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 New York City (United States) 238
2nd San Francisco, California (United States) 231
3rd Washington D.C. (United States) 227
4th Mountain View, California (United States) 221
5th San Jose, California (United States) 203
6th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 201
7th Oakland, California (United States) 200
8th Maui (United States) 196
9th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 193
10th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 192
11th Seattle, Washington (United States) 189
12th Los Angeles, California (United States) 188
13th San Diego, California (United States) 182
14th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 177
15th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 176
16th Newark, New Jersey (United States) 173
17th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 173
18th Miami, Florida (United States) 170
19th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 169
20th Portland, Oregon (United States) 169
21st Sacramento, California (United States) 169
22nd Vancouver (Canada) 167
23rd Toronto (Canada) 166
24th Denver, Colorado (United States) 165
25th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 164
26th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 163
27th Calgary (Canada) 157
28th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 157
29th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 157
30th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 154
31st Austin, Texas (United States) 153
32nd Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 153
33rd Mississauga (Canada) 153
34th Ottawa (Canada) 153
35th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 152
36th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 151
37th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 151
38th Dallas, Texas (United States) 150
39th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 150
40th Houston, Texas (United States) 149
41st Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 149
42nd Edmonton (Canada) 148
43rd Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 148
44th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 147
45th Grand Rapids (United States) 147
46th Victoria (Canada) 146
47th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 146
48th Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 143
49th Riverside, California (United States) 143
50th Reno, Nevada (United States) 141
51st Eugene, Oregon (United States) 141
52nd Tampa, Florida (United States) 141
53rd Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 141
54th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 141
55th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 141
56th Fresno, California (United States) 140
57th Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 140
58th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 140
59th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 139
60th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 138
61st Asheville, North Carolina (United States) 138
62nd Winnipeg (Canada) 138
63rd Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 138
64th Jackson, Mississippi (United States) 138
65th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 137
66th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 137
67th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 137
68th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 136
69th Orlando, Florida (United States) 136
70th Montreal (Canada) 136
71st Halifax (Canada) 135
72nd Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 135
73rd Buffalo, New York (United States) 134
74th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 133
75th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 133
76th Rochester, New York (United States) 132
77th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 132
78th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 132
79th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 132
80th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 132
81st Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 131
82nd Quebec City (Canada) 131
83rd Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 130
84th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 130
85th Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 130
86th Wichita, Kansas (United States) 129
87th Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 129
88th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 129
89th Spokane, Washington (United States) 129
90th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 128
91st Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 128
92nd Chattanooga, Tennessee (United States) 127
93rd Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 126
94th Toledo, Ohio (United States) 124
95th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 122
96th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 122
97th El Paso, Texas (United States) 122
98th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 121
99th Boise, Idaho (United States) 121
100th Lawrence, Kansas (United States) 120
101st Tucson, Arizona (United States) 119

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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