Expatistan Cost of Living Index

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Zurich (Switzerland) 289
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 279
3rd Geneva (Switzerland) 273
4th Reykjavik (Iceland) 273
5th New York City (United States) 263
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 256
7th Washington D.C. (United States) 248
8th Bern (Switzerland) 247
9th London (United Kingdom) 239
10th Hong Kong 238
11th Oslo (Norway) 232
12th San Jose, California (United States) 228
13th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 226
14th Sydney (Australia) 219
15th Tokyo (Japan) 218
16th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 214
17th Singapore 212
18th Dublin (Ireland) 211
19th Copenhagen (Denmark) 210
20th Los Angeles, California (United States) 209
21st Perth (Australia) 208
22nd Stavanger (Norway) 206
23rd Paris (France) 203
24th Seattle, Washington (United States) 202
25th Oakland, California (United States) 202
26th San Diego, California (United States) 199
27th Auckland (New Zealand) 199
28th Doha (Qatar) 198
29th Melbourne (Australia) 198
30th Brisbane (Australia) 195
31st Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 195
32nd Chicago, Illinois (United States) 195
33rd Sacramento, California (United States) 192
34th Canberra (Australia) 190
35th Tel Aviv (Israel) 190
36th Miami, Florida (United States) 189
37th Jerusalem (Israel) 188
38th Portland, Oregon (United States) 188
39th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 188
40th Wellington (New Zealand) 188
41st Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 188
42nd Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 186
43rd Denver, Colorado (United States) 186
44th Luxembourg 186
45th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 184
46th Stockholm (Sweden) 184
47th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 183
48th Helsinki (Finland) 179
49th Burlington (United States) 179
50th Christchurch (New Zealand) 179
51st Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 178
52nd Manchester (United Kingdom) 175
53rd Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 174
54th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 174
55th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 174
56th Munich (Germany) 174
57th Toronto (Canada) 174
58th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 174
59th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 173
60th Cork (Ireland) 172
61st Dallas, Texas (United States) 172
62nd The Hague (Netherlands) 171
63rd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 171
64th Houston, Texas (United States) 170
65th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 170
66th Austin, Texas (United States) 170
67th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 170
68th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 170
69th Düsseldorf (Germany) 169
70th Vancouver (Canada) 169
71st Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 168
72nd Seoul (South Korea) 168
73rd Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 167
74th Adelaide (Australia) 165
75th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 162
76th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 161
77th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 160
78th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 160
79th Beirut (Lebanon) 159
80th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 159
81st Lyon (France) 159
82nd Hamburg (Germany) 159
83rd Calgary (Canada) 159
84th Gothenburg (Sweden) 158
85th Brussels (Belgium) 158
86th Mississauga (Canada) 158
87th Ottawa (Canada) 158
88th Milan (Italy) 158
89th Tampa, Florida (United States) 158
90th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 157
91st Cardiff (United Kingdom) 156
92nd Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 156
93rd Riverside, California (United States) 155
94th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 155
95th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 155
96th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 153
97th Edmonton (Canada) 153
98th Berlin (Germany) 152
99th Rome (Italy) 152
100th Orlando, Florida (United States) 152
101st Vienna (Austria) 152
102nd Stuttgart (Germany) 151
103rd Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 151
104th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 150
105th Victoria (Canada) 149
106th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 149
107th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 148
108th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 147
109th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 147
110th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 145
111th Halifax (Canada) 145
112th Barcelona (Spain) 144
113th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 144
114th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 144
115th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 143
116th Genoa (Italy) 143
117th São Paulo (Brazil) 143
118th Montevideo (Uruguay) 143
119th Amman (Jordan) 143
120th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 142
121st Kuwait City (Kuwait) 141
122nd Manama (Bahrain) 141
123rd Bologna (Italy) 141
124th Shanghai (China) 141
125th Florence (Italy) 140
126th Madrid (Spain) 140
127th Panama City (Panama) 139
128th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 139
129th Montreal (Canada) 138
130th Kelowna (Canada) 138
131st Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 138
132nd Quebec City (Canada) 136
133rd Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 135
134th Muscat (Oman) 134
135th Naples (Italy) 134
136th Flint, Michigan (United States) 133
137th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 133
138th Boise, Idaho (United States) 132
139th Pisa (Italy) 132
140th Turin (Italy) 128
141st Lisbon (Portugal) 128
142nd Brasília (Brazil) 127
143rd Ljubljana (Slovenia) 126
144th Catania (Italy) 125
145th Campinas (Brazil) 125
146th Moscow (Russia) 124
147th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 123
148th Thessaloniki (Greece) 122
149th Athens (Greece) 122
150th San Jose (Costa Rica) 122
151st Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 121
152nd Niterói (Brazil) 120
153rd Taipei (Taiwan) 119
154th Santiago (Chile) 118
155th Curitiba (Brazil) 118
156th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 118
157th Florianopolis (Brazil) 118
158th Beijing (China) 118
159th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 118
160th Nairobi (Kenya) 118
161st Valencia (Spain) 118
162nd Recife (Brazil) 117
163rd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 115
164th Goiânia (Brazil) 114
165th Pretoria (South Africa) 113
166th Riga (Latvia) 112
167th Johannesburg (South Africa) 111
168th Zagreb (Croatia) 111
169th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 111
170th Malaga (Spain) 110
171st Vilnius (Lithuania) 110
172nd Bangkok (Thailand) 108
173rd Windhoek (Namibia) 108
174th Istanbul (Turkey) 107
175th Cape Town (South Africa) 107
176th Tallinn (Estonia) 106
177th San Salvador (El Salvador) 106
178th Oporto (Portugal) 105
179th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 104
180th Bratislava (Slovakia) 104
181st Vitória (Brazil) 103
182nd Quito (Ecuador) 102
183rd Lima (Peru) 101
184th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
185th Manila (Philippines) 100
186th Budapest (Hungary) 99
187th Jakarta (Indonesia) 98
188th Durban (South Africa) 98
189th Mexico City (Mexico) 97
190th Warsaw (Poland) 97
191st Bogotá (Colombia) 95
192nd Gdańsk (Poland) 93
193rd Ankara (Turkey) 93
194th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 92
195th İzmir (Turkey) 92
196th Gurgaon (India) 92
197th Córdoba (Argentina) 92
198th Gaborone (Botswana) 90
199th Brno (Czech Republic) 90
200th Kraków (Poland) 89
201st Dhaka (Bangladesh) 88
202nd Monterrey (Mexico) 87
203rd Poznan (Poland) 87
204th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 86
205th Belgrade (Serbia) 86
206th Wrocław (Poland) 86
207th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 85
208th Bucharest (Romania) 84
209th Mumbai (India) 82
210th Sofia (Bulgaria) 82
211th Chiang Mai (Thailand) 81
212th Kathmandu (Nepal) 80
213th Queretaro (Mexico) 80
214th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 79
215th Puebla (Mexico) 78
216th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 78
217th Guadalajara (Mexico) 77
218th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 77
219th Delhi (India) 75
220th Skopje (Macedonia) 74
221st Timisoara (Romania) 73
222nd Bangalore (India) 73
223rd Ahmedabad (India) 69
224th Tbilisi (Georgia) 68
225th Kiev (Ukraine) 68
226th Kolkata (India) 68
227th Pune (India) 66
228th Tunis (Tunisia) 65
229th Hyderabad (India) 63
230th Cairo (Egypt) 58

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.

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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.

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