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 Zurich (Switzerland) 259
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 253
3rd Geneva (Switzerland) 240
4th San Francisco, California (United States) 240
5th London (United Kingdom) 239
6th New York City (United States) 238
7th Hong Kong 234
8th Lausanne (Switzerland) 219
9th Dublin (Ireland) 205
10th Reykjavik (Iceland) 200
11th Los Angeles, California (United States) 200
12th Washington D.C. (United States) 200
13th Sydney (Australia) 199
14th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 197
15th Singapore 196
16th Oslo (Norway) 195
17th San Jose, California (United States) 195
18th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 194
19th Trondheim (Norway) 193
20th Seattle, Washington (United States) 193
21st Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 192
22nd Paris (France) 191
23rd Auckland (New Zealand) 189
24th Tel Aviv (Israel) 189
25th Copenhagen (Denmark) 188
26th Miami, Florida (United States) 186
27th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 184
28th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 182
29th Portland, Oregon (United States) 176
30th Denver, Colorado (United States) 175
31st Luxembourg 175
32nd Vancouver (Canada) 173
33rd Toronto (Canada) 169
34th Utrecht (Netherlands) 166
35th Melbourne (Australia) 165
36th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 165
37th Doha (Qatar) 162
38th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 161
39th Hamburg (Germany) 161
40th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 161
41st Bristol (United Kingdom) 161
42nd Helsinki (Finland) 161
43rd Stockholm (Sweden) 160
44th Dallas, Texas (United States) 160
45th Austin, Texas (United States) 158
46th Brisbane (Australia) 158
47th Tokyo (Japan) 157
48th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 157
49th Munich (Germany) 157
50th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 156
51st Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 156
52nd Tampa, Florida (United States) 155
53rd Eindhoven (Netherlands) 154
54th Ottawa (Canada) 154
55th The Hague (Netherlands) 152
56th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 152
57th Orlando, Florida (United States) 151
58th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 151
59th Manchester (United Kingdom) 151
60th Cork (Ireland) 151
61st Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 147
62nd Valletta (Malta) 147
63rd Lyon (France) 146
64th Gothenburg (Sweden) 146
65th Milan (Italy) 146
66th Edmonton (Canada) 145
67th Brussels (Belgium) 145
68th Houston, Texas (United States) 145
69th Adelaide (Australia) 144
70th Berlin (Germany) 143
71st Detroit, Michigan (United States) 142
72nd Belfast (United Kingdom) 142
73rd Montreal (Canada) 141
74th Stuttgart (Germany) 141
75th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 140
76th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 139
77th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 138
78th Shanghai (China) 135
79th Boise, Idaho (United States) 134
80th Barcelona (Spain) 131
81st San Antonio, Texas (United States) 130
82nd Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 127
83rd Madrid (Spain) 126
84th Bilbao (Spain) 123
85th Quebec City (Canada) 121
86th Lisbon (Portugal) 121
87th Valencia (Spain) 120
88th Taipei (Taiwan) 117
89th Muscat (Oman) 113
90th Panama City (Panama) 112
91st Athens (Greece) 110
92nd Montevideo (Uruguay) 110
93rd Zaragoza (Spain) 109
94th Malaga (Spain) 108
95th Oporto (Portugal) 107
96th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 104
97th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 104
98th Bangkok (Thailand) 103
99th Riga (Latvia) 102
100th Zagreb (Croatia) 101
101st Seville (Spain) 101
102nd Amman (Jordan) 100
103rd Prague (Czech Republic) 100
104th Johannesburg (South Africa) 99
105th Murcia (Spain) 97
106th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 97
107th Caracas (Venezuela) 95
108th Cape Town (South Africa) 92
109th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 92
110th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 90
111th Santiago (Chile) 90
112th Moscow (Russia) 89
113th Pretoria (South Africa) 89
114th Warsaw (Poland) 88
115th Tijuana (Mexico) 86
116th Budapest (Hungary) 86
117th Monterrey (Mexico) 86
118th Casablanca (Morocco) 86
119th Mexico City (Mexico) 85
120th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 85
121st Quito (Ecuador) 84
122nd Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 84
123rd Guayaquil (Ecuador) 80
124th São Paulo (Brazil) 80
125th Kraków (Poland) 80
126th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 79
127th Puebla (Mexico) 79
128th Queretaro (Mexico) 79
129th Jakarta (Indonesia) 77
130th Bucharest (Romania) 77
131st Brasília (Brazil) 76
132nd Nairobi (Kenya) 76
133rd Guadalajara (Mexico) 75
134th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 74
135th Lima (Peru) 74
136th Valparaiso (Chile) 73
137th Campinas (Brazil) 72
138th Kyiv (Ukraine) 72
139th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 71
140th Florianopolis (Brazil) 71
141st Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 70
142nd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 69
143rd Curitiba (Brazil) 69
144th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 67
145th Bogotá (Colombia) 66
146th Salvador (Brazil) 65
147th Delhi (India) 61
148th Medellín (Colombia) 60
149th Asunción (Paraguay) 60
150th Barranquilla (Colombia) 60
151st Cairo (Egypt) 60
152nd Bangalore (India) 59
153rd Baku (Azerbaijan) 58
154th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 58
155th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 57
156th Arequipa (Peru) 57
157th Bucaramanga (Colombia) 56
158th Pune (India) 52
159th Istanbul (Turkey) 47
160th Ankara (Turkey) 41
161st İzmir (Turkey) 39

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 Wichita, Kansas.

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