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 Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 257
2nd Zurich (Switzerland) 244
3rd London (United Kingdom) 239
4th New York City (United States) 236
5th Hong Kong 233
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 224
7th Dublin (Ireland) 214
8th Oslo (Norway) 213
9th Sydney (Australia) 211
10th Auckland (New Zealand) 210
11th Trondheim (Norway) 210
12th Reykjavik (Iceland) 209
13th Washington D.C. (United States) 207
14th Paris (France) 202
15th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 202
16th Los Angeles, California (United States) 200
17th Copenhagen (Denmark) 198
18th Seattle, Washington (United States) 198
19th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 194
20th Singapore 192
21st San Diego, California (United States) 192
22nd Tel Aviv (Israel) 189
23rd Amsterdam (Netherlands) 186
24th Miami, Florida (United States) 184
25th Doha (Qatar) 181
26th Denver, Colorado (United States) 181
27th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 181
28th Toronto (Canada) 179
29th Melbourne (Australia) 178
30th Portland, Oregon (United States) 178
31st Utrecht (Netherlands) 175
32nd Vancouver (Canada) 175
33rd Stockholm (Sweden) 174
34th Luxembourg 173
35th Perth (Australia) 171
36th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 170
37th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 170
38th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 168
39th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 166
40th Tokyo (Japan) 165
41st Eindhoven (Netherlands) 165
42nd Brisbane (Australia) 165
43rd Austin, Texas (United States) 162
44th The Hague (Netherlands) 158
45th Dallas, Texas (United States) 158
46th Gothenburg (Sweden) 158
47th Tampa, Florida (United States) 157
48th Calgary (Canada) 157
49th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 156
50th Manchester (United Kingdom) 155
51st Shanghai (China) 154
52nd Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 152
53rd Milan (Italy) 152
54th Valletta (Malta) 152
55th Adelaide (Australia) 152
56th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 150
57th Stuttgart (Germany) 148
58th Brussels (Belgium) 148
59th Montreal (Canada) 146
60th Berlin (Germany) 146
61st Houston, Texas (United States) 145
62nd Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 145
63rd Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 145
64th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 143
65th Boise, Idaho (United States) 138
66th Barcelona (Spain) 138
67th Belfast (United Kingdom) 138
68th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 135
69th Madrid (Spain) 134
70th Bilbao (Spain) 133
71st Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 133
72nd Tucson, Arizona (United States) 132
73rd Valencia (Spain) 124
74th Lisbon (Portugal) 123
75th Taipei (Taiwan) 121
76th Muscat (Oman) 120
77th Malaga (Spain) 114
78th Athens (Greece) 113
79th Montevideo (Uruguay) 112
80th Panama City (Panama) 110
81st Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 110
82nd Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 110
83rd Seville (Spain) 109
84th Johannesburg (South Africa) 109
85th Amman (Jordan) 108
86th Riga (Latvia) 108
87th Zagreb (Croatia) 107
88th Cape Town (South Africa) 104
89th Bangkok (Thailand) 101
90th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
91st San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 99
92nd Pretoria (South Africa) 98
93rd Moscow (Russia) 98
94th San Salvador (El Salvador) 98
95th Caracas (Venezuela) 96
96th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 95
97th Santiago (Chile) 95
98th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 93
99th Warsaw (Poland) 93
100th Monterrey (Mexico) 92
101st Budapest (Hungary) 91
102nd Belgrade (Serbia) 89
103rd Mexico City (Mexico) 89
104th Casablanca (Morocco) 89
105th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 89
106th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 88
107th Tijuana (Mexico) 87
108th Quito (Ecuador) 86
109th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 84
110th Puebla (Mexico) 83
111th Jakarta (Indonesia) 83
112th Nairobi (Kenya) 82
113th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 81
114th São Paulo (Brazil) 81
115th Queretaro (Mexico) 80
116th Kyiv (Ukraine) 80
117th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 80
118th Guadalajara (Mexico) 80
119th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 80
120th Bucharest (Romania) 79
121st Brasília (Brazil) 79
122nd Lima (Peru) 75
123rd Bogotá (Colombia) 75
124th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 74
125th Campinas (Brazil) 74
126th Mumbai (India) 73
127th Curitiba (Brazil) 71
128th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 71
129th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 70
130th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 69
131st Medellín (Colombia) 69
132nd Barranquilla (Colombia) 68
133rd Delhi (India) 67
134th Salvador (Brazil) 67
135th Bucaramanga (Colombia) 66
136th Istanbul (Turkey) 64
137th Cairo (Egypt) 64
138th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 64
139th Tunis (Tunisia) 64
140th Baku (Azerbaijan) 64
141st Bangalore (India) 64
142nd Asunción (Paraguay) 63
143rd İzmir (Turkey) 60
144th Ankara (Turkey) 59
145th Arequipa (Peru) 58
146th Pune (India) 57
147th Hyderabad, India (India) 53

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 Prague.

Prices recently added

  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Hong Kong costs HK$180 (22 minutes ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Edirne costs 1,400TL (about 1 hour ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Córdoba costs ARS $3,000 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Santiago costs CH$10,000 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Bangkok costs 50,000 ฿ (about 3 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Lawrence, Kansas costs $12 (about 3 hours ago)

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