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) 274
2nd New York City (United States) 232
3rd San Francisco, California (United States) 225
4th Oakland, California (United States) 208
5th Washington D.C. (United States) 199
6th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 193
7th Los Angeles, California (United States) 192
8th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 191
9th San Jose, California (United States) 188
10th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 186
11th Miami, Florida (United States) 184
12th San Diego, California (United States) 184
13th Seattle, Washington (United States) 184
14th Denver, Colorado (United States) 175
15th Portland, Oregon (United States) 172
16th Sacramento, California (United States) 171
17th Toronto (Canada) 171
18th Vancouver (Canada) 161
19th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 157
20th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 155
21st Orlando, Florida (United States) 155
22nd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 154
23rd Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 153
24th Ottawa (Canada) 153
25th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 153
26th Austin, Texas (United States) 152
27th Victoria (Canada) 151
28th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 150
29th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 149
30th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 147
31st Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 147
32nd Calgary (Canada) 147
33rd Tampa, Florida (United States) 147
34th Dallas, Texas (United States) 146
35th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 145
36th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 143
37th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 142
38th Riverside, California (United States) 142
39th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 141
40th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 140
41st Edmonton (Canada) 140
42nd Kelowna (Canada) 139
43rd Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 136
44th Spokane, Washington (United States) 136
45th Houston, Texas (United States) 136
46th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 135
47th Montreal (Canada) 135
48th London, Ontario (Canada) 134
49th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 127
50th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 127
51st Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 126
52nd San Antonio, Texas (United States) 126
53rd Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 120

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 Stockholm.

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