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

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 Singapore.

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