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) 289
2nd New York City (United States) 266
3rd Zurich (Switzerland) 244
4th Hong Kong 243
5th Geneva (Switzerland) 243
6th Maui (United States) 234
7th Miami, Florida (United States) 231
8th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 229
9th Lausanne (Switzerland) 229
10th London (United Kingdom) 228
11th Basel (Switzerland) 228
12th Los Angeles, California (United States) 225
13th Singapore 222
14th Washington D.C. (United States) 221
15th Seattle, Washington (United States) 216
16th San Diego, California (United States) 215
17th Nassau (Bahamas) 206
18th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 204
19th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 195
20th Irvine, California (United States) 195
21st Dublin (Ireland) 194
22nd Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 191
23rd Cocoa Beach, Florida (United States) 188
24th Toronto (Canada) 184
25th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 183
26th Sydney (Australia) 182
27th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 180
28th Copenhagen (Denmark) 180
29th Doha (Qatar) 180
30th Oslo (Norway) 179
31st Newark, New Jersey (United States) 177
32nd Austin, Texas (United States) 177
33rd Auckland (New Zealand) 175
34th Victoria (Canada) 173
35th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 172
36th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 172
37th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 171
38th Melbourne (Australia) 171
39th Trondheim (Norway) 169
40th Orlando, Florida (United States) 167
41st Paris (France) 165
42nd St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 162
43rd Jerusalem (Israel) 162
44th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 161
45th Montreal (Canada) 161
46th Perth (Australia) 160
47th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 160
48th Houston, Texas (United States) 159
49th Santa Fe, New Mexico (United States) 157
50th Ottawa (Canada) 157
51st The Hague (Netherlands) 157
52nd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 157
53rd Luxembourg 156
54th Wellington (New Zealand) 156
55th Haifa (Israel) 156
56th Bridgetown (Barbados) 155
57th Bristol (United Kingdom) 155
58th Hamburg (Germany) 155
59th Helsinki (Finland) 154
60th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 153
61st Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 151
62nd Tucson, Arizona (United States) 151
63rd Edmonton (Canada) 151
64th Stockholm (Sweden) 151
65th Tallahassee, Florida (United States) 149
66th Tokyo (Japan) 146
67th Cairns (Australia) 146
68th Modesto, California (United States) 145
69th Kelowna (Canada) 144
70th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 144
71st Cologne (Germany) 144
72nd Moscow (Russia) 143
73rd Rotterdam (Netherlands) 143
74th Newcastle (Australia) 143
75th Barrie (Canada) 143
76th Cork (Ireland) 142
77th Oxford (United Kingdom) 142
78th Eindhoven (Netherlands) 142
79th Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 142
80th Macao 142
81st Darwin (Australia) 140
82nd Hamilton (New Zealand) 139
83rd Winnipeg (Canada) 137
84th Wollongong (Australia) 137
85th Valletta (Malta) 136
86th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 136
87th Limerick (Ireland) 136
88th Montevideo (Uruguay) 136
89th Vienna (Austria) 135
90th Shanghai (China) 135
91st Lyon (France) 134
92nd Brussels (Belgium) 134
93rd Rome (Italy) 134
94th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 133
95th Milan (Italy) 133
96th Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (Canada) 131
97th Stuttgart (Germany) 131
98th Panama City (Panama) 130
99th Gothenburg (Sweden) 130
100th Antwerp (Belgium) 129
101st Abbotsford (Canada) 129
102nd Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 129
103rd Osaka (Japan) 128
104th San Sebastian (Spain) 128
105th Madrid (Spain) 128
106th Quebec City (Canada) 127
107th Seoul (South Korea) 127
108th Youngstown, Ohio (United States) 126
109th Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) 126
110th Portsmouth (United Kingdom) 126
111th Marseille (France) 126
112th Innsbruck (Austria) 125
113th Nice (France) 125
114th Barcelona (Spain) 123
115th Montpellier (France) 122
116th Cedar Rapids, Iowa (United States) 122
117th Florence (Italy) 121
118th Lille (France) 121
119th San Antonio, California (United States) 120
120th Freiburg (Germany) 120
121st Strasbourg (France) 120
122nd Bordeaux (France) 120
123rd Ghent (Belgium) 119
124th Andorra la Vella (Andorra) 119
125th Essen (Germany) 118
126th Venice (Italy) 117
127th Hanover (Germany) 117
128th Palma de Mallorca (Spain) 117
129th Varese (Italy) 117
130th Lisbon (Portugal) 116
131st Manama (Bahrain) 116
132nd Bologna (Italy) 116
133rd Bilbao (Spain) 116
134th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 115
135th Dortmund (Germany) 114
136th Athens (Greece) 113
137th Beijing (China) 111
138th Valencia (Spain) 110
139th Perugia (Italy) 109
140th Dresden (Germany) 109
141st Pamplona (Spain) 109
142nd Pisa (Italy) 107
143rd Ljubljana (Slovenia) 107
144th Abidjan (Ivory Coast) 107
145th Oviedo (Spain) 106
146th Caracas (Venezuela) 106
147th Pescara (Italy) 106
148th Naples (Italy) 106
149th Thessaloniki (Greece) 104
150th Zaragoza (Spain) 104
151st Shenzhen (China) 104
152nd Oporto (Portugal) 104
153rd Monterrey (Mexico) 104
154th Malaga (Spain) 103
155th Turin (Italy) 103
156th San Salvador (El Salvador) 103
157th Zagreb (Croatia) 102
158th Dakar (Senegal) 101
159th Tallinn (Estonia) 100
160th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
161st Georgetown (Guyana) 100
162nd Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 99
163rd São Paulo (Brazil) 99
164th Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) 99
165th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 98
166th Cordova (Spain) 97
167th Quito (Ecuador) 97
168th Seville (Spain) 97
169th Alicante (Spain) 96
170th Yakutsk (Russia) 95
171st Santiago (Chile) 95
172nd Mexico City (Mexico) 92
173rd Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 92
174th Almería (Spain) 92
175th Port Louis (Mauritius) 91
176th Suva (Fiji) 90
177th Hangzhou (China) 90
178th Murcia (Spain) 89
179th Manila (Philippines) 89
180th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 88
181st Bratislava (Slovakia) 86
182nd Phnom Penh (Cambodia) 85
183rd Cape Town (South Africa) 85
184th Kampala (Uganda) 85
185th Guadalajara (Mexico) 84
186th Pretoria (South Africa) 84
187th Lima (Peru) 84
188th Barquisimeto (Venezuela) 83
189th Tartu (Estonia) 83
190th Puebla (Mexico) 83
191st Santo André (Brazil) 83
192nd Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 82
193rd Nairobi (Kenya) 82
194th Jakarta (Indonesia) 82
195th Curitiba (Brazil) 81
196th Chengdu (China) 81
197th Playa del Carmen (Mexico) 81
198th Warsaw (Poland) 81
199th Johannesburg (South Africa) 80
200th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 79
201st Belgrade (Serbia) 78
202nd La Paz (Bolivia) 77
203rd Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 76
204th Johor Bahru (Malaysia) 74
205th Piracicaba (Brazil) 71
206th Kraków (Poland) 71
207th Veracruz (Mexico) 71
208th Wrocław (Poland) 71
209th Medellín (Colombia) 70
210th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 70
211th Guarulhos (Brazil) 68
212th Bandung (Indonesia) 67
213th Mumbai (India) 67
214th Bogotá (Colombia) 66
215th Irkutsk (Russia) 66
216th Chelyabinsk (Russia) 64
217th Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 61
218th Iasi (Romania) 61
219th Sao Jose do Rio Preto (Brazil) 60
220th Plovdiv (Bulgaria) 60
221st Burgas (Bulgaria) 59
222nd Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 57
223rd Delhi (India) 56
224th Bangalore (India) 56
225th Prishtina (Kosovo) 55
226th Târgu Mureş (Romania) 52
227th Yogyakarta (Indonesia) 51
228th Nagpur (India) 49
229th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 48

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 Rockford, Illinois.

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