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

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