Expatistan Cost of Living Index in North America

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Hamilton (Bermuda) 297
2nd San Francisco, California (United States) 239
3rd Walnut Creek, California (United States) 235
4th New York City (United States) 232
5th Washington D.C. (United States) 219
6th Oakland, California (United States) 206
7th San Jose, California (United States) 204
8th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 199
9th Seattle, Washington (United States) 199
10th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 198
11th Los Angeles, California (United States) 193
12th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 192
13th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 190
14th Santa Cruz, California (United States) 188
15th San Diego, California (United States) 185
16th Miami, Florida (United States) 178
17th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 176
18th Portland, Oregon (United States) 176
19th Denver, Colorado (United States) 172
20th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 171
21st Toronto (Canada) 171
22nd Sacramento, California (United States) 170
23rd Vancouver (Canada) 169
24th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 164
25th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 163
26th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 162
27th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 160
28th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 160
29th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 160
30th Orlando, Florida (United States) 159
31st Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 159
32nd Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 158
33rd Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 158
34th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 157
35th Mississauga (Canada) 157
36th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 157
37th Dallas, Texas (United States) 156
38th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 156
39th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 155
40th Calgary (Canada) 152
41st Houston, Texas (United States) 152
42nd Austin, Texas (United States) 151
43rd Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 151
44th Albany, New York (United States) 150
45th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 150
46th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 149
47th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 148
48th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 148
49th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 148
50th Ottawa (Canada) 148
51st Edmonton (Canada) 147
52nd Victoria (Canada) 146
53rd Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 146
54th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 146
55th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 144
56th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 144
57th Tampa, Florida (United States) 143
58th Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 143
59th Fresno, California (United States) 143
60th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 142
61st Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 142
62nd Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 141
63rd Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 140
64th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 139
65th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 139
66th Halifax (Canada) 139
67th Winnipeg (Canada) 139
68th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 138
69th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 137
70th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 136
71st Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 136
72nd Hamilton (Canada) 134
73rd Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 134
74th Montreal (Canada) 134
75th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 134
76th Boise, Idaho (United States) 131
77th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 131
78th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 130
79th Rochester, New York (United States) 129
80th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 128
81st Quebec City (Canada) 128
82nd Spokane, Washington (United States) 128
83rd London, Ontario (Canada) 128
84th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 127
85th Akron, Ohio (United States) 126
86th Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 125
87th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 125
88th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 125
89th Toledo, Ohio (United States) 125
90th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 123
91st Fort Wayne, Indiana (United States) 122
92nd Lexington, Kentucky (United States) 122

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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