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

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 Denver, Colorado.

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