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) 273
2nd Geneva (Switzerland) 248
3rd Zurich (Switzerland) 239
4th London (United Kingdom) 234
5th Basel (Switzerland) 231
6th New York City (United States) 228
7th San Francisco, California (United States) 223
8th Sydney (Australia) 223
9th Lugano (Switzerland) 215
10th Hong Kong 211
11th Dublin (Ireland) 208
12th Oslo (Norway) 206
13th Auckland (New Zealand) 199
14th Washington D.C. (United States) 199
15th Paris (France) 197
16th Copenhagen (Denmark) 196
17th Nassau (Bahamas) 195
18th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 189
19th Los Angeles, California (United States) 189
20th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 187
21st Seattle, Washington (United States) 186
22nd Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 186
23rd Singapore 186
24th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 185
25th San Diego, California (United States) 185
26th Tel Aviv (Israel) 183
27th Miami, Florida (United States) 181
28th Wellington (New Zealand) 178
29th Denver, Colorado (United States) 178
30th Perth (Australia) 178
31st Luxembourg 177
32nd Tokyo (Japan) 176
33rd Melbourne (Australia) 175
34th Stockholm (Sweden) 174
35th Doha (Qatar) 171
36th Portland, Oregon (United States) 170
37th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 170
38th Sacramento, California (United States) 169
39th Toronto (Canada) 169
40th Oxford (United Kingdom) 169
41st Helsinki (Finland) 169
42nd Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 168
43rd Munich (Germany) 167
44th Hamburg (Germany) 166
45th Brisbane (Australia) 165
46th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 164
47th Bristol (United Kingdom) 164
48th Jerusalem (Israel) 164
49th Vancouver (Canada) 162
50th Adelaide (Australia) 162
51st Lyon (France) 159
52nd Cork (Ireland) 159
53rd Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 159
54th Cologne (Germany) 158
55th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 157
56th Gothenburg (Sweden) 155
57th Orlando, Florida (United States) 155
58th Austin, Texas (United States) 155
59th Milan (Italy) 154
60th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 154
61st Ottawa (Canada) 154
62nd Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 153
63rd Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 153
64th Victoria (Canada) 152
65th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 150
66th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 150
67th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 149
68th Brussels (Belgium) 149
69th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 149
70th Berlin (Germany) 148
71st Calgary (Canada) 147
72nd Tampa, Florida (United States) 147
73rd Dallas, Texas (United States) 147
74th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 147
75th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 145
76th Rome (Italy) 145
77th Vienna (Austria) 144
78th Seoul (South Korea) 144
79th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 143
80th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 143
81st Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 143
82nd Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 142
83rd Edmonton (Canada) 142
84th Madrid (Spain) 142
85th Barcelona (Spain) 141
86th Riverside, California (United States) 141
87th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 140
88th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 140
89th Shanghai (China) 140
90th Kelowna (Canada) 140
91st Venice (Italy) 138
92nd Houston, Texas (United States) 138
93rd Spokane, Washington (United States) 137
94th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 137
95th Montreal (Canada) 136
96th Florence (Italy) 136
97th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 135
98th London, Ontario (Canada) 135
99th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 135
100th Valletta (Malta) 134
101st Genoa (Italy) 133
102nd Bilbao (Spain) 133
103rd Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 127
104th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 126
105th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 126
106th Limassol (Cyprus) 125
107th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 125
108th Lisbon (Portugal) 125
109th Quebec City (Canada) 123
110th Turin (Italy) 122
111th Valencia (Spain) 121
112th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 119
113th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 118
114th Malaga (Spain) 118
115th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 118
116th Athens (Greece) 118
117th Zaragoza (Spain) 116
118th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 116
119th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 115
120th Thessaloniki (Greece) 113
121st Tallinn (Estonia) 113
122nd Oporto (Portugal) 111
123rd Seville (Spain) 111
124th Manama (Bahrain) 110
125th Panama City (Panama) 110
126th Alicante (Spain) 108
127th Murcia (Spain) 106
128th Bangkok (Thailand) 105
129th Zagreb (Croatia) 105
130th Amman (Jordan) 105
131st Montevideo (Uruguay) 105
132nd Santiago (Chile) 101
133rd Prague (Czech Republic) 100
134th Vilnius (Lithuania) 100
135th Johannesburg (South Africa) 98
136th Cape Town (South Africa) 97
137th Warsaw (Poland) 96
138th Port Louis (Mauritius) 95
139th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 95
140th Manila (Philippines) 94
141st San Salvador (El Salvador) 91
142nd Budapest (Hungary) 89
143rd Nairobi (Kenya) 88
144th Quito (Ecuador) 87
145th Belgrade (Serbia) 87
146th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 85
147th Monterrey (Mexico) 85
148th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 85
149th Moscow (Russia) 85
150th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 83
151st Mexico City (Mexico) 82
152nd Kraków (Poland) 82
153rd Jakarta (Indonesia) 81
154th Wrocław (Poland) 81
155th Tijuana (Mexico) 81
156th Sofia (Bulgaria) 80
157th La Paz (Bolivia) 79
158th São Paulo (Brazil) 78
159th Bucharest (Romania) 78
160th Cancún (Mexico) 77
161st Dhaka (Bangladesh) 76
162nd Lima (Peru) 76
163rd Guadalajara (Mexico) 76
164th Puebla (Mexico) 73
165th Istanbul (Turkey) 73
166th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 72
167th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 72
168th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 72
169th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 72
170th Mumbai (India) 71
171st Porto Alegre (Brazil) 70
172nd Bogotá (Colombia) 70
173rd Iasi (Romania) 69
174th Kyiv (Ukraine) 69
175th Brasília (Brazil) 68
176th Cairo (Egypt) 68
177th Campinas (Brazil) 68
178th Medellín (Colombia) 68
179th Curitiba (Brazil) 67
180th Florianopolis (Brazil) 67
181st İzmir (Turkey) 67
182nd Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 66
183rd Ankara (Turkey) 65
184th Mérida (Mexico) 65
185th Salvador (Brazil) 64
186th Tunis (Tunisia) 64
187th Barranquilla (Colombia) 64
188th Bangalore (India) 62
189th Asunción (Paraguay) 62
190th Baku (Azerbaijan) 61
191st Delhi (India) 61
192nd Almaty (Kazakhstan) 61
193rd Antalya (Turkey) 60
194th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 60
195th Astana (Kazakhstan) 59
196th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 59
197th Hyderabad, India (India) 57
198th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 55
199th Pune (India) 54
200th Tbilisi (Georgia) 51

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 New York City.

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