Expatistan's Cost of Living Map of Europe

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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 Europe

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Zurich (Switzerland) 288
2nd Geneva (Switzerland) 275
3rd Reykjavik (Iceland) 274
4th Bern (Switzerland) 249
5th London (United Kingdom) 236
6th Oslo (Norway) 233
7th Dublin (Ireland) 212
8th Copenhagen (Denmark) 211
9th Stavanger (Norway) 211
10th Paris (France) 204
11th Luxembourg 189
12th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 188
13th Stockholm (Sweden) 185
14th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 181
15th Helsinki (Finland) 180
16th Munich (Germany) 174
17th Manchester (United Kingdom) 173
18th Cork (Ireland) 173
19th The Hague (Netherlands) 171
20th Düsseldorf (Germany) 170
21st Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 169
22nd Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 167
23rd Gothenburg (Sweden) 161
24th Lyon (France) 160
25th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 160
26th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 160
27th Hamburg (Germany) 159
28th Milan (Italy) 159
29th Brussels (Belgium) 159
30th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 154
31st Rome (Italy) 152
32nd Vienna (Austria) 152
33rd Berlin (Germany) 152
34th Stuttgart (Germany) 151
35th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 145
36th Barcelona (Spain) 145
37th Genoa (Italy) 144
38th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 142
39th Bologna (Italy) 141
40th Florence (Italy) 141
41st Madrid (Spain) 141
42nd Naples (Italy) 134
43rd Pisa (Italy) 132
44th Turin (Italy) 129
45th Lisbon (Portugal) 127
46th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 127
47th Moscow (Russia) 126
48th Catania (Italy) 126
49th Thessaloniki (Greece) 122
50th Athens (Greece) 122
51st Valencia (Spain) 118
52nd Zagreb (Croatia) 111
53rd Riga (Latvia) 111
54th Malaga (Spain) 110
55th Vilnius (Lithuania) 109
56th Tallinn (Estonia) 106
57th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 106
58th Oporto (Portugal) 106
59th Bratislava (Slovakia) 102
60th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
61st Budapest (Hungary) 100
62nd Warsaw (Poland) 98
63rd Gdańsk (Poland) 93
64th Brno (Czech Republic) 90
65th Kraków (Poland) 90
66th Poznan (Poland) 88
67th Belgrade (Serbia) 87
68th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 86
69th Wrocław (Poland) 86
70th Bucharest (Romania) 84
71st Sofia (Bulgaria) 82
72nd Novosibirsk (Russia) 79
73rd Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 78
74th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 76
75th Skopje (Macedonia) 75
76th Timisoara (Romania) 73
77th Kiev (Ukraine) 68

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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