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) 246
2nd San Francisco, California (United States) 238
3rd Washington D.C. (United States) 228
4th San Jose, California (United States) 212
5th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 209
6th Oakland, California (United States) 203
7th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 201
8th Maui (United States) 200
9th Los Angeles, California (United States) 194
10th Seattle, Washington (United States) 192
11th San Diego, California (United States) 188
12th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 186
13th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 183
14th Sacramento, California (United States) 180
15th Portland, Oregon (United States) 178
16th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 175
17th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 175
18th Toronto (Canada) 175
19th Denver, Colorado (United States) 175
20th Vancouver (Canada) 174
21st Miami, Florida (United States) 174
22nd Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 165
23rd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 165
24th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 164
25th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 163
26th Calgary (Canada) 163
27th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 163
28th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 162
29th Dallas, Texas (United States) 161
30th Mississauga (Canada) 159
31st Burlington (United States) 159
32nd Tacoma, Washington (United States) 159
33rd New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 158
34th Austin, Texas (United States) 158
35th Edmonton (Canada) 158
36th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 157
37th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 157
38th Houston, Texas (United States) 155
39th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 155
40th Ottawa (Canada) 154
41st Victoria (Canada) 154
42nd Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 152
43rd Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 152
44th Grand Rapids (United States) 150
45th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 149
46th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 149
47th Tampa, Florida (United States) 147
48th Eugene, Oregon (United States) 147
49th Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States) 147
50th Reno, Nevada (United States) 147
51st St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 146
52nd Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 146
53rd Riverside, California (United States) 146
54th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 145
55th Fresno, California (United States) 145
56th Orlando, Florida (United States) 145
57th Montreal (Canada) 144
58th Winnipeg (Canada) 143
59th Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 143
60th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 143
61st Halifax (Canada) 143
62nd Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 142
63rd Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 142
64th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 141
65th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 141
66th Buffalo, New York (United States) 140
67th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 139
68th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 139
69th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 138
70th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 138
71st Quebec City (Canada) 138
72nd Columbus, Ohio (United States) 137
73rd Richmond, Virginia (United States) 137
74th Wichita, Kansas (United States) 136
75th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 134
76th London, Ontario (Canada) 134
77th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 134
78th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 132
79th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 132
80th Chattanooga, Tennessee (United States) 132
81st Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 131
82nd Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 130
83rd Flint, Michigan (United States) 127
84th Boise, Idaho (United States) 126
85th El Paso, Texas (United States) 126
86th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 125
87th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 123

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 Nanjing.

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