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

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