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) 300
2nd Geneva (Switzerland) 257
3rd Zurich (Switzerland) 244
4th Reykjavik (Iceland) 239
5th New York City (United States) 228
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 227
7th London (United Kingdom) 226
8th Basel (Switzerland) 223
9th Oslo (Norway) 219
10th Lausanne (Switzerland) 217
11th Bern (Switzerland) 217
12th Washington D.C. (United States) 214
13th Sydney (Australia) 209
14th Hong Kong 205
15th Mountain View, California (United States) 204
16th Dublin (Ireland) 200
17th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 195
18th Copenhagen (Denmark) 192
19th San Jose, California (United States) 192
20th Paris (France) 192
21st Singapore 190
22nd Oakland, California (United States) 190
23rd Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 188
24th Auckland (New Zealand) 187
25th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 187
26th Seattle, Washington (United States) 185
27th Maui (United States) 185
28th Los Angeles, California (United States) 184
29th Melbourne (Australia) 184
30th Perth (Australia) 183
31st Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 182
32nd Wellington (New Zealand) 180
33rd Tokyo (Japan) 180
34th Brisbane (Australia) 179
35th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 178
36th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 177
37th Luxembourg 176
38th Doha (Qatar) 176
39th Canberra (Australia) 175
40th San Diego, California (United States) 175
41st Stockholm (Sweden) 174
42nd Tel Aviv (Israel) 173
43rd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 173
44th Helsinki (Finland) 173
45th Cork (Ireland) 172
46th Miami, Florida (United States) 172
47th Bristol (United Kingdom) 170
48th Portland, Oregon (United States) 169
49th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 169
50th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 169
51st Munich (Germany) 167
52nd Newark, New Jersey (United States) 166
53rd Adelaide (Australia) 166
54th Vancouver (Canada) 164
55th The Hague (Netherlands) 164
56th Toronto (Canada) 163
57th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 163
58th Denver, Colorado (United States) 163
59th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 162
60th Christchurch (New Zealand) 161
61st Sacramento, California (United States) 160
62nd Jerusalem (Israel) 160
63rd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 159
64th Lyon (France) 159
65th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 159
66th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 158
67th Galway (Ireland) 157
68th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 157
69th Mississauga (Canada) 156
70th Hamburg (Germany) 155
71st Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 155
72nd Cologne (Germany) 155
73rd Rotterdam (Netherlands) 154
74th Gothenburg (Sweden) 153
75th Nice (France) 153
76th Manchester (United Kingdom) 152
77th Brussels (Belgium) 151
78th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 151
79th Limerick (Ireland) 151
80th Calgary (Canada) 151
81st Milan (Italy) 151
82nd Rome (Italy) 151
83rd Baton Rouge, Louisiana (United States) 150
84th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 149
85th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 149
86th Vienna (Austria) 149
87th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 149
88th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 148
89th Barcelona (Spain) 148
90th Berlin (Germany) 148
91st Orlando, Florida (United States) 147
92nd Seoul (South Korea) 147
93rd Ottawa (Canada) 147
94th Austin, Texas (United States) 147
95th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 146
96th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 146
97th Venice (Italy) 145
98th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 145
99th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 145
100th Dallas, Texas (United States) 145
101st Stuttgart (Germany) 145
102nd Bangalore (India) 144
103rd Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 144
104th Grand Rapids (United States) 144
105th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 144
106th Leeds (United Kingdom) 143
107th Victoria (Canada) 143
108th Malmo (Sweden) 142
109th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 142
110th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 141
111th Edmonton (Canada) 141
112th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 140
113th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 140
114th Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 140
115th Belfast (United Kingdom) 140
116th Houston, Texas (United States) 140
117th Antwerp (Belgium) 139
118th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 139
119th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 139
120th Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 138
121st Genoa (Italy) 138
122nd Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 138
123rd Riverside, California (United States) 137
124th Bologna (Italy) 137
125th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 137
126th Madrid (Spain) 137
127th Florence (Italy) 136
128th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 136
129th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 136
130th Tampa, Florida (United States) 135
131st Sheffield (United Kingdom) 135
132nd Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 135
133rd Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 135
134th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 134
135th Beirut (Lebanon) 134
136th Winnipeg (Canada) 134
137th Reno, Nevada (United States) 134
138th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 133
139th Jackson, Mississippi (United States) 133
140th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 133
141st Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 133
142nd Padua (Italy) 133
143rd Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 133
144th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 133
145th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 133
146th Montevideo (Uruguay) 133
147th Valletta (Malta) 132
148th Asheville, North Carolina (United States) 132
149th Halifax (Canada) 132
150th Fresno, California (United States) 132
151st Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 131
152nd Hamilton (Canada) 131
153rd Liverpool (United Kingdom) 131
154th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 131
155th Montreal (Canada) 130
156th Kelowna (Canada) 130
157th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 130
158th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 129
159th Rochester, New York (United States) 129
160th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 128
161st Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 128
162nd Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 127
163rd Bilbao (Spain) 127
164th Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 126
165th Pretoria (South Africa) 126
166th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 126
167th Wichita, Kansas (United States) 126
168th London, Ontario (Canada) 126
169th Shanghai (China) 125
170th Quebec City (Canada) 125
171st Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 125
172nd Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 125
173rd Lisbon (Portugal) 124
174th Athens (Greece) 124
175th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 124
176th Valencia (Spain) 124
177th Chattanooga, Tennessee (United States) 124
178th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 123
179th Spokane, Washington (United States) 123
180th São Paulo (Brazil) 123
181st Turin (Italy) 122
182nd Johannesburg (South Africa) 122
183rd Bangkok (Thailand) 122
184th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 121
185th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 121
186th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 121
187th Beijing (China) 121
188th Panama City (Panama) 120
189th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 120
190th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 120
191st Harare (Zimbabwe) 120
192nd Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 120
193rd Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 119
194th Toledo, Ohio (United States) 119
195th Catania (Italy) 118
196th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 117
197th Thessaloniki (Greece) 116
198th Boise, Idaho (United States) 116
199th Limassol (Cyprus) 116
200th Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) 116
201st El Paso, Texas (United States) 116
202nd Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 116
203rd Santiago (Chile) 116
204th Amman (Jordan) 116
205th Fort Wayne, Indiana (United States) 115
206th Malaga (Spain) 114
207th Manama (Bahrain) 113
208th Tallinn (Estonia) 113
209th Brasília (Brazil) 112
210th Taipei (Taiwan) 112
211th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 112
212th Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 112
213th Muscat (Oman) 111
214th Salvador (Brazil) 111
215th Campinas (Brazil) 111
216th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 111
217th Moscow (Russia) 110
218th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 110
219th Cape Town (South Africa) 109
220th Seville (Spain) 109
221st Goiânia (Brazil) 108
222nd Recife (Brazil) 108
223rd Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 108
224th Florianopolis (Brazil) 108
225th Split (Croatia) 107
226th Niterói (Brazil) 106
227th Zagreb (Croatia) 106
228th Windhoek (Namibia) 105
229th Oporto (Portugal) 105
230th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 105
231st Riga (Latvia) 105
232nd Curitiba (Brazil) 104
233rd Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 104
234th Caxias do Sul (Brazil) 103
235th Chandigarh (India) 103
236th Kingston (Jamaica) 103
237th Vilnius (Lithuania) 102
238th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 102
239th Belém (Brazil) 102
240th Ribeirão Preto (Brazil) 101
241st Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 101
242nd Bratislava (Slovakia) 101
243rd Braga (Portugal) 101
244th Fortaleza (Brazil) 100
245th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
246th Manaus (Brazil) 100
247th Suva (Fiji) 100
248th Joinville (Brazil) 99
249th Nairobi (Kenya) 98
250th Durban (South Africa) 96
251st Vitória (Brazil) 95
252nd Uberlandia (Brazil) 95
253rd Budapest (Hungary) 95
254th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 95
255th Rijeka (Croatia) 94
256th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 94
257th Port Elizabeth (South Africa) 93
258th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 93
259th Natal (Brazil) 92
260th Istanbul (Turkey) 91
261st Kraków (Poland) 91
262nd Coimbatore (India) 91
263rd Warsaw (Poland) 91
264th Kampala (Uganda) 91
265th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 91
266th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 91
267th Brno (Czech Republic) 91
268th Lima (Peru) 90
269th San Salvador (El Salvador) 90
270th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 89
271st Podgorica (Montenegro) 89
272nd Bogotá (Colombia) 88
273rd Lagos (Nigeria) 88
274th Gaborone (Botswana) 88
275th Quito (Ecuador) 88
276th Poznan (Poland) 88
277th Monterrey (Mexico) 88
278th Belgrade (Serbia) 87
279th Mexico City (Mexico) 87
280th Gdańsk (Poland) 86
281st Asunción (Paraguay) 86
282nd Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 85
283rd Casablanca (Morocco) 84
284th Pattaya (Thailand) 84
285th Wrocław (Poland) 83
286th Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 83
287th Sofia (Bulgaria) 82
288th Pune (India) 82
289th Mumbai (India) 81
290th Manila (Philippines) 81
291st Kolkata (India) 81
292nd Jakarta (Indonesia) 81
293rd Kazan' (Russia) 81
294th Medellín (Colombia) 81
295th İzmir (Turkey) 81
296th Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 80
297th Bucharest (Romania) 79
298th Ahmedabad (India) 79
299th Ankara (Turkey) 79
300th Tirana (Albania) 79
301st Gurgaon (India) 78
302nd Algiers (Algeria) 78
303rd Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 77
304th Georgetown (Penang) (Malaysia) 77
305th Rosario (Argentina) 77
306th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 77
307th La Paz (Bolivia) 76
308th Skopje (Macedonia) 76
309th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 76
310th Córdoba (Argentina) 75
311th Chiang Mai (Thailand) 75
312th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 73
313th Hyderabad (India) 73
314th Queretaro (Mexico) 72
315th Kathmandu (Nepal) 72
316th Guadalajara (Mexico) 72
317th Puebla (Mexico) 71
318th Novosibirsk (Russia) 71
319th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 71
320th Timisoara (Romania) 70
321st Indore (India) 70
322nd Antalya (Turkey) 69
323rd Lucknow (India) 69
324th Prishtina (Kosovo) 69
325th Delhi (India) 69
326th Ulan Bator (Mongolia) 68
327th Astana (Kazakhstan) 68
328th Chihuahua (Mexico) 68
329th Chişinău (Moldova) 67
330th Colombo (Sri Lanka) 67
331st Tbilisi (Georgia) 65
332nd Madras (India) 65
333rd Cairo (Egypt) 64
334th Tunis (Tunisia) 64
335th Yerevan (Armenia) 63
336th Kiev (Ukraine) 62
337th Minsk (Belarus) 61
338th Baku (Azerbaijan) 60
339th Bhubaneswar (India) 60
340th Kochi (India) 54
341st Jaipur (India) 53

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 San Diego, California.

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