Expatistan Cost of Living Index

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Hamilton (Bermuda) 285
2nd Geneva (Switzerland) 245
3rd Zurich (Switzerland) 241
4th Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 240
5th Mountain View, California (United States) 238
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 236
7th Reykjavik (Iceland) 230
8th Walnut Creek, California (United States) 229
9th New York City (United States) 228
10th Basel (Switzerland) 223
11th Lausanne (Switzerland) 220
12th Hong Kong 220
13th London (United Kingdom) 220
14th Oslo (Norway) 220
15th Bern (Switzerland) 212
16th Washington D.C. (United States) 210
17th Dublin (Ireland) 202
18th Oakland, California (United States) 198
19th Sydney (Australia) 195
20th Copenhagen (Denmark) 195
21st San Jose, California (United States) 194
22nd Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 193
23rd Seattle, Washington (United States) 192
24th Los Angeles, California (United States) 192
25th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 191
26th Paris (France) 189
27th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 189
28th Singapore 187
29th Doha (Qatar) 186
30th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 186
31st Amsterdam (Netherlands) 185
32nd Santa Cruz, California (United States) 184
33rd Chicago, Illinois (United States) 183
34th Tokyo (Japan) 180
35th Miami, Florida (United States) 180
36th Auckland (New Zealand) 177
37th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 177
38th San Diego, California (United States) 176
39th Tel Aviv (Israel) 175
40th Helsinki (Finland) 174
41st Denver, Colorado (United States) 173
42nd Melbourne (Australia) 172
43rd Aarhus (Denmark) 172
44th Portland, Oregon (United States) 171
45th Stockholm (Sweden) 170
46th Luxembourg 170
47th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 170
48th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 169
49th Toronto (Canada) 169
50th Darwin (Australia) 168
51st Vancouver (Canada) 168
52nd Sacramento, California (United States) 168
53rd Canberra (Australia) 168
54th The Hague (Netherlands) 167
55th Wellington (New Zealand) 166
56th Cork (Ireland) 165
57th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 164
58th Brisbane (Australia) 163
59th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 163
60th Cambridge (United Kingdom) 163
61st Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 162
62nd Hamburg (Germany) 162
63rd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 161
64th St. John's, NL (Canada) 161
65th Lyon (France) 159
66th Munich (Germany) 159
67th Jerusalem (Israel) 159
68th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 159
69th Bozeman, Montana (United States) 159
70th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 158
71st Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 158
72nd Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 158
73rd Rotterdam (Netherlands) 157
74th Mississauga (Canada) 157
75th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 156
76th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 156
77th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 155
78th Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom) 155
79th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 155
80th Bristol (United Kingdom) 155
81st Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 155
82nd Galway (Ireland) 155
83rd Riverside, California (United States) 154
84th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 154
85th Adelaide (Australia) 153
86th Calgary (Canada) 153
87th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 153
88th San Luis Obispo, California (United States) 153
89th Cologne (Germany) 152
90th Dallas, Texas (United States) 151
91st Perth (Australia) 151
92nd New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 150
93rd Vienna (Austria) 150
94th Milan (Italy) 150
95th Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 150
96th Limerick (Ireland) 150
97th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 149
98th Orlando, Florida (United States) 149
99th Stuttgart (Germany) 148
100th Berlin (Germany) 148
101st Düsseldorf (Germany) 148
102nd Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 148
103rd Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 148
104th Reno, Nevada (United States) 148
105th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 147
106th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 147
107th Austin, Texas (United States) 147
108th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 147
109th Albany, New York (United States) 147
110th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 147
111th Gothenburg (Sweden) 147
112th Ottawa (Canada) 147
113th Christchurch (New Zealand) 146
114th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 146
115th Victoria (Canada) 146
116th Tempe, Arizona (United States) 146
117th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 146
118th Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States) 146
119th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 145
120th Eugene, Oregon (United States) 144
121st Edmonton (Canada) 144
122nd Durham, North Carolina (United States) 144
123rd Winnipeg (Canada) 144
124th Rome (Italy) 144
125th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 143
126th Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 143
127th Houston, Texas (United States) 143
128th Seoul (South Korea) 143
129th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 142
130th Grand Rapids (United States) 142
131st Manchester (United Kingdom) 142
132nd Brussels (Belgium) 142
133rd Malmo (Sweden) 141
134th Leeds (United Kingdom) 141
135th Venice (Italy) 141
136th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 141
137th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 140
138th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 139
139th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 139
140th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 139
141st Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 138
142nd Belfast (United Kingdom) 138
143rd Hamilton (Canada) 138
144th Toulouse (France) 138
145th Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 137
146th Halifax (Canada) 137
147th Antwerp (Belgium) 137
148th Buffalo, New York (United States) 137
149th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 137
150th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 137
151st Bologna (Italy) 137
152nd Tampa, Florida (United States) 136
153rd Nottingham (United Kingdom) 136
154th Genoa (Italy) 135
155th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 135
156th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 135
157th Madrid (Spain) 135
158th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 134
159th Florence (Italy) 134
160th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 134
161st Barcelona (Spain) 134
162nd Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 134
163rd Hanover (Germany) 133
164th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 133
165th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 133
166th Montreal (Canada) 133
167th Valletta (Malta) 132
168th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 131
169th Sheffield (United Kingdom) 131
170th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 130
171st Padua (Italy) 130
172nd Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 129
173rd Beirut (Lebanon) 128
174th Quebec City (Canada) 127
175th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 127
176th London, Ontario (Canada) 127
177th Spokane, Washington (United States) 127
178th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 126
179th Taipei (Taiwan) 126
180th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 126
181st Amman (Jordan) 126
182nd Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 125
183rd Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) 125
184th Rochester, New York (United States) 125
185th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 125
186th Bilbao (Spain) 125
187th Naples (Italy) 124
188th Nicosia (Cyprus) 124
189th Athens (Greece) 124
190th Panama City (Panama) 124
191st Turin (Italy) 124
192nd Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 123
193rd Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 123
194th Shanghai (China) 123
195th Boise, Idaho (United States) 122
196th Akron, Ohio (United States) 122
197th Lisbon (Portugal) 122
198th Montevideo (Uruguay) 121
199th Valencia (Spain) 121
200th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 121
201st Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 120
202nd Muscat (Oman) 120
203rd Fort Wayne, Indiana (United States) 118
204th Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 118
205th Lexington, Kentucky (United States) 118
206th Limassol (Cyprus) 118
207th Bangkok (Thailand) 118
208th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 117
209th Catania (Italy) 116
210th Pretoria (South Africa) 116
211th Manama (Bahrain) 116
212th Beijing (China) 116
213th Malaga (Spain) 114
214th Oporto (Portugal) 112
215th Thessaloniki (Greece) 112
216th Springfield, Missouri (United States) 112
217th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 111
218th Tallinn (Estonia) 108
219th Santiago (Chile) 107
220th Split (Croatia) 106
221st Shenzhen (China) 106
222nd Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 105
223rd Zagreb (Croatia) 105
224th Johannesburg (South Africa) 105
225th Baghdad (Iraq) 104
226th São Paulo (Brazil) 104
227th Riga (Latvia) 101
228th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 101
229th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
230th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 100
231st Bratislava (Slovakia) 99
232nd Nairobi (Kenya) 99
233rd Monterrey (Mexico) 98
234th Vilnius (Lithuania) 98
235th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 95
236th Cape Town (South Africa) 94
237th Moscow (Russia) 94
238th Brasília (Brazil) 94
239th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 94
240th Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 94
241st Guatemala City (Guatemala) 93
242nd Campinas (Brazil) 93
243rd San Salvador (El Salvador) 93
244th Budapest (Hungary) 92
245th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 92
246th Quito (Ecuador) 91
247th Kampala (Uganda) 91
248th Warsaw (Poland) 90
249th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 90
250th Salvador (Brazil) 90
251st Lima (Peru) 89
252nd Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 88
253rd Florianopolis (Brazil) 88
254th Brno (Czech Republic) 88
255th Curitiba (Brazil) 88
256th Goiânia (Brazil) 87
257th Asunción (Paraguay) 87
258th Niterói (Brazil) 87
259th Poznan (Poland) 87
260th Mexico City (Mexico) 87
261st Recife (Brazil) 87
262nd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 87
263rd Casablanca (Morocco) 87
264th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 87
265th Windhoek (Namibia) 86
266th Durban (South Africa) 86
267th Bogotá (Colombia) 86
268th Belgrade (Serbia) 86
269th Chiang Mai (Thailand) 85
270th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 85
271st Tijuana (Mexico) 84
272nd Saint Petersburg (Russia) 83
273rd Kraków (Poland) 83
274th Belém (Brazil) 83
275th Gdańsk (Poland) 83
276th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 83
277th Manaus (Brazil) 83
278th Yangon (Myanmar) 82
279th Lagos (Nigeria) 82
280th Tirana (Albania) 82
281st Wrocław (Poland) 82
282nd Jakarta (Indonesia) 82
283rd Fortaleza (Brazil) 82
284th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 81
285th Sofia (Bulgaria) 81
286th Medellín (Colombia) 80
287th Puebla (Mexico) 79
288th Manila (Philippines) 79
289th Jundiai (Brazil) 79
290th Bucharest (Romania) 78
291st João Pessoa (Brazil) 78
292nd Natal (Brazil) 78
293rd Queretaro (Mexico) 77
294th Mumbai (India) 77
295th Algiers (Algeria) 77
296th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 76
297th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 76
298th Georgetown (Penang) (Malaysia) 75
299th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 75
300th Skopje (Macedonia) 75
301st Guadalajara (Mexico) 73
302nd Delhi (India) 73
303rd Kathmandu (Nepal) 72
304th Timisoara (Romania) 72
305th Managua (Nicaragua) 72
306th Bangalore (India) 71
307th Pune (India) 71
308th Chişinău (Moldova) 68
309th Tunis (Tunisia) 68
310th Cairo (Egypt) 68
311th Hanoi (Vietnam) 68
312th Colombo (Sri Lanka) 67
313th Gurgaon (India) 67
314th Kolkata (India) 66
315th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 66
316th Yerevan (Armenia) 66
317th Astana (Kazakhstan) 65
318th Kiev (Ukraine) 65
319th Minsk (Belarus) 65
320th Baku (Azerbaijan) 64
321st Aguascalientes (Mexico) 63
322nd Tbilisi (Georgia) 63
323rd Novosibirsk (Russia) 63
324th Chandigarh (India) 63
325th Istanbul (Turkey) 61
326th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 61
327th Hyderabad, India (India) 61
328th Jaipur (India) 59
329th Madras (India) 59
330th Ahmedabad (India) 59
331st Bhubaneswar (India) 57
332nd İzmir (Turkey) 56
333rd Lviv (Ukraine) 56
334th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 55
335th Ankara (Turkey) 50
336th Antalya (Turkey) 50
337th Rosario (Argentina) 48
338th Bursa (Turkey) 48
339th Córdoba (Argentina) 47

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.

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 Bangkok.

Recent Prices Added

  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Munich costs €11 (6 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Lucknow costs ₨5,000 (33 minutes ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Madrid costs €62 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Ostrava costs 150 Kč (about 2 hours ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Marbella costs €20 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Belfast costs £46 (about 2 hours ago)

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