Expatistan's Cost of Living Map of North America

loading...

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 the markers corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
The size of the markers correspond with the population of each city.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of the city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each cities' Cost of Living 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) 282
2nd San Francisco, California (United States) 272
3rd Washington D.C. (United States) 261
4th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 240
5th San Jose, California (United States) 233
6th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 225
7th Los Angeles, California (United States) 220
8th Oakland, California (United States) 214
9th Seattle, Washington (United States) 214
10th San Diego, California (United States) 209
11th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 208
12th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 208
13th Miami, Florida (United States) 206
14th Sacramento, California (United States) 203
15th Portland, Oregon (United States) 199
16th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 199
17th Denver, Colorado (United States) 198
18th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 187
19th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 186
20th Toronto (Canada) 185
21st Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 185
22nd Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 184
23rd Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 183
24th Austin, Texas (United States) 183
25th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 183
26th Houston, Texas (United States) 181
27th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 181
28th Vancouver (Canada) 180
29th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 180
30th Dallas, Texas (United States) 178
31st Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 177
32nd Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 171
33rd St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 169
34th Calgary (Canada) 169
35th Tampa, Florida (United States) 169
36th Mississauga (Canada) 168
37th Orlando, Florida (United States) 168
38th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 168
39th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 167
40th Ottawa (Canada) 165
41st Edmonton (Canada) 164
42nd Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 163
43rd Victoria (Canada) 161
44th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 159
45th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 159
46th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 158
47th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 158
48th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 157
49th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 157
50th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 155
51st Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 154
52nd Halifax (Canada) 154
53rd San Antonio, Texas (United States) 154
54th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 153
55th Montreal (Canada) 149
56th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 144
57th Flint, Michigan (United States) 139
58th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 138

Price Index:

To calculate each cities' Cost of Living 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 Eugene, Oregon.

Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Toronto costs C$4,500 (7 minutes ago)
  • Public transport in Rio de Janeiro costs R$ 170 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Hua Hin costs 70 ฿ (about 1 hour ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Tampa, Florida costs $50 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Portland, Oregon costs $60 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Bogotá costs COL$300,000 (about 2 hours ago)