Expatistan's Cost of Living World Map

loading...

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 *
1st Zurich (Switzerland) 301
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 297
3rd New York City (United States) 284
4th Geneva (Switzerland) 282
5th San Francisco, California (United States) 270
6th Washington D.C. (United States) 259
7th Reykjavik (Iceland) 254
8th Hong Kong 251
9th London (United Kingdom) 244
10th Oslo (Norway) 243
11th Sydney (Australia) 236
12th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 235
13th Perth (Australia) 231
14th San Jose, California (United States) 229
15th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 226
16th Tokyo (Japan) 224
17th Singapore 223
18th Los Angeles, California (United States) 218
19th Brisbane (Australia) 218
20th Stavanger (Norway) 216
21st Copenhagen (Denmark) 216
22nd Melbourne (Australia) 216
23rd Oakland, California (United States) 215
24th Dublin (Ireland) 214
25th Auckland (New Zealand) 213
26th Seattle, Washington (United States) 211
27th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 209
28th San Diego, California (United States) 208
29th Doha (Qatar) 207
30th Paris (France) 206
31st Chicago, Illinois (United States) 205
32nd Canberra (Australia) 204
33rd Wellington (New Zealand) 202
34th Miami, Florida (United States) 200
35th Tel Aviv (Israel) 199
36th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 199
37th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 199
38th Denver, Colorado (United States) 198
39th Portland, Oregon (United States) 197
40th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 197
41st Stockholm (Sweden) 196
42nd Beirut (Lebanon) 195
43rd Amsterdam (Netherlands) 193
44th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 189
45th Luxembourg 187
46th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 186
47th Toronto (Canada) 186
48th Sacramento, California (United States) 186
49th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 186
50th Austin, Texas (United States) 184
51st Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 183
52nd Houston, Texas (United States) 183
53rd Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 183
54th Helsinki (Finland) 183
55th Adelaide (Australia) 181
56th Vancouver (Canada) 181
57th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 181
58th Dallas, Texas (United States) 179
59th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 178
60th The Hague (Netherlands) 177
61st New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 177
62nd Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 175
63rd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 175
64th Cork (Ireland) 174
65th Munich (Germany) 174
66th Düsseldorf (Germany) 173
67th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 173
68th Orlando, Florida (United States) 172
69th Calgary (Canada) 170
70th Tampa, Florida (United States) 170
71st St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 168
72nd Hamburg (Germany) 167
73rd Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 167
74th Seoul (South Korea) 167
75th Ottawa (Canada) 166
76th Edmonton (Canada) 165
77th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 165
78th Lyon (France) 164
79th Gothenburg (Sweden) 164
80th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 164
81st Milan (Italy) 163
82nd Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 162
83rd Victoria (Canada) 162
84th Brussels (Belgium) 161
85th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 161
86th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 160
87th Manchester (United Kingdom) 159
88th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 158
89th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 158
90th São Paulo (Brazil) 157
91st Berlin (Germany) 156
92nd Columbus, Ohio (United States) 156
93rd Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 156
94th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 155
95th Stuttgart (Germany) 155
96th Rome (Italy) 155
97th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 155
98th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 155
99th Vienna (Austria) 153
100th Halifax (Canada) 153
101st Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 153
102nd Montreal (Canada) 151
103rd San Antonio, Texas (United States) 150
104th Shanghai (China) 148
105th Montevideo (Uruguay) 148
106th Flint, Michigan (United States) 148
107th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 147
108th Panama City (Panama) 147
109th Muscat (Oman) 147
110th Barcelona (Spain) 146
111th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 146
112th Genoa (Italy) 146
113th Amman (Jordan) 145
114th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 145
115th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 145
116th Bologna (Italy) 145
117th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 144
118th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 144
119th Madrid (Spain) 143
120th Brasília (Brazil) 140
121st London, Ontario (Canada) 139
122nd Naples (Italy) 137
123rd Curitiba (Brazil) 135
124th Pisa (Italy) 135
125th Campinas (Brazil) 135
126th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 134
127th San Jose (Costa Rica) 134
128th Moscow (Russia) 132
129th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 131
130th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 131
131st Turin (Italy) 131
132nd Lisbon (Portugal) 130
133rd Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 130
134th Recife (Brazil) 129
135th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 128
136th Catania (Italy) 128
137th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 128
138th Florianopolis (Brazil) 127
139th Santiago (Chile) 127
140th Palermo (Italy) 126
141st Johannesburg (South Africa) 125
142nd Beijing (China) 125
143rd Nairobi (Kenya) 125
144th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 124
145th Limassol (Cyprus) 123
146th Athens (Greece) 123
147th Valencia (Spain) 123
148th Pretoria (South Africa) 123
149th Thessaloniki (Greece) 122
150th Windhoek (Namibia) 119
151st Cape Town (South Africa) 119
152nd Guayaquil (Ecuador) 117
153rd Riga (Latvia) 114
154th Vitória (Brazil) 114
155th Zagreb (Croatia) 114
156th Istanbul (Turkey) 113
157th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 112
158th Bangkok (Thailand) 112
159th Malaga (Spain) 111
160th Quito (Ecuador) 110
161st Durban (South Africa) 110
162nd Oporto (Portugal) 109
163rd Vilnius (Lithuania) 108
164th Tallinn (Estonia) 108
165th Jakarta (Indonesia) 107
166th Bratislava (Slovakia) 106
167th Lima (Peru) 106
168th Coimbra (Portugal) 105
169th Mexico City (Mexico) 103
170th Manila (Philippines) 102
171st Bogotá (Colombia) 100
172nd Budapest (Hungary) 100
173rd Prague (Czech Republic) 100
174th Warsaw (Poland) 99
175th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 97
176th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 97
177th Medellín (Colombia) 96
178th Gaborone (Botswana) 95
179th Monterrey (Mexico) 93
180th Gdańsk (Poland) 93
181st İzmir (Turkey) 93
182nd Ankara (Turkey) 92
183rd Kraków (Poland) 91
184th Mumbai (India) 90
185th Brno (Czech Republic) 90
186th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 90
187th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 88
188th Wrocław (Poland) 87
189th Belgrade (Serbia) 86
190th Bucharest (Romania) 86
191st Chiang Mai (Thailand) 85
192nd Poznan (Poland) 84
193rd Sofia (Bulgaria) 84
194th Guadalajara (Mexico) 84
195th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 82
196th Bangalore (India) 82
197th Kathmandu (Nepal) 82
198th Delhi (India) 81
199th Gurgaon (India) 80
200th Antalya (Turkey) 80
201st Puebla (Mexico) 80
202nd Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 80
203rd Kolkata (India) 80
204th Queretaro (Mexico) 79
205th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 78
206th Tirana (Albania) 77
207th Skopje (Macedonia) 75
208th Tunis (Tunisia) 75
209th Madras (India) 72
210th Ahmedabad (India) 71
211th Prishtina (Kosovo) 70
212th Pune (India) 70
213th Tbilisi (Georgia) 67
214th Kiev (Ukraine) 67
215th Hyderabad (India) 66

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 New Orleans, Louisiana.

Recent Prices Added

  • 60 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Albuquerque, New Mexico costs $0.17 (14 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Amman costs Dinar 8 (21 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Kuala Lumpur costs RM3,863 (37 minutes ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Knoxville, Tennessee costs $1.99 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Bangalore costs ₨5,000 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Madrid costs €1,300 (about 1 hour ago)