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) 296
2nd San Francisco, California (United States) 229
3rd New York City (United States) 228
4th Washington D.C. (United States) 218
5th Mountain View, California (United States) 210
6th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 197
7th Oakland, California (United States) 193
8th San Jose, California (United States) 192
9th Maui (United States) 188
10th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 186
11th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 186
12th Seattle, Washington (United States) 184
13th Los Angeles, California (United States) 183
14th San Diego, California (United States) 176
15th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 174
16th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 174
17th Vancouver (Canada) 170
18th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 169
19th Portland, Oregon (United States) 168
20th Newark, New Jersey (United States) 167
21st Toronto (Canada) 167
22nd Miami, Florida (United States) 166
23rd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 166
24th Denver, Colorado (United States) 164
25th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 162
26th Sacramento, California (United States) 162
27th Mississauga (Canada) 160
28th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 159
29th Calgary (Canada) 156
30th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 155
31st Baton Rouge, Louisiana (United States) 153
32nd Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 152
33rd Ottawa (Canada) 151
34th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 151
35th Austin, Texas (United States) 148
36th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 148
37th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 148
38th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 148
39th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 147
40th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 147
41st Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 147
42nd Dallas, Texas (United States) 147
43rd Grand Rapids (United States) 146
44th Victoria (Canada) 146
45th Edmonton (Canada) 145
46th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 143
47th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 143
48th Houston, Texas (United States) 142
49th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 141
50th Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 140
51st Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 139
52nd Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 139
53rd Riverside, California (United States) 138
54th Winnipeg (Canada) 138
55th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 137
56th Orlando, Florida (United States) 137
57th Halifax (Canada) 137
58th Tampa, Florida (United States) 136
59th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 136
60th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 136
61st Jackson, Mississippi (United States) 136
62nd Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 136
63rd Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 136
64th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 135
65th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 135
66th Reno, Nevada (United States) 135
67th Montreal (Canada) 134
68th Fresno, California (United States) 133
69th Asheville, North Carolina (United States) 133
70th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 133
71st Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 132
72nd Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 132
73rd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 132
74th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 132
75th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 131
76th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 130
77th Rochester, New York (United States) 130
78th Quebec City (Canada) 130
79th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 129
80th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 129
81st Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 128
82nd Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 127
83rd Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 127
84th Wichita, Kansas (United States) 127
85th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 126
86th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 126
87th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 126
88th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 125
89th Spokane, Washington (United States) 125
90th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 124
91st Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 123
92nd Toledo, Ohio (United States) 122
93rd Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 119
94th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 119
95th El Paso, Texas (United States) 118
96th Boise, Idaho (United States) 118
97th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 116
98th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 116
99th Lexington, Kentucky (United States) 113

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 Northampton.

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