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) 286
2nd Geneva (Switzerland) 244
3rd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 242
4th Zurich (Switzerland) 240
5th Mountain View, California (United States) 239
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 237
7th Reykjavik (Iceland) 231
8th Walnut Creek, California (United States) 229
9th New York City (United States) 229
10th London (United Kingdom) 222
11th Basel (Switzerland) 221
12th Hong Kong 221
13th Oslo (Norway) 220
14th Lausanne (Switzerland) 219
15th Bern (Switzerland) 210
16th Washington D.C. (United States) 210
17th Dublin (Ireland) 201
18th Oakland, California (United States) 198
19th Copenhagen (Denmark) 196
20th San Jose, California (United States) 195
21st Sydney (Australia) 194
22nd Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 193
23rd Seattle, Washington (United States) 193
24th Los Angeles, California (United States) 192
25th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 192
26th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 189
27th Paris (France) 188
28th Singapore 188
29th Doha (Qatar) 187
30th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 186
31st Santa Cruz, California (United States) 185
32nd Amsterdam (Netherlands) 184
33rd Chicago, Illinois (United States) 183
34th Tokyo (Japan) 181
35th Miami, Florida (United States) 180
36th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 177
37th Auckland (New Zealand) 177
38th San Diego, California (United States) 176
39th Tel Aviv (Israel) 175
40th Denver, Colorado (United States) 173
41st Helsinki (Finland) 173
42nd Aarhus (Denmark) 173
43rd Melbourne (Australia) 172
44th Portland, Oregon (United States) 172
45th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 170
46th Luxembourg 169
47th Toronto (Canada) 169
48th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 169
49th Stockholm (Sweden) 169
50th Vancouver (Canada) 169
51st Sacramento, California (United States) 168
52nd Darwin (Australia) 168
53rd Canberra (Australia) 167
54th The Hague (Netherlands) 167
55th Wellington (New Zealand) 165
56th Cambridge (United Kingdom) 164
57th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 164
58th Cork (Ireland) 164
59th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 163
60th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 163
61st Brisbane (Australia) 162
62nd St. John's, NL (Canada) 161
63rd Hamburg (Germany) 161
64th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 161
65th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 159
66th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 159
67th Bozeman, Montana (United States) 159
68th Jerusalem (Israel) 159
69th Lyon (France) 159
70th Munich (Germany) 158
71st Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 158
72nd Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 158
73rd Mississauga (Canada) 157
74th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 157
75th Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom) 156
76th Bristol (United Kingdom) 156
77th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 156
78th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 156
79th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 155
80th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 155
81st Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 155
82nd Riverside, California (United States) 154
83rd Kuwait City (Kuwait) 154
84th Galway (Ireland) 154
85th Calgary (Canada) 153
86th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 153
87th San Luis Obispo, California (United States) 153
88th Adelaide (Australia) 153
89th Dallas, Texas (United States) 152
90th Cologne (Germany) 151
91st Perth (Australia) 151
92nd New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 151
93rd Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 150
94th Vienna (Austria) 149
95th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 149
96th Orlando, Florida (United States) 149
97th Milan (Italy) 149
98th Limerick (Ireland) 149
99th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 149
100th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 148
101st Reno, Nevada (United States) 148
102nd San Juan (Puerto Rico) 148
103rd Stuttgart (Germany) 147
104th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 147
105th Austin, Texas (United States) 147
106th Düsseldorf (Germany) 147
107th Berlin (Germany) 147
108th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 147
109th Albany, New York (United States) 147
110th Ottawa (Canada) 147
111th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 147
112th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 146
113th Victoria (Canada) 146
114th Tempe, Arizona (United States) 146
115th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 146
116th Christchurch (New Zealand) 146
117th Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States) 146
118th Gothenburg (Sweden) 146
119th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 146
120th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 145
121st Edmonton (Canada) 144
122nd Eugene, Oregon (United States) 144
123rd Durham, North Carolina (United States) 144
124th Winnipeg (Canada) 144
125th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 144
126th Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 143
127th Houston, Texas (United States) 143
128th Manchester (United Kingdom) 143
129th Rome (Italy) 143
130th Leeds (United Kingdom) 142
131st Grand Rapids (United States) 142
132nd Seoul (South Korea) 142
133rd Brussels (Belgium) 141
134th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 141
135th Malmo (Sweden) 140
136th Venice (Italy) 140
137th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 140
138th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 140
139th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 140
140th Belfast (United Kingdom) 139
141st Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 139
142nd Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 139
143rd Hamilton (Canada) 138
144th Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 138
145th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 138
146th Halifax (Canada) 138
147th Buffalo, New York (United States) 137
148th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 137
149th Toulouse (France) 137
150th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 137
151st Antwerp (Belgium) 136
152nd Tampa, Florida (United States) 136
153rd Bologna (Italy) 136
154th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 136
155th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 135
156th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 135
157th Genoa (Italy) 135
158th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 134
159th Madrid (Spain) 134
160th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 134
161st Florence (Italy) 133
162nd Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 133
163rd Barcelona (Spain) 133
164th Montreal (Canada) 133
165th Hanover (Germany) 133
166th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 132
167th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 132
168th Sheffield (United Kingdom) 132
169th Valletta (Malta) 131
170th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 131
171st Padua (Italy) 130
172nd Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 130
173rd Beirut (Lebanon) 129
174th Quebec City (Canada) 128
175th London, Ontario (Canada) 127
176th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 127
177th Spokane, Washington (United States) 127
178th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 127
179th Taipei (Taiwan) 126
180th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 126
181st Amman (Jordan) 126
182nd Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) 126
183rd Rochester, New York (United States) 125
184th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 125
185th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 125
186th Panama City (Panama) 124
187th Bilbao (Spain) 124
188th Naples (Italy) 124
189th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 124
190th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 124
191st Nicosia (Cyprus) 123
192nd Athens (Greece) 123
193rd Turin (Italy) 123
194th Shanghai (China) 123
195th Boise, Idaho (United States) 123
196th Akron, Ohio (United States) 123
197th Montevideo (Uruguay) 122
198th Lisbon (Portugal) 122
199th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 121
200th Valencia (Spain) 121
201st Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 120
202nd Muscat (Oman) 120
203rd Fort Wayne, Indiana (United States) 119
204th Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 118
205th Lexington, Kentucky (United States) 118
206th Bangkok (Thailand) 118
207th Limassol (Cyprus) 117
208th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 117
209th Beijing (China) 116
210th Manama (Bahrain) 116
211th Catania (Italy) 116
212th Pretoria (South Africa) 114
213th Springfield, Missouri (United States) 112
214th Oporto (Portugal) 112
215th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 112
216th Thessaloniki (Greece) 112
217th Tallinn (Estonia) 107
218th Split (Croatia) 107
219th Shenzhen (China) 106
220th Zagreb (Croatia) 106
221st Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 106
222nd Santiago (Chile) 105
223rd Baghdad (Iraq) 104
224th Johannesburg (South Africa) 104
225th São Paulo (Brazil) 102
226th Riga (Latvia) 101
227th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
228th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 100
229th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 100
230th Nairobi (Kenya) 99
231st Monterrey (Mexico) 99
232nd Bratislava (Slovakia) 99
233rd Vilnius (Lithuania) 97
234th Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 95
235th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 95
236th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 94
237th Moscow (Russia) 94
238th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 94
239th San Salvador (El Salvador) 93
240th Cape Town (South Africa) 93
241st Budapest (Hungary) 93
242nd Brasília (Brazil) 92
243rd Quito (Ecuador) 92
244th Kampala (Uganda) 91
245th Campinas (Brazil) 91
246th Warsaw (Poland) 90
247th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 90
248th Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 89
249th Lima (Peru) 89
250th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 88
251st Salvador (Brazil) 88
252nd Brno (Czech Republic) 88
253rd Asunción (Paraguay) 88
254th Mexico City (Mexico) 87
255th Poznan (Poland) 87
256th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 87
257th Florianopolis (Brazil) 87
258th Casablanca (Morocco) 87
259th Curitiba (Brazil) 86
260th Goiânia (Brazil) 86
261st Belgrade (Serbia) 86
262nd Niterói (Brazil) 86
263rd Bogotá (Colombia) 86
264th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 86
265th Recife (Brazil) 85
266th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 85
267th Durban (South Africa) 85
268th Tijuana (Mexico) 84
269th Yangon (Myanmar) 83
270th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 83
271st Kraków (Poland) 83
272nd Windhoek (Namibia) 83
273rd Gdańsk (Poland) 83
274th Lagos (Nigeria) 82
275th Jakarta (Indonesia) 82
276th Wrocław (Poland) 82
277th Belém (Brazil) 82
278th Tirana (Albania) 81
279th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 81
280th Manaus (Brazil) 81
281st Sofia (Bulgaria) 81
282nd Fortaleza (Brazil) 80
283rd Medellín (Colombia) 80
284th Puebla (Mexico) 80
285th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 79
286th Manila (Philippines) 79
287th Bucharest (Romania) 78
288th Queretaro (Mexico) 78
289th Jundiai (Brazil) 77
290th Mumbai (India) 77
291st Algiers (Algeria) 77
292nd João Pessoa (Brazil) 77
293rd Natal (Brazil) 77
294th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 76
295th Georgetown (Penang) (Malaysia) 75
296th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 75
297th Skopje (Macedonia) 75
298th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 75
299th Guadalajara (Mexico) 73
300th Kathmandu (Nepal) 73
301st Delhi (India) 73
302nd Managua (Nicaragua) 72
303rd Timisoara (Romania) 72
304th Bangalore (India) 71
305th Pune (India) 71
306th Chişinău (Moldova) 69
307th Tunis (Tunisia) 68
308th Hanoi (Vietnam) 68
309th Cairo (Egypt) 68
310th Gurgaon (India) 67
311th Colombo (Sri Lanka) 67
312th Kolkata (India) 67
313th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 66
314th Yerevan (Armenia) 66
315th Astana (Kazakhstan) 65
316th Minsk (Belarus) 65
317th Kiev (Ukraine) 64
318th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 64
319th Baku (Azerbaijan) 64
320th Tbilisi (Georgia) 63
321st Chandigarh (India) 63
322nd Novosibirsk (Russia) 63
323rd Istanbul (Turkey) 62
324th Hyderabad, India (India) 61
325th Jaipur (India) 60
326th Madras (India) 60
327th Ahmedabad (India) 60
328th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 58
329th Bhubaneswar (India) 57
330th İzmir (Turkey) 56
331st Lviv (Ukraine) 56
332nd Kharkiv (Ukraine) 54
333rd Ankara (Turkey) 51
334th Antalya (Turkey) 50
335th Bursa (Turkey) 48
336th Rosario (Argentina) 46
337th Córdoba (Argentina) 45

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.

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