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) 236
2nd Geneva (Switzerland) 233
3rd Basel (Switzerland) 226
4th London (United Kingdom) 224
5th Reykjavik (Iceland) 220
6th Lausanne (Switzerland) 219
7th Oslo (Norway) 212
8th Lugano (Switzerland) 205
9th Dublin (Ireland) 197
10th Copenhagen (Denmark) 193
11th Paris (France) 185
12th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 184
13th Aarhus (Denmark) 173
14th Helsinki (Finland) 170
15th Stockholm (Sweden) 169
16th Oxford (United Kingdom) 169
17th Luxembourg 169
18th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 167
19th The Hague (Netherlands) 166
20th Cambridge (United Kingdom) 166
21st Cork (Ireland) 163
22nd Bristol (United Kingdom) 162
23rd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 160
24th Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom) 160
25th Hamburg (Germany) 159
26th Lyon (France) 159
27th Munich (Germany) 158
28th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 158
29th Galway (Ireland) 156
30th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 152
31st Cologne (Germany) 152
32nd Milan (Italy) 150
33rd Gothenburg (Sweden) 149
34th Stuttgart (Germany) 149
35th Limerick (Ireland) 148
36th Leeds (United Kingdom) 148
37th Düsseldorf (Germany) 148
38th Vienna (Austria) 147
39th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 147
40th Berlin (Germany) 147
41st Nottingham (United Kingdom) 146
42nd Rome (Italy) 145
43rd Eindhoven (Netherlands) 145
44th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 145
45th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 145
46th Brussels (Belgium) 144
47th Manchester (United Kingdom) 142
48th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 141
49th Nice (France) 141
50th Belfast (United Kingdom) 141
51st Venice (Italy) 138
52nd Antwerp (Belgium) 138
53rd Malmo (Sweden) 138
54th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 137
55th Madrid (Spain) 136
56th Toulouse (France) 135
57th Florence (Italy) 133
58th Barcelona (Spain) 132
59th Bologna (Italy) 131
60th Valletta (Malta) 130
61st Padua (Italy) 129
62nd Palma de Mallorca (Spain) 128
63rd Turin (Italy) 127
64th Lisbon (Portugal) 124
65th Naples (Italy) 123
66th Valencia (Spain) 120
67th Athens (Greece) 118
68th Catania (Italy) 116
69th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 114
70th Oporto (Portugal) 114
71st Zaragoza (Spain) 113
72nd Malaga (Spain) 112
73rd Tallinn (Estonia) 109
74th Thessaloniki (Greece) 109
75th Seville (Spain) 107
76th Zagreb (Croatia) 106
77th Riga (Latvia) 104
78th Braga (Portugal) 100
79th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
80th Moscow (Russia) 99
81st Bratislava (Slovakia) 98
82nd Vilnius (Lithuania) 97
83rd Budapest (Hungary) 95
84th Rijeka (Croatia) 95
85th Warsaw (Poland) 92
86th Brno (Czech Republic) 90
87th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 87
88th Poznan (Poland) 86
89th Belgrade (Serbia) 85
90th Tirana (Albania) 84
91st Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 84
92nd Kraków (Poland) 82
93rd Gdańsk (Poland) 82
94th Sofia (Bulgaria) 81
95th Wrocław (Poland) 81
96th Bucharest (Romania) 78
97th Timisoara (Romania) 75
98th Debrecen (Hungary) 75
99th Skopje (Macedonia) 74
100th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 73
101st Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 73
102nd Kiev (Ukraine) 72
103rd Iasi (Romania) 71
104th Chişinău (Moldova) 70
105th Novosibirsk (Russia) 67
106th Minsk (Belarus) 66
107th Niš (Serbia) 63
108th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 61
109th Lviv (Ukraine) 60

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 Brussels.

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