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) 290
2nd Mountain View, California (United States) 242
3rd San Francisco, California (United States) 239
4th Walnut Creek, California (United States) 233
5th New York City (United States) 233
6th Washington D.C. (United States) 212
7th Los Angeles, California (United States) 200
8th Oakland, California (United States) 199
9th San Jose, California (United States) 198
10th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 195
11th Seattle, Washington (United States) 195
12th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 195
13th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 191
14th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 190
15th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 187
16th Santa Cruz, California (United States) 187
17th Miami, Florida (United States) 184
18th San Diego, California (United States) 180
19th Denver, Colorado (United States) 178
20th Toronto (Canada) 174
21st Sacramento, California (United States) 174
22nd Portland, Oregon (United States) 173
23rd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 173
24th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 172
25th Eugene, Oregon (United States) 172
26th Vancouver (Canada) 171
27th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 167
28th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 167
29th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 165
30th Bozeman, Montana (United States) 162
31st Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 161
32nd Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 161
33rd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 160
34th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 159
35th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 159
36th Mississauga (Canada) 159
37th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 159
38th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 159
39th Riverside, California (United States) 158
40th St. John's, NL (Canada) 157
41st Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 157
42nd San Luis Obispo, California (United States) 156
43rd Dallas, Texas (United States) 156
44th Calgary (Canada) 155
45th Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 153
46th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 152
47th Orlando, Florida (United States) 152
48th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 151
49th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 151
50th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 151
51st Austin, Texas (United States) 151
52nd Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 150
53rd Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 150
54th Reno, Nevada (United States) 150
55th Albany, New York (United States) 150
56th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 150
57th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 150
58th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 149
59th Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States) 148
60th Victoria (Canada) 148
61st Winnipeg (Canada) 148
62nd Ottawa (Canada) 148
63rd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 148
64th Houston, Texas (United States) 148
65th Edmonton (Canada) 148
66th Tempe, Arizona (United States) 147
67th Durham, North Carolina (United States) 146
68th Grand Rapids (United States) 146
69th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 143
70th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 143
71st Richmond, Virginia (United States) 142
72nd Columbus, Ohio (United States) 142
73rd Tampa, Florida (United States) 141
74th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 141
75th Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 141
76th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 141
77th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 141
78th Hamilton (Canada) 140
79th Halifax (Canada) 140
80th Buffalo, New York (United States) 140
81st Kelowna (Canada) 138
82nd Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 137
83rd Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 137
84th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 137
85th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 137
86th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 136
87th Montreal (Canada) 135
88th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 133
89th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 131
90th London, Ontario (Canada) 130
91st Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 130
92nd Quebec City (Canada) 129
93rd Detroit, Michigan (United States) 129
94th Spokane, Washington (United States) 129
95th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 128
96th Rochester, New York (United States) 128
97th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 126
98th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 126
99th Boise, Idaho (United States) 125
100th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 125
101st Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 123
102nd Fort Wayne, Indiana (United States) 121
103rd Lexington, Kentucky (United States) 121
104th Springfield, Missouri (United States) 114

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.

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