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 Hamilton (Bermuda) 273
2nd Geneva (Switzerland) 251
3rd Zurich (Switzerland) 240
4th Basel (Switzerland) 234
5th New York City (United States) 231
6th London (United Kingdom) 227
7th San Francisco, California (United States) 225
8th Lugano (Switzerland) 218
9th Sydney (Australia) 216
10th Hong Kong 212
11th Dublin (Ireland) 210
12th Oakland, California (United States) 208
13th Oslo (Norway) 204
14th Washington D.C. (United States) 199
15th Copenhagen (Denmark) 197
16th Auckland (New Zealand) 196
17th Nassau (Bahamas) 195
18th Paris (France) 195
19th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 193
20th Los Angeles, California (United States) 191
21st Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 191
22nd San Jose, California (United States) 187
23rd Amsterdam (Netherlands) 187
24th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 186
25th Miami, Florida (United States) 184
26th Seattle, Washington (United States) 183
27th Tel Aviv (Israel) 183
28th San Diego, California (United States) 183
29th Singapore 183
30th Tokyo (Japan) 177
31st Stockholm (Sweden) 177
32nd Luxembourg 177
33rd Denver, Colorado (United States) 175
34th Perth (Australia) 173
35th Wellington (New Zealand) 172
36th Portland, Oregon (United States) 172
37th Melbourne (Australia) 172
38th Toronto (Canada) 171
39th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 170
40th Sacramento, California (United States) 170
41st Doha (Qatar) 169
42nd Munich (Germany) 169
43rd Helsinki (Finland) 169
44th Hamburg (Germany) 165
45th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 165
46th Oxford (United Kingdom) 165
47th Jerusalem (Israel) 164
48th Brisbane (Australia) 164
49th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 163
50th Vancouver (Canada) 161
51st Cork (Ireland) 161
52nd Lyon (France) 161
53rd Bristol (United Kingdom) 161
54th Cologne (Germany) 159
55th Adelaide (Australia) 158
56th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 158
57th Manchester (United Kingdom) 157
58th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 157
59th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 155
60th Orlando, Florida (United States) 155
61st Gothenburg (Sweden) 154
62nd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 154
63rd Milan (Italy) 153
64th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 153
65th Ottawa (Canada) 153
66th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 152
67th Austin, Texas (United States) 151
68th Victoria (Canada) 150
69th Brussels (Belgium) 150
70th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 150
71st Berlin (Germany) 149
72nd Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 149
73rd Tampa, Florida (United States) 147
74th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 147
75th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 146
76th Calgary (Canada) 146
77th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 146
78th Dallas, Texas (United States) 146
79th Rome (Italy) 145
80th Vienna (Austria) 145
81st Seoul (South Korea) 145
82nd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 144
83rd Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 143
84th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 142
85th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 142
86th Madrid (Spain) 142
87th Barcelona (Spain) 142
88th Riverside, California (United States) 141
89th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 140
90th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 140
91st Edmonton (Canada) 140
92nd Venice (Italy) 139
93rd Kelowna (Canada) 138
94th Florence (Italy) 136
95th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 136
96th Spokane, Washington (United States) 136
97th Houston, Texas (United States) 136
98th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 135
99th Montreal (Canada) 135
100th London, Ontario (Canada) 134
101st Valletta (Malta) 134
102nd Genoa (Italy) 134
103rd Bilbao (Spain) 134
104th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 127
105th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 126
106th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 126
107th Limassol (Cyprus) 125
108th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 125
109th Turin (Italy) 123
110th Lisbon (Portugal) 123
111th Quebec City (Canada) 122
112th Valencia (Spain) 122
113th Naples (Italy) 122
114th Athens (Greece) 121
115th Malaga (Spain) 120
116th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 120
117th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 119
118th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 118
119th Zaragoza (Spain) 116
120th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 116
121st Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 114
122nd Thessaloniki (Greece) 114
123rd Tallinn (Estonia) 113
124th Oporto (Portugal) 112
125th Manama (Bahrain) 111
126th Seville (Spain) 110
127th Panama City (Panama) 109
128th Beijing (China) 108
129th Murcia (Spain) 107
130th Montevideo (Uruguay) 106
131st Zagreb (Croatia) 106
132nd Bangkok (Thailand) 106
133rd Amman (Jordan) 105
134th Vilnius (Lithuania) 100
135th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
136th Santiago (Chile) 99
137th Port Louis (Mauritius) 96
138th Manila (Philippines) 95
139th Johannesburg (South Africa) 95
140th Warsaw (Poland) 95
141st San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 93
142nd Cape Town (South Africa) 93
143rd San Salvador (El Salvador) 91
144th Monterrey (Mexico) 90
145th Pretoria (South Africa) 90
146th Budapest (Hungary) 89
147th Nairobi (Kenya) 88
148th Quito (Ecuador) 88
149th Belgrade (Serbia) 86
150th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 85
151st Guayaquil (Ecuador) 85
152nd Mexico City (Mexico) 83
153rd Tijuana (Mexico) 83
154th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 82
155th Jakarta (Indonesia) 82
156th Moscow (Russia) 81
157th Wrocław (Poland) 81
158th Kraków (Poland) 81
159th Cancún (Mexico) 81
160th Sofia (Bulgaria) 80
161st La Paz (Bolivia) 79
162nd Bucharest (Romania) 78
163rd Guadalajara (Mexico) 78
164th São Paulo (Brazil) 78
165th Puebla (Mexico) 76
166th Lima (Peru) 75
167th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 73
168th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 72
169th Bogotá (Colombia) 72
170th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 72
171st Saint Petersburg (Russia) 69
172nd Medellín (Colombia) 69
173rd Iasi (Romania) 69
174th Cairo (Egypt) 69
175th Istanbul (Turkey) 69
176th Mumbai (India) 68
177th Brasília (Brazil) 68
178th Kyiv (Ukraine) 68
179th Mérida (Mexico) 67
180th Curitiba (Brazil) 67
181st Florianopolis (Brazil) 67
182nd Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 66
183rd Barranquilla (Colombia) 65
184th Tunis (Tunisia) 65
185th Salvador (Brazil) 64
186th İzmir (Turkey) 63
187th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 62
188th Bangalore (India) 62
189th Baku (Azerbaijan) 61
190th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 61
191st Ankara (Turkey) 60
192nd Almaty (Kazakhstan) 60
193rd Delhi (India) 60
194th Asunción (Paraguay) 59
195th Astana (Kazakhstan) 58
196th Antalya (Turkey) 57
197th Hyderabad, India (India) 56
198th Pune (India) 55
199th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 55
200th Tbilisi (Georgia) 52

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 Ankara.

Prices recently added

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  • 40′ flat screen tv in Asmara costs Nakfa12,400 (21 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Nice costs €1,400 (19 minutes ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Chicago, Illinois costs $429 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Dubai costs Dirham 10 (about 3 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Lucknow costs ₨100 (about 4 hours ago)