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 Geneva (Switzerland) 250
2nd Zurich (Switzerland) 250
3rd Reykjavik (Iceland) 243
4th Basel (Switzerland) 227
5th London (United Kingdom) 225
6th Lausanne (Switzerland) 225
7th Oslo (Norway) 224
8th Bern (Switzerland) 216
9th Dublin (Ireland) 204
10th Copenhagen (Denmark) 196
11th Paris (France) 192
12th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 187
13th Helsinki (Finland) 174
14th Luxembourg 174
15th Stockholm (Sweden) 171
16th The Hague (Netherlands) 170
17th Aarhus (Denmark) 169
18th Cork (Ireland) 169
19th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 166
20th Cambridge (United Kingdom) 165
21st Hamburg (Germany) 165
22nd Bristol (United Kingdom) 163
23rd Munich (Germany) 162
24th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 160
25th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 160
26th Lyon (France) 159
27th Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom) 159
28th Galway (Ireland) 156
29th Milan (Italy) 153
30th Cologne (Germany) 153
31st Limerick (Ireland) 152
32nd Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 151
33rd Berlin (Germany) 150
34th Stuttgart (Germany) 150
35th Vienna (Austria) 149
36th Düsseldorf (Germany) 149
37th Gothenburg (Sweden) 148
38th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 146
39th Rome (Italy) 145
40th Manchester (United Kingdom) 145
41st Brussels (Belgium) 144
42nd Venice (Italy) 142
43rd Leeds (United Kingdom) 142
44th Belfast (United Kingdom) 141
45th Malmo (Sweden) 141
46th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 140
47th Toulouse (France) 140
48th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 139
49th Bologna (Italy) 138
50th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 138
51st Genoa (Italy) 137
52nd Barcelona (Spain) 137
53rd Madrid (Spain) 136
54th Florence (Italy) 136
55th Hanover (Germany) 135
56th Valletta (Malta) 135
57th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 134
58th Sheffield (United Kingdom) 134
59th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 134
60th Padua (Italy) 132
61st Naples (Italy) 126
62nd Bilbao (Spain) 125
63rd Turin (Italy) 124
64th Athens (Greece) 124
65th Lisbon (Portugal) 123
66th Valencia (Spain) 122
67th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 119
68th Catania (Italy) 118
69th Thessaloniki (Greece) 114
70th Malaga (Spain) 114
71st Oporto (Portugal) 111
72nd Tallinn (Estonia) 108
73rd Split (Croatia) 107
74th Zagreb (Croatia) 106
75th Riga (Latvia) 102
76th Bratislava (Slovakia) 101
77th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
78th Moscow (Russia) 100
79th Vilnius (Lithuania) 99
80th Braga (Portugal) 99
81st Budapest (Hungary) 93
82nd Warsaw (Poland) 91
83rd Brno (Czech Republic) 89
84th Poznan (Poland) 89
85th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 86
86th Kazan' (Russia) 86
87th Belgrade (Serbia) 86
88th Tirana (Albania) 85
89th Kraków (Poland) 84
90th Gdańsk (Poland) 83
91st Sofia (Bulgaria) 83
92nd Wrocław (Poland) 82
93rd Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 80
94th Bucharest (Romania) 80
95th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 76
96th Skopje (Macedonia) 75
97th Chişinău (Moldova) 73
98th Timisoara (Romania) 73
99th Kiev (Ukraine) 69
100th Minsk (Belarus) 67
101st Novosibirsk (Russia) 65
102nd Lviv (Ukraine) 59
103rd Kharkiv (Ukraine) 58

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.

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