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) 295
2nd Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) 268
3rd Geneva (Switzerland) 268
4th Mountain View, California (United States) 260
5th New York City (United States) 257
6th Zurich (Switzerland) 255
7th San Francisco, California (United States) 249
8th Basel (Switzerland) 242
9th Jersey City, New Jersey (United States) 233
10th Lausanne (Switzerland) 233
11th Lugano (Switzerland) 225
12th Washington D.C. (United States) 224
13th Hong Kong 223
14th Oakland, California (United States) 221
15th London (United Kingdom) 220
16th Nassau (Bahamas) 216
17th Boston, Massachusetts (United States) 213
18th Dublin (Ireland) 209
19th Oslo (Norway) 209
20th Los Angeles, California (United States) 208
21st Copenhagen (Denmark) 206
22nd Seattle, Washington (United States) 203
23rd Honolulu, Hawaii (United States) 202
24th Miami, Florida (United States) 200
25th Chicago, Illinois (United States) 197
26th San Jose, California (United States) 196
27th Denver, Colorado (United States) 193
28th Amsterdam (Netherlands) 193
29th Auckland (New Zealand) 192
30th Tel Aviv (Israel) 192
31st Sydney (Australia) 190
32nd Singapore 190
33rd Tokyo (Japan) 189
34th Portland, Oregon (United States) 188
35th Paris (France) 188
36th San Diego, California (United States) 186
37th Sacramento, California (United States) 186
38th Anchorage, Alaska (United States) 184
39th Doha (Qatar) 183
40th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) 178
41st Luxembourg 177
42nd Stockholm (Sweden) 175
43rd Toronto (Canada) 175
44th Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 174
45th Brisbane (Australia) 173
46th Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 173
47th Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 172
48th Jerusalem (Israel) 172
49th Canberra (Australia) 171
50th Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota (United States) 170
51st Vancouver (Canada) 169
52nd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 169
53rd Austin, Texas (United States) 169
54th Rotterdam (Netherlands) 169
55th Helsinki (Finland) 169
56th Orlando, Florida (United States) 167
57th Wellington (New Zealand) 167
58th Charlotte, North Carolina (United States) 167
59th Munich (Germany) 167
60th Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) 166
61st Beirut (Lebanon) 166
62nd Fort Worth, Texas (United States) 166
63rd Oxford (United Kingdom) 166
64th Phoenix, Arizona (United States) 165
65th Burlington, Vermont (United States) 165
66th Hamburg (Germany) 163
67th Baltimore, Maryland (United States) 162
68th Brighton and Hove (United Kingdom) 162
69th Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 162
70th Tampa, Florida (United States) 162
71st Atlanta, Georgia (United States) 161
72nd Lyon (France) 161
73rd Dallas, Texas (United States) 161
74th Bristol (United Kingdom) 161
75th Cork (Ireland) 160
76th Providence, Rhode Island (United States) 160
77th Cologne (Germany) 159
78th Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) 159
79th Manchester (United Kingdom) 158
80th Nashville, Tennessee (United States) 156
81st New Orleans, Louisiana (United States) 155
82nd Adelaide (Australia) 155
83rd Riverside, California (United States) 155
84th Ottawa (Canada) 155
85th Milan (Italy) 154
86th Victoria (Canada) 154
87th Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States) 154
88th Cleveland, Ohio (United States) 154
89th Raleigh, North Carolina (United States) 153
90th Perth (Australia) 153
91st Stuttgart (Germany) 152
92nd St. Louis, Missouri (United States) 151
93rd Brussels (Belgium) 151
94th Houston, Texas (United States) 150
95th Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) 150
96th Spokane, Washington (United States) 150
97th Gothenburg (Sweden) 150
98th Seoul (South Korea) 150
99th Calgary (Canada) 149
100th Detroit, Michigan (United States) 149
101st Berlin (Germany) 148
102nd Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 148
103rd Nice (France) 148
104th Rome (Italy) 148
105th Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 147
106th Taipei (Taiwan) 145
107th Jacksonville, Florida (United States) 145
108th San Antonio, Texas (United States) 143
109th Edmonton (Canada) 143
110th Tucson, Arizona (United States) 143
111th Kelowna (Canada) 142
112th Vienna (Austria) 142
113th Barcelona (Spain) 142
114th Louisville, Kentucky (United States) 141
115th Omaha, Nebraska (United States) 141
116th Boise, Idaho (United States) 141
117th Venice (Italy) 141
118th Madrid (Spain) 139
119th Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) 139
120th Winnipeg (Canada) 138
121st Halifax (Canada) 138
122nd Florence (Italy) 138
123rd Montreal (Canada) 137
124th Genoa (Italy) 136
125th Valletta (Malta) 136
126th Bilbao (Spain) 132
127th Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) 132
128th Bologna (Italy) 132
129th Memphis, Tennessee (United States) 129
130th San Juan (Puerto Rico) 129
131st Quebec City (Canada) 127
132nd Shanghai (China) 127
133rd Turin (Italy) 127
134th Limassol (Cyprus) 127
135th Manama (Bahrain) 125
136th Amman (Jordan) 124
137th Lisbon (Portugal) 124
138th Naples (Italy) 123
139th Valencia (Spain) 123
140th Athens (Greece) 122
141st Ljubljana (Slovenia) 121
142nd Malaga (Spain) 119
143rd Panama City (Panama) 117
144th Oporto (Portugal) 116
145th Zaragoza (Spain) 116
146th Thessaloniki (Greece) 115
147th Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 115
148th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 115
149th Tallinn (Estonia) 114
150th San Jose, Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 114
151st Alicante (Spain) 113
152nd Seville (Spain) 113
153rd Bangkok (Thailand) 113
154th Montevideo (Uruguay) 111
155th Riga (Latvia) 110
156th Beijing (China) 108
157th Zagreb (Croatia) 108
158th Port Louis (Mauritius) 106
159th Bratislava (Slovakia) 104
160th Vilnius (Lithuania) 103
161st Prague (Czech Republic) 100
162nd Santiago (Chile) 98
163rd Guayaquil (Ecuador) 98
164th Nairobi (Kenya) 98
165th Quito (Ecuador) 97
166th Manila (Philippines) 97
167th Jakarta (Indonesia) 96
168th Moscow (Russia) 95
169th Warsaw (Poland) 95
170th Pretoria (South Africa) 92
171st Budapest (Hungary) 91
172nd Cape Town (South Africa) 90
173rd Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 89
174th Belgrade (Serbia) 89
175th Monterrey (Mexico) 88
176th Casablanca (Morocco) 88
177th La Paz (Bolivia) 87
178th Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) 87
179th Guatemala City (Guatemala) 87
180th Johannesburg (South Africa) 86
181st São Paulo (Brazil) 86
182nd Tirana (Albania) 86
183rd Bucharest (Romania) 85
184th Kraków (Poland) 84
185th Lima (Peru) 84
186th Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) 84
187th Wrocław (Poland) 84
188th Sofia (Bulgaria) 83
189th Saint Petersburg (Russia) 83
190th Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 83
191st Durban (South Africa) 83
192nd Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 83
193rd Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 81
194th Tijuana (Mexico) 81
195th Valparaiso (Chile) 81
196th Porto Alegre (Brazil) 80
197th Gaborone (Botswana) 80
198th Cairo (Egypt) 78
199th Florianopolis (Brazil) 78
200th Campinas (Brazil) 77
201st Zapopan (Mexico) 76
202nd Brasília (Brazil) 76
203rd Cancún (Mexico) 75
204th Belo Horizonte (Brazil) 75
205th Mexico City (Mexico) 75
206th Cochabamba (Bolivia) 75
207th Curitiba (Brazil) 75
208th Mumbai (India) 75
209th Guadalajara (Mexico) 75
210th Queretaro (Mexico) 75
211th Kiev (Ukraine) 74
212th Bogotá (Colombia) 74
213th São José dos Campos (Brazil) 74
214th Istanbul (Turkey) 73
215th San Luis Potosí (Mexico) 72
216th Medellín (Colombia) 72
217th Iasi (Romania) 72
218th Salvador (Brazil) 71
219th Yekaterinburg (Russia) 70
220th İzmir (Turkey) 70
221st Baku (Azerbaijan) 69
222nd Asunción (Paraguay) 68
223rd Almaty (Kazakhstan) 67
224th Barranquilla (Colombia) 67
225th Tunis (Tunisia) 66
226th Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 65
227th Mérida (Mexico) 65
228th Bucaramanga (Colombia) 65
229th Kharkiv (Ukraine) 64
230th Delhi (India) 63
231st Bangalore (India) 63
232nd Ankara (Turkey) 62
233rd Aguascalientes (Mexico) 62
234th Tbilisi (Georgia) 62
235th Antalya (Turkey) 61
236th Kolkata (India) 60
237th Hyderabad, India (India) 57
238th Madras (India) 56

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 Paris.

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