Expatistan Cost of Living Index in North America

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Hamilton (Bermuda) 292
2nd Mountain View, California (United States) 250
3rd Palo Alto, California (United States) 250
4th San Francisco, California (United States) 242
5th New York City (United States) 236
6th Washington D.C. (United States) 208
7th San Jose, California (United States) 207
8th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 203
9th Los Angeles, California (United States) 202
10th Oakland, California (United States) 200
11th Seattle, Washington (United States) 197
12th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 194
13th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 194
14th Santa Ana, California (United States) 193
15th Santa Cruz, California (United States) 192
16th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 188
17th Miami, Florida (United States) 185
18th Denver, Colorado (United States) 182
19th San Diego, California (United States) 180
20th Sacramento, California (United States) 176
21st Portland, Oregon (United States) 176
22nd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 175
23rd Eugene, Oregon (United States) 175
24th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 175
25th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 171
26th Newark, New Jersey (United States) 170
27th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 170
28th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 170
29th Toronto (Canada) 167
30th Vancouver (Canada) 166
31st Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 166
32nd Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 163
33rd Bozeman, Montana (United States) 163
34th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 163
35th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 162
36th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 162
37th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 161
38th Riverside, California (United States) 160
39th Dallas, Texas (United States) 158
40th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 158
41st Mississauga (Canada) 158
42nd San Luis Obispo, California (United States) 157
43rd New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 154
44th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 154
45th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 154
46th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 153
47th Austin, Texas (United States) 153
48th Calgary (Canada) 153
49th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 153
50th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 152
51st Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 152
52nd Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 150
53rd Reno, Nevada (United States) 150
54th Orlando, Florida (United States) 150
55th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 150
56th Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States) 149
57th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 149
58th Tempe, Arizona (United States) 149
59th Grand Rapids (United States) 149
60th Edmonton (Canada) 147
61st Columbus, Ohio (United States) 147
62nd Tampa, Florida (United States) 147
63rd St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 146
64th Victoria (Canada) 145
65th Ottawa (Canada) 145
66th Houston, Texas (United States) 145
67th Winnipeg (Canada) 144
68th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 143
69th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 143
70th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 143
71st Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 142
72nd Kelowna (Canada) 140
73rd Buffalo, New York (United States) 140
74th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 140
75th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 140
76th Hamilton (Canada) 138
77th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 138
78th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 136
79th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 136
80th Halifax (Canada) 136
81st Saskatoon (Canada) 135
82nd Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 135
83rd Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 134
84th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 133
85th London, Ontario (Canada) 132
86th Montreal (Canada) 132
87th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 130
88th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 130
89th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 128
90th Boise, Idaho (United States) 128
91st Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 126
92nd Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 126
93rd Quebec City (Canada) 125
94th Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 125
95th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 123
96th Fort Wayne, Indiana (United States) 122
97th Lexington, Kentucky (United States) 122
98th 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.

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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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Prices recently added

  • Public transport in Budapest costs 10,500 Ft (6 minutes ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Moscow costs руб 55 (17 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota costs $15 (20 minutes ago)
  • 1 lb of boneless chicken breast in San Antonio, Texas costs $2.19 (23 minutes ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Paris costs €9 (37 minutes ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in London, Ontario costs C$1,400 (about 1 hour ago)

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