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) 293
2nd Mountain View, California (United States) 250
3rd Palo Alto, California (United States) 247
4th San Francisco, California (United States) 238
5th New York City (United States) 235
6th San Jose, California (United States) 209
7th Oakland, California (United States) 207
8th Washington D.C. (United States) 205
9th Los Angeles, California (United States) 202
10th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 202
11th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 200
12th Miami, Florida (United States) 196
13th Seattle, Washington (United States) 195
14th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 194
15th Santa Cruz, California (United States) 192
16th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 189
17th Santa Ana, California (United States) 189
18th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 186
19th Denver, Colorado (United States) 183
20th Sacramento, California (United States) 177
21st Portland, Oregon (United States) 177
22nd San Diego, California (United States) 177
23rd Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 174
24th Eugene, Oregon (United States) 171
25th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 170
26th Toronto (Canada) 169
27th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 169
28th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 169
29th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 166
30th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 166
31st Vancouver (Canada) 164
32nd Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 164
33rd Bozeman, Montana (United States) 163
34th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 162
35th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 162
36th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 162
37th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 161
38th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 160
39th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 158
40th Riverside, California (United States) 158
41st New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 156
42nd Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 155
43rd Austin, Texas (United States) 155
44th Dallas, Texas (United States) 155
45th Pensacola, Florida (United States) 155
46th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 155
47th Mississauga (Canada) 154
48th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 152
49th Victoria (Canada) 151
50th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 151
51st Calgary (Canada) 151
52nd St. John's, NL (Canada) 150
53rd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 149
54th Tempe, Arizona (United States) 149
55th Reno, Nevada (United States) 149
56th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 148
57th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 148
58th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 147
59th Ottawa (Canada) 147
60th Orlando, Florida (United States) 146
61st Tampa, Florida (United States) 145
62nd Edmonton (Canada) 145
63rd St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 145
64th Houston, Texas (United States) 145
65th Winnipeg (Canada) 145
66th Buffalo, New York (United States) 143
67th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 143
68th Halifax (Canada) 142
69th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 140
70th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 140
71st Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 140
72nd Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 140
73rd Kelowna (Canada) 140
74th Saskatoon (Canada) 139
75th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 137
76th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 136
77th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 136
78th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 136
79th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 135
80th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 135
81st Columbia, South Carolina (United States) 134
82nd Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 133
83rd Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 132
84th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 132
85th London, Ontario (Canada) 132
86th Boise, Idaho (United States) 132
87th Montreal (Canada) 131
88th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 131
89th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 130
90th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 127
91st Quebec City (Canada) 125
92nd Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 125
93rd El Paso, Texas (United States) 123
94th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 123
95th Springfield, Missouri (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 Wichita, Kansas.

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