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) 244
2nd Geneva (Switzerland) 235
3rd Basel (Switzerland) 230
4th Lausanne (Switzerland) 221
5th London (United Kingdom) 219
6th Oslo (Norway) 216
7th Bern (Switzerland) 210
8th Reykjavik (Iceland) 210
9th Dublin (Ireland) 201
10th Copenhagen (Denmark) 199
11th Paris (France) 188
12th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 185
13th Aarhus (Denmark) 173
14th Stockholm (Sweden) 171
15th Luxembourg 168
16th Helsinki (Finland) 167
17th The Hague (Netherlands) 167
18th Cork (Ireland) 165
19th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 161
20th Hamburg (Germany) 161
21st Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 161
22nd Cambridge (United Kingdom) 160
23rd Rotterdam (Netherlands) 160
24th Lyon (France) 158
25th Munich (Germany) 158
26th Bristol (United Kingdom) 158
27th Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom) 154
28th Milan (Italy) 152
29th Gothenburg (Sweden) 151
30th Cologne (Germany) 151
31st Limerick (Ireland) 149
32nd Düsseldorf (Germany) 149
33rd Vienna (Austria) 149
34th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 148
35th Stuttgart (Germany) 148
36th Berlin (Germany) 147
37th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 145
38th Brussels (Belgium) 142
39th Manchester (United Kingdom) 142
40th Rome (Italy) 142
41st Birmingham (United Kingdom) 141
42nd Leeds (United Kingdom) 141
43rd Malmo (Sweden) 139
44th Venice (Italy) 139
45th Antwerp (Belgium) 138
46th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 137
47th Belfast (United Kingdom) 137
48th Toulouse (France) 136
49th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 136
50th Madrid (Spain) 136
51st Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 135
52nd Cardiff (United Kingdom) 134
53rd Barcelona (Spain) 134
54th Florence (Italy) 134
55th Genoa (Italy) 134
56th Bologna (Italy) 133
57th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 133
58th Sheffield (United Kingdom) 131
59th Valletta (Malta) 130
60th Padua (Italy) 130
61st Turin (Italy) 127
62nd Lisbon (Portugal) 123
63rd Naples (Italy) 123
64th Valencia (Spain) 121
65th Athens (Greece) 119
66th Catania (Italy) 116
67th Oporto (Portugal) 115
68th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 115
69th Malaga (Spain) 112
70th Tallinn (Estonia) 110
71st Thessaloniki (Greece) 109
72nd Seville (Spain) 107
73rd Zagreb (Croatia) 106
74th Riga (Latvia) 104
75th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
76th Vilnius (Lithuania) 98
77th Moscow (Russia) 98
78th Bratislava (Slovakia) 97
79th Rijeka (Croatia) 95
80th Budapest (Hungary) 93
81st Warsaw (Poland) 93
82nd Brno (Czech Republic) 90
83rd Poznan (Poland) 87
84th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 87
85th Tirana (Albania) 85
86th Belgrade (Serbia) 85
87th Gdańsk (Poland) 83
88th Kraków (Poland) 83
89th Wrocław (Poland) 82
90th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 81
91st Sofia (Bulgaria) 81
92nd Bucharest (Romania) 80
93rd Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 74
94th Skopje (Macedonia) 74
95th Timisoara (Romania) 73
96th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 73
97th Debrecen (Hungary) 73
98th Iasi (Romania) 72
99th Chişinău (Moldova) 69
100th Minsk (Belarus) 67
101st Kiev (Ukraine) 66
102nd Novosibirsk (Russia) 66
103rd Niš (Serbia) 63
104th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 59
105th Lviv (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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