Expatistan's Cost of Living World Map


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

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 Karachi.

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