Expatistan Cost of Living Index in North America

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Hamilton (Bermuda) 300
2nd New York City (United States) 228
3rd San Francisco, California (United States) 227
4th Washington D.C. (United States) 214
5th Mountain View, California (United States) 204
6th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 195
7th San Jose, California (United States) 192
8th Oakland, California (United States) 190
9th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 188
10th Seattle, Washington (United States) 185
11th Maui (United States) 185
12th Los Angeles, California (United States) 184
13th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 182
14th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 178
15th San Diego, California (United States) 175
16th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 173
17th Miami, Florida (United States) 172
18th Portland, Oregon (United States) 169
19th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 169
20th Newark, New Jersey (United States) 166
21st Vancouver (Canada) 164
22nd Toronto (Canada) 163
23rd Denver, Colorado (United States) 163
24th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 162
25th Sacramento, California (United States) 160
26th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 159
27th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 157
28th Mississauga (Canada) 156
29th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 151
30th Calgary (Canada) 151
31st Baton Rouge, Louisiana (United States) 150
32nd Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 149
33rd Tacoma, Washington (United States) 149
34th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 149
35th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 148
36th Orlando, Florida (United States) 147
37th Ottawa (Canada) 147
38th Austin, Texas (United States) 147
39th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 146
40th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 146
41st Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 145
42nd Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 145
43rd Dallas, Texas (United States) 145
44th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 144
45th Grand Rapids (United States) 144
46th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 144
47th Victoria (Canada) 143
48th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 141
49th Edmonton (Canada) 141
50th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 140
51st Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 140
52nd Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 140
53rd Houston, Texas (United States) 140
54th Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 138
55th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 138
56th Riverside, California (United States) 137
57th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 137
58th Tampa, Florida (United States) 135
59th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 135
60th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 135
61st Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 134
62nd Winnipeg (Canada) 134
63rd Reno, Nevada (United States) 134
64th Jackson, Mississippi (United States) 133
65th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 133
66th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 133
67th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 133
68th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 133
69th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 133
70th Asheville, North Carolina (United States) 132
71st Halifax (Canada) 132
72nd Fresno, California (United States) 132
73rd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 131
74th Hamilton (Canada) 131
75th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 131
76th Montreal (Canada) 130
77th Kelowna (Canada) 130
78th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 130
79th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 129
80th Rochester, New York (United States) 129
81st Columbus, Ohio (United States) 128
82nd Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 128
83rd Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 126
84th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 126
85th Wichita, Kansas (United States) 126
86th London, Ontario (Canada) 126
87th Quebec City (Canada) 125
88th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 125
89th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 125
90th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 124
91st Chattanooga, Tennessee (United States) 124
92nd Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 123
93rd Spokane, Washington (United States) 123
94th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 121
95th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 121
96th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 120
97th Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 119
98th Toledo, Ohio (United States) 119
99th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 117
100th Boise, Idaho (United States) 116
101st El Paso, Texas (United States) 116
102nd Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 116
103rd Fort Wayne, Indiana (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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