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

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each cities' Cost of Living 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) 301
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 297
3rd New York City (United States) 284
4th Geneva (Switzerland) 282
5th San Francisco, California (United States) 270
6th Bern (Switzerland) 260
7th Washington D.C. (United States) 259
8th Reykjavik (Iceland) 254
9th Hong Kong 251
10th London (United Kingdom) 243
11th Oslo (Norway) 243
12th Sydney (Australia) 236
13th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 235
14th Perth (Australia) 231
15th San Jose, California (United States) 229
16th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 226
17th Tokyo (Japan) 224
18th Singapore 223
19th Los Angeles, California (United States) 218
20th Brisbane (Australia) 217
21st Stavanger (Norway) 216
22nd Copenhagen (Denmark) 216
23rd Oakland, California (United States) 216
24th Melbourne (Australia) 215
25th Dublin (Ireland) 214
26th Auckland (New Zealand) 213
27th Seattle, Washington (United States) 211
28th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 209
29th San Diego, California (United States) 208
30th Doha (Qatar) 207
31st Paris (France) 207
32nd Chicago, Illinois (United States) 206
33rd Canberra (Australia) 204
34th Wellington (New Zealand) 202
35th Miami, Florida (United States) 200
36th Tel Aviv (Israel) 199
37th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 199
38th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 198
39th Denver, Colorado (United States) 198
40th Portland, Oregon (United States) 197
41st Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 197
42nd Stockholm (Sweden) 196
43rd Amsterdam (Netherlands) 193
44th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 189
45th Luxembourg 187
46th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 186
47th Toronto (Canada) 186
48th Sacramento, California (United States) 186
49th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 186
50th Austin, Texas (United States) 184
51st Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 184
52nd Beirut (Lebanon) 183
53rd Houston, Texas (United States) 183
54th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 183
55th Helsinki (Finland) 183
56th Adelaide (Australia) 181
57th Vancouver (Canada) 181
58th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 181
59th Dallas, Texas (United States) 179
60th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 178
61st The Hague (Netherlands) 177
62nd New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 177
63rd Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 175
64th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 175
65th Cork (Ireland) 174
66th Munich (Germany) 174
67th Düsseldorf (Germany) 173
68th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 173
69th Orlando, Florida (United States) 172
70th Calgary (Canada) 170
71st Tampa, Florida (United States) 170
72nd St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 168
73rd Hamburg (Germany) 167
74th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 167
75th Seoul (South Korea) 167
76th Ottawa (Canada) 166
77th Edmonton (Canada) 165
78th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 165
79th Lyon (France) 164
80th Gothenburg (Sweden) 164
81st Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 164
82nd Milan (Italy) 163
83rd Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 162
84th Brussels (Belgium) 162
85th Victoria (Canada) 162
86th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 161
87th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 160
88th Manchester (United Kingdom) 159
89th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 158
90th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 158
91st São Paulo (Brazil) 157
92nd Berlin (Germany) 156
93rd Columbus, Ohio (United States) 156
94th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 156
95th Stuttgart (Germany) 155
96th Rome (Italy) 155
97th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 155
98th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 155
99th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 155
100th Vienna (Austria) 153
101st Halifax (Canada) 153
102nd Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 153
103rd Muscat (Oman) 152
104th Montreal (Canada) 151
105th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 150
106th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 149
107th Shanghai (China) 148
108th Montevideo (Uruguay) 148
109th Flint, Michigan (United States) 148
110th Panama City (Panama) 147
111th Barcelona (Spain) 146
112th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 146
113th Genoa (Italy) 146
114th Amman (Jordan) 145
115th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 145
116th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 145
117th Bologna (Italy) 145
118th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 144
119th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 144
120th Madrid (Spain) 143
121st Brasília (Brazil) 140
122nd London, Ontario (Canada) 139
123rd Naples (Italy) 137
124th Curitiba (Brazil) 135
125th Pisa (Italy) 135
126th Campinas (Brazil) 135
127th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 134
128th San Jose (Costa Rica) 134
129th Moscow (Russia) 132
130th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 131
131st Porto Alegre (Brazil) 131
132nd Turin (Italy) 131
133rd Lisbon (Portugal) 130
134th Recife (Brazil) 129
135th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 129
136th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 128
137th Catania (Italy) 128
138th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 128
139th Santiago (Chile) 127
140th Florianopolis (Brazil) 127
141st Palermo (Italy) 126
142nd Johannesburg (South Africa) 125
143rd Beijing (China) 125
144th Nairobi (Kenya) 125
145th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 124
146th Limassol (Cyprus) 123
147th Athens (Greece) 123
148th Valencia (Spain) 123
149th Pretoria (South Africa) 123
150th Thessaloniki (Greece) 122
151st Windhoek (Namibia) 119
152nd Cape Town (South Africa) 119
153rd Guayaquil (Ecuador) 117
154th Riga (Latvia) 114
155th Vitória (Brazil) 114
156th Zagreb (Croatia) 114
157th Istanbul (Turkey) 112
158th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 112
159th Bangkok (Thailand) 112
160th Malaga (Spain) 111
161st Quito (Ecuador) 110
162nd Durban (South Africa) 110
163rd Oporto (Portugal) 109
164th Jakarta (Indonesia) 109
165th Vilnius (Lithuania) 108
166th Tallinn (Estonia) 108
167th Bratislava (Slovakia) 106
168th Lima (Peru) 106
169th Coimbra (Portugal) 105
170th Mexico City (Mexico) 103
171st Manila (Philippines) 102
172nd Bogotá (Colombia) 100
173rd Budapest (Hungary) 100
174th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
175th Warsaw (Poland) 99
176th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 97
177th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 97
178th Medellín (Colombia) 96
179th Gaborone (Botswana) 94
180th Monterrey (Mexico) 93
181st Gdańsk (Poland) 93
182nd İzmir (Turkey) 93
183rd Ankara (Turkey) 93
184th Kraków (Poland) 91
185th Mumbai (India) 90
186th Brno (Czech Republic) 90
187th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 90
188th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 88
189th Wrocław (Poland) 87
190th Belgrade (Serbia) 86
191st Bucharest (Romania) 86
192nd Chiang Mai (Thailand) 85
193rd Poznan (Poland) 84
194th Sofia (Bulgaria) 84
195th Guadalajara (Mexico) 84
196th Kathmandu (Nepal) 83
197th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 82
198th Bangalore (India) 82
199th Delhi (India) 81
200th Gurgaon (India) 80
201st Antalya (Turkey) 80
202nd Puebla (Mexico) 80
203rd Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 80
204th Kolkata (India) 80
205th Queretaro (Mexico) 79
206th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 78
207th Tirana (Albania) 77
208th Skopje (Macedonia) 75
209th Tunis (Tunisia) 75
210th Madras (India) 72
211th Ahmedabad (India) 71
212th Prishtina (Kosovo) 70
213th Pune (India) 70
214th Tbilisi (Georgia) 67
215th Kiev (Ukraine) 67
216th Hyderabad (India) 66

Price Index:

To calculate each cities' Cost of Living 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 Columbus, Ohio.

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