About Expatistan

Gerardo Robledillo Expatistan.com was founded in 2009 by Gerardo Robledillo, a software engineer specializing in web applications. An expat himself, he created Expatistan to solve a problem that every expat faces; How much money will I need in my new city?
At Expatistan, we run the biggest collaborative cost-of-living database of prices in the world. Our database is constantly updated and improved in a collaborative way by expats all over the world. In the last week alone we've added more than 2,900 new prices to the database.
After aggregating, cleaning up and modelling this data, we cross check it and enhance it with public cost-of-living data compiled by international organizations like the United Nations, the World Bank and Eurostat.

Data that you can trust

Our data has been regularly used by the most demanding companies and organizations, in economic textbooks, and in general media as a primary source. The data behind your calculation has also been used and trusted by the Markets Research division of Deutsche Bank, by the BBC, and by Business Insider among others.