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) 294
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 266
3rd Mountain View, California (United States) 255
4th New York City (United States) 250
5th Geneva (Switzerland) 245
6th Zurich (Switzerland) 244
7th San Francisco, California (United States) 243
8th Basel (Switzerland) 231
9th Lausanne (Switzerland) 222
10th Hong Kong 222
11th Washington D.C. (United States) 220
12th London (United Kingdom) 219
13th Oakland, California (United States) 215
14th Lugano (Switzerland) 214
15th Nassau (Bahamas) 213
16th Oslo (Norway) 211
17th Reykjavik (Iceland) 210
18th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 209
19th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 206
20th Seattle, Washington (United States) 204
21st Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 203
22nd Los Angeles, California (United States) 199
23rd San Jose, California (United States) 199
24th Dublin (Ireland) 197
25th Copenhagen (Denmark) 194
26th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 192
27th Miami, Florida (United States) 191
28th Tel Aviv (Israel) 189
29th Denver, Colorado (United States) 189
30th Boulder, Colorado (United States) 187
31st Tokyo (Japan) 185
32nd San Diego, California (United States) 185
33rd Singapore 184
34th Portland, Oregon (United States) 183
35th Auckland (New Zealand) 183
36th Sacramento, California (United States) 182
37th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 182
38th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 181
39th Sydney (Australia) 179
40th Paris (France) 179
41st Doha (Qatar) 176
42nd Toronto (Canada) 175
43rd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 173
44th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 171
45th Jerusalem (Israel) 171
46th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 169
47th Luxembourg 169
48th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 168
49th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 168
50th Vancouver (Canada) 168
51st Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 168
52nd Stockholm (Sweden) 168
53rd Oxford (United Kingdom) 167
54th Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 166
55th Haifa (Israel) 165
56th Melbourne (Australia) 165
57th Bristol (United Kingdom) 165
58th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 164
59th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 163
60th Wellington (New Zealand) 163
61st Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 162
62nd Helsinki (Finland) 162
63rd Burlington, Vermont (United States) 161
64th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 161
65th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 160
66th Canberra (Australia) 160
67th The Hague (Netherlands) 160
68th Austin, Texas (United States) 160
69th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 159
70th Munich (Germany) 158
71st Brisbane (Australia) 158
72nd Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 158
73rd Beirut (Lebanon) 157
74th Dallas, Texas (United States) 157
75th Manchester (United Kingdom) 157
76th Victoria (Canada) 157
77th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 157
78th Orlando, Florida (United States) 157
79th Ottawa (Canada) 156
80th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 155
81st New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 154
82nd Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 154
83rd Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 153
84th Tampa, Florida (United States) 153
85th Cork (Ireland) 153
86th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 152
87th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 152
88th Lyon (France) 152
89th Cologne (Germany) 151
90th Houston, Texas (United States) 151
91st Hamburg (Germany) 150
92nd Nottingham (United Kingdom) 150
93rd Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 150
94th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 150
95th Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 150
96th Riverside, California (United States) 150
97th Calgary (Canada) 148
98th St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 147
99th Eindhoven (Netherlands) 147
100th Hobart (Australia) 147
101st Edmonton (Canada) 147
102nd Adelaide (Australia) 146
103rd Milan (Italy) 146
104th Kelowna (Canada) 146
105th Perth (Australia) 146
106th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 145
107th Gothenburg (Sweden) 145
108th Stuttgart (Germany) 144
109th Belfast (United Kingdom) 144
110th Brussels (Belgium) 144
111th Spokane, Washington (United States) 144
112th Columbus, Ohio (United States) 144
113th Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) 144
114th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 144
115th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 143
116th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 142
117th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 142
118th Halifax (Canada) 141
119th Rome (Italy) 141
120th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 140
121st Boise, Idaho (United States) 140
122nd Winnipeg (Canada) 140
123rd Nice (France) 139
124th Seoul (South Korea) 139
125th Taipei (Taiwan) 139
126th Berlin (Germany) 139
127th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 139
128th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 139
129th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 139
130th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 138
131st Montreal (Canada) 137
132nd Antwerp (Belgium) 137
133rd Tucson, Arizona (United States) 137
134th Barcelona (Spain) 137
135th London, Ontario (Canada) 135
136th Venice (Italy) 134
137th Vienna (Austria) 134
138th Wichita, Kansas (United States) 134
139th Florence (Italy) 132
140th Genoa (Italy) 130
141st Madrid (Spain) 130
142nd Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 130
143rd Quebec City (Canada) 130
144th Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) 129
145th Palma de Mallorca (Spain) 129
146th Valletta (Malta) 128
147th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 127
148th Bologna (Italy) 126
149th Manama (Bahrain) 124
150th Shanghai (China) 123
151st Bilbao (Spain) 122
152nd Amman (Jordan) 122
153rd Turin (Italy) 121
154th Naples (Italy) 117
155th Athens (Greece) 116
156th Panama City (Panama) 116
157th Montevideo (Uruguay) 115
158th Ljubljana (Slovenia) 115
159th Lisbon (Portugal) 115
160th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 114
161st Valencia (Spain) 113
162nd Kingston (Jamaica) 113
163rd Port Louis (Mauritius) 112
164th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 112
165th Malaga (Spain) 110
166th Bangkok (Thailand) 110
167th Thessaloniki (Greece) 110
168th Oporto (Portugal) 109
169th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 109
170th Beijing (China) 108
171st Seville (Spain) 108
172nd Zaragoza (Spain) 107
173rd Tallinn (Estonia) 107
174th Alicante (Spain) 107
175th Shenzhen (China) 105
176th Moscow (Russia) 104
177th Zagreb (Croatia) 104
178th Pretoria (South Africa) 102
179th Riga (Latvia) 102
180th Murcia (Spain) 102
181st São Paulo (Brazil) 101
182nd Nairobi (Kenya) 100
183rd Prague (Czech Republic) 100
184th Vilnius (Lithuania) 100
185th Johannesburg (South Africa) 99
186th Monterrey (Mexico) 99
187th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 98
188th Jakarta (Indonesia) 98
189th Bratislava (Slovakia) 98
190th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 98
191st San Salvador (El Salvador) 97
192nd Warsaw (Poland) 95
193rd Santiago (Chile) 95
194th Brasília (Brazil) 94
195th Durban (South Africa) 94
196th Tijuana (Mexico) 93
197th Quito (Ecuador) 92
198th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 92
199th Cape Town (South Africa) 91
200th Cancún (Mexico) 91
201st Florianopolis (Brazil) 91
202nd Manila (Philippines) 91
203rd Campinas (Brazil) 91
204th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 91
205th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 90
206th Queretaro (Mexico) 89
207th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 89
208th Budapest (Hungary) 89
209th Mexico City (Mexico) 89
210th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 88
211th Recife (Brazil) 88
212th Casablanca (Morocco) 87
213th Zapopan (Mexico) 87
214th Lima (Peru) 87
215th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 87
216th Curitiba (Brazil) 87
217th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 86
218th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 86
219th Guadalajara (Mexico) 85
220th Belgrade (Serbia) 85
221st Salvador (Brazil) 84
222nd La Paz (Bolivia) 84
223rd Tirana (Albania) 83
224th Gaborone (Botswana) 83
225th San Luis Potosí (Mexico) 82
226th Kraków (Poland) 82
227th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 82
228th Kampala (Uganda) 82
229th Wrocław (Poland) 81
230th Bucharest (Romania) 81
231st Cairo (Egypt) 80
232nd Kiev (Ukraine) 80
233rd Sofia (Bulgaria) 80
234th Bogotá (Colombia) 80
235th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 80
236th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 79
237th Istanbul (Turkey) 78
238th Medellín (Colombia) 77
239th Mumbai (India) 77
240th Chihuahua (Mexico) 77
241st Mérida (Mexico) 76
242nd Yekaterinburg (Russia) 76
243rd Cochabamba (Bolivia) 74
244th İzmir (Turkey) 73
245th Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 73
246th Managua (Nicaragua) 73
247th Aguascalientes (Mexico) 73
248th Barranquilla (Colombia) 72
249th Delhi (India) 70
250th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 70
251st Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 69
252nd Iasi (Romania) 69
253rd Asunción (Paraguay) 68
254th Baku (Azerbaijan) 68
255th Bucaramanga (Colombia) 68
256th Ankara (Turkey) 67
257th Tbilisi (Georgia) 66
258th Chişinău (Moldova) 66
259th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 66
260th Tunis (Tunisia) 65
261st Bursa (Turkey) 65
262nd Kolkata (India) 64
263rd Bangalore (India) 63
264th Antalya (Turkey) 61
265th Hyderabad, India (India) 60
266th Madras (India) 57

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 London, Ontario.

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