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 New York City (United States) 264
2nd San Francisco, California (United States) 254
3rd Washington D.C. (United States) 242
4th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 230
5th San Jose, California (United States) 225
6th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 215
7th Maui (United States) 211
8th Los Angeles, California (United States) 209
9th Oakland, California (United States) 203
10th Seattle, Washington (United States) 201
11th San Diego, California (United States) 201
12th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 199
13th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 196
14th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 194
15th Sacramento, California (United States) 191
16th Miami, Florida (United States) 189
17th Portland, Oregon (United States) 188
18th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 186
19th Denver, Colorado (United States) 185
20th Toronto (Canada) 178
21st Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 177
22nd Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 176
23rd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 176
24th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 175
25th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 173
26th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 173
27th Vancouver (Canada) 173
28th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 173
29th Dallas, Texas (United States) 172
30th Burlington (United States) 172
31st Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 172
32nd Austin, Texas (United States) 171
33rd Houston, Texas (United States) 170
34th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 168
35th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 167
36th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 167
37th Calgary (Canada) 165
38th Grand Rapids (United States) 164
39th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 163
40th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 162
41st Mississauga (Canada) 161
42nd Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 159
43rd Ottawa (Canada) 159
44th Tampa, Florida (United States) 157
45th Riverside, California (United States) 157
46th Edmonton (Canada) 156
47th Victoria (Canada) 156
48th Reno, Nevada (United States) 156
49th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 155
50th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 155
51st Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 154
52nd Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 154
53rd Orlando, Florida (United States) 152
54th Buffalo, New York (United States) 151
55th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 150
56th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 149
57th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 149
58th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 148
59th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 148
60th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 148
61st Wichita, Kansas (United States) 147
62nd Columbus, Ohio (United States) 147
63rd Winnipeg (Canada) 147
64th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 146
65th Montreal (Canada) 145
66th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 145
67th Halifax (Canada) 145
68th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 141
69th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 140
70th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 138
71st Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 137
72nd Quebec City (Canada) 137
73rd London, Ontario (Canada) 135
74th Flint, Michigan (United States) 134
75th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 133
76th Boise, Idaho (United States) 133
77th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 130

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 Salt Lake City, Utah.

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