Expatistan Cost of Living Index in North America

Ranking City Price Index: *
1st Hamilton (Bermuda) 296
2nd Mountain View, California (United States) 252
3rd Palo Alto, California (United States) 248
4th San Francisco, California (United States) 240
5th New York City (United States) 236
6th San Jose, California (United States) 210
7th Oakland, California (United States) 208
8th Washington D.C. (United States) 206
9th Los Angeles, California (United States) 204
10th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 203
11th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 201
12th Seattle, Washington (United States) 197
13th Miami, Florida (United States) 196
14th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 196
15th Santa Cruz, California (United States) 193
16th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 191
17th Santa Ana, California (United States) 190
18th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 187
19th Denver, Colorado (United States) 185
20th Sacramento, California (United States) 180
21st Portland, Oregon (United States) 178
22nd San Diego, California (United States) 178
23rd Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 175
24th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 173
25th Eugene, Oregon (United States) 172
26th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 170
27th Toronto (Canada) 170
28th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 168
29th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 167
30th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 166
31st Vancouver (Canada) 165
32nd Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 165
33rd Bozeman, Montana (United States) 164
34th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 163
35th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 163
36th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 162
37th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 162
38th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 161
39th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 159
40th Riverside, California (United States) 159
41st Dallas, Texas (United States) 158
42nd New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 157
43rd Austin, Texas (United States) 156
44th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 156
45th Pensacola, Florida (United States) 156
46th Mississauga (Canada) 154
47th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 154
48th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 153
49th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 152
50th Victoria (Canada) 152
51st Calgary (Canada) 151
52nd St. John's, NL (Canada) 151
53rd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 150
54th Tempe, Arizona (United States) 150
55th Reno, Nevada (United States) 150
56th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 149
57th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 149
58th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 148
59th Ottawa (Canada) 147
60th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 147
61st Orlando, Florida (United States) 147
62nd Tampa, Florida (United States) 146
63rd Houston, Texas (United States) 146
64th Edmonton (Canada) 146
65th Winnipeg (Canada) 146
66th Buffalo, New York (United States) 144
67th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 144
68th Halifax (Canada) 143
69th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 142
70th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 141
71st Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 141
72nd Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 140
73rd Kelowna (Canada) 140
74th Saskatoon (Canada) 139
75th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 138
76th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 137
77th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 137
78th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 137
79th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 137
80th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 136
81st Columbia, South Carolina (United States) 135
82nd Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 134
83rd Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 133
84th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 133
85th London, Ontario (Canada) 133
86th Boise, Idaho (United States) 132
87th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 132
88th Montreal (Canada) 132
89th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 131
90th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 128
91st Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 126
92nd Quebec City (Canada) 125
93rd El Paso, Texas (United States) 124
94th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 124
95th Springfield, Missouri (United States) 116

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.

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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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  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in New York City costs $1,220 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Pune costs ₨150 (about 3 hours ago)
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