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) 288
2 Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 288
3 Geneva (Switzerland) 279
4 San Francisco, California (United States) 277
5 New York City (United States) 274
6 Washington D.C. (United States) 259
7 London (United Kingdom) 254
8 Hong Kong 251
9 Basel (Switzerland) 248
10 Lausanne (Switzerland) 246
11 Bern (Switzerland) 244
12 Oslo (Norway) 236
13 Singapore 233
14 Tokyo (Japan) 229
15 Reykjavik (Iceland) 225
16 Copenhagen (Denmark) 224
17 Sydney (Australia) 223
18 Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 223
19 San Jose, California (United States) 222
20 Oakland, California (United States) 222
21 Perth (Australia) 221
22 Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 220
23 Los Angeles, California (United States) 218
24 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 217
25 Stavanger (Norway) 215
26 Doha (Qatar) 212
27 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 211
28 Auckland (New Zealand) 211
29 Paris (France) 210
30 Dublin (Ireland) 209
31 Chicago, Illinois (United States) 208
32 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 206
33 Melbourne (Australia) 206
34 Seattle, Washington (United States) 205
35 Brisbane (Australia) 205
36 Wellington (New Zealand) 204
37 Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 201
38 Stockholm (Sweden) 199
39 San Diego, California (United States) 198
40 Miami, Florida (United States) 196
41 Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 194
42 Portland, Oregon (United States) 193
43 Cambridge (United Kingdom) 193
44 Canberra (Australia) 193
45 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 193
46 Denver, Colorado (United States) 192
47 Tel Aviv (Israel) 191
48 Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 190
49 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 189
50 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 187
51 Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 186
52 Toronto (Canada) 184
53 Luxembourg 184
54 Helsinki (Finland) 183
55 Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 183
56 Austin, Texas (United States) 183
57 The Hague (Netherlands) 182
58 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 182
59 Bristol (United Kingdom) 182
60 Mississauga (Canada) 181
61 Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 180
62 Adelaide (Australia) 180
63 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 180
64 New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 178
65 Sacramento, California (United States) 178
66 Vancouver (Canada) 176
67 San Juan (Puerto Rico) 176
68 Houston, Texas (United States) 176
69 Calgary (Canada) 175
70 Gold Coast (Australia) 174
71 Düsseldorf (Germany) 174
72 Ottawa (Canada) 172
73 Gothenburg (Sweden) 172
74 Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 171
75 Dallas, Texas (United States) 171
76 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 171
77 Munich (Germany) 170
78 Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 170
79 Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 170
80 Orlando, Florida (United States) 169
81 Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 168
82 Cork (Ireland) 168
83 Hamburg (Germany) 168
84 Seoul (South Korea) 167
85 Milan (Italy) 167
86 Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 167
87 Birmingham (United Kingdom) 167
88 Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 165
89 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 165
90 Columbus, Ohio (United States) 165
91 Edmonton (Canada) 165
92 Brussels (Belgium) 163
93 Tampa, Florida (United States) 163
94 Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 163
95 Detroit, Michigan (United States) 163
96 Manchester (United Kingdom) 162
97 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 161
98 St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 161
99 Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 161
100 Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 160
101 Vienna (Austria) 160
102 Antwerp (Belgium) 160
103 Rome (Italy) 159
104 Buffalo, New York (United States) 159
105 Leeds (United Kingdom) 158
106 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 158
107 Shanghai (China) 158
108 Berlin (Germany) 157
109 Kuwait City (Kuwait) 157
110 Nice (France) 157
111 Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 156
112 Halifax (Canada) 155
113 Victoria (Canada) 155
114 Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 155
115 Beirut (Lebanon) 155
116 Lyon (France) 155
117 Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 154
118 Malmo (Sweden) 154
119 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 153
120 Montreal (Canada) 153
121 Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 153
122 Panama City (Panama) 152
123 Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 151
124 Rochester, New York (United States) 151
125 Belfast (United Kingdom) 150
126 Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 149
127 Florence (Italy) 149
128 Genoa (Italy) 149
129 Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 149
130 Kelowna (Canada) 148
131 Winnipeg (Canada) 148
132 Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 148
133 Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 148
134 San Jose (Costa Rica) 147
135 Bologna (Italy) 147
136 Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 147
137 Amman (Jordan) 147
138 Madrid (Spain) 145
139 San Antonio, Texas (United States) 145
140 Sheffield (United Kingdom) 145
141 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 144
142 Quebec City (Canada) 143
143 Barcelona (Spain) 143
144 Toulouse (France) 143
145 Naples (Italy) 143
146 São Paulo (Brazil) 142
147 Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 141
148 Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 141
149 Montevideo (Uruguay) 140
150 Tucson, Arizona (United States) 139
151 Turin (Italy) 138
152 Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 138
153 Muscat (Oman) 138
154 Boise, Idaho (United States) 137
155 Campinas (Brazil) 136
156 Pisa (Italy) 134
157 Santiago (Chile) 134
158 Catania (Italy) 131
159 Nicosia (Cyprus) 131
160 Valletta (Malta) 129
161 Palermo (Italy) 128
162 Beijing (China) 128
163 Lisbon (Portugal) 128
164 Brasília (Brazil) 128
165 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 128
166 Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 127
167 Taipei (Taiwan) 127
168 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 126
169 Athens (Greece) 124
170 Istanbul (Turkey) 124
171 Thessaloniki (Greece) 123
172 Recife (Brazil) 122
173 Limassol (Cyprus) 122
174 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 122
175 Curitiba (Brazil) 120
176 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 120
177 Malaga (Spain) 118
178 Niterói (Brazil) 118
179 Goiânia (Brazil) 118
180 Seville (Spain) 117
181 Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 116
182 Manila (Philippines) 116
183 Quito (Ecuador) 116
184 Split (Croatia) 116
185 Zagreb - Centar (Croatia) 115
186 San Salvador (El Salvador) 115
187 Florianopolis (Brazil) 115
188 Belém (Brazil) 115
189 Valencia (Spain) 115
190 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 115
191 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 114
192 Salvador (Brazil) 114
193 Moscow (Russia) 114
194 Oporto (Portugal) 113
195 Pretoria (South Africa) 113
196 Bangkok (Thailand) 113
197 Zagreb (Croatia) 111
198 Lima (Peru) 110
199 Ribeirão Preto (Brazil) 110
200 Johannesburg (South Africa) 109
201 Caxias do Sul (Brazil) 109
202 Guangzhou (China) 109
203 Riga (Latvia) 108
204 Tallinn (Estonia) 108
205 Manaus (Brazil) 108
206 Coimbra (Portugal) 108
207 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 104
208 Bratislava (Slovakia) 104
209 Jakarta (Indonesia) 103
210 Buenos Aires (Argentina) 102
211 Vitória (Brazil) 102
212 Fortaleza (Brazil) 102
213 Ankara (Turkey) 101
214 Monterrey (Mexico) 101
215 Casablanca (Morocco) 101
216 Gaborone (Botswana) 100
217 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
218 Vilnius (Lithuania) 100
219 Guatemala City (Guatemala) 99
220 Podgorica (Montenegro) 99
221 Joinville (Brazil) 98
222 Mexico City (Mexico) 97
223 Cape Town (South Africa) 97
224 İzmir (Turkey) 96
225 Londrina (Brazil) 96
226 Budapest (Hungary) 96
227 Warsaw (Poland) 96
228 Bogotá (Colombia) 96
229 Dhaka (Bangladesh) 96
230 Faro (Portugal) 96
231 Durban (South Africa) 91
232 Gurgaon (India) 89
233 Gdańsk (Poland) 89
234 Belgrade (Serbia) 89
235 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 88
236 Mumbai (India) 88
237 Kraków (Poland) 87
238 Bucharest (Romania) 87
239 Medellín (Colombia) 85
240 Cairo (Egypt) 85
241 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 84
242 Antalya (Turkey) 84
243 Sofia (Bulgaria) 83
244 Wrocław (Poland) 82
245 Bangalore (India) 82
246 Delhi (India) 81
247 Chiang Mai (Thailand) 81
248 Guadalajara (Mexico) 79
249 Yekaterinburg (Russia) 79
250 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 77
251 Skopje (Macedonia) 76
252 Yerevan (Armenia) 75
253 Colombo (Sri Lanka) 75
254 Iasi (Romania) 75
255 Timisoara (Romania) 75
256 Astana (Kazakhstan) 74
257 Tirana (Albania) 74
258 Tunis (Tunisia) 72
259 Tbilisi (Georgia) 70
260 Ahmedabad (India) 70
261 Baku (Azerbaijan) 69
262 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 68
263 Madras (India) 65
264 Kiev (Ukraine) 65
265 Hyderabad (India) 64
266 Minsk (Belarus) 62
267 Pune (India) 62
268 Chişinău (Moldova) 56

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 Montclair, New Jersey.

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