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 Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 272
2nd Geneva (Switzerland) 256
3rd San Francisco, California (United States) 256
4th Zurich (Switzerland) 255
5th London (United Kingdom) 250
6th New York City (United States) 249
7th Hong Kong 245
8th Lausanne (Switzerland) 233
9th Dublin (Ireland) 216
10th Sydney (Australia) 216
11th Washington D.C. (United States) 216
12th Los Angeles, California (United States) 215
13th Reykjavik (Iceland) 212
14th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 212
15th San Jose, California (United States) 210
16th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 208
17th Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 206
18th Oslo (Norway) 206
19th Seattle, Washington (United States) 205
20th Trondheim (Norway) 204
21st Singapore 203
22nd Paris (France) 201
23rd Tel Aviv (Israel) 201
24th Miami, Florida (United States) 200
25th Copenhagen (Denmark) 198
26th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 197
27th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 194
28th Denver, Colorado (United States) 191
29th Portland, Oregon (United States) 190
30th Luxembourg 186
31st Vancouver (Canada) 185
32nd Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 181
33rd Toronto (Canada) 179
34th Melbourne (Australia) 177
35th Utrecht (Netherlands) 176
36th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 175
37th Doha (Qatar) 172
38th Stockholm (Sweden) 172
39th Hamburg (Germany) 171
40th Brisbane (Australia) 170
41st Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 170
42nd Austin, Texas (United States) 169
43rd Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 169
44th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 169
45th Bristol (United Kingdom) 169
46th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 169
47th Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 168
48th Dallas, Texas (United States) 168
49th Tokyo (Japan) 168
50th Tampa, Florida (United States) 167
51st Munich (Germany) 167
52nd Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 164
53rd Ottawa (Canada) 164
54th Orlando, Florida (United States) 163
55th Eindhoven (Netherlands) 163
56th Calgary (Canada) 163
57th Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 161
58th The Hague (Netherlands) 161
59th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 161
60th Cork (Ireland) 160
61st Manchester (United Kingdom) 160
62nd Gothenburg (Sweden) 157
63rd Adelaide (Australia) 157
64th Edmonton (Canada) 156
65th Lyon (France) 155
66th Valletta (Malta) 155
67th Brussels (Belgium) 154
68th Houston, Texas (United States) 154
69th Berlin (Germany) 153
70th Milan (Italy) 153
71st Detroit, Michigan (United States) 153
72nd Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 150
73rd Montreal (Canada) 150
74th Belfast (United Kingdom) 149
75th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 149
76th Stuttgart (Germany) 149
77th Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 146
78th Boise, Idaho (United States) 144
79th Shanghai (China) 144
80th Kansas City, Missouri (United States) 143
81st San Antonio, Texas (United States) 140
82nd Barcelona (Spain) 138
83rd Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 137
84th Madrid (Spain) 134
85th Bilbao (Spain) 132
86th Quebec City (Canada) 130
87th Lisbon (Portugal) 128
88th Taipei (Taiwan) 127
89th Valencia (Spain) 126
90th Montevideo (Uruguay) 119
91st Panama City (Panama) 118
92nd Athens (Greece) 117
93rd Zaragoza (Spain) 116
94th Malaga (Spain) 113
95th Tallinn (Estonia) 111
96th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 111
97th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 111
98th Riga (Latvia) 110
99th Seville (Spain) 109
100th Bangkok (Thailand) 108
101st Amman (Jordan) 108
102nd Zagreb (Croatia) 108
103rd Johannesburg (South Africa) 104
104th Murcia (Spain) 103
105th Caracas (Venezuela) 100
106th Prague (Czech Republic) 100
107th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 100
108th Vilnius (Lithuania) 99
109th Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) 99
110th Moscow (Russia) 98
111th Cape Town (South Africa) 97
112th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 96
113th Santiago (Chile) 96
114th Pretoria (South Africa) 93
115th Casablanca (Morocco) 92
116th Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 91
117th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 91
118th Quito (Ecuador) 90
119th Warsaw (Poland) 90
120th Tijuana (Mexico) 89
121st Budapest (Hungary) 89
122nd Monterrey (Mexico) 88
123rd Mexico City (Mexico) 87
124th São Paulo (Brazil) 86
125th Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 84
126th Jakarta (Indonesia) 83
127th Nairobi (Kenya) 83
128th Brasília (Brazil) 82
129th Puebla (Mexico) 81
130th Kraków (Poland) 81
131st Kyiv (Ukraine) 80
132nd Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 79
133rd Queretaro (Mexico) 79
134th Bucharest (Romania) 78
135th Guadalajara (Mexico) 78
136th Campinas (Brazil) 78
137th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 78
138th Florianopolis (Brazil) 77
139th Lima (Peru) 76
140th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 75
141st Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 75
142nd São José dos Campos (Brazil) 74
143rd Curitiba (Brazil) 74
144th Mumbai (India) 73
145th Bogotá (Colombia) 71
146th Salvador (Brazil) 69
147th Delhi (India) 67
148th Cairo (Egypt) 66
149th Asunción (Paraguay) 66
150th Medellín (Colombia) 65
151st Barranquilla (Colombia) 65
152nd Baku (Azerbaijan) 63
153rd Bangalore (India) 63
154th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 62
155th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 62
156th Bucaramanga (Colombia) 61
157th Arequipa (Peru) 58
158th Pune (India) 56
159th Istanbul (Turkey) 48
160th Ankara (Turkey) 45
161st İzmir (Turkey) 44

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 St. Petersburg, Florida.

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