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) 244
2nd Zurich (Switzerland) 241
3rd Reykjavik (Iceland) 229
4th Basel (Switzerland) 222
5th Lausanne (Switzerland) 220
6th London (United Kingdom) 219
7th Oslo (Norway) 218
8th Bern (Switzerland) 211
9th Dublin (Ireland) 201
10th Copenhagen (Denmark) 194
11th Paris (France) 188
12th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 184
13th Helsinki (Finland) 172
14th Aarhus (Denmark) 171
15th Stockholm (Sweden) 169
16th Luxembourg 168
17th The Hague (Netherlands) 166
18th Cork (Ireland) 164
19th Cambridge (United Kingdom) 162
20th Hamburg (Germany) 161
21st Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 161
22nd Munich (Germany) 159
23rd Lyon (France) 159
24th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 157
25th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 156
26th Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom) 154
27th Bristol (United Kingdom) 154
28th Galway (Ireland) 154
29th Cologne (Germany) 151
30th Limerick (Ireland) 149
31st Vienna (Austria) 149
32nd Milan (Italy) 149
33rd Berlin (Germany) 147
34th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 147
35th Stuttgart (Germany) 147
36th Düsseldorf (Germany) 147
37th Gothenburg (Sweden) 146
38th Rome (Italy) 143
39th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 142
40th Manchester (United Kingdom) 141
41st Leeds (United Kingdom) 141
42nd Malmo (Sweden) 141
43rd Brussels (Belgium) 140
44th Venice (Italy) 140
45th Belfast (United Kingdom) 138
46th Toulouse (France) 137
47th Antwerp (Belgium) 137
48th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 136
49th Bologna (Italy) 136
50th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 135
51st Genoa (Italy) 135
52nd Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 134
53rd Madrid (Spain) 134
54th Florence (Italy) 133
55th Barcelona (Spain) 133
56th Hanover (Germany) 133
57th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 132
58th Valletta (Malta) 131
59th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 131
60th Sheffield (United Kingdom) 131
61st Padua (Italy) 130
62nd Bilbao (Spain) 124
63rd Athens (Greece) 124
64th Naples (Italy) 124
65th Turin (Italy) 123
66th Lisbon (Portugal) 122
67th Valencia (Spain) 121
68th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 116
69th Catania (Italy) 116
70th Malaga (Spain) 113
71st Oporto (Portugal) 112
72nd Thessaloniki (Greece) 111
73rd Tallinn (Estonia) 107
74th Split (Croatia) 106
75th Zagreb (Croatia) 105
76th Riga (Latvia) 101
77th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
78th Bratislava (Slovakia) 98
79th Vilnius (Lithuania) 97
80th Moscow (Russia) 94
81st Budapest (Hungary) 92
82nd Warsaw (Poland) 90
83rd Brno (Czech Republic) 88
84th Poznan (Poland) 87
85th Belgrade (Serbia) 85
86th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 83
87th Kraków (Poland) 83
88th Gdańsk (Poland) 82
89th Tirana (Albania) 82
90th Wrocław (Poland) 81
91st Sofia (Bulgaria) 81
92nd Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 79
93rd Bucharest (Romania) 78
94th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 75
95th Skopje (Macedonia) 74
96th Timisoara (Romania) 72
97th Chişinău (Moldova) 68
98th Kiev (Ukraine) 64
99th Minsk (Belarus) 64
100th Novosibirsk (Russia) 62
101st Lviv (Ukraine) 55
102nd Kharkiv (Ukraine) 54

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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