Expatistan Cost of Living Index

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Zurich (Switzerland) 301
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 297
3rd New York City (United States) 283
4th Geneva (Switzerland) 282
5th San Francisco, California (United States) 270
6th Reykjavik (Iceland) 260
7th Washington D.C. (United States) 259
8th Hong Kong 250
9th Oslo (Norway) 243
10th London (United Kingdom) 243
11th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 235
12th Sydney (Australia) 234
13th San Jose, California (United States) 231
14th Perth (Australia) 230
15th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 226
16th Singapore 224
17th Tokyo (Japan) 224
18th Los Angeles, California (United States) 218
19th Brisbane (Australia) 217
20th Copenhagen (Denmark) 216
21st Stavanger (Norway) 216
22nd Melbourne (Australia) 216
23rd Dublin (Ireland) 215
24th Oakland, California (United States) 215
25th Auckland (New Zealand) 213
26th Seattle, Washington (United States) 211
27th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 209
28th San Diego, California (United States) 208
29th Doha (Qatar) 207
30th Paris (France) 206
31st Chicago, Illinois (United States) 205
32nd Canberra (Australia) 203
33rd Wellington (New Zealand) 202
34th Tel Aviv (Israel) 200
35th Miami, Florida (United States) 200
36th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 198
37th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 198
38th Denver, Colorado (United States) 198
39th Portland, Oregon (United States) 197
40th Stockholm (Sweden) 196
41st Beirut (Lebanon) 194
42nd Amsterdam (Netherlands) 193
43rd Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 193
44th Luxembourg 192
45th Sacramento, California (United States) 190
46th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 188
47th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 186
48th Toronto (Canada) 185
49th Austin, Texas (United States) 184
50th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 183
51st Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 183
52nd Helsinki (Finland) 183
53rd Houston, Texas (United States) 183
54th Adelaide (Australia) 181
55th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 181
56th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 181
57th Vancouver (Canada) 180
58th Dallas, Texas (United States) 179
59th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 177
60th The Hague (Netherlands) 177
61st Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 176
62nd Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 175
63rd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 175
64th Cork (Ireland) 174
65th Munich (Germany) 174
66th Düsseldorf (Germany) 173
67th Orlando, Florida (United States) 172
68th Tampa, Florida (United States) 169
69th Calgary (Canada) 169
70th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 168
71st Hamburg (Germany) 168
72nd Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 167
73rd Seoul (South Korea) 166
74th Ottawa (Canada) 166
75th Edmonton (Canada) 165
76th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 164
77th Gothenburg (Sweden) 164
78th Lyon (France) 164
79th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 163
80th Milan (Italy) 162
81st Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 162
82nd Victoria (Canada) 161
83rd Brussels (Belgium) 161
84th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 160
85th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 160
86th Manchester (United Kingdom) 159
87th São Paulo (Brazil) 158
88th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 157
89th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 157
90th Berlin (Germany) 156
91st Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 156
92nd Columbus, Ohio (United States) 156
93rd Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 156
94th Stuttgart (Germany) 155
95th Rome (Italy) 155
96th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 155
97th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 155
98th Vienna (Austria) 153
99th Halifax (Canada) 153
100th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 153
101st San Antonio, Texas (United States) 150
102nd Shanghai (China) 150
103rd Montreal (Canada) 150
104th Montevideo (Uruguay) 148
105th Flint, Michigan (United States) 147
106th Barcelona (Spain) 147
107th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 147
108th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 147
109th Panama City (Panama) 147
110th Muscat (Oman) 146
111th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 146
112th Genoa (Italy) 146
113th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 145
114th Bologna (Italy) 144
115th Amman (Jordan) 144
116th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 144
117th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 143
118th Madrid (Spain) 143
119th Brasília (Brazil) 142
120th London, Ontario (Canada) 138
121st Curitiba (Brazil) 137
122nd Naples (Italy) 137
123rd Campinas (Brazil) 136
124th Pisa (Italy) 135
125th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 135
126th San Jose (Costa Rica) 134
127th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 133
128th Moscow (Russia) 132
129th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 131
130th Turin (Italy) 131
131st Recife (Brazil) 131
132nd Lisbon (Portugal) 130
133rd Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 129
134th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 129
135th Florianopolis (Brazil) 128
136th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 128
137th Catania (Italy) 128
138th Santiago (Chile) 127
139th Palermo (Italy) 126
140th Johannesburg (South Africa) 126
141st São José dos Campos (Brazil) 125
142nd Nairobi (Kenya) 124
143rd Athens (Greece) 124
144th Limassol (Cyprus) 123
145th Beijing (China) 123
146th Valencia (Spain) 123
147th Pretoria (South Africa) 123
148th Thessaloniki (Greece) 122
149th Cape Town (South Africa) 118
150th Windhoek (Namibia) 116
151st Vitória (Brazil) 116
152nd Guayaquil (Ecuador) 115
153rd Riga (Latvia) 114
154th Zagreb (Croatia) 114
155th Istanbul (Turkey) 113
156th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 112
157th Malaga (Spain) 111
158th Bangkok (Thailand) 111
159th Quito (Ecuador) 110
160th Durban (South Africa) 109
161st Oporto (Portugal) 109
162nd Vilnius (Lithuania) 108
163rd Tallinn (Estonia) 108
164th Jakarta (Indonesia) 108
165th Bratislava (Slovakia) 106
166th Lima (Peru) 106
167th Coimbra (Portugal) 105
168th Mexico City (Mexico) 103
169th Manila (Philippines) 103
170th Bogotá (Colombia) 101
171st Prague (Czech Republic) 100
172nd Budapest (Hungary) 100
173rd Warsaw (Poland) 99
174th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 97
175th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 97
176th Medellín (Colombia) 96
177th Gaborone (Botswana) 95
178th Gdańsk (Poland) 93
179th İzmir (Turkey) 93
180th Ankara (Turkey) 93
181st Monterrey (Mexico) 92
182nd Kraków (Poland) 91
183rd Mumbai (India) 90
184th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 90
185th Brno (Czech Republic) 90
186th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 87
187th Wrocław (Poland) 87
188th Belgrade (Serbia) 86
189th Chiang Mai (Thailand) 86
190th Bucharest (Romania) 86
191st Poznan (Poland) 84
192nd Sofia (Bulgaria) 84
193rd Guadalajara (Mexico) 84
194th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 83
195th Bangalore (India) 82
196th Kathmandu (Nepal) 82
197th Delhi (India) 81
198th Antalya (Turkey) 80
199th Gurgaon (India) 80
200th Puebla (Mexico) 80
201st Kolkata (India) 80
202nd Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 80
203rd Queretaro (Mexico) 79
204th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 78
205th Tirana (Albania) 77
206th Skopje (Macedonia) 75
207th Tunis (Tunisia) 74
208th Madras (India) 73
209th Ahmedabad (India) 71
210th Prishtina (Kosovo) 70
211th Pune (India) 69
212th Tbilisi (Georgia) 67
213th Kiev (Ukraine) 67
214th Hyderabad (India) 66

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 São Paulo.

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