Expatistan's Cost of Living Map of the Middle East

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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 the Middle East

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Doha (Qatar) 213
2nd Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 202
3rd Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 202
4th Tel Aviv (Israel) 196
5th Beirut (Lebanon) 165
6th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 157
7th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 152
8th Amman (Jordan) 147
9th Muscat (Oman) 146
10th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 129
11th Limassol (Cyprus) 123
12th Istanbul (Turkey) 109
13th Ankara (Turkey) 90
14th İzmir (Turkey) 89
15th Yerevan (Armenia) 75
16th Tbilisi (Georgia) 64

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 Darwin.

Recent Prices Added

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  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Uşak costs 50TL (8 minutes ago)
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  • Hourly rate for babysitter services in Porto Alegre costs R$ 20 (13 minutes ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Enschede costs €950 (18 minutes ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Kampala costs 3,500 Shilling (about 1 hour ago)