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

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 Mountain View, California.

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