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

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 Singapore.

Prices recently added

  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Plymouth costs £8 (5 minutes ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in St. Louis, Missouri costs $60 (23 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Kampala costs 10,000 Shilling (37 minutes ago)
  • Public transport in Lyon costs €69 (38 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Dar es Salaam costs 10,000 Shilling (39 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Florence costs €400 (about 2 hours ago)