Expatistan Cost of Living Index in North America

Ranking City Price Index: *
1st Hamilton (Bermuda) 278
2nd New York City (United States) 231
3rd San Francisco, California (United States) 228
4th Washington D.C. (United States) 202
5th Los Angeles, California (United States) 194
6th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 193
7th Seattle, Washington (United States) 189
8th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 189
9th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 188
10th San Diego, California (United States) 187
11th Miami, Florida (United States) 184
12th Denver, Colorado (United States) 181
13th Portland, Oregon (United States) 173
14th Sacramento, California (United States) 172
15th Toronto (Canada) 170
16th Vancouver (Canada) 164
17th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 159
18th Orlando, Florida (United States) 158
19th Austin, Texas (United States) 157
20th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 157
21st Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 156
22nd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 156
23rd Ottawa (Canada) 155
24th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 153
25th Victoria (Canada) 152
26th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 152
27th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 151
28th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 151
29th Dallas, Texas (United States) 149
30th Tampa, Florida (United States) 149
31st Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 149
32nd Calgary (Canada) 148
33rd New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 146
34th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 146
35th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 145
36th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 144
37th Riverside, California (United States) 143
38th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 143
39th Edmonton (Canada) 143
40th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 142
41st Houston, Texas (United States) 141
42nd Kelowna (Canada) 141
43rd Winnipeg (Canada) 140
44th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 139
45th Spokane, Washington (United States) 139
46th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 138
47th Montreal (Canada) 138
48th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 137
49th London, Ontario (Canada) 136
50th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 129
51st Tucson, Arizona (United States) 128
52nd Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 128
53rd Quebec City (Canada) 124
54th Memphis, Tennessee (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.

What is Expatistan?

Expatistan is a cost of living calculator that allows you to compare the cost of living between cities around the world. The comparisons allow you to get a better understanding of the cost of living of any city before you move there.

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.

That's why we need your help to keep prices accurate and up to date. You can help by entering the prices that you know in Houston, Texas.

Prices recently added

  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Seattle, Washington costs $15 (10 minutes ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Lima costs S/. 4.00 (13 minutes ago)
  • 2 lbs of tomatoes in Providence, Rhode Island costs $22 (13 minutes ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Montevideo costs $U500 (14 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Berkeley, California costs $60 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Atlanta, Georgia costs $2.50 (about 1 hour ago)

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