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 London (United Kingdom) 231
2nd New York City (United States) 224
3rd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 223
4th Zurich (Switzerland) 220
5th San Francisco, California (United States) 211
6th Geneva (Switzerland) 210
7th Miami, Florida (United States) 206
8th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 201
9th Basel (Switzerland) 201
10th Lausanne (Switzerland) 200
11th San Jose, California (United States) 200
12th Singapore 192
13th Lugano (Switzerland) 192
14th Oakland, California (United States) 184
15th Washington D.C. (United States) 184
16th Sydney (Australia) 183
17th Denver, Colorado (United States) 182
18th Los Angeles, California (United States) 182
19th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 179
20th Seattle, Washington (United States) 173
21st Chicago, Illinois (United States) 170
22nd Dallas, Texas (United States) 168
23rd Copenhagen (Denmark) 166
24th Melbourne (Australia) 166
25th Dublin (Ireland) 166
26th Auckland (New Zealand) 165
27th Portland, Oregon (United States) 165
28th Nassau (Bahamas) 163
29th Toronto (Canada) 163
30th Austin, Texas (United States) 161
31st Sacramento, California (United States) 160
32nd Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 160
33rd Paris (France) 160
34th Hong Kong 159
35th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 158
36th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 158
37th Orlando, Florida (United States) 155
38th Oslo (Norway) 155
39th Houston, Texas (United States) 152
40th Vancouver (Canada) 151
41st Tampa, Florida (United States) 148
42nd Boise, Idaho (United States) 147
43rd Brisbane (Australia) 146
44th Tel Aviv (Israel) 146
45th Walnut Creek, California (United States) 144
46th Trondheim (Norway) 143
47th Wellington (New Zealand) 143
48th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 140
49th Luxembourg 140
50th St. Petersburg, Florida (United States) 139
51st Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 139
52nd Calgary (Canada) 139
53rd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 139
54th Stockholm (Sweden) 138
55th Newark, New Jersey (United States) 137
56th Manchester (United Kingdom) 136
57th Helsinki (Finland) 136
58th Milan (Italy) 136
59th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 135
60th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 133
61st Rotterdam (Netherlands) 132
62nd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 132
63rd Berlin (Germany) 132
64th Munich (Germany) 131
65th Brussels (Belgium) 130
66th Montreal (Canada) 128
67th Doha (Qatar) 128
68th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 126
69th Edmonton (Canada) 125
70th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 124
71st Hamburg (Germany) 123
72nd Santa Fe, New Mexico (United States) 122
73rd Cairns (Australia) 122
74th Glasgow (United Kingdom) 121
75th Haifa (Israel) 121
76th Nice (France) 120
77th Hamilton, New Zealand (New Zealand) 120
78th Vienna (Austria) 120
79th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 119
80th Lyon (France) 118
81st San Sebastian (Spain) 116
82nd Marseille (France) 116
83rd Rome (Italy) 115
84th Newcastle, Australia (Australia) 114
85th Antwerp (Belgium) 114
86th Montevideo (Uruguay) 114
87th Valletta (Malta) 112
88th Tallahassee, Florida (United States) 111
89th Seoul (South Korea) 111
90th Wollongong (Australia) 110
91st Madrid (Spain) 110
92nd Lisbon (Portugal) 110
93rd Grenoble (France) 110
94th Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 110
95th Tijuana (Mexico) 110
96th Tokyo (Japan) 109
97th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 109
98th Macao 108
99th Darwin (Australia) 108
100th Barcelona, Spain (Spain) 108
101st Innsbruck (Austria) 108
102nd Lille (France) 107
103rd Nantes (France) 107
104th Florence (Italy) 106
105th Bergamo (Italy) 105
106th Ghent (Belgium) 105
107th Dortmund (Germany) 104
108th Essen (Germany) 103
109th Bilbao (Spain) 102
110th Varese (Italy) 101
111th Abbotsford (Canada) 101
112th Pamplona (Spain) 101
113th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
114th Bologna (Italy) 99
115th Youngstown, Ohio (United States) 98
116th Osaka (Japan) 98
117th Dresden (Germany) 97
118th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 97
119th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 97
120th Valencia, Spain (Spain) 96
121st San Antonio, California (United States) 95
122nd Perugia (Italy) 95
123rd Ravenna (Italy) 94
124th Amman (Jordan) 94
125th Thessaloniki (Greece) 94
126th Panama City (Panama) 94
127th Turin (Italy) 94
128th Monterrey (Mexico) 94
129th Mexico City (Mexico) 93
130th Zagreb (Croatia) 93
131st Naples (Italy) 92
132nd Taipei (Taiwan) 92
133rd Shanghai (China) 92
134th Pescara (Italy) 91
135th Cedar Rapids, Iowa (United States) 90
136th Warsaw (Poland) 90
137th Valladolid (Spain) 90
138th Zaragoza (Spain) 88
139th São Paulo (Brazil) 88
140th Corunna (Spain) 88
141st Gijón (Spain) 88
142nd Florianopolis (Brazil) 88
143rd Oviedo (Spain) 87
144th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 87
145th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 87
146th Santos, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 86
147th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 84
148th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 83
149th Curitiba (Brazil) 83
150th Caracas (Venezuela) 82
151st Bratislava (Slovakia) 82
152nd San Salvador (El Salvador) 82
153rd Guadalajara (Mexico) 81
154th Budapest (Hungary) 81
155th Beijing (China) 81
156th Queretaro (Mexico) 81
157th Brasília (Brazil) 80
158th Bangkok (Thailand) 80
159th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 80
160th Santiago, Chile (Chile) 79
161st Almería (Spain) 79
162nd Porto Alegre (Brazil) 77
163rd Moscow (Russia) 76
164th Lima (Peru) 74
165th Barquisimeto (Venezuela) 73
166th Pula (Croatia) 73
167th Johannesburg (South Africa) 72
168th Bogotá (Colombia) 71
169th Bucharest (Romania) 70
170th Goiânia (Brazil) 70
171st Suva (Fiji) 70
172nd Cape Town (South Africa) 70
173rd Medellín (Colombia) 70
174th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 69
175th Fortaleza (Brazil) 68
176th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 67
177th Manila (Philippines) 66
178th Jakarta (Indonesia) 64
179th Pretoria (South Africa) 64
180th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 63
181st Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 60
182nd La Paz, Bolivia (Bolivia) 60
183rd Chengdu (China) 60
184th Nairobi (Kenya) 59
185th Mumbai (India) 58
186th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 56
187th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 56
188th Plovdiv (Bulgaria) 55
189th Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 54
190th Burgas (Bulgaria) 52
191st Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 50
192nd Delhi (India) 47
193rd Yogyakarta (Indonesia) 38

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 Jerusalem.

Prices recently added

  • Public transport in Cancún costs Mex$ 500 (3 minutes ago)
  • Public transport in Istanbul costs 2,500TL (31 minutes ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Muscat costs ﷼‎ 35 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Natal costs R$ 35 (about 4 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Nottingham costs £40 (about 4 hours ago)
  • 1 us gal of whole fat milk in Salt Lake City, Utah costs $1.19 (about 4 hours ago)

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