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) 230
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 229
3rd London (United Kingdom) 225
4th Zurich (Switzerland) 219
5th San Francisco, California (United States) 218
6th Miami, Florida (United States) 210
7th Geneva (Switzerland) 209
8th San Jose, California (United States) 205
9th Basel (Switzerland) 199
10th Lausanne (Switzerland) 198
11th Singapore 198
12th Lugano (Switzerland) 190
13th Sydney (Australia) 189
14th Denver, Colorado (United States) 188
15th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 184
16th Seattle, Washington (United States) 178
17th Los Angeles, California (United States) 177
18th Melbourne (Australia) 176
19th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 176
20th Portland, Oregon (United States) 171
21st Copenhagen (Denmark) 171
22nd Dublin (Ireland) 170
23rd Dallas, Texas (United States) 169
24th Nassau (Bahamas) 167
25th Toronto (Canada) 166
26th Sacramento, California (United States) 165
27th Auckland (New Zealand) 165
28th Paris (France) 164
29th Austin, Texas (United States) 163
30th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 163
31st Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 162
32nd Orlando, Florida (United States) 160
33rd Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 159
34th Hong Kong 158
35th Vancouver (Canada) 156
36th Houston, Texas (United States) 156
37th Oslo (Norway) 153
38th Tampa, Florida (United States) 152
39th Boise, Idaho (United States) 152
40th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 147
41st Tel Aviv (Israel) 147
42nd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 144
43rd St. Petersburg, Florida (United States) 143
44th Wellington (New Zealand) 143
45th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 142
46th Helsinki (Finland) 142
47th Calgary (Canada) 142
48th Trondheim (Norway) 142
49th Luxembourg 142
50th Stockholm (Sweden) 140
51st Newark, New Jersey (United States) 140
52nd Manchester (United Kingdom) 139
53rd Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 138
54th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 136
55th Milan (Italy) 135
56th Montreal (Canada) 134
57th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 134
58th Berlin (Germany) 134
59th Munich (Germany) 133
60th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 133
61st Brussels (Belgium) 132
62nd Doha (Qatar) 131
63rd Detroit, Michigan (United States) 128
64th Edmonton (Canada) 127
65th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 127
66th Santa Fe, New Mexico (United States) 126
67th Cairns (Australia) 125
68th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 125
69th Hamburg (Germany) 125
70th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 122
71st Nice (France) 122
72nd Vienna (Austria) 122
73rd Montevideo (Uruguay) 121
74th Haifa (Israel) 120
75th Hamilton, New Zealand (New Zealand) 120
76th Lyon (France) 120
77th San Sebastian (Spain) 118
78th Marseille (France) 117
79th Rome (Italy) 117
80th Newcastle, Australia (Australia) 117
81st Antwerp (Belgium) 116
82nd Tallahassee, Florida (United States) 116
83rd Valletta (Malta) 114
84th Wollongong (Australia) 113
85th Tijuana (Mexico) 112
86th Lisbon (Portugal) 112
87th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 112
88th Grenoble (France) 112
89th Macao 111
90th Madrid (Spain) 111
91st Barcelona, Spain (Spain) 111
92nd Darwin (Australia) 110
93rd Innsbruck (Austria) 109
94th Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 109
95th Lille (France) 108
96th Nantes (France) 108
97th Florence (Italy) 107
98th Ghent (Belgium) 107
99th Bergamo (Italy) 106
100th Dortmund (Germany) 106
101st Essen (Germany) 105
102nd Bilbao (Spain) 103
103rd Pamplona (Spain) 103
104th Varese (Italy) 103
105th Bologna (Italy) 101
106th Youngstown, Ohio (United States) 101
107th Monterrey (Mexico) 100
108th Abbotsford (Canada) 100
109th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
110th Mexico City (Mexico) 99
111th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 99
112th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 98
113th Dresden (Germany) 98
114th San Antonio, California (United States) 97
115th Valencia, Spain (Spain) 97
116th Amman (Jordan) 96
117th Ravenna (Italy) 96
118th Perugia (Italy) 95
119th Thessaloniki (Greece) 95
120th Shanghai (China) 95
121st Cedar Rapids, Iowa (United States) 94
122nd Zagreb (Croatia) 94
123rd Naples (Italy) 93
124th Panama City (Panama) 93
125th Warsaw (Poland) 93
126th Pescara (Italy) 92
127th Corunna (Spain) 92
128th Taipei (Taiwan) 91
129th Seville (Spain) 91
130th Gijón (Spain) 89
131st Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 89
132nd Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 89
133rd Zaragoza (Spain) 88
134th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 88
135th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 88
136th São Paulo (Brazil) 88
137th Guadalajara (Mexico) 88
138th Oviedo (Spain) 87
139th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 87
140th San Salvador (El Salvador) 84
141st Caracas (Venezuela) 84
142nd Santiago, Chile (Chile) 84
143rd Bratislava (Slovakia) 83
144th Curitiba (Brazil) 83
145th Beijing (China) 83
146th Budapest (Hungary) 82
147th Bangkok (Thailand) 82
148th Almería (Spain) 80
149th Brasília (Brazil) 80
150th Medellín (Colombia) 79
151st Quito (Ecuador) 79
152nd Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 78
153rd Porto Alegre (Brazil) 78
154th Georgetown (Guyana) 78
155th Lima (Peru) 77
156th Moscow (Russia) 77
157th Johannesburg (South Africa) 76
158th Barquisimeto (Venezuela) 75
159th Bogotá (Colombia) 74
160th Sofia (Bulgaria) 74
161st Cape Town (South Africa) 74
162nd Pula (Croatia) 74
163rd Bucharest (Romania) 73
164th Goiânia (Brazil) 71
165th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 70
166th Suva (Fiji) 70
167th Barranquilla (Colombia) 68
168th Nairobi (Kenya) 65
169th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 65
170th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 64
171st Chengdu (China) 61
172nd La Paz, Bolivia (Bolivia) 61
173rd Mumbai (India) 60
174th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 58
175th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 57
176th Plovdiv (Bulgaria) 56
177th Burgas (Bulgaria) 55
178th Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 54
179th Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 50
180th Delhi (India) 49
181st Yogyakarta (Indonesia) 38

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 Jakarta.

Prices recently added

  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Nairobi costs Shilling123 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Fortaleza costs R$ 750 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Kingston, Canada costs C$3,700 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Brisbane costs AU$23 (about 5 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Mackay costs AU$3.50 (about 5 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Caracas costs $7 (about 5 hours ago)

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