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 Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 296
2nd Zurich (Switzerland) 295
3rd New York City (United States) 280
4th Geneva (Switzerland) 280
5th San Francisco, California (United States) 267
6th Reykjavik (Iceland) 259
7th Washington D.C. (United States) 257
8th London (United Kingdom) 246
9th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 246
10th Hong Kong 246
11th San Jose, California (United States) 237
12th Oslo (Norway) 237
13th Sydney (Australia) 231
14th Tokyo (Japan) 228
15th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 223
16th Singapore 222
17th Perth (Australia) 219
18th Los Angeles, California (United States) 217
19th Dublin (Ireland) 215
20th Copenhagen (Denmark) 213
21st Melbourne (Australia) 212
22nd Oakland, California (United States) 211
23rd Seattle, Washington (United States) 211
24th Auckland (New Zealand) 211
25th Stavanger (Norway) 211
26th Doha (Qatar) 210
27th Brisbane (Australia) 209
28th Paris (France) 207
29th San Diego, California (United States) 205
30th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 205
31st Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 204
32nd Miami, Florida (United States) 203
33rd Sacramento, California (United States) 200
34th Canberra (Australia) 200
35th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 197
36th Wellington (New Zealand) 197
37th Portland, Oregon (United States) 196
38th Denver, Colorado (United States) 195
39th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 194
40th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 193
41st Beirut (Lebanon) 193
42nd Tel Aviv (Israel) 193
43rd Jerusalem (Israel) 192
44th Stockholm (Sweden) 192
45th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 191
46th Luxembourg 188
47th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 184
48th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 183
49th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 183
50th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 182
51st Helsinki (Finland) 182
52nd Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 182
53rd Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 182
54th Toronto (Canada) 182
55th Austin, Texas (United States) 181
56th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 181
57th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 180
58th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 179
59th Houston, Texas (United States) 178
60th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 178
61st Vancouver (Canada) 177
62nd The Hague (Netherlands) 176
63rd Dallas, Texas (United States) 176
64th Munich (Germany) 175
65th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 175
66th Cork (Ireland) 174
67th Adelaide (Australia) 174
68th Manchester (United Kingdom) 174
69th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 172
70th Düsseldorf (Germany) 172
71st Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 169
72nd Seoul (South Korea) 168
73rd St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 167
74th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 167
75th Tampa, Florida (United States) 166
76th Hamburg (Germany) 166
77th Calgary (Canada) 165
78th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 165
79th Orlando, Florida (United States) 165
80th Mississauga (Canada) 165
81st Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 164
82nd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 163
83rd Lyon (France) 163
84th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 162
85th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 162
86th Gothenburg (Sweden) 161
87th Brussels (Belgium) 161
88th Ottawa (Canada) 161
89th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 161
90th Edmonton (Canada) 160
91st Milan (Italy) 160
92nd Cardiff (United Kingdom) 160
93rd Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 158
94th Victoria (Canada) 157
95th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 157
96th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 157
97th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 157
98th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 156
99th São Paulo (Brazil) 155
100th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 155
101st Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 154
102nd Berlin (Germany) 154
103rd Rome (Italy) 154
104th Stuttgart (Germany) 154
105th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 153
106th Vienna (Austria) 152
107th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 152
108th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 151
109th Halifax (Canada) 151
110th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 151
111th Montevideo (Uruguay) 149
112th Amman (Jordan) 148
113th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 147
114th Panama City (Panama) 147
115th Shanghai (China) 146
116th Barcelona (Spain) 146
117th Montreal (Canada) 146
118th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 146
119th Genoa (Italy) 145
120th Bologna (Italy) 143
121st Buenos Aires (Argentina) 143
122nd Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 143
123rd Madrid (Spain) 142
124th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 142
125th Muscat (Oman) 141
126th Brasília (Brazil) 138
127th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 138
128th Flint, Michigan (United States) 137
129th Campinas (Brazil) 137
130th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 136
131st Naples (Italy) 136
132nd Pisa (Italy) 134
133rd Curitiba (Brazil) 134
134th Niterói (Brazil) 133
135th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 132
136th Moscow (Russia) 131
137th San Jose (Costa Rica) 131
138th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 131
139th Recife (Brazil) 130
140th Turin (Italy) 130
141st Lisbon (Portugal) 129
142nd Florianopolis (Brazil) 128
143rd Ljubljana (Slovenia) 128
144th Santiago (Chile) 128
145th Catania (Italy) 127
146th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 126
147th Beijing (China) 124
148th Thessaloniki (Greece) 124
149th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 124
150th Athens (Greece) 124
151st Pretoria (South Africa) 123
152nd Nairobi (Kenya) 123
153rd Limassol (Cyprus) 122
154th Valencia (Spain) 121
155th Johannesburg (South Africa) 120
156th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 117
157th Riga (Latvia) 114
158th Bangkok (Thailand) 113
159th Istanbul (Turkey) 113
160th Windhoek (Namibia) 112
161st Zagreb (Croatia) 112
162nd Cape Town (South Africa) 112
163rd Vilnius (Lithuania) 110
164th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 110
165th Malaga (Spain) 110
166th Quito (Ecuador) 109
167th San Salvador (El Salvador) 109
168th Tallinn (Estonia) 107
169th Oporto (Portugal) 106
170th Jakarta (Indonesia) 106
171st Bratislava (Slovakia) 105
172nd Lima (Peru) 105
173rd Durban (South Africa) 104
174th Manila (Philippines) 102
175th Mexico City (Mexico) 101
176th Bogotá (Colombia) 100
177th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
178th Córdoba (Argentina) 100
179th Medellín (Colombia) 99
180th Budapest (Hungary) 99
181st Warsaw (Poland) 98
182nd Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 95
183rd Gaborone (Botswana) 95
184th İzmir (Turkey) 94
185th Ankara (Turkey) 93
186th Gdańsk (Poland) 93
187th Mumbai (India) 91
188th Monterrey (Mexico) 91
189th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 90
190th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 90
191st Kraków (Poland) 90
192nd Brno (Czech Republic) 90
193rd Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 89
194th Belgrade (Serbia) 87
195th Bucharest (Romania) 86
196th Wrocław (Poland) 86
197th Poznan (Poland) 85
198th Gurgaon (India) 85
199th Queretaro (Mexico) 83
200th Sofia (Bulgaria) 83
201st Kathmandu (Nepal) 83
202nd Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 82
203rd Bangalore (India) 81
204th Colombo (Sri Lanka) 80
205th Delhi (India) 80
206th Guadalajara (Mexico) 79
207th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 79
208th Puebla (Mexico) 79
209th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 78
210th Skopje (Macedonia) 76
211th Kolkata (India) 73
212th Ahmedabad (India) 72
213th Pune (India) 71
214th Hyderabad (India) 71
215th Tbilisi (Georgia) 69
216th Kiev (Ukraine) 66
217th Tunis (Tunisia) 66
218th Cairo (Egypt) 64

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 Los Angeles, California.

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