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) 295
2nd New York City (United States) 272
3rd Maui (United States) 238
4th Miami, Florida (United States) 236
5th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 234
6th Los Angeles, California (United States) 234
7th Washington D.C. (United States) 224
8th Seattle, Washington (United States) 220
9th San Diego, California (United States) 220
10th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 209
11th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 199
12th Irvine, California (United States) 199
13th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 195
14th Cocoa Beach, Florida (United States) 192
15th Toronto (Canada) 189
16th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 184
17th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 183
18th Newark, New Jersey (United States) 181
19th Austin, Texas (United States) 181
20th Victoria (Canada) 178
21st Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 176
22nd Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 175
23rd Orlando, Florida (United States) 170
24th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 169
25th Montreal (Canada) 166
26th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 164
27th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 163
28th Houston, Texas (United States) 163
29th Ottawa (Canada) 162
30th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 161
31st Santa Fe, New Mexico (United States) 161
32nd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 160
33rd Edmonton (Canada) 156
34th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 154
35th Tallahassee, Florida (United States) 152
36th Kelowna (Canada) 149
37th Modesto, California (United States) 148
38th Barrie (Canada) 148
39th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 147
40th Winnipeg (Canada) 142
41st Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 136
42nd Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (Canada) 135
43rd Abbotsford (Canada) 134
44th Quebec City (Canada) 131
45th Youngstown, Ohio (United States) 129
46th Cedar Rapids, Iowa (United States) 125
47th San Antonio, California (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 Dallas, Texas.

Prices recently added

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  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Rotterdam costs €20 (35 minutes ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Córdoba costs ARS $2,000 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in New York City costs $2.68 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Montreal costs C$34,543 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Maputo costs 500 MT (about 3 hours ago)

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