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

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 Winnipeg.

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