Expatistan's Cost of Living World Map


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

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 Lexington, Kentucky.

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