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) 301
2nd Mountain View, California (United States) 248
3rd San Francisco, California (United States) 243
4th Walnut Creek, California (United States) 239
5th New York City (United States) 236
6th Washington D.C. (United States) 221
7th San Jose, California (United States) 207
8th Oakland, California (United States) 204
9th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 202
10th Seattle, Washington (United States) 202
11th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 200
12th Los Angeles, California (United States) 199
13th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 197
14th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 194
15th Santa Cruz, California (United States) 192
16th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 191
17th Miami, Florida (United States) 186
18th San Diego, California (United States) 185
19th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 181
20th Portland, Oregon (United States) 179
21st Denver, Colorado (United States) 178
22nd Sacramento, California (United States) 176
23rd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 175
24th Toronto (Canada) 174
25th Vancouver (Canada) 172
26th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 168
27th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 167
28th Bozeman, Montana (United States) 166
29th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 165
30th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 165
31st Burlington, Vermont (United States) 165
32nd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 163
33rd Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 163
34th Riverside, California (United States) 163
35th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 162
36th Mississauga (Canada) 161
37th San Luis Obispo, California (United States) 160
38th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 160
39th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 160
40th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 159
41st New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 159
42nd Dallas, Texas (United States) 158
43rd Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 158
44th Orlando, Florida (United States) 158
45th Calgary (Canada) 157
46th Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 156
47th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 155
48th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 154
49th Austin, Texas (United States) 153
50th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 153
51st Tempe, Arizona (United States) 153
52nd Albany, New York (United States) 153
53rd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 153
54th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 152
55th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 152
56th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 152
57th Ottawa (Canada) 152
58th Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States) 152
59th Eugene, Oregon (United States) 150
60th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 150
61st Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 150
62nd Durham, North Carolina (United States) 150
63rd Houston, Texas (United States) 149
64th Reno, Nevada (United States) 149
65th Grand Rapids (United States) 149
66th Victoria (Canada) 149
67th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 148
68th Edmonton (Canada) 148
69th Winnipeg (Canada) 147
70th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 147
71st Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 146
72nd Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 145
73rd Richmond, Virginia (United States) 145
74th Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 145
75th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 144
76th Buffalo, New York (United States) 142
77th Hamilton (Canada) 142
78th Tampa, Florida (United States) 141
79th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 141
80th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 141
81st Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 141
82nd San Antonio, Texas (United States) 140
83rd Halifax (Canada) 140
84th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 138
85th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 138
86th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 136
87th Montreal (Canada) 136
88th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 135
89th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 132
90th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 132
91st Spokane, Washington (United States) 132
92nd Tucson, Arizona (United States) 131
93rd Rochester, New York (United States) 130
94th London, Ontario (Canada) 129
95th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 128
96th Akron, Ohio (United States) 128
97th Boise, Idaho (United States) 127
98th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 127
99th Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 126
100th Toledo, Ohio (United States) 126
101st Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 125
102nd Fort Wayne, Indiana (United States) 123
103rd Lexington, Kentucky (United States) 123
104th Springfield, Missouri (United States) 116

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 Luxembourg.

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