Expatistan's Cost of Living World Map

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This map shows only the top cities in the world. We also have a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living 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.

Expatistan Cost of Living Index

Ranking City Price Index: *
1st New York City (United States) 234
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 231
3rd Hamilton (Bermuda) 229
4th Geneva (Switzerland) 213
5th Zurich (Switzerland) 210
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 200
7th Basel (Switzerland) 198
8th Lausanne (Switzerland) 196
9th Hong Kong 193
10th London (United Kingdom) 193
11th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 190
12th Maui (United States) 186
13th Washington D.C. (United States) 185
14th Los Angeles, California (United States) 184
15th Dublin (Ireland) 182
16th Seattle, Washington (United States) 176
17th San Jose, California (United States) 173
18th San Diego, California (United States) 172
19th Portland, Oregon (United States) 169
20th Sydney (Australia) 169
21st Nassau (Bahamas) 165
22nd Copenhagen (Denmark) 163
23rd Tel Aviv (Israel) 162
24th Vancouver (Canada) 162
25th Auckland (New Zealand) 162
26th Toronto (Canada) 161
27th Brisbane (Australia) 161
28th Oslo (Norway) 157
29th Sacramento, California (United States) 156
30th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 156
31st Amsterdam (Netherlands) 156
32nd Irvine, California (United States) 156
33rd Cocoa Beach, Florida (United States) 155
34th Melbourne (Australia) 155
35th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 155
36th Paris (France) 154
37th Trondheim (Norway) 149
38th Luxembourg 146
39th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 146
40th Perth (Australia) 146
41st Doha (Qatar) 145
42nd Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 144
43rd Newark, New Jersey (United States) 143
44th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 142
45th Stockholm (Sweden) 141
46th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 140
47th Helsinki (Finland) 140
48th Houston, Texas (United States) 140
49th The Hague (Netherlands) 139
50th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 139
51st Jerusalem (Israel) 139
52nd Munich (Germany) 137
53rd Haifa (Israel) 136
54th Hamburg (Germany) 135
55th Ottawa (Canada) 134
56th Cork (Ireland) 134
57th Montreal (Canada) 133
58th Cairns (Australia) 132
59th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 132
60th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 130
61st Cologne (Germany) 130
62nd Hamilton (New Zealand) 130
63rd Newcastle (Australia) 129
64th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 128
65th Santa Fe, New Mexico (United States) 128
66th Eindhoven (Netherlands) 127
67th Oxford (United Kingdom) 126
68th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 125
69th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 125
70th Vienna (Austria) 124
71st Seoul (South Korea) 124
72nd Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 124
73rd Darwin (Australia) 123
74th Valletta (Malta) 123
75th Limerick (Ireland) 123
76th Wollongong (Australia) 123
77th Kelowna (Canada) 122
78th Lyon (France) 122
79th Plymouth (United Kingdom) 121
80th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 121
81st San Sebastian (Spain) 121
82nd Brussels (Belgium) 121
83rd Milan (Italy) 120
84th Barrie (Canada) 120
85th Montevideo (Uruguay) 119
86th Tallahassee, Florida (United States) 118
87th Stuttgart (Germany) 117
88th Rome (Italy) 117
89th Antwerp (Belgium) 117
90th Modesto, California (United States) 117
91st Macao 116
92nd Osaka (Japan) 116
93rd Portsmouth (United Kingdom) 116
94th Madrid (Spain) 115
95th Bordeaux (France) 115
96th Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) 114
97th Marseille (France) 114
98th Barcelona (Spain) 114
99th Winnipeg (Canada) 113
100th Florence (Italy) 112
101st Innsbruck (Austria) 111
102nd Nantes (France) 110
103rd Lille (France) 109
104th Abbotsford (Canada) 109
105th Ghent (Belgium) 108
106th Essen (Germany) 108
107th Freiburg (Germany) 107
108th Lisbon (Portugal) 107
109th Panama City (Panama) 107
110th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 107
111th Quebec City (Canada) 107
112th Strasbourg (France) 107
113th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 106
114th Venice (Italy) 106
115th Dortmund (Germany) 105
116th Varese (Italy) 105
117th Bilbao (Spain) 104
118th Bologna (Italy) 103
119th Moscow (Russia) 102
120th Athens (Greece) 102
121st Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 102
122nd Youngstown, Ohio (United States) 102
123rd San Antonio, California (United States) 101
124th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
125th Dresden (Germany) 100
126th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 99
127th Perugia (Italy) 99
128th Valencia (Spain) 98
129th Pamplona (Spain) 98
130th Oviedo (Spain) 97
131st Oporto (Portugal) 97
132nd Santiago (Chile) 97
133rd Naples (Italy) 95
134th Pescara (Italy) 95
135th Pisa (Italy) 95
136th Cedar Rapids, Iowa (United States) 95
137th Turin (Italy) 95
138th Malaga (Spain) 95
139th Zaragoza (Spain) 94
140th Amman (Jordan) 94
141st Tallinn (Estonia) 92
142nd Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 91
143rd Corunna (Spain) 91
144th Beijing (China) 91
145th Monterrey (Mexico) 90
146th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 89
147th Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) 89
148th Seville (Spain) 88
149th Cordova (Spain) 88
150th Shenzhen (China) 87
151st São Paulo (Brazil) 87
152nd Caracas (Venezuela) 86
153rd Guatemala City (Guatemala) 86
154th Alicante (Spain) 86
155th Mexico City (Mexico) 84
156th Almería (Spain) 84
157th Georgetown (Guyana) 83
158th Brasília (Brazil) 82
159th San Salvador (El Salvador) 82
160th Bratislava (Slovakia) 82
161st Guadalajara (Mexico) 82
162nd Warsaw (Poland) 80
163rd Quito (Ecuador) 80
164th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 80
165th Suva (Fiji) 78
166th Port Louis (Mauritius) 78
167th Istanbul (Turkey) 78
168th Curitiba (Brazil) 77
169th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 77
170th Tartu (Estonia) 76
171st Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 75
172nd Barquisimeto (Venezuela) 75
173rd Bucharest (Romania) 74
174th Pretoria (South Africa) 74
175th Cape Town (South Africa) 72
176th Puebla (Mexico) 70
177th Kraków (Poland) 70
178th Johannesburg (South Africa) 70
179th Lima (Peru) 70
180th Phnom Penh (Cambodia) 69
181st Chengdu (China) 68
182nd Yakutsk (Russia) 68
183rd Jakarta (Indonesia) 67
184th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 67
185th Johor Bahru (Malaysia) 65
186th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 65
187th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 65
188th Piracicaba (Brazil) 63
189th La Paz (Bolivia) 62
190th Veracruz (Mexico) 62
191st Guarulhos (Brazil) 59
192nd Bogotá (Colombia) 57
193rd Iasi (Romania) 56
194th Asunción (Paraguay) 56
195th Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 56
196th Bandung (Indonesia) 55
197th Plovdiv (Bulgaria) 55
198th Burgas (Bulgaria) 54
199th Mumbai (India) 54
200th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 53
201st Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 52
202nd Prishtina (Kosovo) 50
203rd Cairo (Egypt) 48
204th Târgu Mureş (Romania) 48
205th Bangalore (India) 48
206th Irkutsk (Russia) 47
207th Delhi (India) 46
208th Chelyabinsk (Russia) 46
209th Yogyakarta (Indonesia) 42
210th Nagpur (India) 41

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 Ansan.

Prices recently added

  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Nice costs €4.50 (28 minutes ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Lublin costs 3,500 zł (42 minutes ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Melbourne costs AU$756 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Prague costs 39 Kč (about 1 hour ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 4,000,000 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Malaga costs €750 (about 3 hours ago)

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