Expatistan Cost of Living Index in North America

Ranking City Price Index *
1st New York City (United States) 237
2nd San Francisco, California (United States) 232
3rd Washington D.C. (United States) 226
4th Mountain View, California (United States) 221
5th San Jose, California (United States) 202
6th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 201
7th Oakland, California (United States) 200
8th Maui (United States) 196
9th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 192
10th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 191
11th Seattle, Washington (United States) 189
12th Los Angeles, California (United States) 187
13th San Diego, California (United States) 182
14th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 179
15th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 176
16th Newark, New Jersey (United States) 173
17th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 172
18th Miami, Florida (United States) 169
19th Portland, Oregon (United States) 169
20th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 169
21st Sacramento, California (United States) 168
22nd Vancouver (Canada) 168
23rd Toronto (Canada) 165
24th Denver, Colorado (United States) 165
25th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 164
26th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 163
27th Calgary (Canada) 157
28th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 156
29th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 156
30th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 153
31st Austin, Texas (United States) 153
32nd Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 153
33rd Mississauga (Canada) 152
34th Ottawa (Canada) 152
35th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 151
36th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 151
37th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 151
38th Dallas, Texas (United States) 150
39th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 150
40th Houston, Texas (United States) 149
41st Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 148
42nd Edmonton (Canada) 148
43rd Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 147
44th Grand Rapids (United States) 147
45th Victoria (Canada) 146
46th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 146
47th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 145
48th Riverside, California (United States) 143
49th Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 143
50th Reno, Nevada (United States) 141
51st Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 141
52nd Eugene, Oregon (United States) 141
53rd Tampa, Florida (United States) 141
54th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 140
55th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 140
56th Fresno, California (United States) 140
57th Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 140
58th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 139
59th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 139
60th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 138
61st Asheville, North Carolina (United States) 138
62nd Winnipeg (Canada) 138
63rd Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 138
64th Jackson, Mississippi (United States) 137
65th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 137
66th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 137
67th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 137
68th Orlando, Florida (United States) 136
69th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 136
70th Halifax (Canada) 136
71st Montreal (Canada) 136
72nd Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 135
73rd Buffalo, New York (United States) 134
74th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 133
75th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 133
76th Rochester, New York (United States) 132
77th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 132
78th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 131
79th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 131
80th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 131
81st Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 131
82nd Quebec City (Canada) 131
83rd Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 130
84th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 130
85th Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 130
86th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 129
87th Wichita, Kansas (United States) 129
88th Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 129
89th Spokane, Washington (United States) 129
90th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 128
91st Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 127
92nd Chattanooga, Tennessee (United States) 126
93rd Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 126
94th Toledo, Ohio (United States) 124
95th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 122
96th El Paso, Texas (United States) 121
97th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 121
98th Boise, Idaho (United States) 121
99th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 121
100th Lawrence, Kansas (United States) 120
101st Tucson, Arizona (United States) 119

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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