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) 275
2nd Geneva (Switzerland) 252
3rd Zurich (Switzerland) 240
4th Basel (Switzerland) 234
5th New York City (United States) 233
6th London (United Kingdom) 228
7th San Francisco, California (United States) 226
8th Lugano (Switzerland) 218
9th Sydney (Australia) 216
10th Hong Kong 212
11th Dublin (Ireland) 209
12th Oakland, California (United States) 209
13th Oslo (Norway) 203
14th Washington D.C. (United States) 200
15th Copenhagen (Denmark) 197
16th Nassau (Bahamas) 197
17th Auckland (New Zealand) 195
18th Paris (France) 195
19th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 194
20th Los Angeles, California (United States) 193
21st Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 192
22nd San Jose, California (United States) 189
23rd Chicago, Illinois (United States) 187
24th Tel Aviv (Israel) 187
25th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 187
26th Miami, Florida (United States) 185
27th San Diego, California (United States) 185
28th Seattle, Washington (United States) 185
29th Singapore 184
30th Tokyo (Japan) 179
31st Stockholm (Sweden) 177
32nd Luxembourg 176
33rd Denver, Colorado (United States) 176
34th Perth (Australia) 174
35th Portland, Oregon (United States) 173
36th Sacramento, California (United States) 172
37th Melbourne (Australia) 172
38th Wellington (New Zealand) 171
39th Toronto (Canada) 171
40th Doha (Qatar) 171
41st Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 170
42nd Munich (Germany) 169
43rd Jerusalem (Israel) 168
44th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 166
45th Helsinki (Finland) 166
46th Hamburg (Germany) 165
47th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 165
48th Brisbane (Australia) 164
49th Oxford (United Kingdom) 164
50th Vancouver (Canada) 161
51st Lyon (France) 161
52nd Bristol (United Kingdom) 160
53rd Cork (Ireland) 160
54th Adelaide (Australia) 159
55th Cologne (Germany) 159
56th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 159
57th Manchester (United Kingdom) 158
58th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 158
59th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 156
60th Orlando, Florida (United States) 155
61st Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 155
62nd Gothenburg (Sweden) 154
63rd Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 154
64th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 153
65th Milan (Italy) 153
66th Ottawa (Canada) 153
67th Austin, Texas (United States) 153
68th Victoria (Canada) 151
69th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 151
70th Brussels (Belgium) 150
71st Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 150
72nd Berlin (Germany) 149
73rd Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 148
74th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 148
75th Tampa, Florida (United States) 147
76th Calgary (Canada) 147
77th Dallas, Texas (United States) 147
78th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 146
79th Seoul (South Korea) 146
80th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 145
81st Rome (Italy) 145
82nd Vienna (Austria) 145
83rd Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 144
84th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 143
85th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 143
86th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 143
87th Riverside, California (United States) 142
88th Madrid (Spain) 142
89th Barcelona (Spain) 142
90th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 141
91st Edmonton (Canada) 140
92nd Kelowna (Canada) 139
93rd Venice (Italy) 139
94th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 137
95th Spokane, Washington (United States) 137
96th Houston, Texas (United States) 136
97th Florence (Italy) 136
98th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 136
99th Montreal (Canada) 136
100th London, Ontario (Canada) 135
101st Bilbao (Spain) 134
102nd Genoa (Italy) 134
103rd Valletta (Malta) 134
104th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 128
105th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 127
106th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 127
107th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 126
108th Limassol (Cyprus) 125
109th Turin (Italy) 123
110th Lisbon (Portugal) 122
111th Valencia (Spain) 122
112th Naples (Italy) 122
113th Athens (Greece) 121
114th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 120
115th Malaga (Spain) 120
116th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 119
117th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 119
118th Zaragoza (Spain) 116
119th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 116
120th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 115
121st Thessaloniki (Greece) 114
122nd Tallinn (Estonia) 113
123rd Manama (Bahrain) 112
124th Oporto (Portugal) 112
125th Panama City (Panama) 110
126th Seville (Spain) 109
127th Beijing (China) 108
128th Amman (Jordan) 107
129th Murcia (Spain) 107
130th Bangkok (Thailand) 106
131st Montevideo (Uruguay) 106
132nd Zagreb (Croatia) 106
133rd Vilnius (Lithuania) 100
134th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
135th Santiago (Chile) 99
136th Port Louis (Mauritius) 97
137th Manila (Philippines) 96
138th Johannesburg (South Africa) 95
139th Warsaw (Poland) 95
140th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 94
141st Cape Town (South Africa) 94
142nd Monterrey (Mexico) 93
143rd San Salvador (El Salvador) 92
144th Pretoria (South Africa) 91
145th Budapest (Hungary) 89
146th Nairobi (Kenya) 89
147th Quito (Ecuador) 87
148th Belgrade (Serbia) 87
149th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 86
150th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 85
151st Mexico City (Mexico) 84
152nd Tijuana (Mexico) 84
153rd Moscow (Russia) 83
154th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 83
155th Jakarta (Indonesia) 82
156th Cancún (Mexico) 82
157th São Paulo (Brazil) 82
158th Wrocław (Poland) 81
159th Kraków (Poland) 81
160th Sofia (Bulgaria) 80
161st Guadalajara (Mexico) 80
162nd La Paz (Bolivia) 80
163rd Puebla (Mexico) 78
164th Bucharest (Romania) 78
165th Lima (Peru) 77
166th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 75
167th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 75
168th San Luis Potosí (Mexico) 75
169th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 74
170th Bogotá (Colombia) 73
171st Saint Petersburg (Russia) 71
172nd Medellín (Colombia) 71
173rd Brasília (Brazil) 71
174th Curitiba (Brazil) 70
175th Florianopolis (Brazil) 70
176th Cairo (Egypt) 69
177th Iasi (Romania) 69
178th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 69
179th Mérida (Mexico) 69
180th Mumbai (India) 68
181st Kyiv (Ukraine) 68
182nd Istanbul (Turkey) 68
183rd Barranquilla (Colombia) 67
184th Salvador (Brazil) 67
185th Tunis (Tunisia) 65
186th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 65
187th İzmir (Turkey) 63
188th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 62
189th Bangalore (India) 62
190th Baku (Azerbaijan) 62
191st Almaty (Kazakhstan) 60
192nd Asunción (Paraguay) 60
193rd Delhi (India) 60
194th Ankara (Turkey) 60
195th Astana (Kazakhstan) 59
196th Hyderabad, India (India) 57
197th Antalya (Turkey) 57
198th Pune (India) 55
199th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 55
200th Tbilisi (Georgia) 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 Los Angeles, California.

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  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Oporto costs €30 (about 2 hours ago)
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