Expatistan Cost of Living Index

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