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 Zurich (Switzerland) 258
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 253
3rd Geneva (Switzerland) 239
4th San Francisco, California (United States) 239
5th London (United Kingdom) 238
6th New York City (United States) 237
7th Hong Kong 233
8th Lausanne (Switzerland) 218
9th Dublin (Ireland) 204
10th Los Angeles, California (United States) 200
11th Reykjavik (Iceland) 200
12th Washington D.C. (United States) 199
13th Sydney (Australia) 198
14th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 197
15th Singapore 195
16th San Jose, California (United States) 195
17th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 194
18th Trondheim (Norway) 193
19th Seattle, Washington (United States) 193
20th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 191
21st Paris (France) 190
22nd Tel Aviv (Israel) 188
23rd Auckland (New Zealand) 188
24th Copenhagen (Denmark) 187
25th Miami, Florida (United States) 185
26th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 184
27th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 181
28th Portland, Oregon (United States) 175
29th Denver, Colorado (United States) 175
30th Luxembourg 175
31st Vancouver (Canada) 173
32nd Toronto (Canada) 169
33rd Utrecht (Netherlands) 165
34th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 164
35th Melbourne (Australia) 164
36th Doha (Qatar) 161
37th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 160
38th Hamburg (Germany) 160
39th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 160
40th Helsinki (Finland) 160
41st Bristol (United Kingdom) 160
42nd Dallas, Texas (United States) 160
43rd Stockholm (Sweden) 159
44th Munich (Germany) 157
45th Austin, Texas (United States) 157
46th Brisbane (Australia) 157
47th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 157
48th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 156
49th Tokyo (Japan) 156
50th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 156
51st Tampa, Florida (United States) 154
52nd Ottawa (Canada) 154
53rd Eindhoven (Netherlands) 153
54th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 152
55th The Hague (Netherlands) 151
56th Orlando, Florida (United States) 151
57th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 151
58th Manchester (United Kingdom) 150
59th Cork (Ireland) 150
60th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 147
61st Lyon (France) 146
62nd Valletta (Malta) 146
63rd Gothenburg (Sweden) 145
64th Edmonton (Canada) 145
65th Houston, Texas (United States) 145
66th Brussels (Belgium) 145
67th Adelaide (Australia) 143
68th Berlin (Germany) 143
69th Milan (Italy) 142
70th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 142
71st Belfast (United Kingdom) 141
72nd Montreal (Canada) 140
73rd Stuttgart (Germany) 140
74th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 140
75th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 140
76th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 138
77th Shanghai (China) 134
78th Boise, Idaho (United States) 134
79th Barcelona (Spain) 130
80th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 129
81st Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 126
82nd Madrid (Spain) 125
83rd Bilbao (Spain) 123
84th Quebec City (Canada) 121
85th Lisbon (Portugal) 121
86th Valencia (Spain) 119
87th Taipei (Taiwan) 116
88th Muscat (Oman) 113
89th Panama City (Panama) 112
90th Montevideo (Uruguay) 110
91st Athens (Greece) 109
92nd Malaga (Spain) 107
93rd Oporto (Portugal) 106
94th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 104
95th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 104
96th Bangkok (Thailand) 103
97th Riga (Latvia) 102
98th Seville (Spain) 101
99th Zagreb (Croatia) 101
100th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
101st Amman (Jordan) 100
102nd Johannesburg (South Africa) 98
103rd Murcia (Spain) 97
104th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 97
105th Caracas (Venezuela) 95
106th Cape Town (South Africa) 92
107th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 91
108th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 90
109th Santiago (Chile) 89
110th Moscow (Russia) 89
111th Pretoria (South Africa) 88
112th Warsaw (Poland) 88
113th Tijuana (Mexico) 86
114th Budapest (Hungary) 86
115th Monterrey (Mexico) 85
116th Mexico City (Mexico) 85
117th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 85
118th Casablanca (Morocco) 84
119th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 84
120th Quito (Ecuador) 84
121st São Paulo (Brazil) 81
122nd Kraków (Poland) 79
123rd Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 79
124th Puebla (Mexico) 78
125th Queretaro (Mexico) 78
126th Jakarta (Indonesia) 77
127th Brasília (Brazil) 77
128th Bucharest (Romania) 76
129th Nairobi (Kenya) 76
130th Guadalajara (Mexico) 75
131st Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 74
132nd Lima (Peru) 74
133rd Valparaiso (Chile) 73
134th Campinas (Brazil) 73
135th Kyiv (Ukraine) 72
136th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 71
137th Florianopolis (Brazil) 71
138th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 70
139th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 69
140th Curitiba (Brazil) 69
141st Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 67
142nd Bogotá (Colombia) 66
143rd Salvador (Brazil) 65
144th Delhi (India) 61
145th Medellín (Colombia) 60
146th Asunción (Paraguay) 60
147th Barranquilla (Colombia) 60
148th Cairo (Egypt) 60
149th Bangalore (India) 59
150th Baku (Azerbaijan) 58
151st Almaty (Kazakhstan) 57
152nd Arequipa (Peru) 57
153rd Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 56
154th Bucaramanga (Colombia) 55
155th Pune (India) 52
156th Istanbul (Turkey) 47
157th Ankara (Turkey) 41

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 Bern.

Prices recently added

  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Tunis costs 25 Dinar (6 minutes ago)
  • Hourly rate for babysitter services in Cape Town costs R 120 (26 minutes ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Istanbul costs 14TL (31 minutes ago)
  • Taxi, initial meter charge, weekday at noon in Jena costs €4.50 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Luanda costs 160 Kz (about 2 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Seoul costs ₩10,000 (about 3 hours ago)

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