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) 275
2nd Geneva (Switzerland) 266
3rd Reykjavik (Iceland) 246
4th Basel (Switzerland) 235
5th Bern (Switzerland) 235
6th Lausanne (Switzerland) 234
7th Oslo (Norway) 228
8th London (United Kingdom) 225
9th Dublin (Ireland) 209
10th Stavanger (Norway) 207
11th Copenhagen (Denmark) 204
12th Paris (France) 200
13th Stockholm (Sweden) 186
14th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 185
15th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 184
16th Luxembourg 183
17th Bristol (United Kingdom) 183
18th Helsinki (Finland) 177
19th Munich (Germany) 177
20th Cork (Ireland) 168
21st Leeds (United Kingdom) 167
22nd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 167
23rd Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 166
24th Düsseldorf (Germany) 163
25th Manchester (United Kingdom) 163
26th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 161
27th Gothenburg (Sweden) 160
28th Lyon (France) 158
29th Brussels (Belgium) 158
30th Hamburg (Germany) 157
31st Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 157
32nd Cologne (Germany) 157
33rd Rotterdam (Netherlands) 157
34th Milan (Italy) 155
35th Belfast (United Kingdom) 154
36th Rome (Italy) 153
37th Berlin (Germany) 151
38th Limerick (Ireland) 150
39th Vienna (Austria) 150
40th Malmo (Sweden) 150
41st Stuttgart (Germany) 149
42nd Glasgow (United Kingdom) 145
43rd Barcelona (Spain) 144
44th Genoa (Italy) 142
45th Florence (Italy) 140
46th Bologna (Italy) 140
47th Madrid (Spain) 139
48th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 136
49th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 134
50th Naples (Italy) 132
51st Lisbon (Portugal) 129
52nd Turin (Italy) 127
53rd Ljubljana (Slovenia) 125
54th Catania (Italy) 124
55th Thessaloniki (Greece) 121
56th Athens (Greece) 121
57th Valencia (Spain) 117
58th Moscow (Russia) 115
59th Malaga (Spain) 111
60th Riga (Latvia) 111
61st Zagreb (Croatia) 110
62nd Oporto (Portugal) 104
63rd Tallinn (Estonia) 104
64th Vilnius (Lithuania) 104
65th Bratislava (Slovakia) 101
66th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
67th Budapest (Hungary) 99
68th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 96
69th Warsaw (Poland) 95
70th Gdańsk (Poland) 90
71st Brno (Czech Republic) 89
72nd Kraków (Poland) 88
73rd Belgrade (Serbia) 87
74th Poznan (Poland) 84
75th Bucharest (Romania) 83
76th Wrocław (Poland) 83
77th Sofia (Bulgaria) 81
78th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 79
79th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 76
80th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 76
81st Iasi (Romania) 74
82nd Skopje (Macedonia) 73
83rd Timisoara (Romania) 73
84th Novosibirsk (Russia) 70
85th Prishtina (Kosovo) 69
86th Novi Sad (Serbia) 67
87th Kiev (Ukraine) 65
88th Chişinău (Moldova) 62
89th Odessa (Ukraine) 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 Baltimore, Maryland.

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