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) 294
2nd Geneva (Switzerland) 253
3rd Zurich (Switzerland) 244
4th Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 241
5th Reykjavik (Iceland) 239
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 228
7th New York City (United States) 227
8th Oslo (Norway) 224
9th London (United Kingdom) 222
10th Basel (Switzerland) 221
11th Lausanne (Switzerland) 215
12th Bern (Switzerland) 215
13th Sydney (Australia) 214
14th Washington D.C. (United States) 214
15th Mountain View, California (United States) 210
16th Hong Kong 205
17th Dublin (Ireland) 201
18th Luanda (Angola) 198
19th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 196
20th Paris (France) 193
21st Oakland, California (United States) 192
22nd Copenhagen (Denmark) 191
23rd Singapore 191
24th San Jose, California (United States) 191
25th Maui (United States) 187
26th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 186
27th Melbourne (Australia) 186
28th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 185
29th Auckland (New Zealand) 185
30th Wellington (New Zealand) 184
31st Amsterdam (Netherlands) 184
32nd Seattle, Washington (United States) 183
33rd Los Angeles, California (United States) 182
34th Brisbane (Australia) 181
35th Tel Aviv (Israel) 180
36th Canberra (Australia) 179
37th Luxembourg 179
38th Stockholm (Sweden) 178
39th Doha (Qatar) 178
40th Perth (Australia) 176
41st San Diego, California (United States) 175
42nd Chicago, Illinois (United States) 174
43rd Boulder, Colorado (United States) 174
44th Bristol (United Kingdom) 173
45th Helsinki (Finland) 173
46th Tokyo (Japan) 172
47th Cork (Ireland) 171
48th Munich (Germany) 170
49th Vancouver (Canada) 169
50th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 169
51st Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 168
52nd Portland, Oregon (United States) 167
53rd Birmingham (United Kingdom) 167
54th Newark, New Jersey (United States) 167
55th Toronto (Canada) 167
56th Jerusalem (Israel) 166
57th Miami, Florida (United States) 165
58th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 165
59th Adelaide (Australia) 164
60th The Hague (Netherlands) 164
61st Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 163
62nd Denver, Colorado (United States) 163
63rd Christchurch (New Zealand) 162
64th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 161
65th Sacramento, California (United States) 161
66th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 160
67th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 160
68th Mississauga (Canada) 160
69th Lyon (France) 160
70th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 159
71st Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 157
72nd Galway (Ireland) 156
73rd Calgary (Canada) 156
74th Gothenburg (Sweden) 156
75th Cologne (Germany) 156
76th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 154
77th Hamburg (Germany) 154
78th Nice (France) 154
79th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 153
80th Brussels (Belgium) 153
81st Baton Rouge, Louisiana (United States) 152
82nd Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 152
83rd Milan (Italy) 151
84th Ottawa (Canada) 151
85th Limerick (Ireland) 151
86th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 150
87th Rome (Italy) 150
88th Manchester (United Kingdom) 150
89th Barcelona (Spain) 149
90th Seoul (South Korea) 149
91st Vienna (Austria) 148
92nd Tacoma, Washington (United States) 148
93rd Austin, Texas (United States) 148
94th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 147
95th Berlin (Germany) 147
96th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 147
97th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 147
98th Stuttgart (Germany) 147
99th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 147
100th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 146
101st Dallas, Texas (United States) 146
102nd Grand Rapids (United States) 146
103rd Belfast (United Kingdom) 145
104th Edmonton (Canada) 145
105th Victoria (Canada) 145
106th Malmo (Sweden) 145
107th Venice (Italy) 144
108th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 143
109th Leeds (United Kingdom) 143
110th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 142
111th Houston, Texas (United States) 142
112th Antwerp (Belgium) 140
113th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 140
114th Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 140
115th Scottsdale, Arizona (United States) 139
116th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 139
117th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 139
118th Genoa (Italy) 139
119th Riverside, California (United States) 138
120th Winnipeg (Canada) 138
121st Bologna (Italy) 138
122nd Liverpool (United Kingdom) 137
123rd Glasgow (United Kingdom) 137
124th Fresno, California (United States) 137
125th Madrid (Spain) 137
126th Florence (Italy) 137
127th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 137
128th Halifax (Canada) 136
129th Tampa, Florida (United States) 136
130th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 136
131st Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 135
132nd Jackson, Mississippi (United States) 135
133rd Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 135
134th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 135
135th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 135
136th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 135
137th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 135
138th Montreal (Canada) 134
139th Reno, Nevada (United States) 134
140th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 134
141st Orlando, Florida (United States) 134
142nd Padua (Italy) 134
143rd Beirut (Lebanon) 134
144th Asheville, North Carolina (United States) 133
145th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 133
146th Montevideo (Uruguay) 132
147th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 132
148th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 132
149th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 131
150th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 131
151st Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 131
152nd Valletta (Malta) 131
153rd Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 130
154th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 130
155th Rochester, New York (United States) 130
156th Quebec City (Canada) 130
157th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 130
158th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 129
159th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 128
160th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 127
161st Bilbao (Spain) 127
162nd Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 127
163rd São Paulo (Brazil) 127
164th Shanghai (China) 127
165th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 126
166th Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 126
167th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 126
168th Wichita, Kansas (United States) 126
169th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 125
170th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 125
171st Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 125
172nd Spokane, Washington (United States) 125
173rd Valencia (Spain) 124
174th Lisbon (Portugal) 124
175th Athens (Greece) 124
176th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 123
177th Turin (Italy) 123
178th Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 122
179th Harare (Zimbabwe) 122
180th Toledo, Ohio (United States) 122
181st Pretoria (South Africa) 121
182nd Panama City (Panama) 121
183rd Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) 121
184th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 121
185th Beijing (China) 120
186th Catania (Italy) 119
187th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 119
188th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 118
189th El Paso, Texas (United States) 118
190th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 118
191st Boise, Idaho (United States) 118
192nd Nicosia (Cyprus) 118
193rd Limassol (Cyprus) 117
194th Brasília (Brazil) 117
195th Thessaloniki (Greece) 117
196th Amman (Jordan) 116
197th Johannesburg (South Africa) 116
198th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 116
199th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 116
200th San Jose (Costa Rica) 115
201st Porto Alegre (Brazil) 114
202nd Salvador (Brazil) 113
203rd Santiago (Chile) 113
204th Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 113
205th Port Louis (Mauritius) 113
206th Florianopolis (Brazil) 113
207th Taipei (Taiwan) 113
208th Lexington, Kentucky (United States) 112
209th Muscat (Oman) 112
210th Malaga (Spain) 112
211th Manama (Bahrain) 112
212th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 112
213th Campinas (Brazil) 111
214th Moscow (Russia) 111
215th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 111
216th Recife (Brazil) 110
217th Goiânia (Brazil) 110
218th Seville (Spain) 109
219th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 108
220th Niterói (Brazil) 108
221st Split (Croatia) 108
222nd Curitiba (Brazil) 108
223rd Bangkok (Thailand) 107
224th Tallinn (Estonia) 107
225th Zagreb (Croatia) 106
226th Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 106
227th Caxias do Sul (Brazil) 105
228th Kingston (Jamaica) 105
229th Oporto (Portugal) 105
230th Fortaleza (Brazil) 105
231st Riga (Latvia) 104
232nd Belém (Brazil) 104
233rd Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 103
234th Cape Town (South Africa) 103
235th Ribeirão Preto (Brazil) 103
236th Windhoek (Namibia) 103
237th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 103
238th Bratislava (Slovakia) 102
239th Vilnius (Lithuania) 101
240th Manaus (Brazil) 101
241st Suva (Fiji) 101
242nd Joinville (Brazil) 101
243rd Prague (Czech Republic) 100
244th Coimbra (Portugal) 99
245th Vitória (Brazil) 98
246th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 98
247th Uberlandia (Brazil) 97
248th Nairobi (Kenya) 97
249th Budapest (Hungary) 96
250th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 96
251st Rijeka (Croatia) 95
252nd Guayaquil (Ecuador) 95
253rd Durban (South Africa) 94
254th Natal (Brazil) 93
255th Kampala (Uganda) 93
256th Warsaw (Poland) 92
257th Istanbul (Turkey) 92
258th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 91
259th Brno (Czech Republic) 91
260th Port Elizabeth (South Africa) 91
261st San Salvador (El Salvador) 90
262nd Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 90
263rd Podgorica (Montenegro) 89
264th Kraków (Poland) 89
265th Quito (Ecuador) 89
266th Poznan (Poland) 88
267th Gdańsk (Poland) 88
268th Monterrey (Mexico) 88
269th Bogotá (Colombia) 87
270th Asunción (Paraguay) 86
271st Lima (Peru) 86
272nd Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 85
273rd Belgrade (Serbia) 85
274th Jakarta (Indonesia) 85
275th Casablanca (Morocco) 85
276th Mexico City (Mexico) 85
277th Gaborone (Botswana) 85
278th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 84
279th Wrocław (Poland) 84
280th Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 83
281st Pattaya (Thailand) 83
282nd Medellín (Colombia) 83
283rd Sofia (Bulgaria) 82
284th Kazan' (Russia) 82
285th Rosario (Argentina) 82
286th Manila (Philippines) 81
287th Bucharest (Romania) 79
288th Tirana (Albania) 78
289th La Paz (Bolivia) 78
290th İzmir (Turkey) 78
291st Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 78
292nd Georgetown (Penang) (Malaysia) 77
293rd Ankara (Turkey) 77
294th Córdoba (Argentina) 76
295th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 76
296th Algiers (Algeria) 76
297th Mumbai (India) 76
298th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 75
299th Kathmandu (Nepal) 74
300th Skopje (Macedonia) 74
301st Gurgaon (India) 73
302nd Dhaka (Bangladesh) 73
303rd Iasi (Romania) 72
304th Puebla (Mexico) 71
305th Queretaro (Mexico) 70
306th Antalya (Turkey) 70
307th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 70
308th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 70
309th Timisoara (Romania) 70
310th Novosibirsk (Russia) 70
311th Chihuahua (Mexico) 69
312th Ulan Bator (Mongolia) 68
313th Lucknow (India) 68
314th Chişinău (Moldova) 68
315th Astana (Kazakhstan) 68
316th Prishtina (Kosovo) 67
317th Guadalajara (Mexico) 67
318th Chandigarh (India) 66
319th Delhi (India) 64
320th Colombo (Sri Lanka) 64
321st Yerevan (Armenia) 63
322nd Bangalore (India) 62
323rd Tbilisi (Georgia) 61
324th Pune (India) 61
325th Baku (Azerbaijan) 60
326th Hyderabad (India) 59
327th Madras (India) 58
328th Tunis (Tunisia) 58
329th Kiev (Ukraine) 58
330th Cairo (Egypt) 55
331st Kolkata (India) 55
332nd Ahmedabad (India) 55
333rd Coimbatore (India) 55
334th Kochi (India) 54
335th Jaipur (India) 54
336th Bhubaneswar (India) 52
337th Indore (India) 52

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 Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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