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 Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 262
2nd Mountain View, California (United States) 253
3rd New York City (United States) 247
4th Zurich (Switzerland) 244
5th Geneva (Switzerland) 244
6th San Francisco, California (United States) 240
7th Basel (Switzerland) 230
8th Lausanne (Switzerland) 224
9th Hong Kong 222
10th Oslo (Norway) 218
11th Washington D.C. (United States) 215
12th Reykjavik (Iceland) 215
13th Lugano (Switzerland) 213
14th Oakland, California (United States) 211
15th Nassau (Bahamas) 209
16th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 206
17th Seattle, Washington (United States) 202
18th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 202
19th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 199
20th Los Angeles, California (United States) 199
21st Dublin (Ireland) 198
22nd San Jose, California (United States) 196
23rd Copenhagen (Denmark) 195
24th Singapore 191
25th Tokyo (Japan) 190
26th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 189
27th Miami, Florida (United States) 189
28th Auckland (New Zealand) 186
29th Denver, Colorado (United States) 186
30th Tel Aviv (Israel) 185
31st Boulder, Colorado (United States) 183
32nd Amsterdam (Netherlands) 183
33rd Sydney (Australia) 182
34th San Diego, California (United States) 181
35th Doha (Qatar) 181
36th Paris (France) 181
37th Portland, Oregon (United States) 179
38th Sacramento, California (United States) 178
39th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 176
40th Toronto (Canada) 175
41st Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) 171
42nd Vancouver (Canada) 170
43rd Luxembourg 169
44th Stockholm (Sweden) 169
45th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 168
46th Melbourne (Australia) 168
47th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 167
48th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 167
49th Jerusalem (Israel) 166
50th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 166
51st Oxford (United Kingdom) 166
52nd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 165
53rd Utrecht (Netherlands) 165
54th Wellington (New Zealand) 165
55th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 164
56th Helsinki (Finland) 164
57th Canberra (Australia) 164
58th The Hague (Netherlands) 164
59th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 163
60th Bristol (United Kingdom) 162
61st Cambridge (United Kingdom) 162
62nd Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 162
63rd Haifa (Israel) 162
64th Brisbane (Australia) 161
65th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 161
66th Gold Coast (Australia) 161
67th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 160
68th Munich (Germany) 160
69th Austin, Texas (United States) 159
70th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 159
71st Burlington, Vermont (United States) 159
72nd Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 158
73rd Dallas, Texas (United States) 158
74th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 157
75th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 157
76th Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 156
77th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 156
78th Victoria (Canada) 156
79th Manchester (United Kingdom) 156
80th Beirut (Lebanon) 155
81st Cork (Ireland) 154
82nd Ottawa (Canada) 154
83rd Rotterdam (Netherlands) 153
84th Lyon (France) 153
85th Orlando, Florida (United States) 153
86th Cologne (Germany) 152
87th Perth (Australia) 152
88th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 152
89th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 151
90th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 151
91st Hamburg (Germany) 151
92nd Glasgow (United Kingdom) 151
93rd Tampa, Florida (United States) 150
94th Hobart (Australia) 150
95th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 150
96th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 150
97th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 149
98th Nottingham (United Kingdom) 149
99th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 149
100th Houston, Texas (United States) 148
101st Riverside, California (United States) 148
102nd Calgary (Canada) 147
103rd Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 147
104th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 147
105th Milan (Italy) 147
106th Eindhoven (Netherlands) 146
107th Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 146
108th Edmonton (Canada) 146
109th Adelaide (Australia) 145
110th Kelowna (Canada) 145
111th Brussels (Belgium) 145
112th Leeds (United Kingdom) 145
113th Düsseldorf (Germany) 145
114th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 144
115th Gothenburg (Sweden) 144
116th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 144
117th Stuttgart (Germany) 143
118th Belfast (United Kingdom) 143
119th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 143
120th Seoul (South Korea) 143
121st Richmond, Virginia (United States) 142
122nd Spokane, Washington (United States) 142
123rd Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 142
124th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 142
125th Halifax (Canada) 141
126th Buffalo, New York (United States) 141
127th Berlin (Germany) 140
128th Nice (France) 140
129th Rome (Italy) 140
130th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 140
131st Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 139
132nd Taipei (Taiwan) 139
133rd Winnipeg (Canada) 139
134th Vienna (Austria) 138
135th Antwerp (Belgium) 138
136th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 137
137th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 137
138th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 136
139th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 136
140th Montreal (Canada) 136
141st Barcelona (Spain) 136
142nd Boise, Idaho (United States) 135
143rd Venice (Italy) 135
144th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 134
145th London, Ontario (Canada) 134
146th Florence (Italy) 134
147th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 133
148th Knoxville, Tennessee (United States) 133
149th Wichita, Kansas (United States) 131
150th Madrid (Spain) 131
151st Genoa (Italy) 131
152nd Palma de Mallorca (Spain) 130
153rd Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States) 130
154th Valletta (Malta) 129
155th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 128
156th Quebec City (Canada) 128
157th Bologna (Italy) 127
158th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 126
159th Shanghai (China) 125
160th Muscat (Oman) 125
161st Turin (Italy) 123
162nd Bilbao (Spain) 123
163rd Manama (Bahrain) 122
164th Amman (Jordan) 121
165th Lisbon (Portugal) 118
166th Limassol (Cyprus) 118
167th Naples (Italy) 118
168th Panama City (Panama) 116
169th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 116
170th Kingston (Jamaica) 116
171st Montevideo (Uruguay) 115
172nd Athens (Greece) 114
173rd San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 114
174th Port Louis (Mauritius) 114
175th Valencia (Spain) 114
176th Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 112
177th Malaga (Spain) 111
178th Bangkok (Thailand) 111
179th Beijing (China) 110
180th Oporto (Portugal) 110
181st Moscow (Russia) 109
182nd Tallinn (Estonia) 109
183rd Seville (Spain) 108
184th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 108
185th Alicante (Spain) 108
186th Zaragoza (Spain) 108
187th Thessaloniki (Greece) 107
188th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 107
189th Shenzhen (China) 107
190th São Paulo (Brazil) 106
191st Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 105
192nd Pretoria (South Africa) 104
193rd Zagreb (Croatia) 104
194th Riga (Latvia) 102
195th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
196th Vilnius (Lithuania) 99
197th Nairobi (Kenya) 99
198th Bratislava (Slovakia) 98
199th Santiago (Chile) 98
200th Monterrey (Mexico) 97
201st Jakarta (Indonesia) 97
202nd Dammam (Saudi Arabia) 97
203rd Brasília (Brazil) 97
204th Johannesburg (South Africa) 96
205th Warsaw (Poland) 96
206th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 96
207th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 95
208th Campinas (Brazil) 95
209th Durban (South Africa) 95
210th San Salvador (El Salvador) 94
211th Florianopolis (Brazil) 93
212th Tijuana (Mexico) 93
213th Cape Town (South Africa) 93
214th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 93
215th Quito (Ecuador) 92
216th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 92
217th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 92
218th Cancún (Mexico) 91
219th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 90
220th Recife (Brazil) 90
221st Brno (Czech Republic) 90
222nd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 90
223rd Budapest (Hungary) 89
224th Manila (Philippines) 89
225th Mexico City (Mexico) 89
226th Curitiba (Brazil) 89
227th Queretaro (Mexico) 88
228th Lima (Peru) 88
229th Casablanca (Morocco) 87
230th Salvador (Brazil) 86
231st Guadalajara (Mexico) 86
232nd Zapopan (Mexico) 86
233rd Guatemala City (Guatemala) 86
234th Gaborone (Botswana) 85
235th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 84
236th Belgrade (Serbia) 84
237th Tirana (Albania) 83
238th Kraków (Poland) 83
239th Wrocław (Poland) 83
240th Fortaleza (Brazil) 82
241st La Paz (Bolivia) 82
242nd Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 81
243rd Rabat (Morocco) 81
244th Bucharest (Romania) 81
245th Kampala (Uganda) 80
246th Kiev (Ukraine) 80
247th Bogotá (Colombia) 80
248th Mumbai (India) 80
249th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 80
250th Sofia (Bulgaria) 80
251st Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 79
252nd Cairo (Egypt) 79
253rd Istanbul (Turkey) 79
254th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 78
255th Chihuahua (Mexico) 77
256th Medellín (Colombia) 77
257th Mérida (Mexico) 76
258th Algiers (Algeria) 75
259th İzmir (Turkey) 74
260th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 74
261st Cochabamba (Bolivia) 73
262nd Aguascalientes (Mexico) 73
263rd Timisoara (Romania) 73
264th Barranquilla (Colombia) 72
265th Managua (Nicaragua) 72
266th Hanoi (Vietnam) 70
267th Delhi (India) 70
268th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 70
269th Iasi (Romania) 70
270th Ankara (Turkey) 69
271st Baku (Azerbaijan) 69
272nd Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 68
273rd Asunción (Paraguay) 68
274th Bucaramanga (Colombia) 68
275th Chişinău (Moldova) 66
276th Bursa (Turkey) 66
277th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 65
278th Arequipa (Peru) 65
279th Tunis (Tunisia) 65
280th Tbilisi (Georgia) 65
281st Pune (India) 63
282nd Antalya (Turkey) 62
283rd Bangalore (India) 61
284th Hyderabad, India (India) 60
285th Madras (India) 59

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 Glasgow.

Prices recently added

  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Milan costs €130 (4 minutes ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Caracas costs 90,000 Bs.S. (10 minutes ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Buenos Aires costs ARS $1,500 (32 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Kaunas costs €7 (35 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Glasgow costs £8 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Belo Horizonte costs R$ 1,000 (about 1 hour ago)