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

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 Beijing.

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