Expatistan Cost of Living Index in Asia

Ranking City Price Index: *
1st Hong Kong 208
2nd Singapore 181
3rd Tokyo (Japan) 176
4th Seoul (South Korea) 144
5th Beijing (China) 107
6th Bangkok (Thailand) 105
7th Manila (Philippines) 94
8th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 84
9th Jakarta (Indonesia) 81
10th Mumbai (India) 67
11th Bangalore (India) 60
12th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 60
13th Delhi (India) 59
14th Astana (Kazakhstan) 58
15th Hyderabad, India (India) 56
16th Pune (India) 55

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 Hong Kong.

Prices recently added

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  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Kochi costs ₨150 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Agadir costs 600 Dirham (about 2 hours ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Peshawar costs ₨240 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Yokohama costs ¥170 (about 5 hours ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Barcelona costs €2.40 (about 5 hours ago)

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