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

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 Tirunelveli.

Recent Prices Added

  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania costs $0.00 (2 minutes ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Adana costs 0.50TL (3 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rate for domestic cleaning help in Kampala costs 938 Shilling (22 minutes ago)
  • 12 doses box of antibiotics in St. John's, NL costs C$8 (39 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 210,000 (39 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Moscow costs руб 70,000 (about 1 hour ago)