Expatistan Cost of Living Index

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Geneva (Switzerland) 252
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 251
3rd Zurich (Switzerland) 251
4th Luanda (Angola) 251
5th New York City (United States) 241
6th Reykjavik (Iceland) 238
7th San Francisco, California (United States) 236
8th Washington D.C. (United States) 229
9th Oslo (Norway) 229
10th Mountain View, California (United States) 221
11th London (United Kingdom) 221
12th Lausanne (Switzerland) 220
13th Bern (Switzerland) 219
14th Hong Kong 214
15th Sydney (Australia) 214
16th San Jose, California (United States) 207
17th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 206
18th Oakland, California (United States) 204
19th Dublin (Ireland) 203
20th Maui (United States) 202
21st Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 198
22nd Paris (France) 196
23rd Copenhagen (Denmark) 194
24th Singapore 194
25th Tokyo (Japan) 193
26th Perth (Australia) 193
27th Melbourne (Australia) 191
28th Brisbane (Australia) 190
29th Seattle, Washington (United States) 190
30th Los Angeles, California (United States) 189
31st Doha (Qatar) 189
32nd Auckland (New Zealand) 188
33rd Tel Aviv (Israel) 186
34th Stockholm (Sweden) 185
35th Wellington (New Zealand) 184
36th Luxembourg 184
37th San Diego, California (United States) 183
38th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 182
39th Newark, New Jersey (United States) 180
40th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 178
41st Birmingham (United Kingdom) 177
42nd Boulder, Colorado (United States) 176
43rd Canberra (Australia) 176
44th Helsinki (Finland) 175
45th Bristol (United Kingdom) 174
46th Jerusalem (Israel) 174
47th Munich (Germany) 174
48th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 174
49th Oxford (United Kingdom) 173
50th Miami, Florida (United States) 173
51st Portland, Oregon (United States) 172
52nd Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 172
53rd Vancouver (Canada) 171
54th Toronto (Canada) 171
55th Sacramento, California (United States) 171
56th Cork (Ireland) 171
57th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 171
58th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 170
59th Denver, Colorado (United States) 168
60th Adelaide (Australia) 167
61st Christchurch (New Zealand) 166
62nd The Hague (Netherlands) 165
63rd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 164
64th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 162
65th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 162
66th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 161
67th Gothenburg (Sweden) 161
68th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 159
69th Mississauga (Canada) 159
70th Calgary (Canada) 158
71st Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 158
72nd Galway (Ireland) 158
73rd Austin, Texas (United States) 157
74th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 157
75th Lyon (France) 156
76th Cologne (Germany) 156
77th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 156
78th Hamburg (Germany) 156
79th Leeds (United Kingdom) 155
80th Ottawa (Canada) 155
81st Tacoma, Washington (United States) 155
82nd Edmonton (Canada) 155
83rd Rotterdam (Netherlands) 154
84th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 154
85th Dallas, Texas (United States) 153
86th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 153
87th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 153
88th Milan (Italy) 153
89th Belfast (United Kingdom) 152
90th Nice (France) 152
91st Brussels (Belgium) 152
92nd Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 152
93rd Rome (Italy) 151
94th Houston, Texas (United States) 151
95th Victoria (Canada) 151
96th Manchester (United Kingdom) 150
97th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 150
98th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 149
99th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 148
100th Berlin (Germany) 148
101st Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 148
102nd Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 148
103rd Stuttgart (Germany) 147
104th Limerick (Ireland) 147
105th Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States) 147
106th Vienna (Austria) 146
107th Riverside, California (United States) 145
108th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 145
109th Grand Rapids (United States) 145
110th Barcelona (Spain) 145
111th Seoul (South Korea) 144
112th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 144
113th Antwerp (Belgium) 143
114th Reno, Nevada (United States) 143
115th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 143
116th Eugene, Oregon (United States) 143
117th Fresno, California (United States) 143
118th Tampa, Florida (United States) 142
119th Winnipeg (Canada) 142
120th Montreal (Canada) 142
121st St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 142
122nd Halifax (Canada) 141
123rd Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 141
124th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 141
125th Asheville, North Carolina (United States) 140
126th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 140
127th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 140
128th Genoa (Italy) 139
129th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 139
130th Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 139
131st Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 139
132nd Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 138
133rd Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 138
134th Beirut (Lebanon) 138
135th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 137
136th Orlando, Florida (United States) 137
137th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 136
138th Florence (Italy) 136
139th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 136
140th Bologna (Italy) 136
141st Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 136
142nd São Paulo (Brazil) 136
143rd Buffalo, New York (United States) 136
144th Quebec City (Canada) 135
145th Madrid (Spain) 135
146th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 134
147th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 134
148th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 134
149th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 134
150th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 134
151st Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 134
152nd Shanghai (China) 133
153rd Richmond, Virginia (United States) 133
154th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 133
155th Montevideo (Uruguay) 132
156th Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 131
157th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 131
158th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 131
159th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 131
160th Wichita, Kansas (United States) 130
161st Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 129
162nd Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 129
163rd Bilbao (Spain) 128
164th Harare (Zimbabwe) 128
165th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 128
166th El Paso, Texas (United States) 128
167th Lisbon (Portugal) 127
168th Valletta (Malta) 126
169th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 126
170th Panama City (Panama) 126
171st Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 125
172nd Brasília (Brazil) 124
173rd Boise, Idaho (United States) 123
174th Manama (Bahrain) 123
175th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 123
176th Amman (Jordan) 123
177th Turin (Italy) 122
178th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 122
179th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 122
180th Athens (Greece) 122
181st Salvador (Brazil) 121
182nd Tucson, Arizona (United States) 120
183rd Beijing (China) 120
184th Thessaloniki (Greece) 119
185th Limassol (Cyprus) 119
186th Catania (Italy) 119
187th Valencia (Spain) 119
188th Nicosia (Cyprus) 118
189th Campinas (Brazil) 118
190th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 117
191st San Jose (Costa Rica) 117
192nd Muscat (Oman) 117
193rd Florianopolis (Brazil) 116
194th Moscow (Russia) 116
195th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 116
196th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 115
197th Port Louis (Mauritius) 114
198th Santiago (Chile) 114
199th Recife (Brazil) 114
200th Goiânia (Brazil) 113
201st Curitiba (Brazil) 113
202nd Suva (Fiji) 111
203rd Seville (Spain) 111
204th Malaga (Spain) 111
205th Niterói (Brazil) 110
206th Taipei (Taiwan) 110
207th Pretoria (South Africa) 110
208th Nairobi (Kenya) 110
209th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 109
210th Kingston (Jamaica) 109
211th Belém (Brazil) 109
212th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 109
213th Bangkok (Thailand) 109
214th Fortaleza (Brazil) 109
215th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 108
216th Ribeirão Preto (Brazil) 108
217th Caxias do Sul (Brazil) 108
218th Riga (Latvia) 108
219th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 108
220th Split (Croatia) 106
221st Zagreb (Croatia) 104
222nd Tallinn (Estonia) 104
223rd Johannesburg (South Africa) 103
224th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 102
225th Joinville (Brazil) 102
226th Bratislava (Slovakia) 102
227th Oporto (Portugal) 101
228th Manaus (Brazil) 101
229th Vilnius (Lithuania) 101
230th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
231st Coimbra (Portugal) 99
232nd Vitória (Brazil) 98
233rd Guayaquil (Ecuador) 98
234th Windhoek (Namibia) 97
235th Istanbul (Turkey) 97
236th Kampala (Uganda) 97
237th Cape Town (South Africa) 97
238th Budapest (Hungary) 96
239th San Salvador (El Salvador) 96
240th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 95
241st Natal (Brazil) 95
242nd Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 93
243rd Warsaw (Poland) 93
244th Quito (Ecuador) 91
245th Lima (Peru) 90
246th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 90
247th Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 90
248th Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 89
249th Brno (Czech Republic) 89
250th Bogotá (Colombia) 88
251st Rosario (Argentina) 88
252nd Durban (South Africa) 87
253rd Asunción (Paraguay) 87
254th Kraków (Poland) 87
255th Mexico City (Mexico) 87
256th Podgorica (Montenegro) 87
257th Jakarta (Indonesia) 87
258th Gdańsk (Poland) 86
259th Monterrey (Mexico) 86
260th Casablanca (Morocco) 86
261st Medellín (Colombia) 85
262nd Belgrade (Serbia) 85
263rd Kazan' (Russia) 85
264th Córdoba (Argentina) 84
265th La Paz (Bolivia) 84
266th Wrocław (Poland) 84
267th Poznan (Poland) 83
268th Ankara (Turkey) 83
269th Manila (Philippines) 82
270th Gaborone (Botswana) 82
271st İzmir (Turkey) 82
272nd Sofia (Bulgaria) 81
273rd Bucharest (Romania) 80
274th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 79
275th Algiers (Algeria) 78
276th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 77
277th Cuenca (Ecuador) 77
278th Tirana (Albania) 77
279th Mumbai (India) 76
280th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 76
281st Kathmandu (Nepal) 74
282nd Georgetown (Penang) (Malaysia) 73
283rd Gurgaon (India) 73
284th Skopje (Macedonia) 73
285th Novosibirsk (Russia) 73
286th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 73
287th Puebla (Mexico) 73
288th Antalya (Turkey) 72
289th Timisoara (Romania) 71
290th Queretaro (Mexico) 71
291st Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 71
292nd Chihuahua (Mexico) 70
293rd Guadalajara (Mexico) 69
294th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 69
295th Prishtina (Kosovo) 68
296th Colombo (Sri Lanka) 67
297th Delhi (India) 66
298th Managua (Nicaragua) 66
299th Novi Sad (Serbia) 66
300th Yerevan (Armenia) 65
301st Chişinău (Moldova) 65
302nd Kiev (Ukraine) 65
303rd Bangalore (India) 65
304th Tbilisi (Georgia) 64
305th Chandigarh (India) 64
306th Baku (Azerbaijan) 62
307th Pune (India) 60
308th Madras (India) 59
309th Tunis (Tunisia) 58
310th Kolkata (India) 58
311th Ahmedabad (India) 57
312th Hyderabad (India) 56
313th Coimbatore (India) 56
314th Cairo (Egypt) 56
315th Bhubaneswar (India) 55
316th Kochi (India) 54
317th Odessa (Ukraine) 54
318th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 51

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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  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Budapest costs 150,000 Ft (1 minute ago)
  • Public transport in Stockholm costs 830 kr (7 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Hangzhou costs 元30 (11 minutes ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Bergen costs kr 49 (17 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Winnipeg costs C$1,178 (17 minutes ago)
  • Weekly rent - 2 bedroom (85m2) furnished accommodation in expensive area in Melbourne costs AU$1,505 (39 minutes ago)

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