Expatistan's Cost of Living Map of Asia

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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 in Asia

Ranking City Price Index: *
1st Singapore 196
2nd Hong Kong 159
3rd Macao 111
4th Shanghai (China) 94
5th Taipei (Taiwan) 90
6th Beijing (China) 83
7th Bangkok (Thailand) 81
8th Chengdu (China) 61
9th Mumbai (India) 60
10th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 57
11th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 56
12th Delhi (India) 49
13th Yogyakarta (Indonesia) 38

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 Prague.

Prices recently added

  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Adelaide costs AU$20 (6 minutes ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Manila costs Php56 (27 minutes ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Yerevan costs 1,000Dram (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Accra costs GH₵200 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Shanghai costs 60元 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Tirana costs 309 Lek (about 3 hours ago)

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