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) 287
2nd New York City (United States) 264
3rd Hong Kong 241
4th Zurich (Switzerland) 241
5th Geneva (Switzerland) 239
6th Maui (United States) 232
7th London (United Kingdom) 231
8th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 228
9th Lausanne (Switzerland) 226
10th Basel (Switzerland) 225
11th Los Angeles, California (United States) 223
12th Singapore 220
13th Washington D.C. (United States) 219
14th Seattle, Washington (United States) 214
15th San Diego, California (United States) 214
16th Nassau (Bahamas) 205
17th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 203
18th Irvine, California (United States) 193
19th Dublin (Ireland) 193
20th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 193
21st Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 190
22nd Cocoa Beach, Florida (United States) 186
23rd Toronto (Canada) 184
24th Sydney (Australia) 183
25th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 182
26th Oslo (Norway) 181
27th Doha (Qatar) 179
28th Copenhagen (Denmark) 179
29th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 179
30th Newark, New Jersey (United States) 176
31st Austin, Texas (United States) 176
32nd Auckland (New Zealand) 176
33rd Victoria (Canada) 174
34th Melbourne (Australia) 172
35th Trondheim (Norway) 171
36th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 171
37th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 170
38th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 170
39th Orlando, Florida (United States) 166
40th Paris (France) 164
41st Montreal (Canada) 162
42nd Perth (Australia) 161
43rd St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 161
44th Jerusalem (Israel) 161
45th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 160
46th New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 159
47th Houston, Texas (United States) 158
48th Ottawa (Canada) 158
49th Wellington (New Zealand) 157
50th Bristol (United Kingdom) 156
51st Santa Fe, New Mexico (United States) 156
52nd The Hague (Netherlands) 156
53rd Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 156
54th Luxembourg 155
55th Haifa (Israel) 155
56th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 154
57th Bridgetown (Barbados) 154
58th Hamburg (Germany) 153
59th Helsinki (Finland) 153
60th Edmonton (Canada) 151
61st Stockholm (Sweden) 151
62nd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 150
63rd Tucson, Arizona (United States) 150
64th Moscow (Russia) 148
65th Tallahassee, Florida (United States) 148
66th Cairns (Australia) 147
67th Kelowna (Canada) 145
68th Tokyo (Japan) 145
69th Modesto, California (United States) 144
70th Oxford (United Kingdom) 144
71st Newcastle (Australia) 144
72nd Barrie (Canada) 143
73rd Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 143
74th Cologne (Germany) 143
75th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 142
76th Cork (Ireland) 142
77th Eindhoven (Netherlands) 141
78th Ramallah (Palestinian Territory) 141
79th Macao 141
80th Darwin (Australia) 140
81st Hamilton (New Zealand) 140
82nd Winnipeg (Canada) 138
83rd Wollongong (Australia) 138
84th Birmingham (United Kingdom) 138
85th Valletta (Malta) 135
86th Limerick (Ireland) 135
87th Vienna (Austria) 134
88th Shanghai (China) 134
89th Montevideo (Uruguay) 134
90th Lyon (France) 133
91st Brussels (Belgium) 133
92nd Rome (Italy) 133
93rd Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 132
94th Milan (Italy) 132
95th Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (Canada) 132
96th Panama City (Panama) 131
97th Abbotsford (Canada) 130
98th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 130
99th Gothenburg (Sweden) 130
100th Stuttgart (Germany) 130
101st Antwerp (Belgium) 129
102nd Quebec City (Canada) 127
103rd Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) 127
104th Portsmouth (United Kingdom) 127
105th Osaka (Japan) 127
106th San Sebastian (Spain) 127
107th Madrid (Spain) 127
108th Seoul (South Korea) 127
109th Youngstown, Ohio (United States) 125
110th Marseille (France) 125
111th Innsbruck (Austria) 125
112th Nice (France) 124
113th Barcelona (Spain) 122
114th Montpellier (France) 121
115th Cedar Rapids, Iowa (United States) 121
116th Florence (Italy) 120
117th Lille (France) 120
118th San Antonio, California (United States) 119
119th Freiburg (Germany) 119
120th Strasbourg (France) 119
121st Bordeaux (France) 119
122nd Ghent (Belgium) 118
123rd Andorra la Vella (Andorra) 118
124th Essen (Germany) 117
125th Venice (Italy) 116
126th Hanover (Germany) 116
127th Palma de Mallorca (Spain) 116
128th Varese (Italy) 116
129th Manama (Bahrain) 116
130th Lisbon (Portugal) 116
131st Bologna (Italy) 115
132nd Bilbao (Spain) 115
133rd Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) 114
134th Dortmund (Germany) 114
135th Athens (Greece) 112
136th Beijing (China) 110
137th Valencia (Spain) 109
138th Perugia (Italy) 109
139th Dresden (Germany) 108
140th Pamplona (Spain) 108
141st Pisa (Italy) 106
142nd Abidjan (Ivory Coast) 106
143rd Ljubljana (Slovenia) 106
144th Oviedo (Spain) 106
145th Caracas (Venezuela) 105
146th Pescara (Italy) 105
147th Naples (Italy) 105
148th Monterrey (Mexico) 104
149th Thessaloniki (Greece) 103
150th Zaragoza (Spain) 103
151st Oporto (Portugal) 103
152nd Shenzhen (China) 103
153rd Malaga (Spain) 103
154th São Paulo (Brazil) 102
155th Turin (Italy) 102
156th San Salvador (El Salvador) 102
157th Zagreb (Croatia) 102
158th Dakar (Senegal) 101
159th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
160th Tallinn (Estonia) 100
161st Georgetown (Guyana) 99
162nd Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 99
163rd Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) 98
164th Yakutsk (Russia) 98
165th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 97
166th Santiago (Chile) 97
167th Cordova (Spain) 97
168th Seville (Spain) 96
169th Quito (Ecuador) 96
170th Alicante (Spain) 96
171st Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 95
172nd Port Louis (Mauritius) 93
173rd Mexico City (Mexico) 92
174th Almería (Spain) 91
175th Suva (Fiji) 90
176th Hangzhou (China) 89
177th Murcia (Spain) 88
178th Guayaquil (Ecuador) 88
179th Manila (Philippines) 88
180th Cape Town (South Africa) 85
181st Bratislava (Slovakia) 85
182nd Santo André (Brazil) 85
183rd Phnom Penh (Cambodia) 85
184th Pretoria (South Africa) 85
185th Kampala (Uganda) 84
186th Guadalajara (Mexico) 84
187th Curitiba (Brazil) 84
188th Lima (Peru) 83
189th Puebla (Mexico) 83
190th Barquisimeto (Venezuela) 83
191st Tartu (Estonia) 83
192nd Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 82
193rd Jakarta (Indonesia) 81
194th Nairobi (Kenya) 81
195th Johannesburg (South Africa) 81
196th Warsaw (Poland) 81
197th Chengdu (China) 80
198th Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 79
199th Belgrade (Serbia) 77
200th La Paz (Bolivia) 77
201st Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 76
202nd Johor Bahru (Malaysia) 74
203rd Piracicaba (Brazil) 74
204th Kraków (Poland) 71
205th Veracruz (Mexico) 71
206th Wrocław (Poland) 71
207th Medellín (Colombia) 70
208th Guarulhos (Brazil) 70
209th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 70
210th Irkutsk (Russia) 68
211th Bandung (Indonesia) 67
212th Mumbai (India) 66
213th Chelyabinsk (Russia) 66
214th Bogotá (Colombia) 65
215th Sao Jose do Rio Preto (Brazil) 62
216th Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 61
217th Iasi (Romania) 60
218th Plovdiv (Bulgaria) 59
219th Burgas (Bulgaria) 59
220th Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 57
221st Delhi (India) 56
222nd Bangalore (India) 56
223rd Prishtina (Kosovo) 55
224th Târgu Mureş (Romania) 51
225th Yogyakarta (Indonesia) 51
226th Nagpur (India) 49
227th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 48

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 Vienna.

Prices recently added

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  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Buenos Aires costs ARS $2,100 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Osasco costs R$ 13 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Provo, Utah costs $1,200 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Reno, Nevada costs $130 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Amman costs Dinar 10 (about 3 hours ago)

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