Expatistan's Cost of Living World Map


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

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 London.

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