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 Hamilton (Bermuda) 296
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 252
3rd Geneva (Switzerland) 246
4th Zurich (Switzerland) 243
5th San Francisco, California (United States) 242
6th Reykjavik (Iceland) 241
7th Walnut Creek, California (United States) 236
8th New York City (United States) 232
9th Oslo (Norway) 225
10th London (United Kingdom) 225
11th Berkeley, California (United States) 220
12th Basel (Switzerland) 220
13th Lausanne (Switzerland) 220
14th Washington D.C. (United States) 219
15th Hong Kong 215
16th Bern (Switzerland) 210
17th Sydney (Australia) 205
18th Dublin (Ireland) 204
19th San Jose, California (United States) 204
20th Oakland, California (United States) 201
21st Seattle, Washington (United States) 199
22nd Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 198
23rd Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 197
24th Los Angeles, California (United States) 195
25th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 194
26th Singapore 193
27th Copenhagen (Denmark) 193
28th Paris (France) 193
29th Doha (Qatar) 192
30th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 190
31st Chicago, Illinois (United States) 190
32nd Santa Cruz, California (United States) 188
33rd Amsterdam (Netherlands) 187
34th Auckland (New Zealand) 184
35th Tokyo (Japan) 183
36th San Diego, California (United States) 183
37th Melbourne (Australia) 180
38th Miami, Florida (United States) 179
39th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 178
40th Tel Aviv (Israel) 178
41st Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 178
42nd Newark, New Jersey (United States) 176
43rd Canberra (Australia) 176
44th Portland, Oregon (United States) 175
45th Helsinki (Finland) 175
46th Luxembourg 174
47th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 174
48th Bristol (United Kingdom) 174
49th Wellington (New Zealand) 173
50th Sacramento, California (United States) 173
51st Denver, Colorado (United States) 172
52nd Stockholm (Sweden) 172
53rd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 172
54th Brisbane (Australia) 171
55th Cork (Ireland) 170
56th Toronto (Canada) 170
57th Vancouver (Canada) 169
58th The Hague (Netherlands) 169
59th Gold Coast (Australia) 166
60th Cambridge (United Kingdom) 166
61st Aarhus (Denmark) 166
62nd Tacoma, Washington (United States) 166
63rd Perth (Australia) 165
64th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 165
65th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 164
66th Bozeman, Montana (United States) 164
67th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 163
68th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 163
69th Munich (Germany) 163
70th Jerusalem (Israel) 163
71st Adelaide (Australia) 162
72nd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 162
73rd Hamburg (Germany) 162
74th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 161
75th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 161
76th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 160
77th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 160
78th Riverside, California (United States) 160
79th Orlando, Florida (United States) 160
80th Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom) 159
81st Lyon (France) 159
82nd Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 159
83rd Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 159
84th San Luis Obispo, California (United States) 158
85th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 158
86th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 158
87th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 158
88th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 158
89th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 157
90th Mississauga (Canada) 157
91st Galway (Ireland) 157
92nd Dallas, Texas (United States) 156
93rd Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 155
94th Milan (Italy) 154
95th Calgary (Canada) 153
96th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 153
97th Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 153
98th Christchurch (New Zealand) 152
99th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 152
100th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 151
101st Berlin (Germany) 151
102nd Limerick (Ireland) 151
103rd San Juan (Puerto Rico) 151
104th Austin, Texas (United States) 150
105th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 150
106th Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States) 150
107th Düsseldorf (Germany) 150
108th Stuttgart (Germany) 150
109th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 150
110th Vienna (Austria) 150
111th Albany, New York (United States) 150
112th Eugene, Oregon (United States) 149
113th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 149
114th Ottawa (Canada) 149
115th Gothenburg (Sweden) 148
116th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 148
117th Rome (Italy) 148
118th Houston, Texas (United States) 148
119th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 148
120th Manchester (United Kingdom) 147
121st Edmonton (Canada) 147
122nd Brussels (Belgium) 147
123rd Reno, Nevada (United States) 147
124th Victoria (Canada) 146
125th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 146
126th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 145
127th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 145
128th Leeds (United Kingdom) 144
129th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 143
130th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 143
131st Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 143
132nd Venice (Italy) 143
133rd Fresno, California (United States) 142
134th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 142
135th Malmo (Sweden) 142
136th Seoul (South Korea) 142
137th Buffalo, New York (United States) 141
138th Belfast (United Kingdom) 141
139th Antwerp (Belgium) 141
140th Winnipeg (Canada) 140
141st Nottingham (United Kingdom) 140
142nd Glasgow (United Kingdom) 140
143rd Tampa, Florida (United States) 140
144th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 140
145th Toulouse (France) 140
146th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 139
147th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 139
148th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 139
149th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 139
150th Bologna (Italy) 138
151st Halifax (Canada) 138
152nd Valletta (Malta) 138
153rd Genoa (Italy) 138
154th Hanover (Germany) 137
155th Barcelona (Spain) 137
156th Madrid (Spain) 137
157th Florence (Italy) 137
158th Suva (Fiji) 136
159th Beirut (Lebanon) 136
160th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 136
161st Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 136
162nd Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 136
163rd Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 135
164th Hamilton (Canada) 135
165th Montreal (Canada) 134
166th Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 134
167th Pretoria (South Africa) 133
168th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 133
169th Montevideo (Uruguay) 133
170th Padua (Italy) 132
171st Sheffield (United Kingdom) 131
172nd Liverpool (United Kingdom) 131
173rd Taipei (Taiwan) 131
174th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 130
175th Spokane, Washington (United States) 129
176th Chattanooga, Tennessee (United States) 129
177th Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) 129
178th Rochester, New York (United States) 129
179th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 128
180th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 128
181st Quebec City (Canada) 128
182nd Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 128
183rd Naples (Italy) 128
184th London, Ontario (Canada) 127
185th Shanghai (China) 127
186th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 127
187th Amman (Jordan) 126
188th Panama City (Panama) 126
189th Akron, Ohio (United States) 126
190th Bilbao (Spain) 126
191st Tucson, Arizona (United States) 125
192nd Nicosia (Cyprus) 125
193rd Toledo, Ohio (United States) 125
194th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 125
195th Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 125
196th Turin (Italy) 124
197th Athens (Greece) 124
198th Lisbon (Portugal) 124
199th Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 124
200th Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 124
201st Valencia (Spain) 123
202nd Boise, Idaho (United States) 123
203rd Fort Wayne, Indiana (United States) 121
204th Muscat (Oman) 121
205th Lexington, Kentucky (United States) 121
206th Beijing (China) 121
207th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 121
208th Manama (Bahrain) 120
209th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 120
210th Limassol (Cyprus) 119
211th Catania (Italy) 118
212th Bangkok (Thailand) 117
213th Springfield, Missouri (United States) 117
214th Johannesburg (South Africa) 116
215th Malaga (Spain) 115
216th Thessaloniki (Greece) 114
217th Santiago (Chile) 111
218th Oporto (Portugal) 111
219th Shenzhen (China) 111
220th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 110
221st São Paulo (Brazil) 110
222nd Tallinn (Estonia) 109
223rd Split (Croatia) 109
224th Baghdad (Iraq) 108
225th Kingston (Jamaica) 108
226th Zagreb (Croatia) 107
227th Moscow (Russia) 104
228th Cape Town (South Africa) 103
229th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 103
230th Brasília (Brazil) 103
231st Guayaquil (Ecuador) 103
232nd Riga (Latvia) 103
233rd Nairobi (Kenya) 102
234th Bratislava (Slovakia) 101
235th Campinas (Brazil) 100
236th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
237th Braga (Portugal) 100
238th Vilnius (Lithuania) 99
239th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 99
240th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 99
241st Monterrey (Mexico) 99
242nd Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 98
243rd Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 98
244th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 98
245th Quito (Ecuador) 97
246th Salvador (Brazil) 96
247th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 96
248th San Salvador (El Salvador) 96
249th Florianopolis (Brazil) 95
250th Durban (South Africa) 95
251st Goiânia (Brazil) 95
252nd Niterói (Brazil) 94
253rd Curitiba (Brazil) 94
254th Recife (Brazil) 94
255th Bogotá (Colombia) 94
256th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 93
257th Lima (Peru) 93
258th Kampala (Uganda) 92
259th Budapest (Hungary) 92
260th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 92
261st Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 91
262nd Warsaw (Poland) 90
263rd Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 90
264th Belém (Brazil) 90
265th Mexico City (Mexico) 90
266th Casablanca (Morocco) 90
267th Manaus (Brazil) 90
268th Lagos (Nigeria) 90
269th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 89
270th Sorocaba (Brazil) 89
271st Kazan' (Russia) 89
272nd Brno (Czech Republic) 89
273rd Poznan (Poland) 89
274th Blumenau (Brazil) 89
275th Asunción (Paraguay) 88
276th Fortaleza (Brazil) 88
277th Joinville (Brazil) 87
278th Uberlandia (Brazil) 87
279th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 87
280th Belgrade (Serbia) 87
281st Chiang Mai (Thailand) 86
282nd Jakarta (Indonesia) 85
283rd João Pessoa (Brazil) 85
284th Jundiai (Brazil) 85
285th Medellín (Colombia) 84
286th Tirana (Albania) 84
287th Kraków (Poland) 84
288th Gdańsk (Poland) 83
289th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 83
290th La Paz (Bolivia) 83
291st Natal (Brazil) 83
292nd Sofia (Bulgaria) 83
293rd Manila (Philippines) 82
294th Wrocław (Poland) 81
295th Mumbai (India) 81
296th Puebla (Mexico) 81
297th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 80
298th Bucharest (Romania) 80
299th Istanbul (Turkey) 80
300th Delhi (India) 80
301st Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 80
302nd Pune (India) 80
303rd Algiers (Algeria) 79
304th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 79
305th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 78
306th Queretaro (Mexico) 77
307th Georgetown (Penang) (Malaysia) 77
308th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 76
309th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 76
310th Kathmandu (Nepal) 76
311th Skopje (Macedonia) 75
312th Guadalajara (Mexico) 75
313th Tunis (Tunisia) 74
314th Managua (Nicaragua) 74
315th Gurgaon (India) 74
316th Timisoara (Romania) 73
317th Chişinău (Moldova) 72
318th İzmir (Turkey) 72
319th Tbilisi (Georgia) 71
320th Colombo (Sri Lanka) 71
321st Hanoi (Vietnam) 71
322nd Almaty (Kazakhstan) 70
323rd Kiev (Ukraine) 69
324th Cairo (Egypt) 69
325th Yerevan (Armenia) 68
326th Bangalore (India) 68
327th Minsk (Belarus) 68
328th Novosibirsk (Russia) 67
329th Baku (Azerbaijan) 66
330th Ankara (Turkey) 66
331st Ahmedabad (India) 66
332nd Hyderabad, India (India) 65
333rd Aguascalientes (Mexico) 65
334th Jaipur (India) 64
335th Córdoba (Argentina) 63
336th Antalya (Turkey) 62
337th Coimbatore (India) 62
338th Bursa (Turkey) 62
339th Bhubaneswar (India) 62
340th Kolkata (India) 62
341st Madras (India) 62
342nd Lviv (Ukraine) 61
343rd Rosario (Argentina) 60
344th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 58
345th Vadodara (India) 56

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 Vancouver, Washington.

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