Expatistan Cost of Living Index

Ranking City Price Index: *
1st Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 262
2nd Mountain View, California (United States) 252
3rd New York City (United States) 247
4th Zurich (Switzerland) 243
5th Geneva (Switzerland) 242
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 241
7th Basel (Switzerland) 228
8th Hong Kong 222
9th Lausanne (Switzerland) 222
10th London (United Kingdom) 218
11th Washington D.C. (United States) 215
12th Oakland, California (United States) 215
13th Reykjavik (Iceland) 214
14th Oslo (Norway) 213
15th Lugano (Switzerland) 211
16th Nassau (Bahamas) 209
17th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 206
18th Seattle, Washington (United States) 202
19th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 201
20th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 199
21st Los Angeles, California (United States) 198
22nd Dublin (Ireland) 197
23rd San Jose, California (United States) 196
24th Copenhagen (Denmark) 193
25th Tokyo (Japan) 192
26th Singapore 190
27th Miami, Florida (United States) 189
28th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 189
29th Auckland (New Zealand) 186
30th Denver, Colorado (United States) 185
31st Tel Aviv (Israel) 184
32nd Boulder, Colorado (United States) 183
33rd Amsterdam (Netherlands) 183
34th San Diego, California (United States) 181
35th Doha (Qatar) 181
36th Paris (France) 179
37th Portland, Oregon (United States) 179
38th Sydney (Australia) 178
39th Sacramento, California (United States) 178
40th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 177
41st Toronto (Canada) 173
42nd Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 170
43rd Stockholm (Sweden) 169
44th Luxembourg 168
45th Vancouver (Canada) 168
46th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 168
47th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 168
48th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 167
49th Melbourne (Australia) 167
50th Oxford (United Kingdom) 166
51st Jerusalem (Israel) 166
52nd Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 166
53rd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 165
54th Wellington (New Zealand) 165
55th Utrecht (Netherlands) 164
56th Bristol (United Kingdom) 163
57th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 163
58th Helsinki (Finland) 163
59th Canberra (Australia) 163
60th The Hague (Netherlands) 162
61st Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 162
62nd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 162
63rd Haifa (Israel) 161
64th Brisbane (Australia) 160
65th Gold Coast (Australia) 159
66th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 159
67th Austin, Texas (United States) 159
68th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 159
69th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 159
70th Munich (Germany) 158
71st Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 158
72nd Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 158
73rd Dallas, Texas (United States) 158
74th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 157
75th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 157
76th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 157
77th Manchester (United Kingdom) 156
78th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 156
79th Victoria (Canada) 156
80th Beirut (Lebanon) 155
81st Ottawa (Canada) 154
82nd Cork (Ireland) 153
83rd Cologne (Germany) 152
84th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 152
85th Orlando, Florida (United States) 152
86th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 152
87th Lyon (France) 152
88th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 152
89th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 151
90th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 151
91st Perth (Australia) 151
92nd Tampa, Florida (United States) 150
93rd Nottingham (United Kingdom) 150
94th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 150
95th Hamburg (Germany) 150
96th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 150
97th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 149
98th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 149
99th Hobart (Australia) 149
100th Houston, Texas (United States) 148
101st Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 148
102nd Riverside, California (United States) 147
103rd Eindhoven (Netherlands) 147
104th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 147
105th Calgary (Canada) 146
106th Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 146
107th Milan (Italy) 146
108th Edmonton (Canada) 146
109th Leeds (United Kingdom) 146
110th Adelaide (Australia) 145
111th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 144
112th Kelowna (Canada) 144
113th Brussels (Belgium) 144
114th Gothenburg (Sweden) 144
115th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 143
116th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 143
117th Belfast (United Kingdom) 143
118th Stuttgart (Germany) 143
119th Spokane, Washington (United States) 142
120th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 142
121st Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 142
122nd Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 141
123rd Seoul (South Korea) 141
124th Buffalo, New York (United States) 141
125th Halifax (Canada) 140
126th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 140
127th Berlin (Germany) 140
128th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 139
129th Taipei (Taiwan) 139
130th Nice (France) 139
131st Rome (Italy) 139
132nd Winnipeg (Canada) 138
133rd Boise, Idaho (United States) 138
134th Vienna (Austria) 137
135th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 137
136th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 137
137th Antwerp (Belgium) 137
138th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 136
139th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 136
140th Montreal (Canada) 135
141st Barcelona (Spain) 135
142nd Venice (Italy) 134
143rd San Antonio, Texas (United States) 134
144th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 133
145th London, Ontario (Canada) 133
146th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 133
147th Florence (Italy) 132
148th Wichita, Kansas (United States) 131
149th Madrid (Spain) 131
150th Genoa (Italy) 130
151st Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 129
152nd Palma de Mallorca (Spain) 129
153rd Quebec City (Canada) 128
154th Valletta (Malta) 128
155th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 128
156th Bologna (Italy) 126
157th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 125
158th Muscat (Oman) 125
159th Shanghai (China) 123
160th Bilbao (Spain) 122
161st Manama (Bahrain) 122
162nd Turin (Italy) 121
163rd Amman (Jordan) 121
164th Naples (Italy) 117
165th Limassol (Cyprus) 117
166th Lisbon (Portugal) 117
167th Panama City (Panama) 116
168th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 115
169th Montevideo (Uruguay) 115
170th Athens (Greece) 114
171st San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 114
172nd Port Louis (Mauritius) 114
173rd Valencia (Spain) 113
174th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 112
175th Kingston (Jamaica) 112
176th Malaga (Spain) 110
177th Bangkok (Thailand) 110
178th Oporto (Portugal) 109
179th Moscow (Russia) 109
180th Beijing (China) 109
181st Tallinn (Estonia) 108
182nd Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 107
183rd Seville (Spain) 107
184th Zaragoza (Spain) 107
185th Alicante (Spain) 107
186th Thessaloniki (Greece) 107
187th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 106
188th Shenzhen (China) 105
189th São Paulo (Brazil) 105
190th Pretoria (South Africa) 105
191st Zagreb (Croatia) 104
192nd Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 102
193rd Riga (Latvia) 102
194th Murcia (Spain) 101
195th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
196th Johannesburg (South Africa) 99
197th Nairobi (Kenya) 99
198th Vilnius (Lithuania) 99
199th Bratislava (Slovakia) 98
200th Santiago (Chile) 97
201st Jakarta (Indonesia) 97
202nd Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 97
203rd Brasília (Brazil) 97
204th Monterrey (Mexico) 96
205th Durban (South Africa) 95
206th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 95
207th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 95
208th Warsaw (Poland) 95
209th Campinas (Brazil) 95
210th San Salvador (El Salvador) 94
211th Cape Town (South Africa) 94
212th Florianopolis (Brazil) 93
213th Quito (Ecuador) 92
214th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 92
215th Tijuana (Mexico) 92
216th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 92
217th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 92
218th Cancún (Mexico) 90
219th Recife (Brazil) 90
220th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 90
221st Manila (Philippines) 90
222nd Brno (Czech Republic) 90
223rd Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 90
224th Budapest (Hungary) 89
225th Lima (Peru) 89
226th Curitiba (Brazil) 88
227th Mexico City (Mexico) 88
228th Queretaro (Mexico) 87
229th Casablanca (Morocco) 87
230th Salvador (Brazil) 86
231st Guadalajara (Mexico) 85
232nd Zapopan (Mexico) 85
233rd Guatemala City (Guatemala) 85
234th Gaborone (Botswana) 85
235th Belgrade (Serbia) 85
236th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 85
237th Tirana (Albania) 83
238th Kraków (Poland) 83
239th Fortaleza (Brazil) 82
240th Wrocław (Poland) 82
241st La Paz (Bolivia) 82
242nd Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 81
243rd Rabat (Morocco) 80
244th Kampala (Uganda) 80
245th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 80
246th Kiev (Ukraine) 80
247th Bucharest (Romania) 80
248th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 80
249th Mumbai (India) 79
250th Bogotá (Colombia) 79
251st Sofia (Bulgaria) 79
252nd Cairo (Egypt) 79
253rd Istanbul (Turkey) 78
254th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 78
255th Chihuahua (Mexico) 76
256th Medellín (Colombia) 76
257th Mérida (Mexico) 75
258th Algiers (Algeria) 75
259th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 73
260th İzmir (Turkey) 73
261st Cochabamba (Bolivia) 73
262nd Aguascalientes (Mexico) 72
263rd Barranquilla (Colombia) 71
264th Delhi (India) 71
265th Baku (Azerbaijan) 71
266th Managua (Nicaragua) 71
267th Hanoi (Vietnam) 70
268th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 69
269th Iasi (Romania) 69
270th Ankara (Turkey) 69
271st Asunción (Paraguay) 68
272nd Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 67
273rd Bucaramanga (Colombia) 66
274th Chişinău (Moldova) 66
275th Bursa (Turkey) 65
276th Arequipa (Peru) 65
277th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 65
278th Tunis (Tunisia) 65
279th Tbilisi (Georgia) 64
280th Pune (India) 63
281st Antalya (Turkey) 61
282nd Bangalore (India) 61
283rd Hyderabad, India (India) 60
284th Madras (India) 58

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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  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in London costs £11 (35 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Dubai costs Dirham 58 (43 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Tabuk costs ﷼‎ 1,200 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Weekly rent - 85m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Melbourne costs AU$1,720 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Changsha costs 20元 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Kuwait City costs Dinar 1.000 (about 1 hour ago)

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