Expatistan Cost of Living Index

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 309
2nd Zurich (Switzerland) 302
3rd New York City (United States) 290
4th Geneva (Switzerland) 284
5th San Francisco, California (United States) 275
6th Washington D.C. (United States) 270
7th Reykjavik (Iceland) 260
8th Hong Kong 257
9th Lausanne (Switzerland) 257
10th Bern (Switzerland) 253
11th Oslo (Norway) 252
12th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 246
13th London (United Kingdom) 246
14th Sydney (Australia) 242
15th Perth (Australia) 239
16th San Jose, California (United States) 236
17th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 233
18th Tokyo (Japan) 229
19th Singapore 227
20th Stavanger (Norway) 226
21st Los Angeles, California (United States) 225
22nd Auckland (New Zealand) 224
23rd Melbourne (Australia) 223
24th Copenhagen (Denmark) 223
25th Oakland, California (United States) 221
26th Brisbane (Australia) 221
27th Seattle, Washington (United States) 219
28th San Diego, California (United States) 218
29th Wellington (New Zealand) 217
30th Dublin (Ireland) 217
31st Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 215
32nd Doha (Qatar) 214
33rd Chicago, Illinois (United States) 213
34th Paris (France) 210
35th Canberra (Australia) 209
36th Miami, Florida (United States) 207
37th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 206
38th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 206
39th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 204
40th Portland, Oregon (United States) 204
41st Denver, Colorado (United States) 203
42nd Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 201
43rd Tel Aviv (Israel) 201
44th Stockholm (Sweden) 198
45th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 195
46th Toronto (Canada) 195
47th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 194
48th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 192
49th Sacramento, California (United States) 191
50th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 190
51st Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 190
52nd Houston, Texas (United States) 189
53rd Helsinki (Finland) 188
54th Vancouver (Canada) 188
55th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 188
56th Austin, Texas (United States) 188
57th Adelaide (Australia) 186
58th Luxembourg 186
59th Dallas, Texas (United States) 183
60th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 182
61st Birmingham (United Kingdom) 182
62nd New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 182
63rd The Hague (Netherlands) 179
64th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 178
65th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 177
66th Calgary (Canada) 176
67th Munich (Germany) 175
68th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 174
69th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 174
70th Seoul (South Korea) 174
71st Orlando, Florida (United States) 174
72nd Ottawa (Canada) 174
73rd Edmonton (Canada) 173
74th Cork (Ireland) 173
75th Tampa, Florida (United States) 172
76th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 172
77th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 171
78th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 171
79th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 171
80th Gothenburg (Sweden) 170
81st Hamburg (Germany) 169
82nd Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 169
83rd Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 168
84th Victoria (Canada) 168
85th Milan (Italy) 165
86th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 165
87th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 164
88th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 164
89th Brussels (Belgium) 164
90th Manchester (United Kingdom) 163
91st Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 163
92nd São Paulo (Brazil) 162
93rd Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 162
94th Muscat (Oman) 161
95th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 161
96th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 161
97th Lyon (France) 160
98th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 160
99th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 159
100th Rome (Italy) 159
101st Berlin (Germany) 159
102nd Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 159
103rd Montreal (Canada) 158
104th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 158
105th Stuttgart (Germany) 157
106th Shanghai (China) 156
107th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 156
108th Flint, Michigan (United States) 156
109th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 154
110th Montevideo (Uruguay) 153
111th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 153
112th Vienna (Austria) 152
113th Beirut (Lebanon) 152
114th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 151
115th Panama City (Panama) 149
116th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 148
117th Genoa (Italy) 147
118th Barcelona (Spain) 147
119th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 147
120th Amman (Jordan) 147
121st Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 146
122nd Bologna (Italy) 146
123rd Kuwait City (Kuwait) 146
124th London, Ontario (Canada) 145
125th Madrid (Spain) 144
126th Brasília (Brazil) 144
127th Sheffield (United Kingdom) 143
128th Curitiba (Brazil) 139
129th Campinas (Brazil) 139
130th Naples (Italy) 139
131st Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 139
132nd Pisa (Italy) 136
133rd San Jose (Costa Rica) 136
134th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 136
135th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 135
136th Santiago (Chile) 134
137th Turin (Italy) 134
138th Recife (Brazil) 133
139th Moscow (Russia) 132
140th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 132
141st Ljubljana (Slovenia) 131
142nd Lisbon (Portugal) 130
143rd Florianopolis (Brazil) 130
144th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 129
145th Catania (Italy) 129
146th Palermo (Italy) 128
147th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 128
148th Beijing (China) 127
149th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 127
150th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 125
151st Nairobi (Kenya) 124
152nd Athens (Greece) 124
153rd Limassol (Cyprus) 123
154th Thessaloniki (Greece) 123
155th Valencia (Spain) 120
156th Johannesburg (South Africa) 120
157th Pretoria (South Africa) 117
158th Windhoek (Namibia) 117
159th Cape Town (South Africa) 116
160th Bangkok (Thailand) 115
161st Zagreb (Croatia) 115
162nd Istanbul (Turkey) 115
163rd Malaga (Spain) 113
164th Jakarta (Indonesia) 112
165th Vitória (Brazil) 112
166th Riga (Latvia) 112
167th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 112
168th Quito (Ecuador) 111
169th Oporto (Portugal) 110
170th Tallinn (Estonia) 109
171st Lima (Peru) 108
172nd Vilnius (Lithuania) 107
173rd Manila (Philippines) 107
174th Coimbra (Portugal) 106
175th Bratislava (Slovakia) 105
176th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 103
177th Durban (South Africa) 103
178th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 101
179th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
180th Budapest (Hungary) 99
181st Warsaw (Poland) 98
182nd Mexico City (Mexico) 96
183rd Gaborone (Botswana) 95
184th İzmir (Turkey) 94
185th Ankara (Turkey) 93
186th Gdańsk (Poland) 92
187th Bogotá (Colombia) 91
188th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 90
189th Mumbai (India) 89
190th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 89
191st Monterrey (Mexico) 89
192nd Kraków (Poland) 89
193rd Bucharest (Romania) 87
194th Belgrade (Serbia) 87
195th Wrocław (Poland) 86
196th Medellín (Colombia) 85
197th Poznan (Poland) 85
198th Chiang Mai (Thailand) 84
199th Kathmandu (Nepal) 83
200th Sofia (Bulgaria) 83
201st Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 82
202nd Gurgaon (India) 82
203rd Bangalore (India) 81
204th Guadalajara (Mexico) 80
205th Delhi (India) 80
206th Antalya (Turkey) 80
207th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 78
208th Tirana (Albania) 78
209th Skopje (Macedonia) 75
210th Tunis (Tunisia) 74
211th Ahmedabad (India) 72
212th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 71
213th Prishtina (Kosovo) 70
214th Madras (India) 68
215th Pune (India) 68
216th Kiev (Ukraine) 68
217th Hyderabad (India) 65
218th Tbilisi (Georgia) 63

Price Index:

To calculate each cities' Cost of Living 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 Shenzhen.

Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Boston, Massachusetts costs $600 (15 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Hong Kong costs HK$23,380 (23 minutes ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Düsseldorf costs €2.50 (25 minutes ago)
  • Weekly rent - 1 room (45m2) furnished studio in expensive area in Dundee costs £2,602 (29 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Zurich costs CHF 3,200 (41 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Singapore costs SGD $3,500 (about 1 hour ago)

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