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

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