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) 291
2nd Zurich (Switzerland) 245
3rd Mountain View, California (United States) 243
4th Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 243
5th Geneva (Switzerland) 242
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 241
7th Walnut Creek, California (United States) 235
8th New York City (United States) 234
9th Basel (Switzerland) 229
10th London (United Kingdom) 227
11th Hong Kong 225
12th Oslo (Norway) 223
13th Lausanne (Switzerland) 218
14th Reykjavik (Iceland) 215
15th Washington D.C. (United States) 213
16th Bern (Switzerland) 209
17th Dublin (Ireland) 203
18th Los Angeles, California (United States) 201
19th Copenhagen (Denmark) 201
20th Oakland, California (United States) 200
21st San Jose, California (United States) 199
22nd Seattle, Washington (United States) 196
23rd Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 196
24th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 196
25th Sydney (Australia) 195
26th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 193
27th Doha (Qatar) 192
28th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 192
29th Singapore 191
30th Tokyo (Japan) 190
31st Paris (France) 190
32nd Santa Cruz, California (United States) 188
33rd Chicago, Illinois (United States) 188
34th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 187
35th Miami, Florida (United States) 185
36th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 183
37th Auckland (New Zealand) 181
38th San Diego, California (United States) 181
39th Denver, Colorado (United States) 180
40th Tel Aviv (Israel) 175
41st Sacramento, California (United States) 175
42nd Toronto (Canada) 175
43rd Portland, Oregon (United States) 175
44th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 174
45th Aarhus (Denmark) 174
46th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 173
47th Eugene, Oregon (United States) 173
48th Helsinki (Finland) 173
49th Melbourne (Australia) 172
50th Stockholm (Sweden) 172
51st Vancouver (Canada) 172
52nd Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 171
53rd Luxembourg 171
54th Darwin (Australia) 169
55th The Hague (Netherlands) 168
56th Cambridge (United Kingdom) 168
57th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 168
58th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 168
59th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 168
60th Canberra (Australia) 166
61st Wellington (New Zealand) 166
62nd Cork (Ireland) 166
63rd Brisbane (Australia) 164
64th Bristol (United Kingdom) 164
65th Bozeman, Montana (United States) 163
66th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 163
67th Hamburg (Germany) 163
68th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 162
69th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 162
70th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 161
71st Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 161
72nd Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 160
73rd Munich (Germany) 160
74th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 160
75th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 160
76th Mississauga (Canada) 160
77th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 160
78th Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom) 160
79th Lyon (France) 159
80th Jerusalem (Israel) 159
81st Riverside, California (United States) 159
82nd Kuwait City (Kuwait) 159
83rd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 158
84th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 157
85th San Luis Obispo, California (United States) 156
86th Dallas, Texas (United States) 156
87th Calgary (Canada) 156
88th Adelaide (Australia) 154
89th Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 154
90th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 154
91st New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 153
92nd Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 153
93rd Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 152
94th Orlando, Florida (United States) 152
95th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 152
96th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 152
97th Cologne (Germany) 152
98th Christchurch (New Zealand) 152
99th Austin, Texas (United States) 152
100th Perth (Australia) 151
101st Vienna (Austria) 151
102nd Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 151
103rd Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 151
104th Milan (Italy) 151
105th Albany, New York (United States) 151
106th Limerick (Ireland) 151
107th Reno, Nevada (United States) 151
108th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 150
109th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 150
110th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 150
111th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 150
112th Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States) 149
113th Düsseldorf (Germany) 149
114th Berlin (Germany) 149
115th Gothenburg (Sweden) 149
116th Ottawa (Canada) 149
117th Winnipeg (Canada) 149
118th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 148
119th Tempe, Arizona (United States) 148
120th Stuttgart (Germany) 148
121st Houston, Texas (United States) 148
122nd Edmonton (Canada) 148
123rd Manchester (United Kingdom) 148
124th Durham, North Carolina (United States) 147
125th Victoria (Canada) 147
126th Leeds (United Kingdom) 147
127th Grand Rapids (United States) 147
128th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 145
129th Rome (Italy) 145
130th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 144
131st St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 144
132nd Seoul (South Korea) 144
133rd Columbus, Ohio (United States) 143
134th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 143
135th Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 143
136th Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 143
137th Tampa, Florida (United States) 142
138th Belfast (United Kingdom) 142
139th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 142
140th Malmo (Sweden) 142
141st Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 142
142nd Brussels (Belgium) 142
143rd Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 141
144th Venice (Italy) 141
145th Hamilton (Canada) 141
146th Buffalo, New York (United States) 141
147th Halifax (Canada) 140
148th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 140
149th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 140
150th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 139
151st Kelowna (Canada) 138
152nd Antwerp (Belgium) 138
153rd Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 138
154th Toulouse (France) 138
155th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 138
156th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 137
157th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 137
158th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 137
159th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 136
160th Bologna (Italy) 136
161st Genoa (Italy) 136
162nd Madrid (Spain) 136
163rd Florence (Italy) 135
164th Montreal (Canada) 135
165th Sheffield (United Kingdom) 135
166th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 135
167th Barcelona (Spain) 135
168th Hanover (Germany) 134
169th Amman (Jordan) 134
170th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 134
171st Valletta (Malta) 133
172nd Beirut (Lebanon) 132
173rd Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 132
174th Padua (Italy) 131
175th London, Ontario (Canada) 131
176th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 130
177th Panama City (Panama) 130
178th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 130
179th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 130
180th Spokane, Washington (United States) 130
181st Quebec City (Canada) 130
182nd Tucson, Arizona (United States) 129
183rd Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) 129
184th Rochester, New York (United States) 128
185th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 127
186th Bilbao (Spain) 127
187th Taipei (Taiwan) 127
188th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 127
189th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 126
190th Shanghai (China) 126
191st Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 126
192nd Boise, Idaho (United States) 126
193rd Naples (Italy) 125
194th Nicosia (Cyprus) 125
195th Montevideo (Uruguay) 125
196th Turin (Italy) 124
197th Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 124
198th Lisbon (Portugal) 124
199th Muscat (Oman) 124
200th Bangkok (Thailand) 123
201st Athens (Greece) 123
202nd Valencia (Spain) 122
203rd Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 122
204th Fort Wayne, Indiana (United States) 122
205th Lexington, Kentucky (United States) 122
206th Manama (Bahrain) 121
207th Pretoria (South Africa) 121
208th Beijing (China) 118
209th São Paulo (Brazil) 118
210th Limassol (Cyprus) 117
211th Catania (Italy) 117
212th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 117
213th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 115
214th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 115
215th Springfield, Missouri (United States) 115
216th Oporto (Portugal) 115
217th Malaga (Spain) 113
218th Johannesburg (South Africa) 111
219th Thessaloniki (Greece) 111
220th Santiago (Chile) 109
221st Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 109
222nd Brasília (Brazil) 109
223rd Shenzhen (China) 108
224th Tallinn (Estonia) 108
225th Split (Croatia) 107
226th Baghdad (Iraq) 107
227th Zagreb (Croatia) 106
228th Campinas (Brazil) 106
229th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 104
230th Riga (Latvia) 103
231st Salvador (Brazil) 103
232nd Guayaquil (Ecuador) 103
233rd Porto Alegre (Brazil) 103
234th Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 102
235th Monterrey (Mexico) 102
236th Nairobi (Kenya) 101
237th Recife (Brazil) 101
238th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
239th Florianopolis (Brazil) 100
240th Bratislava (Slovakia) 99
241st Curitiba (Brazil) 99
242nd Niterói (Brazil) 99
243rd Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 99
244th Goiânia (Brazil) 99
245th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 99
246th Cape Town (South Africa) 98
247th Vilnius (Lithuania) 98
248th Moscow (Russia) 97
249th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 96
250th San Salvador (El Salvador) 96
251st Rijeka (Croatia) 96
252nd Guatemala City (Guatemala) 95
253rd Belém (Brazil) 95
254th Quito (Ecuador) 95
255th Blumenau (Brazil) 95
256th Manaus (Brazil) 94
257th Budapest (Hungary) 93
258th Fortaleza (Brazil) 92
259th Durban (South Africa) 92
260th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 92
261st Warsaw (Poland) 92
262nd Lima (Peru) 91
263rd Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 91
264th Mexico City (Mexico) 91
265th Brno (Czech Republic) 90
266th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 89
267th João Pessoa (Brazil) 89
268th Natal (Brazil) 89
269th Asunción (Paraguay) 89
270th Jundiai (Brazil) 88
271st Windhoek (Namibia) 88
272nd Chiang Mai (Thailand) 88
273rd Casablanca (Morocco) 88
274th Poznan (Poland) 88
275th Bogotá (Colombia) 88
276th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 87
277th Jakarta (Indonesia) 86
278th Tijuana (Mexico) 86
279th Belgrade (Serbia) 86
280th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 85
281st Lagos (Nigeria) 85
282nd Yangon (Myanmar) 85
283rd Tirana (Albania) 85
284th Kraków (Poland) 84
285th Gdańsk (Poland) 84
286th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 83
287th Manila (Philippines) 83
288th Wrocław (Poland) 83
289th Puebla (Mexico) 82
290th Queretaro (Mexico) 82
291st Sofia (Bulgaria) 81
292nd Medellín (Colombia) 81
293rd Bucharest (Romania) 79
294th Mumbai (India) 78
295th Algiers (Algeria) 78
296th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 78
297th Georgetown (Penang) (Malaysia) 78
298th Guadalajara (Mexico) 77
299th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 77
300th Lucknow (India) 76
301st Yekaterinburg (Russia) 76
302nd Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 75
303rd Skopje (Macedonia) 75
304th Delhi (India) 74
305th Bangalore (India) 74
306th Kathmandu (Nepal) 74
307th Managua (Nicaragua) 73
308th Timisoara (Romania) 73
309th Colombo (Sri Lanka) 72
310th Iasi (Romania) 72
311th Pune (India) 72
312th Istanbul (Turkey) 71
313th Cairo (Egypt) 70
314th Hanoi (Vietnam) 70
315th Chişinău (Moldova) 70
316th Tunis (Tunisia) 69
317th Gurgaon (India) 68
318th Tbilisi (Georgia) 68
319th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 67
320th Yerevan (Armenia) 67
321st Baku (Azerbaijan) 67
322nd Buenos Aires (Argentina) 67
323rd Novosibirsk (Russia) 66
324th Kiev (Ukraine) 66
325th İzmir (Turkey) 65
326th Astana (Kazakhstan) 65
327th Minsk (Belarus) 65
328th Chandigarh (India) 65
329th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 65
330th Hyderabad, India (India) 64
331st Niš (Serbia) 64
332nd Ahmedabad (India) 63
333rd Kolkata (India) 62
334th Bhubaneswar (India) 62
335th Jaipur (India) 60
336th Ankara (Turkey) 60
337th Madras (India) 60
338th Antalya (Turkey) 58
339th Lviv (Ukraine) 57
340th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 57
341st Córdoba (Argentina) 57
342nd Bursa (Turkey) 56

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 Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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