Expatistan's Cost of Living Map of North America

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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 North America

Ranking City Price Index: *
1st Hamilton (Bermuda) 277
2nd Mountain View, California (United States) 246
3rd New York City (United States) 242
4th San Francisco, California (United States) 236
5th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 218
6th Washington D.C. (United States) 209
7th Oakland, California (United States) 207
8th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 200
9th Los Angeles, California (United States) 194
10th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 191
11th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 190
12th Seattle, Washington (United States) 190
13th San Jose, California (United States) 185
14th Miami, Florida (United States) 184
15th Denver, Colorado (United States) 180
16th San Diego, California (United States) 178
17th Portland, Oregon (United States) 175
18th Sacramento, California (United States) 175
19th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 172
20th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 169
21st Toronto (Canada) 167
22nd Vancouver (Canada) 161
23rd Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 158
24th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 158
25th Orlando, Florida (United States) 158
26th Austin, Texas (United States) 158
27th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 157
28th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 156
29th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 155
30th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 154
31st Burlington, Vermont (United States) 154
32nd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 152
33rd Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 152
34th Tampa, Florida (United States) 151
35th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 151
36th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 151
37th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 150
38th Dallas, Texas (United States) 149
39th Ottawa (Canada) 147
40th Victoria (Canada) 146
41st Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 145
42nd Riverside, California (United States) 145
43rd Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 144
44th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 144
45th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 144
46th Calgary (Canada) 143
47th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 142
48th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 142
49th Houston, Texas (United States) 139
50th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 139
51st Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 139
52nd Spokane, Washington (United States) 138
53rd Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 137
54th Edmonton (Canada) 136
55th Kelowna (Canada) 135
56th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 135
57th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 134
58th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 133
59th Boise, Idaho (United States) 132
60th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 132
61st Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 132
62nd Winnipeg (Canada) 131
63rd Halifax (Canada) 131
64th Montreal (Canada) 131
65th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 130
66th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 125
67th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 124
68th Quebec City (Canada) 121
69th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 121

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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