Expatistan's Cost of Living Map of Asia

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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 in Asia

Ranking City Price Index: *
1st Hong Kong 241
2nd Tokyo (Japan) 204
3rd Singapore 200
4th Taipei (Taiwan) 152
5th Seoul (South Korea) 152
6th Shanghai (China) 132
7th Beijing (China) 116
8th Bangkok (Thailand) 113
9th Shenzhen (China) 112
10th Manila (Philippines) 101
11th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 93
12th Jakarta (Indonesia) 91
13th Mumbai (India) 79
14th Delhi (India) 72
15th Bangalore (India) 65
16th Kolkata (India) 65
17th Almaty (Kazakhstan) 61
18th Hyderabad, India (India) 61
19th Madras (India) 58

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 Kyoto.

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