Expatistan's Cost of Living World Map

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This map shows only the top cities in the world. We also have a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living 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.

Expatistan Cost of Living Index

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Zurich (Switzerland) 287
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 279
3rd Geneva (Switzerland) 275
4th Reykjavik (Iceland) 266
5th New York City (United States) 264
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 255
7th Washington D.C. (United States) 244
8th Bern (Switzerland) 243
9th Basel (Switzerland) 243
10th Hong Kong 240
11th Oslo (Norway) 232
12th London (United Kingdom) 232
13th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 229
14th San Jose, California (United States) 227
15th Sydney (Australia) 224
16th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 215
17th Tokyo (Japan) 214
18th Dublin (Ireland) 212
19th Maui (United States) 212
20th Perth (Australia) 211
21st Singapore 210
22nd Los Angeles, California (United States) 210
23rd Copenhagen (Denmark) 208
24th Auckland (New Zealand) 208
25th Stavanger (Norway) 208
26th Wellington (New Zealand) 205
27th Paris (France) 205
28th Oakland, California (United States) 203
29th Brisbane (Australia) 202
30th Seattle, Washington (United States) 202
31st Melbourne (Australia) 202
32nd San Diego, California (United States) 202
33rd Chicago, Illinois (United States) 199
34th Doha (Qatar) 198
35th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 194
36th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 193
37th Sacramento, California (United States) 191
38th Tel Aviv (Israel) 191
39th Miami, Florida (United States) 190
40th Bristol (United Kingdom) 190
41st Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 190
42nd Canberra (Australia) 189
43rd Jerusalem (Israel) 189
44th Portland, Oregon (United States) 188
45th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 187
46th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 187
47th Christchurch (New Zealand) 186
48th Luxembourg 186
49th Denver, Colorado (United States) 185
50th Stockholm (Sweden) 185
51st Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 184
52nd Helsinki (Finland) 179
53rd Toronto (Canada) 178
54th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 177
55th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 177
56th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 176
57th Munich (Germany) 175
58th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 175
59th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 175
60th Leeds (United Kingdom) 175
61st Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 174
62nd Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 174
63rd Vancouver (Canada) 173
64th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 173
65th Burlington (United States) 172
66th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 172
67th Dallas, Texas (United States) 172
68th Austin, Texas (United States) 172
69th Cork (Ireland) 171
70th Manchester (United Kingdom) 171
71st Houston, Texas (United States) 170
72nd The Hague (Netherlands) 169
73rd Düsseldorf (Germany) 168
74th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 168
75th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 168
76th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 167
77th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 167
78th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 167
79th Adelaide (Australia) 166
80th Calgary (Canada) 166
81st Grand Rapids (United States) 165
82nd Seoul (South Korea) 164
83rd Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 163
84th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 163
85th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 162
86th Beirut (Lebanon) 162
87th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 162
88th Belfast (United Kingdom) 161
89th Mississauga (Canada) 161
90th Lyon (France) 160
91st Brussels (Belgium) 160
92nd Gothenburg (Sweden) 160
93rd Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 159
94th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 159
95th Ottawa (Canada) 159
96th Cologne (Germany) 158
97th Hamburg (Germany) 158
98th Milan (Italy) 158
99th Tampa, Florida (United States) 157
100th Riverside, California (United States) 157
101st Edmonton (Canada) 157
102nd Victoria (Canada) 156
103rd Reno, Nevada (United States) 156
104th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 156
105th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 156
106th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 155
107th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 154
108th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 153
109th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 153
110th Berlin (Germany) 153
111th Orlando, Florida (United States) 153
112th Stuttgart (Germany) 152
113th Buffalo, New York (United States) 152
114th Vienna (Austria) 152
115th Rome (Italy) 152
116th Malmo (Sweden) 151
117th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 150
118th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 150
119th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 150
120th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 149
121st Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 148
122nd Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 148
123rd Wichita, Kansas (United States) 147
124th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 147
125th Barcelona (Spain) 147
126th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 147
127th Winnipeg (Canada) 147
128th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 145
129th Halifax (Canada) 145
130th Genoa (Italy) 144
131st Montreal (Canada) 144
132nd Harare (Zimbabwe) 142
133rd Montevideo (Uruguay) 142
134th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 142
135th Shanghai (China) 141
136th Florence (Italy) 141
137th Amman (Jordan) 141
138th Madrid (Spain) 141
139th Manama (Bahrain) 141
140th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 140
141st Bologna (Italy) 140
142nd São Paulo (Brazil) 140
143rd Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 140
144th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 140
145th Panama City (Panama) 140
146th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 139
147th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 139
148th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 139
149th Quebec City (Canada) 137
150th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 137
151st Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 136
152nd Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 136
153rd London, Ontario (Canada) 135
154th Flint, Michigan (United States) 134
155th Naples (Italy) 134
156th Muscat (Oman) 134
157th Boise, Idaho (United States) 133
158th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 133
159th Pisa (Italy) 132
160th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 132
161st Turin (Italy) 128
162nd Lisbon (Portugal) 128
163rd Ljubljana (Slovenia) 127
164th Catania (Italy) 126
165th Brasília (Brazil) 125
166th Salvador (Brazil) 125
167th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 124
168th San Jose (Costa Rica) 123
169th Nicosia (Cyprus) 123
170th Thessaloniki (Greece) 123
171st Beijing (China) 122
172nd Campinas (Brazil) 121
173rd Athens (Greece) 121
174th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 121
175th Santiago (Chile) 121
176th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 120
177th Moscow (Russia) 120
178th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 119
179th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 119
180th Taipei (Taiwan) 119
181st Valencia (Spain) 118
182nd Niterói (Brazil) 117
183rd Recife (Brazil) 117
184th Florianopolis (Brazil) 116
185th Johannesburg (South Africa) 115
186th Pretoria (South Africa) 115
187th Curitiba (Brazil) 114
188th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 114
189th Goiânia (Brazil) 113
190th Bangkok (Thailand) 113
191st Riga (Latvia) 112
192nd Nairobi (Kenya) 112
193rd Guatemala City (Guatemala) 112
194th Windhoek (Namibia) 111
195th Malaga (Spain) 111
196th Zagreb (Croatia) 111
197th Cape Town (South Africa) 111
198th Fortaleza (Brazil) 111
199th Istanbul (Turkey) 110
200th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 107
201st San Salvador (El Salvador) 107
202nd Tallinn (Estonia) 106
203rd Vilnius (Lithuania) 106
204th Oporto (Portugal) 105
205th Quito (Ecuador) 103
206th Bratislava (Slovakia) 103
207th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 102
208th Lima (Peru) 101
209th Joinville (Brazil) 101
210th Mexico City (Mexico) 100
211th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
212th Vitória (Brazil) 99
213th Budapest (Hungary) 99
214th Manila (Philippines) 97
215th Jakarta (Indonesia) 97
216th Warsaw (Poland) 97
217th La Paz (Bolivia) 95
218th Ankara (Turkey) 95
219th Asunción (Paraguay) 94
220th Durban (South Africa) 94
221st Córdoba (Argentina) 94
222nd Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 93
223rd İzmir (Turkey) 93
224th Natal (Brazil) 93
225th Gaborone (Botswana) 92
226th Gdańsk (Poland) 92
227th Monterrey (Mexico) 91
228th Bogotá (Colombia) 91
229th Medellín (Colombia) 90
230th Kraków (Poland) 89
231st Brno (Czech Republic) 88
232nd Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 87
233rd Belgrade (Serbia) 86
234th Poznan (Poland) 86
235th Wrocław (Poland) 84
236th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 84
237th Bucharest (Romania) 83
238th Sofia (Bulgaria) 82
239th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 82
240th Puebla (Mexico) 82
241st Mumbai (India) 82
242nd Chihuahua (Mexico) 82
243rd Queretaro (Mexico) 81
244th Gurgaon (India) 81
245th Guadalajara (Mexico) 81
246th Antalya (Turkey) 80
247th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 79
248th Kathmandu (Nepal) 79
249th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 76
250th Skopje (Macedonia) 75
251st Colombo (Sri Lanka) 74
252nd Novosibirsk (Russia) 74
253rd Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 73
254th Delhi (India) 73
255th Timisoara (Romania) 72
256th Bangalore (India) 71
257th Baku (Azerbaijan) 70
258th Prishtina (Kosovo) 69
259th Chandigarh (India) 69
260th Novi Sad (Serbia) 68
261st Kiev (Ukraine) 68
262nd Madras (India) 67
263rd Ahmedabad (India) 67
264th Tbilisi (Georgia) 66
265th Pune (India) 64
266th Tunis (Tunisia) 64
267th Kolkata (India) 64
268th Hyderabad (India) 62
269th Cairo (Egypt) 53
270th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 51

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 Prague.

Recent Prices Added

  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Leuven costs €50 (2 minutes ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Manchester costs £65 (24 minutes ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Miami, Florida costs $2.25 (32 minutes ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Bucharest costs 30 lei (33 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Tartu costs €5.20 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for one in Madrid costs €1,999,999,999,999,999,966,445,568 (about 1 hour ago)