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) 279
2nd New York City (United States) 232
3rd San Francisco, California (United States) 229
4th Washington D.C. (United States) 203
5th Los Angeles, California (United States) 194
6th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 194
7th Seattle, Washington (United States) 190
8th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 190
9th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 189
10th San Diego, California (United States) 188
11th Miami, Florida (United States) 185
12th Denver, Colorado (United States) 182
13th Sacramento, California (United States) 173
14th Toronto (Canada) 172
15th Portland, Oregon (United States) 171
16th Vancouver (Canada) 166
17th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 160
18th Orlando, Florida (United States) 158
19th Austin, Texas (United States) 158
20th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 158
21st Ottawa (Canada) 156
22nd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 156
23rd Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 156
24th Victoria (Canada) 154
25th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 153
26th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 152
27th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 152
28th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 151
29th Dallas, Texas (United States) 150
30th Tampa, Florida (United States) 150
31st Calgary (Canada) 150
32nd Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 150
33rd New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 146
34th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 146
35th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 145
36th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 145
37th Edmonton (Canada) 144
38th Riverside, California (United States) 144
39th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 144
40th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 143
41st Kelowna (Canada) 142
42nd Houston, Texas (United States) 141
43rd Winnipeg (Canada) 141
44th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 140
45th Spokane, Washington (United States) 139
46th Montreal (Canada) 139
47th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 138
48th London, Ontario (Canada) 138
49th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 137
50th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 129
51st Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 129
52nd Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 129
53rd Quebec City (Canada) 126
54th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 122

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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