £2,150 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Genoa costs €1.09 (about 4 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Rosario costs ARS $857 (about 4 hours ago)

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