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) 239
2nd San Francisco, California (United States) 233
3rd Washington D.C. (United States) 221
4th Mountain View, California (United States) 221
5th San Jose, California (United States) 202
6th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 201
7th Oakland, California (United States) 199
8th Maui (United States) 195
9th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 193
10th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 193
11th Seattle, Washington (United States) 188
12th Los Angeles, California (United States) 187
13th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 183
14th San Diego, California (United States) 181
15th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 176
16th Portland, Oregon (United States) 172
17th Newark, New Jersey (United States) 172
18th Miami, Florida (United States) 172
19th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 172
20th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 168
21st Vancouver (Canada) 167
22nd Denver, Colorado (United States) 167
23rd Toronto (Canada) 166
24th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 165
25th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 164
26th Sacramento, California (United States) 164
27th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 157
28th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 156
29th Calgary (Canada) 155
30th Austin, Texas (United States) 153
31st Tacoma, Washington (United States) 152
32nd New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 151
33rd Mississauga (Canada) 151
34th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 151
35th Ottawa (Canada) 151
36th Dallas, Texas (United States) 150
37th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 149
38th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 148
39th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 148
40th Houston, Texas (United States) 148
41st Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 148
42nd Edmonton (Canada) 147
43rd Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 147
44th Grand Rapids (United States) 146
45th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 145
46th Victoria (Canada) 144
47th Riverside, California (United States) 142
48th Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 142
49th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 141
50th Eugene, Oregon (United States) 141
51st Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 140
52nd Tampa, Florida (United States) 140
53rd Reno, Nevada (United States) 140
54th Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 139
55th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 139
56th Fresno, California (United States) 139
57th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 139
58th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 138
59th Winnipeg (Canada) 138
60th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 137
61st Jackson, Mississippi (United States) 137
62nd Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 137
63rd Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 137
64th Asheville, North Carolina (United States) 137
65th Orlando, Florida (United States) 137
66th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 137
67th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 137
68th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 136
69th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 135
70th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 135
71st Halifax (Canada) 134
72nd Buffalo, New York (United States) 134
73rd Montreal (Canada) 134
74th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 134
75th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 132
76th Rochester, New York (United States) 132
77th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 131
78th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 131
79th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 131
80th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 131
81st San Antonio, Texas (United States) 130
82nd Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 129
83rd Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 129
84th Quebec City (Canada) 129
85th Spokane, Washington (United States) 129
86th Wichita, Kansas (United States) 129
87th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 128
88th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 128
89th London, Ontario (Canada) 127
90th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 127
91st Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 127
92nd Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 127
93rd Toledo, Ohio (United States) 124
94th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 122
95th El Paso, Texas (United States) 121
96th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 121
97th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 121
98th Boise, Idaho (United States) 120
99th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 119

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 Seattle, Washington.

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