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) 299
2nd New York City (United States) 227
3rd San Francisco, California (United States) 226
4th Washington D.C. (United States) 213
5th Mountain View, California (United States) 204
6th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 196
7th San Jose, California (United States) 192
8th Oakland, California (United States) 189
9th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 188
10th Maui (United States) 185
11th Seattle, Washington (United States) 184
12th Los Angeles, California (United States) 184
13th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 182
14th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 178
15th San Diego, California (United States) 174
16th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 173
17th Miami, Florida (United States) 171
18th Portland, Oregon (United States) 169
19th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 166
20th Vancouver (Canada) 166
21st Newark, New Jersey (United States) 166
22nd Toronto (Canada) 164
23rd Denver, Colorado (United States) 162
24th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 162
25th Sacramento, California (United States) 160
26th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 159
27th Mississauga (Canada) 158
28th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 156
29th Calgary (Canada) 152
30th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 151
31st Baton Rouge, Louisiana (United States) 150
32nd Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 149
33rd Tacoma, Washington (United States) 148
34th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 148
35th Ottawa (Canada) 148
36th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 148
37th Orlando, Florida (United States) 148
38th Austin, Texas (United States) 146
39th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 146
40th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 145
41st Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 145
42nd Dallas, Texas (United States) 145
43rd Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 144
44th Victoria (Canada) 144
45th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 144
46th Grand Rapids (United States) 144
47th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 144
48th Edmonton (Canada) 142
49th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 141
50th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 140
51st Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 140
52nd Houston, Texas (United States) 140
53rd Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 138
54th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 137
55th Riverside, California (United States) 137
56th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 135
57th Winnipeg (Canada) 135
58th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 135
59th Tampa, Florida (United States) 135
60th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 134
61st Reno, Nevada (United States) 133
62nd Halifax (Canada) 133
63rd Jackson, Mississippi (United States) 133
64th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 133
65th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 133
66th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 133
67th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 133
68th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 133
69th Hamilton (Canada) 132
70th Asheville, North Carolina (United States) 132
71st Montreal (Canada) 132
72nd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 131
73rd Fresno, California (United States) 131
74th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 131
75th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 130
76th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 130
77th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 129
78th Rochester, New York (United States) 129
79th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 128
80th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 128
81st Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 127
82nd London, Ontario (Canada) 127
83rd San Antonio, Texas (United States) 126
84th Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 126
85th Quebec City (Canada) 126
86th Wichita, Kansas (United States) 125
87th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 125
88th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 124
89th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 124
90th Spokane, Washington (United States) 124
91st Chattanooga, Tennessee (United States) 123
92nd Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 123
93rd Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 121
94th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 121
95th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 121
96th Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 119
97th Toledo, Ohio (United States) 119
98th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 117
99th Boise, Idaho (United States) 116
100th El Paso, Texas (United States) 116
101st Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 116
102nd Fort Wayne, Indiana (United States) 115

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 Grand Rapids.

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