COST OF LIVING RANKING

SUMMER 2015

Here you can find a report ranking cities from around the world according to their cost of living for expatriates as of July 2015.

Below you will find an infographic with interesting findings about this summer's cost of living rankings and an interactive table to discover how your city compares with others. You can also compare directly any two cities in the world using the latest cost of living data which is updated in real time.


Interactive Cost of Living Rankings

SUMMER 2015

Click on a column's name to sort the table by that category.

You can also discover how a city ranks within each category. Simply click on the city of interest to select it. Next, click on a column's name to sort the table by that category. When the table is updated the city you selected will be automatically found and highlighted.

Rank City Global Index Food Housing Clothes Transportation Personal Care Entertainment
1 Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 205 223 240 150 145 141 246
2 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 194 191 288 128 101 139 184
3 Yerevan (Armenia) 80 87 73 112 55 111 95
4 Vienna (Austria) 161 196 150 125 156 159 163
5 Perth (Australia) 220 254 236 123 188 171 251
6 Adelaide (Australia) 200 235 195 124 190 175 221
7 Sydney (Australia) 221 224 249 134 222 149 214
8 Melbourne (Australia) 220 219 246 128 219 169 222
9 Brisbane (Australia) 211 207 226 119 231 141 215
10 Baku (Azerbaijan) 114 120 133 114 72 100 137
11 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 89 115 62 94 101 97 93
12 Brussels (Belgium) 175 211 170 120 159 216 171
13 Sofia (Bulgaria) 81 91 56 82 93 101 91
14 Recife (Brazil) 108 115 90 120 109 95 138
15 Fortaleza (Brazil) 100 116 77 103 114 87 108
16 São Paulo (Brazil) 136 138 124 120 146 110 163
17 São José dos Campos (Brazil) 108 117 75 130 128 98 131
18 Salvador (Brazil) 106 126 79 106 113 111 124
19 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 140 132 149 121 137 100 159
20 Porto Alegre (Brazil) 109 111 90 101 125 102 130
21 Niterói (Brazil) 112 118 92 109 135 78 125
22 Goiânia (Brazil) 101 109 76 112 119 92 115
23 Curitiba (Brazil) 107 110 79 106 126 89 138
24 Campinas (Brazil) 117 129 83 117 132 111 150
25 Brasília (Brazil) 120 128 103 132 120 105 145
26 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 117 125 88 118 137 106 143
27 Calgary (Canada) 185 215 198 113 178 141 174
28 Edmonton (Canada) 169 214 176 85 162 157 148
29 Montreal (Canada) 159 200 141 109 157 136 179
30 Ottawa (Canada) 162 197 153 92 177 139 152
31 Toronto (Canada) 190 210 192 86 216 148 182
32 Vancouver (Canada) 183 215 179 106 195 183 167
33 Winnipeg (Canada) 149 179 136 78 157 143 156
34 Quebec City (Canada) 153 227 124 98 151 131 156
35 Santiago (Chile) 131 134 136 85 133 120 135
36 Shanghai (China) 160 186 179 146 121 152 156
37 Beijing (China) 142 136 196 110 92 147 120
38 Medellín (Colombia) 93 88 93 100 106 94 79
39 Bogotá (Colombia) 105 105 115 114 102 98 90
40 Prague (Czech Republic) 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
41 Munich (Germany) 174 179 198 109 184 121 146
42 Hamburg (Germany) 169 167 167 118 202 163 151
43 Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 170 173 169 118 214 129 143
44 Berlin (Germany) 153 145 139 105 219 123 127
45 Copenhagen (Denmark) 212 265 212 133 218 175 186
46 Cairo (Egypt) 87 102 74 127 74 77 101
47 Seville (Spain) 116 136 110 84 127 109 105
48 Madrid (Spain) 148 159 145 95 164 118 149
49 Barcelona (Spain) 151 165 150 101 159 116 157
50 Helsinki (Finland) 190 217 212 112 172 157 178
51 Paris (France) 216 233 259 122 193 153 199
52 London (United Kingdom) 293 232 351 133 387 142 229
53 Glasgow (United Kingdom) 186 205 200 116 191 118 178
54 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 197 230 200 124 203 142 189
55 Athens (Greece) 126 173 94 101 133 115 139
56 Guatemala City (Guatemala) 110 136 110 100 79 131 117
57 Hong Kong 261 193 444 114 187 154 172
58 Zagreb (Croatia) 116 113 105 96 151 122 97
59 Budapest (Hungary) 93 89 76 88 113 105 99
60 Jakarta (Indonesia) 106 118 129 81 83 55 108
61 Dublin (Ireland) 207 205 193 115 283 150 188
62 Pune (India) 63 72 51 85 58 66 72
63 Madras (India) 59 65 52 61 65 61 54
64 Delhi (India) 77 90 63 96 69 67 98
65 Mumbai (India) 85 89 101 88 61 70 86
66 Bangalore (India) 69 80 48 85 75 69 83
67 Palermo (Italy) 131 158 99 90 158 135 137
68 Turin (Italy) 140 170 119 114 143 168 146
69 Rome (Italy) 168 190 189 113 140 161 160
70 Naples (Italy) 140 174 128 93 142 120 144
71 Milan (Italy) 168 195 174 124 139 162 181
72 Genoa (Italy) 153 194 127 114 164 159 158
73 Amman (Jordan) 132 157 98 150 147 107 153
74 Tokyo (Japan) 210 207 251 89 213 177 184
75 Nairobi (Kenya) 119 123 123 103 125 99 110
76 Seoul (South Korea) 173 210 207 127 142 149 130
77 Vilnius (Lithuania) 76 67 73 67 86 106 67
78 Riga (Latvia) 111 122 96 109 126 123 100
79 Chişinău (Moldova) 59 62 51 85 48 89 68
80 Skopje (Macedonia) 83 89 60 105 97 87 96
81 Mexico City (Mexico) 107 124 116 90 80 95 121
82 Monterrey (Mexico) 104 131 103 100 91 92 99
83 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 117 130 109 89 123 112 123
84 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 171 204 159 113 192 148 160
85 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 199 206 207 117 244 133 164
86 Oslo (Norway) 244 309 238 163 235 224 233
87 Lima (Peru) 116 110 107 108 124 159 115
88 Manila (Philippines) 106 108 136 84 80 90 97
89 Warsaw (Poland) 105 102 111 97 106 98 100
90 Wrocław (Poland) 90 94 88 88 95 95 84
91 Łódź (Poland) 82 91 71 87 90 86 80
92 Kraków (Poland) 93 89 104 81 94 89 80
93 Lisbon (Portugal) 122 129 104 98 147 104 129
94 Bucharest (Romania) 102 109 73 104 121 119 118
95 Belgrade (Serbia) 92 112 72 95 110 86 84
96 Saint Petersburg (Russia) 103 97 114 102 92 102 103
97 Moscow (Russia) 133 114 171 123 94 103 152
98 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 113 130 120 124 72 108 134
99 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 125 120 112 124 118 124 168
100 Stockholm (Sweden) 208 198 209 135 236 186 211
101 Gothenburg (Sweden) 171 192 156 142 177 193 169
102 Singapore 252 199 302 114 318 142 209
103 Bangkok (Thailand) 112 118 126 103 107 73 101
104 Tunis (Tunisia) 82 81 67 108 86 90 92
105 Ankara (Turkey) 99 114 66 74 137 82 106
106 Istanbul (Turkey) 121 123 96 83 172 89 124
107 Washington D.C. (United States) 268 252 297 89 368 165 188
108 Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 184 203 179 94 182 159 220
109 Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 147 179 163 88 132 135 126
110 Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 169 216 175 78 169 146 144
111 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 203 231 225 93 193 154 199
112 Austin, Texas (United States) 178 215 233 92 120 135 150
113 Dallas, Texas (United States) 181 205 207 106 175 138 151
114 Houston, Texas (United States) 182 211 215 101 154 134 170
115 San Antonio, California (United States) 153 197 161 91 126 127 156
116 Chicago, Illinois (United States) 226 205 244 106 224 176 285
117 Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 221 229 314 89 172 147 166
118 Detroit, Michigan (United States) 148 190 164 90 117 143 136
119 New York City (United States) 265 256 347 110 231 182 245
120 Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 166 188 171 78 160 137 185
121 Los Angeles, California (United States) 213 226 241 104 205 169 212
122 Sacramento, California (United States) 182 220 177 94 200 137 175
123 San Diego, California (United States) 187 210 240 86 167 143 137
124 San Jose, California (United States) 215 224 301 79 163 168 173
125 Denver, Colorado (United States) 190 201 199 99 213 141 181
126 Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 140 199 145 73 88 143 160
127 Portland, Oregon (United States) 186 196 215 81 210 130 140
128 Seattle, Washington (United States) 212 228 237 111 213 145 202
129 Montevideo (Uruguay) 129 164 108 139 130 127 128
130 Hanoi (Vietnam) 85 81 81 61 108 100 71
131 Pretoria (South Africa) 103 98 89 83 148 84 87
132 Johannesburg (South Africa) 119 114 116 96 164 85 90
133 Cape Town (South Africa) 111 116 130 96 107 81 90
134 San Francisco, California (United States) 266 264 417 113 173 185 182
135 Miami, Florida (United States) 210 233 228 110 208 156 207
136 Zurich (Switzerland) 300 364 339 179 238 273 288
137 Tel Aviv (Israel) 189 198 194 131 197 163 189
138 San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 139 179 122 126 140 154 123
139 Auckland (New Zealand) 198 201 208 142 214 159 183
140 Wellington (New Zealand) 204 231 216 127 198 191 191
141 Christchurch (New Zealand) 180 205 170 117 194 174 178
142 Tallinn (Estonia) 110 117 108 110 105 131 107
143 Manchester (United Kingdom) 188 203 190 118 204 150 185
144 Florence (Italy) 163 187 159 126 150 150 181
145 Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 223 271 230 136 241 127 197
146 Manama (Bahrain) 135 145 148 103 112 125 146
147 Hyderabad, India (India) 72 87 49 79 62 91 110
148 Tampa, Florida (United States) 157 195 172 86 143 128 143
149 Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 169 208 183 83 168 133 144
150 Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 219 266 261 126 162 185 204
151 Luxembourg 194 231 233 128 134 175 187
152 Timisoara (Romania) 83 89 51 89 97 106 106
153 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 77 87 55 90 85 98 85
154 Bern (Switzerland) 270 338 295 176 223 267 243
155 Geneva (Switzerland) 295 349 352 153 219 274 287
156 Ljubljana (Slovenia) 129 143 122 107 136 152 118
157 Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 152 195 153 121 142 148 128
158 San Juan (Puerto Rico) 160 204 173 100 123 139 166
159 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 177 197 194 77 195 124 152
160 Belfast (United Kingdom) 173 200 151 120 210 136 164
161 Reykjavik (Iceland) 199 254 176 179 197 189 191
162 Canberra (Australia) 202 227 226 120 172 140 219
163 Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 165 181 171 85 181 118 158
164 Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 294 331 339 271 242 278 249
165 Cork (Ireland) 174 213 152 96 203 132 176
166 Rochester, New York (United States) 148 189 140 72 151 119 149
167 Orlando, Florida (United States) 160 206 182 81 135 132 139
168 Florianopolis (Brazil) 105 112 79 107 121 101 131
169 Graz (Austria) 143 177 124 130 146 133 145
170 Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 80 103 46 95 98 113 79
171 Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 80 104 47 99 94 107 82
172 Halifax (Canada) 160 211 154 88 147 141 165
173 Brno (Czech Republic) 90 94 82 91 102 97 83
174 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 160 204 140 93 186 128 150
175 Zadar (Croatia) 103 138 68 103 118 108 107
176 Split (Croatia) 118 150 87 120 136 112 122
177 Rijeka (Croatia) 99 121 68 105 129 96 90
178 Osijek (Croatia) 92 108 64 92 114 111 92
179 Szeged (Hungary) 80 82 60 94 96 99 83
180 Debrecen (Hungary) 78 84 56 82 95 104 82
181 Galway (Ireland) 158 202 135 110 186 126 143
182 Catania (Italy) 133 185 102 120 127 126 148
183 Verona (Italy) 140 189 109 121 142 155 145
184 Trieste (Italy) 142 204 105 114 147 160 137
185 Brescia (Italy) 144 186 110 125 147 157 166
186 Bologna (Italy) 146 186 126 117 140 174 146
187 Bari (Italy) 131 164 107 132 126 144 141
188 Podgorica (Montenegro) 104 147 79 124 94 102 109
189 Novi Sad (Serbia) 70 71 54 92 87 84 64
190 Bhisho (South Africa) 123 130 126 159 84 104 159
191 Oporto (Portugal) 110 118 85 96 140 111 114
192 Aarhus (Denmark) 195 256 165 136 205 212 188
193 Oakland, California (United States) 204 234 254 97 174 151 168
194 Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 160 214 181 90 122 123 151
195 Eindhoven (Netherlands) 174 188 147 125 236 132 157
196 Malmo (Sweden) 164 188 154 123 175 153 158
197 Balneario Camboriu (Brazil) 105 112 81 116 125 88 122
198 Bonn (Germany) 167 171 158 113 213 152 143
199 San Antonio, Texas (United States) 146 187 166 103 107 126 134
200 Dubrovnik (Croatia) 104 128 83 90 115 111 102
201 Gurgaon (India) 81 89 77 99 58 62 113