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 the markers corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
The size of the markers correspond with the population of each city.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of the city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each cities' Cost of Living 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) 297
2nd Geneva (Switzerland) 282
3rd Lausanne (Switzerland) 255
4th Basel (Switzerland) 252
5th Reykjavik (Iceland) 251
6th Bern (Switzerland) 250
7th Oslo (Norway) 244
8th London (United Kingdom) 238
9th Copenhagen (Denmark) 224
10th Stavanger (Norway) 220
11th Dublin (Ireland) 216
12th Paris (France) 209
13th Stockholm (Sweden) 197
14th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 195
15th Helsinki (Finland) 188
16th Luxembourg 186
17th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 181
18th The Hague (Netherlands) 179
19th Cork (Ireland) 178
20th Düsseldorf (Germany) 175
21st Munich (Germany) 172
22nd Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 171
23rd Gothenburg (Sweden) 168
24th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 168
25th Hamburg (Germany) 167
26th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 166
27th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 165
28th Milan (Italy) 164
29th Brussels (Belgium) 163
30th Lyon (France) 160
31st Cardiff (United Kingdom) 159
32nd Rome (Italy) 159
33rd Manchester (United Kingdom) 159
34th Berlin (Germany) 157
35th Stuttgart (Germany) 156
36th Vienna (Austria) 154
37th Florence (Italy) 150
38th Genoa (Italy) 148
39th Bologna (Italy) 145
40th Barcelona (Spain) 145
41st Madrid (Spain) 144
42nd Sheffield (United Kingdom) 141
43rd Naples (Italy) 139
44th Pisa (Italy) 136
45th Turin (Italy) 135
46th Lisbon (Portugal) 131
47th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 130
48th Moscow (Russia) 129
49th Catania (Italy) 129
50th Palermo (Italy) 127
51st Athens (Greece) 125
52nd Thessaloniki (Greece) 124
53rd Valencia (Spain) 120
54th Malaga (Spain) 115
55th Zagreb (Croatia) 114
56th Oporto (Portugal) 111
57th Riga (Latvia) 110
58th Tallinn (Estonia) 107
59th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 107
60th Coimbra (Portugal) 106
61st Bratislava (Slovakia) 105
62nd Vilnius (Lithuania) 104
63rd Budapest (Hungary) 101
64th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
65th Warsaw (Poland) 97
66th Belgrade (Serbia) 88
67th Kraków (Poland) 88
68th Bucharest (Romania) 87
69th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 87
70th Sofia (Bulgaria) 84
71st Wrocław (Poland) 82
72nd Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 82
73rd Timisoara (Romania) 81
74th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 79
75th Tirana (Albania) 77
76th Skopje (Macedonia) 76
77th Prishtina (Kosovo) 74
78th Kiev (Ukraine) 65

Price Index:

To calculate each cities' Cost of Living 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 Oslo.

Recent Prices Added

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  • 32 oz of rice in Charlotte, North Carolina costs $6,614 (41 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Machala costs $5.00 (43 minutes ago)
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