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) 297
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 252
3rd Geneva (Switzerland) 249
4th Zurich (Switzerland) 243
5th Reykjavik (Iceland) 240
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 239
7th Walnut Creek, California (United States) 235
8th New York City (United States) 233
9th London (United Kingdom) 228
10th Oslo (Norway) 227
11th Basel (Switzerland) 223
12th Lausanne (Switzerland) 222
13th Berkeley, California (United States) 222
14th Washington D.C. (United States) 219
15th Hong Kong 218
16th Bern (Switzerland) 213
17th Oakland, California (United States) 211
18th Sydney (Australia) 207
19th San Jose, California (United States) 204
20th Dublin (Ireland) 204
21st Seattle, Washington (United States) 199
22nd Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 199
23rd Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 198
24th Maui (United States) 197
25th Singapore 196
26th Paris (France) 195
27th Los Angeles, California (United States) 193
28th Copenhagen (Denmark) 193
29th Doha (Qatar) 193
30th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 192
31st Boulder, Colorado (United States) 190
32nd Chicago, Illinois (United States) 189
33rd Tokyo (Japan) 188
34th Santa Cruz, California (United States) 188
35th Auckland (New Zealand) 187
36th San Diego, California (United States) 184
37th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 184
38th Melbourne (Australia) 184
39th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 179
40th Tel Aviv (Israel) 178
41st Miami, Florida (United States) 178
42nd Canberra (Australia) 178
43rd Bristol (United Kingdom) 177
44th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 176
45th Portland, Oregon (United States) 176
46th Newark, New Jersey (United States) 176
47th Wellington (New Zealand) 176
48th Helsinki (Finland) 176
49th Luxembourg 175
50th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 174
51st Stockholm (Sweden) 173
52nd Brisbane (Australia) 172
53rd Sacramento, California (United States) 171
54th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 171
55th Denver, Colorado (United States) 170
56th The Hague (Netherlands) 170
57th Toronto (Canada) 170
58th Cork (Ireland) 170
59th Vancouver (Canada) 168
60th Bozeman, Montana (United States) 167
61st Aarhus (Denmark) 166
62nd Perth (Australia) 166
63rd Gold Coast (Australia) 166
64th Cambridge (United Kingdom) 165
65th Tacoma, Washington (United States) 164
66th Jerusalem (Israel) 164
67th Adelaide (Australia) 164
68th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 163
69th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 163
70th Munich (Germany) 162
71st Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 162
72nd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 162
73rd Reading, Berkshire (United Kingdom) 161
74th Hamburg (Germany) 161
75th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 160
76th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 160
77th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 159
78th Lyon (France) 159
79th Orlando, Florida (United States) 159
80th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 159
81st Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 158
82nd New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 158
83rd Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 158
84th Hartford, Connecticut (United States) 158
85th Galway (Ireland) 157
86th Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 157
87th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 156
88th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 156
89th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 156
90th Dallas, Texas (United States) 156
91st Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 156
92nd Mississauga (Canada) 156
93rd Christchurch (New Zealand) 155
94th Cologne (Germany) 154
95th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 154
96th Milan (Italy) 153
97th Kuwait City (Kuwait) 153
98th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 152
99th Berlin (Germany) 152
100th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 152
101st Calgary (Canada) 152
102nd Austin, Texas (United States) 151
103rd Vienna (Austria) 151
104th Limerick (Ireland) 151
105th Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States) 151
106th Madison, Wisconsin (United States) 150
107th Rome (Italy) 150
108th Albany, New York (United States) 150
109th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 150
110th Manchester (United Kingdom) 150
111th Houston, Texas (United States) 149
112th Düsseldorf (Germany) 149
113th Brussels (Belgium) 149
114th Gothenburg (Sweden) 149
115th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 149
116th Stuttgart (Germany) 148
117th Virginia Beach, Virginia (United States) 148
118th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 148
119th Richmond, Virginia (United States) 148
120th Ottawa (Canada) 147
121st Reno, Nevada (United States) 147
122nd Glasgow (United Kingdom) 146
123rd Leeds (United Kingdom) 146
124th Edmonton (Canada) 146
125th Victoria (Canada) 146
126th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 146
127th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 145
128th Seoul (South Korea) 145
129th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 144
130th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 144
131st Tampa, Florida (United States) 143
132nd Belfast (United Kingdom) 143
133rd Little Rock, Arkansas (United States) 143
134th Venice (Italy) 143
135th Fresno, California (United States) 142
136th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 142
137th Des Moines, Iowa (United States) 142
138th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 141
139th Malmo (Sweden) 141
140th Antwerp (Belgium) 141
141st Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 140
142nd Nottingham (United Kingdom) 140
143rd Toulouse (France) 140
144th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 139
145th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 139
146th Bologna (Italy) 138
147th Genoa (Italy) 138
148th Fort Collins, Colorado (United States) 138
149th Valletta (Malta) 138
150th Winnipeg (Canada) 138
151st Halifax (Canada) 138
152nd Florence (Italy) 137
153rd Hanover (Germany) 137
154th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 137
155th Barcelona (Spain) 137
156th Madrid (Spain) 137
157th Tulsa, Oklahoma (United States) 136
158th Suva (Fiji) 136
159th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 135
160th Cardiff (United Kingdom) 135
161st Sheffield (United Kingdom) 134
162nd Birmingham, Alabama (United States) 134
163rd Hamilton (Canada) 133
164th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 133
165th Padua (Italy) 133
166th Montreal (Canada) 133
167th Shanghai (China) 132
168th Liverpool (United Kingdom) 132
169th Beirut (Lebanon) 131
170th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 131
171st Tucson, Arizona (United States) 131
172nd Boise, Idaho (United States) 130
173rd Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 130
174th Spokane, Washington (United States) 129
175th Chattanooga, Tennessee (United States) 129
176th Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) 129
177th Rochester, New York (United States) 129
178th Montevideo (Uruguay) 129
179th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 128
180th Naples (Italy) 128
181st Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 127
182nd London, Ontario (Canada) 127
183rd Palma de Mallorca (Spain) 127
184th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 127
185th Amman (Jordan) 127
186th Quebec City (Canada) 127
187th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 126
188th Bilbao (Spain) 126
189th Akron, Ohio (United States) 126
190th Manama (Bahrain) 126
191st Panama City (Panama) 126
192nd Greensboro, North Carolina (United States) 125
193rd Nicosia (Cyprus) 125
194th Taipei (Taiwan) 125
195th Greenville, South Carolina (United States) 125
196th Turin (Italy) 125
197th Toledo, Ohio (United States) 125
198th Athens (Greece) 124
199th Lisbon (Portugal) 124
200th Valencia (Spain) 123
201st Beijing (China) 123
202nd Bangkok (Thailand) 123
203rd Kitchener-Waterloo (Canada) 123
204th Fort Wayne, Indiana (United States) 122
205th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 122
206th Lexington, Kentucky (United States) 121
207th Muscat (Oman) 121
208th Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 121
209th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 120
210th Springfield, Missouri (United States) 120
211th Limassol (Cyprus) 119
212th Catania (Italy) 118
213th Pretoria (South Africa) 116
214th Malaga (Spain) 115
215th Shenzhen (China) 115
216th Santiago (Chile) 115
217th Port Louis (Mauritius) 115
218th Thessaloniki (Greece) 115
219th Johannesburg (South Africa) 114
220th Oporto (Portugal) 112
221st Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 112
222nd São Paulo (Brazil) 112
223rd Tallinn (Estonia) 109
224th Split (Croatia) 109
225th Baghdad (Iraq) 108
226th Zagreb (Croatia) 108
227th Kingston (Jamaica) 108
228th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 107
229th Brasília (Brazil) 105
230th Moscow (Russia) 104
231st Riga (Latvia) 104
232nd Guayaquil (Ecuador) 103
233rd Bratislava (Slovakia) 102
234th Campinas (Brazil) 102
235th Nairobi (Kenya) 102
236th Cape Town (South Africa) 100
237th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
238th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 100
239th Braga (Portugal) 100
240th Vilnius (Lithuania) 100
241st Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 99
242nd Porto Alegre (Brazil) 99
243rd Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 99
244th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 99
245th Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 98
246th Jundiai (Brazil) 98
247th Salvador (Brazil) 98
248th Quito (Ecuador) 98
249th Recife (Brazil) 97
250th Florianopolis (Brazil) 97
251st Goiânia (Brazil) 96
252nd San Salvador (El Salvador) 96
253rd Niterói (Brazil) 96
254th Rijeka (Croatia) 96
255th Curitiba (Brazil) 95
256th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 95
257th Durban (South Africa) 94
258th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 93
259th Bogotá (Colombia) 93
260th Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 93
261st Kampala (Uganda) 93
262nd Lima (Peru) 92
263rd Belém (Brazil) 92
264th Budapest (Hungary) 91
265th Lagos (Nigeria) 91
266th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 91
267th Warsaw (Poland) 91
268th Manaus (Brazil) 91
269th Tegucigalpa (Honduras) 90
270th Blumenau (Brazil) 90
271st Sorocaba (Brazil) 90
272nd Podgorica (Montenegro) 90
273rd Fortaleza (Brazil) 89
274th Brno (Czech Republic) 89
275th Asunción (Paraguay) 89
276th Joinville (Brazil) 89
277th Kazan' (Russia) 89
278th Uberlandia (Brazil) 89
279th Casablanca (Morocco) 89
280th Poznan (Poland) 88
281st Belgrade (Serbia) 88
282nd Monterrey (Mexico) 87
283rd Saint Petersburg (Russia) 87
284th Jakarta (Indonesia) 87
285th Chiang Mai (Thailand) 87
286th Dhaka (Bangladesh) 86
287th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 85
288th Mexico City (Mexico) 85
289th Kraków (Poland) 85
290th Gdańsk (Poland) 84
291st Tirana (Albania) 84
292nd Natal (Brazil) 84
293rd Mumbai (India) 84
294th Manila (Philippines) 83
295th Sofia (Bulgaria) 83
296th Medellín (Colombia) 83
297th Kochi (India) 83
298th Wrocław (Poland) 82
299th Istanbul (Turkey) 81
300th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 81
301st Pune (India) 81
302nd Bucharest (Romania) 81
303rd Algiers (Algeria) 80
304th Cairo (Egypt) 80
305th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 80
306th Delhi (India) 79
307th Gurgaon (India) 79
308th Buenos Aires (Argentina) 79
309th Georgetown (Penang) (Malaysia) 79
310th Kathmandu (Nepal) 77
311th Puebla (Mexico) 77
312th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 76
313th Bangalore (India) 76
314th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 76
315th Skopje (Macedonia) 76
316th Jaipur (India) 75
317th Queretaro (Mexico) 74
318th Managua (Nicaragua) 74
319th İzmir (Turkey) 73
320th Timisoara (Romania) 73
321st Tunis (Tunisia) 73
322nd Hanoi (Vietnam) 72
323rd Chişinău (Moldova) 71
324th Tbilisi (Georgia) 71
325th Guadalajara (Mexico) 71
326th Colombo (Sri Lanka) 70
327th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 70
328th Novi Sad (Serbia) 70
329th Kolkata (India) 69
330th Ankara (Turkey) 69
331st Novosibirsk (Russia) 69
332nd Yerevan (Armenia) 69
333rd Baku (Azerbaijan) 69
334th Kiev (Ukraine) 68
335th Chihuahua (Mexico) 68
336th Minsk (Belarus) 67
337th Bhubaneswar (India) 66
338th Ahmedabad (India) 66
339th Madras (India) 66
340th Hyderabad, India (India) 66
341st Córdoba (Argentina) 64
342nd Antalya (Turkey) 63
343rd Coimbatore (India) 62
344th Rosario (Argentina) 61
345th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 61
346th Lviv (Ukraine) 56

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 Athens.

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