Expatistan Cost of Living Index in the Middle East

Ranking City Price Index: *
1st Tel Aviv (Israel) 190
2nd Jerusalem (Israel) 171
3rd Doha (Qatar) 168
4th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 156
5th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 140
6th Limassol (Cyprus) 124
7th Manama (Bahrain) 110
8th Amman (Jordan) 106
9th Istanbul (Turkey) 67
10th İzmir (Turkey) 62
11th Baku (Azerbaijan) 62
12th Ankara (Turkey) 59
13th Antalya (Turkey) 56
14th Tbilisi (Georgia) 52

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 Gold Coast.

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