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) 281
2 Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 281
3 London (United Kingdom) 274
4 Geneva (Switzerland) 270
5 San Francisco, California (United States) 270
6 New York City (United States) 266
7 Washington D.C. (United States) 249
8 Hong Kong 242
9 Basel (Switzerland) 242
10 Lausanne (Switzerland) 240
11 Bern (Switzerland) 238
12 Oslo (Norway) 230
13 Tokyo (Japan) 223
14 Copenhagen (Denmark) 222
15 Singapore 221
16 Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 219
17 San Jose, California (United States) 216
18 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 215
19 Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 214
20 Cambridge (United Kingdom) 214
21 Oakland, California (United States) 214
22 Reykjavik (Iceland) 214
23 Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 212
24 Paris (France) 212
25 Sydney (Australia) 210
26 Dublin (Ireland) 208
27 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 208
28 Los Angeles, California (United States) 207
29 Doha (Qatar) 205
30 Chicago, Illinois (United States) 203
31 Stockholm (Sweden) 202
32 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 202
33 Melbourne (Australia) 202
34 Brisbane (Australia) 199
35 Miami, Florida (United States) 198
36 Seattle, Washington (United States) 197
37 Perth (Australia) 197
38 Auckland (New Zealand) 193
39 San Diego, California (United States) 191
40 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 190
41 Portland, Oregon (United States) 188
42 Wellington (New Zealand) 188
43 Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 188
44 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 188
45 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 188
46 Tel Aviv (Israel) 187
47 Denver, Colorado (United States) 187
48 Helsinki (Finland) 186
49 Luxembourg 184
50 Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 183
51 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 182
52 Canberra (Australia) 181
53 Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 181
54 Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 180
55 Bristol (United Kingdom) 180
56 The Hague (Netherlands) 179
57 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 179
58 Toronto (Canada) 178
59 Leeds (United Kingdom) 178
60 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 178
61 Austin, Texas (United States) 177
62 Mississauga (Canada) 176
63 Birmingham (United Kingdom) 175
64 Sacramento, California (United States) 175
65 Manchester (United Kingdom) 173
66 Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 173
67 Gothenburg (Sweden) 172
68 Calgary (Canada) 171
69 Adelaide (Australia) 171
70 San Juan (Puerto Rico) 171
71 New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 170
72 Cork (Ireland) 170
73 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 170
74 Dallas, Texas (United States) 170
75 Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 169
76 Vancouver (Canada) 169
77 Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 169
78 Orlando, Florida (United States) 169
79 Munich (Germany) 168
80 Düsseldorf (Germany) 168
81 Hamburg (Germany) 167
82 Milan (Italy) 166
83 Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 165
84 Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 165
85 Ottawa (Canada) 165
86 Houston, Texas (United States) 164
87 Brussels (Belgium) 164
88 Belfast (United Kingdom) 164
89 Gold Coast (Australia) 163
90 Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 161
91 Columbus, Ohio (United States) 161
92 Detroit, Michigan (United States) 160
93 Rome (Italy) 160
94 Edmonton (Canada) 160
95 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 159
96 Vienna (Austria) 158
97 Antwerp (Belgium) 158
98 Tampa, Florida (United States) 158
99 Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 157
100 Shanghai (China) 157
101 Nice (France) 157
102 St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 157
103 Sheffield (United Kingdom) 156
104 Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 156
105 Buffalo, New York (United States) 156
106 Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 155
107 Stuttgart (Germany) 155
108 Beirut (Lebanon) 155
109 Berlin (Germany) 155
110 Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 154
111 Malmo (Sweden) 154
112 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 153
113 Florence (Italy) 153
114 Seoul (South Korea) 153
115 Lyon (France) 153
116 Kuwait City (Kuwait) 152
117 Victoria (Canada) 152
118 Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 151
119 Halifax (Canada) 151
120 Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 150
121 Cologne (Germany) 150
122 Montreal (Canada) 149
123 Genoa (Italy) 149
124 Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 149
125 Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 148
126 Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 148
127 Rochester, New York (United States) 147
128 Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 146
129 Bologna (Italy) 146
130 Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 146
131 Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 146
132 San Jose (Costa Rica) 146
133 Madrid (Spain) 144
134 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 144
135 Panama City (Panama) 143
136 Toulouse (France) 142
137 Barcelona (Spain) 142
138 Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 141
139 Winnipeg (Canada) 141
140 Naples (Italy) 141
141 Trieste (Italy) 141
142 Amman (Jordan) 140
143 Quebec City (Canada) 140
144 Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 140
145 San Antonio, Texas (United States) 139
146 Turin (Italy) 139
147 Cagliari (Italy) 139
148 Muscat (Oman) 136
149 Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 136
150 Tucson, Arizona (United States) 135
151 Pisa (Italy) 134
152 Boise, Idaho (United States) 134
153 London, Ontario (Canada) 133
154 Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 133
155 Catania (Italy) 131
156 Nicosia (Cyprus) 131
157 Bari (Italy) 130
158 Beijing (China) 130
159 Palermo (Italy) 129
160 Lisbon (Portugal) 128
161 Valletta (Malta) 128
162 Montevideo (Uruguay) 127
163 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 127
164 Nairobi (Kenya) 126
165 Athens (Greece) 125
166 São Paulo (Brazil) 124
167 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 124
168 Santiago (Chile) 121
169 Istanbul (Turkey) 121
170 Campinas (Brazil) 120
171 Thessaloniki (Greece) 120
172 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 119
173 Taipei (Taiwan) 118
174 Seville (Spain) 117
175 Malaga (Spain) 117
176 Valencia (Spain) 115
177 Split (Croatia) 115
178 Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 114
179 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 114
180 Alicante (Spain) 113
181 Zagreb - Centar (Croatia) 113
182 Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 113
183 Quito (Ecuador) 112
184 Manila (Philippines) 112
185 Oporto (Portugal) 112
186 Brasília (Brazil) 112
187 Zagreb (Croatia) 112
188 Recife (Brazil) 110
189 San Salvador (El Salvador) 109
190 Guangzhou (China) 109
191 Riga (Latvia) 109
192 Bangkok (Thailand) 108
193 Coimbra (Portugal) 107
194 Moscow (Russia) 107
195 Tallinn (Estonia) 107
196 Belém (Brazil) 105
197 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 105
198 Bhisho (South Africa) 105
199 Goiânia (Brazil) 105
200 Curitiba (Brazil) 105
201 Lima (Peru) 104
202 Bratislava (Slovakia) 104
203 Niterói (Brazil) 104
204 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 104
205 Ankara (Turkey) 100
206 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 100
207 Monterrey (Mexico) 100
208 Florianopolis (Brazil) 100
209 Guatemala City (Guatemala) 100
210 Prague (Czech Republic) 100
211 Johannesburg (South Africa) 100
212 Buenos Aires (Argentina) 100
213 Podgorica (Montenegro) 99
214 Salvador (Brazil) 99
215 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 99
216 Vilnius (Lithuania) 98
217 Ribeirão Preto (Brazil) 97
218 Jakarta (Indonesia) 97
219 Caxias do Sul (Brazil) 96
220 Manaus (Brazil) 96
221 Fortaleza (Brazil) 95
222 Mexico City (Mexico) 94
223 Budapest (Hungary) 94
224 İzmir (Turkey) 94
225 Warsaw (Poland) 94
226 Dhaka (Bangladesh) 92
227 Campo Grande (Brazil) 92
228 Bogotá (Colombia) 90
229 Vitória (Brazil) 88
230 Brno (Czech Republic) 88
231 Bucharest (Romania) 88
232 Belgrade (Serbia) 88
233 Gdańsk (Poland) 87
234 Joinville (Brazil) 87
235 Pretoria (South Africa) 86
236 Kraków (Poland) 86
237 Cape Town (South Africa) 86
238 Mumbai (India) 86
239 Londrina (Brazil) 85
240 Antalya (Turkey) 83
241 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 82
242 Sofia (Bulgaria) 82
243 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 82
244 Wrocław (Poland) 82
245 Cairo (Egypt) 80
246 Chiang Mai (Thailand) 79
247 Medellín (Colombia) 78
248 Hanoi (Vietnam) 78
249 Durban (South Africa) 77
250 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 76
251 Tunis (Tunisia) 76
252 Skopje (Macedonia) 76
253 Yekaterinburg (Russia) 75
254 Tbilisi (Georgia) 75
255 Delhi (India) 75
256 Gurgaon (India) 75
257 Guadalajara (Mexico) 75
258 Iasi (Romania) 73
259 Timisoara (Romania) 73
260 Tirana (Albania) 73
261 Yerevan (Armenia) 73
262 Colombo (Sri Lanka) 72
263 Baku (Azerbaijan) 70
264 Almaty (Kazakhstan) 69
265 Madras (India) 63
266 Hyderabad (India) 62
267 Pune (India) 59
268 Chişinău (Moldova) 54

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 Chicago, Illinois.

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