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

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