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 Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 262
2nd Mountain View, California (United States) 253
3rd New York City (United States) 247
4th Zurich (Switzerland) 244
5th Geneva (Switzerland) 244
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 240
7th Basel (Switzerland) 230
8th Lausanne (Switzerland) 224
9th Hong Kong 222
10th Oslo (Norway) 218
11th Washington D.C. (United States) 215
12th Reykjavik (Iceland) 215
13th Lugano (Switzerland) 213
14th Oakland, California (United States) 211
15th Nassau (Bahamas) 209
16th London (United Kingdom) 209
17th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 206
18th Seattle, Washington (United States) 202
19th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 202
20th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 199
21st Los Angeles, California (United States) 199
22nd Dublin (Ireland) 198
23rd San Jose, California (United States) 196
24th Copenhagen (Denmark) 195
25th Singapore 191
26th Tokyo (Japan) 190
27th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 189
28th Miami, Florida (United States) 189
29th Auckland (New Zealand) 186
30th Denver, Colorado (United States) 186
31st Tel Aviv (Israel) 185
32nd Boulder, Colorado (United States) 183
33rd Amsterdam (Netherlands) 183
34th Sydney (Australia) 182
35th San Diego, California (United States) 181
36th Doha (Qatar) 181
37th Paris (France) 181
38th Portland, Oregon (United States) 179
39th Sacramento, California (United States) 178
40th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 176
41st Toronto (Canada) 175
42nd Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 171
43rd Vancouver (Canada) 170
44th Luxembourg 169
45th Stockholm (Sweden) 169
46th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 168
47th Melbourne (Australia) 168
48th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 167
49th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 167
50th Jerusalem (Israel) 166
51st Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 166
52nd Oxford (United Kingdom) 166
53rd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 165
54th Utrecht (Netherlands) 165
55th Wellington (New Zealand) 165
56th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 164
57th Helsinki (Finland) 164
58th Canberra (Australia) 164
59th The Hague (Netherlands) 164
60th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 163
61st Bristol (United Kingdom) 162
62nd Cambridge (United Kingdom) 162
63rd Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 162
64th Haifa (Israel) 162
65th Brisbane (Australia) 161
66th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 161
67th Gold Coast (Australia) 161
68th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 160
69th Munich (Germany) 160
70th Austin, Texas (United States) 159
71st Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 159
72nd Burlington, Vermont (United States) 159
73rd Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 158
74th Dallas, Texas (United States) 158
75th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 157
76th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 157
77th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 156
78th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 156
79th Victoria (Canada) 156
80th Manchester (United Kingdom) 156
81st Beirut (Lebanon) 155
82nd Cork (Ireland) 154
83rd Ottawa (Canada) 154
84th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 153
85th Lyon (France) 153
86th Orlando, Florida (United States) 153
87th Cologne (Germany) 152
88th Perth (Australia) 152
89th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 152
90th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 151
91st Birmingham (United Kingdom) 151
92nd Hamburg (Germany) 151
93rd Glasgow (United Kingdom) 151
94th Tampa, Florida (United States) 150
95th Hobart (Australia) 150
96th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 150
97th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 150
98th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 149
99th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 149
100th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 149
101st Houston, Texas (United States) 148
102nd Riverside, California (United States) 148
103rd Calgary (Canada) 147
104th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 147
105th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 147
106th Milan (Italy) 147
107th Eindhoven (Netherlands) 146
108th Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 146
109th Edmonton (Canada) 146
110th Adelaide (Australia) 145
111th Kelowna (Canada) 145
112th Brussels (Belgium) 145
113th Leeds (United Kingdom) 145
114th Düsseldorf (Germany) 145
115th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 144
116th Gothenburg (Sweden) 144
117th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 144
118th Stuttgart (Germany) 143
119th Belfast (United Kingdom) 143
120th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 143
121st Seoul (South Korea) 143
122nd Richmond, Virginia (United States) 142
123rd Spokane, Washington (United States) 142
124th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 142
125th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 142
126th Halifax (Canada) 141
127th Buffalo, New York (United States) 141
128th Berlin (Germany) 140
129th Nice (France) 140
130th Rome (Italy) 140
131st Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 140
132nd Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 139
133rd Taipei (Taiwan) 139
134th Winnipeg (Canada) 139
135th Vienna (Austria) 138
136th Antwerp (Belgium) 138
137th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 137
138th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 137
139th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 136
140th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 136
141st Montreal (Canada) 136
142nd Barcelona (Spain) 136
143rd Boise, Idaho (United States) 135
144th Venice (Italy) 135
145th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 134
146th London, Ontario (Canada) 134
147th Florence (Italy) 134
148th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 133
149th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 133
150th Wichita, Kansas (United States) 131
151st Madrid (Spain) 131
152nd Genoa (Italy) 131
153rd Palma de Mallorca (Spain) 130
154th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 130
155th Valletta (Malta) 129
156th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 128
157th Quebec City (Canada) 128
158th Bologna (Italy) 127
159th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 126
160th Shanghai (China) 125
161st Muscat (Oman) 125
162nd Turin (Italy) 123
163rd Bilbao (Spain) 123
164th Manama (Bahrain) 122
165th Amman (Jordan) 121
166th Lisbon (Portugal) 118
167th Limassol (Cyprus) 118
168th Naples (Italy) 118
169th Panama City (Panama) 116
170th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 116
171st Kingston (Jamaica) 116
172nd Montevideo (Uruguay) 115
173rd Athens (Greece) 114
174th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 114
175th Port Louis (Mauritius) 114
176th Valencia (Spain) 114
177th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 112
178th Malaga (Spain) 111
179th Bangkok (Thailand) 111
180th Beijing (China) 110
181st Oporto (Portugal) 110
182nd Moscow (Russia) 109
183rd Tallinn (Estonia) 109
184th Seville (Spain) 108
185th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 108
186th Alicante (Spain) 108
187th Zaragoza (Spain) 108
188th Thessaloniki (Greece) 107
189th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 107
190th Shenzhen (China) 107
191st São Paulo (Brazil) 106
192nd Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 105
193rd Pretoria (South Africa) 104
194th Zagreb (Croatia) 104
195th Riga (Latvia) 102
196th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
197th Vilnius (Lithuania) 99
198th Nairobi (Kenya) 99
199th Bratislava (Slovakia) 98
200th Santiago (Chile) 98
201st Monterrey (Mexico) 97
202nd Jakarta (Indonesia) 97
203rd Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 97
204th Brasília (Brazil) 97
205th Johannesburg (South Africa) 96
206th Warsaw (Poland) 96
207th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 96
208th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 95
209th Campinas (Brazil) 95
210th Durban (South Africa) 95
211th San Salvador (El Salvador) 94
212th Florianopolis (Brazil) 93
213th Tijuana (Mexico) 93
214th Cape Town (South Africa) 93
215th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 93
216th Quito (Ecuador) 92
217th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 92
218th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 92
219th Cancún (Mexico) 91
220th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 90
221st Recife (Brazil) 90
222nd Brno (Czech Republic) 90
223rd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 90
224th Budapest (Hungary) 89
225th Manila (Philippines) 89
226th Mexico City (Mexico) 89
227th Curitiba (Brazil) 89
228th Queretaro (Mexico) 88
229th Lima (Peru) 88
230th Casablanca (Morocco) 87
231st Salvador (Brazil) 86
232nd Guadalajara (Mexico) 86
233rd Zapopan (Mexico) 86
234th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 86
235th Gaborone (Botswana) 85
236th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 84
237th Belgrade (Serbia) 84
238th Tirana (Albania) 83
239th Kraków (Poland) 83
240th Wrocław (Poland) 83
241st Fortaleza (Brazil) 82
242nd La Paz (Bolivia) 82
243rd Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 81
244th Rabat (Morocco) 81
245th Bucharest (Romania) 81
246th Kampala (Uganda) 80
247th Kiev (Ukraine) 80
248th Bogotá (Colombia) 80
249th Mumbai (India) 80
250th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 80
251st Sofia (Bulgaria) 80
252nd Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 79
253rd Cairo (Egypt) 79
254th Istanbul (Turkey) 79
255th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 78
256th Chihuahua (Mexico) 77
257th Medellín (Colombia) 77
258th Mérida (Mexico) 76
259th Algiers (Algeria) 75
260th İzmir (Turkey) 74
261st Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 74
262nd Cochabamba (Bolivia) 73
263rd Aguascalientes (Mexico) 73
264th Timisoara (Romania) 73
265th Barranquilla (Colombia) 72
266th Managua (Nicaragua) 72
267th Hanoi (Vietnam) 70
268th Delhi (India) 70
269th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 70
270th Iasi (Romania) 70
271st Ankara (Turkey) 69
272nd Baku (Azerbaijan) 69
273rd Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 68
274th Asunción (Paraguay) 68
275th Bucaramanga (Colombia) 68
276th Chişinău (Moldova) 66
277th Bursa (Turkey) 66
278th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 65
279th Arequipa (Peru) 65
280th Tunis (Tunisia) 65
281st Tbilisi (Georgia) 65
282nd Pune (India) 63
283rd Antalya (Turkey) 62
284th Bangalore (India) 61
285th Hyderabad, India (India) 60
286th Madras (India) 59

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 Munich.

Prices recently added

  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Amsterdam costs €50 (33 minutes ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Riyadh costs ﷼‎ 25 (34 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Johannesburg costs R 15,000 (30 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Port Moresby costs 25 Kina (38 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Lisbon costs €8 (41 minutes ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Bahir Dar costs 2,000,000 Birr (about 1 hour ago)