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 Hamilton (Bermuda) 294
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 254
3rd Mountain View, California (United States) 251
4th Palo Alto, California (United States) 247
5th San Francisco, California (United States) 239
6th New York City (United States) 236
7th Zurich (Switzerland) 235
8th Geneva (Switzerland) 233
9th London (United Kingdom) 228
10th Basel (Switzerland) 226
11th Reykjavik (Iceland) 225
12th Hong Kong 221
13th Lausanne (Switzerland) 219
14th Oslo (Norway) 215
15th Nassau (Bahamas) 209
16th San Jose, California (United States) 209
17th Oakland, California (United States) 207
18th Lugano (Switzerland) 205
19th Los Angeles, California (United States) 203
20th Washington D.C. (United States) 203
21st Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 202
22nd Tokyo (Japan) 202
23rd Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 200
24th Dublin (Ireland) 198
25th Miami, Florida (United States) 197
26th Seattle, Washington (United States) 196
27th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 195
28th Sydney (Australia) 193
29th Santa Cruz, California (United States) 193
30th Copenhagen (Denmark) 192
31st Doha (Qatar) 191
32nd Singapore 191
33rd Santa Ana, California (United States) 190
34th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 190
35th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 187
36th Auckland (New Zealand) 187
37th Paris (France) 185
38th Denver, Colorado (United States) 184
39th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 184
40th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 184
41st Melbourne (Australia) 178
42nd Tel Aviv (Israel) 178
43rd San Diego, California (United States) 178
44th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 178
45th Sacramento, California (United States) 178
46th Portland, Oregon (United States) 178
47th Wellington (New Zealand) 177
48th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 174
49th Aarhus (Denmark) 173
50th Canberra (Australia) 173
51st Oxford (United Kingdom) 172
52nd Eugene, Oregon (United States) 171
53rd Cambridge (United Kingdom) 171
54th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 171
55th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 170
56th Stockholm (Sweden) 170
57th Toronto (Canada) 170
58th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 170
59th Helsinki (Finland) 169
60th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 169
61st Luxembourg 169
62nd Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 167
63rd The Hague (Netherlands) 167
64th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 167
65th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 166
66th Bristol (United Kingdom) 166
67th Brisbane (Australia) 165
68th Vancouver (Canada) 165
69th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 164
70th Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom) 163
71st Bozeman, Montana (United States) 163
72nd Gold Coast (Australia) 163
73rd Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 163
74th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 163
75th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 162
76th Cork (Ireland) 162
77th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 162
78th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 162
79th Jerusalem (Israel) 161
80th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 161
81st Munich (Germany) 161
82nd Hamburg (Germany) 160
83rd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 158
84th Riverside, California (United States) 158
85th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 158
86th Perth (Australia) 157
87th Christchurch (New Zealand) 157
88th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 157
89th Galway (Ireland) 156
90th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 156
91st Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 156
92nd Austin, Texas (United States) 156
93rd Lyon (France) 156
94th Dallas, Texas (United States) 156
95th Pensacola, Florida (United States) 156
96th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 155
97th Mississauga (Canada) 154
98th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 153
99th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 151
100th Calgary (Canada) 151
101st Cologne (Germany) 151
102nd Milan (Italy) 151
103rd St. John's, NL (Canada) 151
104th Gothenburg (Sweden) 151
105th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 150
106th Victoria (Canada) 150
107th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 150
108th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 150
109th Reno, Nevada (United States) 150
110th Tempe, Arizona (United States) 150
111th Adelaide (Australia) 150
112th Düsseldorf (Germany) 149
113th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 149
114th Stuttgart (Germany) 149
115th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 148
116th Limerick (Ireland) 148
117th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 148
118th Harare (Zimbabwe) 148
119th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 148
120th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 148
121st Ottawa (Canada) 147
122nd Manchester (United Kingdom) 146
123rd Nottingham (United Kingdom) 146
124th Orlando, Florida (United States) 146
125th Houston, Texas (United States) 146
126th Eindhoven (Netherlands) 146
127th Tampa, Florida (United States) 146
128th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 146
129th Edmonton (Canada) 145
130th Winnipeg (Canada) 145
131st Berlin (Germany) 145
132nd Cardiff (United Kingdom) 144
133rd Brussels (Belgium) 144
134th Vienna (Austria) 144
135th Buffalo, New York (United States) 144
136th Belfast (United Kingdom) 144
137th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 144
138th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 143
139th Halifax (Canada) 143
140th Rome (Italy) 143
141st Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 142
142nd Liverpool (United Kingdom) 141
143rd Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 141
144th Nice (France) 141
145th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 141
146th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 140
147th Kelowna (Canada) 140
148th Malmo (Sweden) 139
149th Saskatoon (Canada) 139
150th Amman (Jordan) 139
151st San Antonio, Texas (United States) 138
152nd Venice (Italy) 138
153rd Antwerp (Belgium) 138
154th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 137
155th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 137
156th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 137
157th Shanghai (China) 136
158th Panama City (Panama) 136
159th Seoul (South Korea) 136
160th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 135
161st Toulouse (France) 135
162nd Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 135
163rd Columbia, South Carolina (United States) 134
164th Beirut (Lebanon) 134
165th Madrid (Spain) 134
166th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 133
167th Barcelona (Spain) 133
168th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 133
169th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 133
170th London, Ontario (Canada) 132
171st Boise, Idaho (United States) 132
172nd Detroit, Michigan (United States) 132
173rd Bologna (Italy) 131
174th Montreal (Canada) 131
175th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 131
176th Valletta (Malta) 130
177th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 130
178th Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) 129
179th Padua (Italy) 129
180th Palma de Mallorca (Spain) 129
181st Muscat (Oman) 128
182nd Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 128
183rd Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 128
184th Nicosia (Cyprus) 128
185th Turin (Italy) 127
186th Bilbao (Spain) 126
187th Taipei (Taiwan) 126
188th Quebec City (Canada) 126
189th Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 125
190th Kingston (Jamaica) 125
191st Manama (Bahrain) 125
192nd Montevideo (Uruguay) 125
193rd El Paso, Texas (United States) 124
194th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 123
195th Naples (Italy) 123
196th Port Louis (Mauritius) 122
197th Lisbon (Portugal) 121
198th Athens (Greece) 121
199th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 118
200th Limassol (Cyprus) 117
201st São Paulo (Brazil) 117
202nd Valencia (Spain) 117
203rd Catania (Italy) 116
204th Springfield, Missouri (United States) 116
205th Beijing (China) 116
206th Oporto (Portugal) 115
207th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 114
208th Zaragoza (Spain) 113
209th Pretoria (South Africa) 113
210th Johannesburg (South Africa) 112
211th Tallinn (Estonia) 112
212th Malaga (Spain) 112
213th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 110
214th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 110
215th Thessaloniki (Greece) 109
216th Baghdad (Iraq) 109
217th Brasília (Brazil) 108
218th Santiago (Chile) 108
219th Seville (Spain) 107
220th Zagreb (Croatia) 107
221st Campinas (Brazil) 106
222nd Nairobi (Kenya) 106
223rd Riga (Latvia) 105
224th Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 104
225th Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 102
226th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 101
227th Moscow (Russia) 101
228th Braga (Portugal) 100
229th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
230th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 100
231st Quito (Ecuador) 100
232nd Recife (Brazil) 99
233rd Guayaquil (Ecuador) 98
234th Bratislava (Slovakia) 98
235th Vilnius (Lithuania) 98
236th Jakarta (Indonesia) 97
237th San Salvador (El Salvador) 97
238th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 97
239th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 97
240th Warsaw (Poland) 97
241st Salvador (Brazil) 97
242nd Florianopolis (Brazil) 96
243rd Curitiba (Brazil) 96
244th Cape Town (South Africa) 95
245th Budapest (Hungary) 95
246th Rijeka (Croatia) 95
247th Windhoek (Namibia) 94
248th Manaus (Brazil) 94
249th Mexico City (Mexico) 94
250th Durban (South Africa) 93
251st Dhaka (Bangladesh) 93
252nd Blumenau (Brazil) 92
253rd Lima (Peru) 92
254th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 91
255th Fortaleza (Brazil) 91
256th Brno (Czech Republic) 90
257th Lusaka (Zambia) 90
258th Monterrey (Mexico) 90
259th Bangkok (Thailand) 89
260th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 89
261st Lagos (Nigeria) 89
262nd Casablanca (Morocco) 89
263rd Mumbai (India) 88
264th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 88
265th Bogotá (Colombia) 87
266th La Paz (Bolivia) 87
267th João Pessoa (Brazil) 87
268th Jundiai (Brazil) 87
269th Poznan (Poland) 87
270th Port Elizabeth (South Africa) 86
271st Gaborone (Botswana) 86
272nd Natal (Brazil) 85
273rd Lucknow (India) 85
274th Asunción (Paraguay) 85
275th Delhi (India) 85
276th Belgrade (Serbia) 84
277th Tirana (Albania) 83
278th Gdańsk (Poland) 83
279th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 83
280th Wrocław (Poland) 83
281st Kraków (Poland) 83
282nd Manila (Philippines) 82
283rd Queretaro (Mexico) 82
284th Sofia (Bulgaria) 82
285th Medellín (Colombia) 81
286th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 80
287th Kampala (Uganda) 80
288th Bangalore (India) 80
289th Pune (India) 80
290th Guadalajara (Mexico) 80
291st Managua (Nicaragua) 80
292nd Istanbul (Turkey) 79
293rd Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 79
294th Barranquilla (Colombia) 79
295th Bucharest (Romania) 78
296th Puebla (Mexico) 77
297th Chandigarh (India) 77
298th Mérida (Mexico) 76
299th Algiers (Algeria) 76
300th Debrecen (Hungary) 75
301st Yekaterinburg (Russia) 75
302nd Skopje (Macedonia) 75
303rd Timisoara (Romania) 74
304th Colombo (Sri Lanka) 74
305th Cairo (Egypt) 74
306th Gurgaon (India) 73
307th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 73
308th Kiev (Ukraine) 72
309th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 71
310th Hyderabad, India (India) 70
311th Iasi (Romania) 70
312th Ahmedabad (India) 70
313th Hanoi (Vietnam) 70
314th Kolkata (India) 70
315th Indore (India) 70
316th Novosibirsk (Russia) 70
317th İzmir (Turkey) 69
318th Tunis (Tunisia) 69
319th Chişinău (Moldova) 69
320th Ankara (Turkey) 69
321st Baku (Azerbaijan) 67
322nd Tbilisi (Georgia) 66
323rd Minsk (Belarus) 66
324th Yerevan (Armenia) 65
325th Astana (Kazakhstan) 65
326th Madras (India) 64
327th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 64
328th Niš (Serbia) 63
329th Lviv (Ukraine) 61
330th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 61
331st Antalya (Turkey) 61
332nd Bursa (Turkey) 60
333rd Córdoba (Argentina) 60
334th Rosario (Argentina) 50

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.

Prices recently added

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  • One-way ticket in public transport in Dubai costs Dirham 9 (34 minutes ago)
  • Public transport in Leicester costs £56 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Istanbul costs 300TL (about 1 hour ago)